We are going to be introducing a new feature to our blog which is all about our neighbours and who’s around us.
Now, more than ever is the time to be supporting and promoting small businesses and Stockwell Lodge where we are based is bustling hive of small businesses, from gym’s to jewelllery designers, photographers to clothing brands!

But lets start with one of the business we know the best… The Shed.. and why do we know it best, well I’d like to say it’s because of the fantastic gym run by Nikki Penny and a highly specialised team of both personal trainers and physiotherapists but if I’m being honest it’s because it has a cafe which we are in nearly every day getting our lunch (and perhaps the odd cake).

Georgie runs both the cafe and the fabulous Beauty Shed treatment rooms above the gym, the cafe focuses on providing well balanced organic meals using ingredients sourced from other local businesses such as The Real Patiesserie and Small Batch Coffee. A favourite of ours is the Cheese and Chorizo toastie for those chilly days and the Superfood Salad (normally on a Monday when we feel the need to reverse the excess of the weekend).
Home baked cakes, Real Patisserie pastries and Montezuma’s chocolates are always available for that mid morning or mid afternoon pick me up!

The Beauty Shed offers a range of fabulous treatments at incredibly good prices from manicures to massages, facials to eyebrows.  Having recently experienced a full hours Green and Spring Facial for just £20, I can speak from experience and say this shouldn’t be missed.  Using all natural products, the facial in the beautiful cosy rustic styled treatment room was one of the best  I’ve ever had. It left me with glowing gorgeous skin and feeling revitalised – whilst the deep face mask sinks in, Georgie gives a wonderful neck and shoulder massage which actually had been drifting off!

Having this lovely business next door is both good for our stomachs and also my skin… although having discovered this new facial it may not be as good for my wallet as I can see it becoming a regular occurence!

Open to everyone, this is one small business we would recommend supporting and with Christmas coming their vouchers and Christmas beauty gifts would be a real treat for anyone to receive!