This year marks the 9th year since Last Night I Dreamt opened its doors in Southwell. Looking back I’m so proud of how far we’ve come as a small independent business. As I look ahead I’m excited to be taking a slice of the Last Night I Dreamt magic online.
At the start of 2015 I had no idea that I was about to embark on one of the biggest adventures of my life. Having worked for years in Television as a producer/director and then having had several years at home with my gorgeous children, Reuben and Beatrice, I never dreamed I would one day launch my own jewellery boutique. I had always had a passion for jewellery design and fashion and from a young age I used to rifle through my mum’s jewellery box, running Grandma Beatrice’s gold locket through my fingers and dreaming of treasures, as little girls do. So when a shop became available in Southwell, the little girl within who had once loved her Grandma’s jewellery suddenly started dreaming of her own jewellery story and Last Night I Dreamt was born.
I named the shop after the first line of the novel I was named after, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, “Last Night I Dreamt I went to Manderlay again.” The dreamy name was deeply personal to me and fits the dreamy boutique I hoped to create…full of treasures to captivate and pull at the heartstrings.