All the latest goss from The Shoe Garden

  • It was meant to be!

    In one way, it seems like yesterday that I was lying on my sofa, sobbing and wondering what to do with my life! Fast forward a decade and I'm celeb...
  • Endorsing dopamine dressing!

    Phew, where did March go??? It was a busy month at The Shoe Garden with most brands needing orders confirmed for next Summer. As new winter stock r...
  • A weekly surprise for subscribers

    I acknowledge that there is a lot of trust and goodwill involved in allowing The Shoe Garden into your Inbox every week. I really do appreciate it,...
  • In the News: That's Life magazine

    I was chuffed to be profiled in the December edition of That's Life magazine. It was a real trip down memory lane. Happy reading here. Carolx
  • The Shoe Garden's Top 10 Values

    It was an interesting exercise. I had to write down the values that represented my brand; that represented what was important to me at The Shoe Gar...
  • Colour makes me happy. What about you?

    Remember the bad ol' days when, if we actually found a pair of shoes that fit, they were black.  Or beige. Or white. Ugh.  That's why I love sourci...
  • My beautiful girl

    One of the many amazing things when I opened The Shoe Garden 9.5 years ago was that I could bring my darling Maltese, CC, to the shop with me every...
  • Summer delays ... but new stock is coming!

    It's hard to run a shoe shop when you have so little stock.  I feel embarrassed by the current range of new shoes I have at the moment because, wel...
  • It drives me crazy!

    The one thing that has driven me crazy since opening The Shoe Garden has been the inconsistency with shoe sizing.  Every. Single. Day.  Given I alw...
  • How to describe The Shoe Garden?

    Here are some of the best ways customers have described The Shoe Garden... "Your shop is like candy!" "This is heaven, right?" "It's so cute ... it...
  • 9 years ... it's time to celebrate!

    Nine years ago, I opened the door of The Shoe Garden for the first time, filled with pride, anticipation and excitement. Nine years later, I still ...
  • Time flies when...

    Oh my, it's already nearing the end of February and this is my first blog for 2021. Um-ah! But for those following me on Facebook and Instragram, y...