Name: Jo Stroud
Position: Owner of Fabulous
Where will you be this Christmas? In our stores while our customers are still out shopping; then up in Scotland with my parents-in-law for a couple of days.
What do you love most about Christmas? The buzz! It’s such a sociable time of year, and people are generally so much happier and relaxed, which makes it a really fun time to be in retail.
Fabulous wish list: Since we started stocking watches at fabulous a few months’ ago, I have become obsessed! I love every new collection we get in, and already have a Lulu Guinness watch and a Glam Rock one on my Wish List. I also recently decided that I really love Rose Gold, having been unsure about it for years – so I have some pieces from Tresor Paris and Pure Attraction on my list too!
What else would you like to find under the tree? Now that we are stocking Lulu Guinness watches, I have started looking at her other accessories, and have fallen in love with her bright pink carry-on luggage, embossed with her signature lip design. It’s truly fabulous!
Smell of Christmas: Definitely turkey, roasting in the oven. I’m one of these people that has to have turkey as many times as possible over the Christmas season, I never get fed up with it!
Taste of Christmas: Bucks fizz first thing on Christmas morning – a long-standing tradition in my family.
Sounds of Christmas:
When we were young, my Dad used to play ‘House of the Rising Sun’ at full volume on Christmas morning, to get us out of bed – not a Christmas song, but again, a family tradition that continues to this day!