Behind The Scenes: Fabulous Garden Party 2017


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Anna Burkett (L), the manager of the Solihull and Leamington branches of fabulous, with Jo Stroud (R), the owner of fabulous.

Our 11th annual Fabulous Garden Summer Garden Party was a sell-out success! Thank you to the 66  guests who joined us at Mallory Court, the beautiful Relais & Chateau hotel outside Leamington that has been the venue for the event since it started in 2006.

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Les Georgettes

Although there was a spot of rain, even the poor weather could not put a dampener on things. Guests enjoyed a Pimm’s reception, a delicious 3-course lunch in the main-house restaurant, and the chance to browse and buy jewellery from over a dozen different collections.


Nikki Lissoni

Jo Stroud, the owner of fabulous, gave an informative introductory talk about the brands present before guests were given the opportunity to meet designers and representatives from collections as diverse as ChloBo, Daisy London, Dower and Hall, to Beach Art Glass, Alex and Ani and Nikki Lissoni.

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Mantra Jewellery

Mantra Jewellery, our very first in-house brand, proved very popular with customers, and many had their Mantra pieces engraved and personalised on the day.

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Alex and Ani

Thank you to everyone who came for making the event such a success- we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Click through for more photos of the event!

VIP Fabulous Garden Party: Mallory Court

Eighty women from Leamington Spa and the surrounding area mingled with famous jewellery designers and friends at Mallory Court for our annual Garden Party. With special guests from trend-setting jewellery brands ChloBo, Chavin and Nikki Lissoni as well as designer Chris Lewis.

Jo Stroud, owner of Fabulous designer jewellery store in the Royal Priors, and store manager Laura Caves welcomed the guests who arrived at midday for Pimm’s. Jo said: “We believe all the collections that we stock at Fabulous have three things in common: they are beautifully designed, well-made, and very wearable.

“Today is a chance to play with the jewellery, try it on – it’s a very different environment to a shop, with no glass cabinets, no locked doors – so have some fun!

Mallory Court - Fabulous Garden Party 2013

Mallory Court – Fabulous Garden Party 2013

“The Garden Party is about showcasing…          Find out more about the Garden Party and see the photo album at

‘I Do!’ Fabulous Wedding Jewellery

The fabulous team in Leamington have been attending a number of wedding shows over the last month and yesterday they helped to inspire brides- to- be at Mallory Court’s wedding show in Leamington Spa.

Whilst the most important piece of jewellery is of course the wedding ring, accessorising shouldn’t stop there! So here are some top tips from our Wedding Brand Manager and Leamington team to get you started!

  • Wedding jewellery is supposed to compliment your gorgeous dress not over power it. If your dress is very detailed and heavily embroidered, a more understated, lighter piece of jewellery would compliment the dress. For example, Swarovski’s Angelic Necklace (£61) and Earrings (£59.00) would be perfect. Whereas if you have chosen a simple design, a statement necklace or earrings would be fabulous – the more sparkle the better! Swarovski’s Heart studs (£56) are truly romantic!
  • Lots of brides like to match the theme or even a small aspect from the day to their jewellery. This can range from the colours chosen to the flowers and decorations! This is also great for bridesmaid’s presents as they are a beautiful reminder of the day and can be worn after the wedding as well! Thomas Sabo would be perfect for this as there are so many charms to choose from it can be individual to you and your wedding. The Pearl or Rose Quartz Bracelet along with a gorgeous charm would be a perfect reminder of the day. Our favourite charms are the Cubic Zirconia Butterfly charm (£34.95) and the Silver Bridal Shoe Charm (£29.95), which are extremely delicate and feminine.

Pandora’s Chalcedony Set is a very vintage inspired piece, which is great for those who have gone for a classic themed wedding. You can choose from the necklace (390321CA), the ring (190842CA), and earrings (19235118). The stone is an iridescent blue, and is believed to help harmonize your mind, body and soul, and is also great for your ‘something blue’ as the subtle shade isn’t too over powering!

To complete some Hollywood glamour, Thomas Sabo’s timeless Pearl Drop Necklace (£59) and Pearl Charm Bracelet (£29.95) will finish every classic look! The charm bracelet can hold up to three charms, so on your special day you can add something old, something borrowed, and something blue! Simple and affordable!!

  • Do consider whether or not you would wear the jewellery again after your wedding day! It would be a shame if it were never to come out of the box again! The Diamonds and Pearls collection by Hot Diamonds is beautifully elegant and feminine yet can be worn again on special occasions, plus it will always hold those special memories of your wedding day every time you wear it!
  • Take time to notice the neckline of your dress. For example, Diamonfire’s Droplet Necklace (£349) would be perfect with a strapless or off the shoulder dress. However, Swarovski’s Perpetual Necklace (£100) would compliment a V-Neckline more.

  • Don’t be afraid to change your jewellery throughout the day. Many brides consider a classic, traditional look when walking up the aisle but then change to a brighter, sparkly look for the evening. The time of day is important – many brides have preferred a more timeless, graceful style in the day and have then revamped in the evening with a majestic statement piece!For advice on engagement or wedding rings and other bridal jewellery, just pop in-store to have a chat with any of our team, or book an appointment with our ‘fabulous forever’ specialist, to look at rings in more detail.

Laura Caves
Wedding Brand Manager
01926 430934

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Beautiful – Mallory Court Hotel

On Thursday 5th July we held our annual Leamington Spa Garden Party at Mallory Court for the 6th year, and once again had a fantastic day! We were lucky enough to avoid the ongoing rain of the current weeks and the day showed signs of Summer!

It was great to see everyone who attended and everyone looked fantastic, ready for a day of great company and designer jewellery! With stunning new collections from Lund Copenhagen, Ashiana, Nialaya and BCBG MaxAzria – to name just a few – there was lots to choose from.

We also got to catch up with some of our favourite designers including Chloe Moss from ChloBo, as well as some of our favourite reps including Damian from Calvin Klein and Andrew from Azuni.

There are lots of photographs from this fantastic day so don’t forget to find yourself looking fabulous in your favourite jewellery in the beautiful surroundings of Mallory Court!

Also, make sure you keep an eye out for a guest blog from one of our fabulous attendees, who will tell you their experience of our fabulous Garden Party…!

Gorgeous Lola Rose!

Pimms with the sunshine!

Andrew with Azuni collection

Chloe Moss and our fabulous team

fabulous Garden Parties Nearly Here!

With Summer (hopefully) just round the corner, it’s time to get ready for our annual Garden Party season!

This Summer fabulous will be hosting two lovely afternoons combining fine food and company with a spot of retail therapy! The Garden Parties are a great opportunity to browse and shop brand new and extended collections by fabulous’ most popular designers as well as meet some of the designers themselves!

Jo Stroud, owner of fabulous, describes the Summer Garden Party as, “a lovely relaxed event perfect to share with your girlfriends or work colleagues, or as a treat for a special someone. For many years we have hosted a Summer Garden Party for our store in Royal Leamington Spa at Mallory Court Hotel, which has always proved popular; and I’m very much looking forward to sharing our latest collections with the fabulous ladies of Bath at our first Garden Party at The Bath Priory, as it’s a beautiful location with a superb restaurant”.

The Bath Priory, built in 1835 as a private residence on land once owned by The Priory of Bath Abbey, provides sumptuous surroundings and a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for the fabulous Summer Garden Party. Guests will dine in the hotel’s restaurant, which was named the number one restaurant in the South West in The Sunday Times Food List.

Mallory Court, located on the outskirts of Leamington, is one of the Midlands’ finest luxury hotels – a quintessentially English country manor house hotel. With stunning views from its terrace over the gardens and the Warwickshire countryside beyond, Mallory Court‘s multi award-winning Dining Room is the region’s most celebrated restaurant.

Before and after lunch, the latest jewellery collections will be available to peruse and try on, before they have even reached the stores! Collections will include Lola Rose, the “go-to” brand for Summer with pieces in brightly coloured semi-precious stones and modern yet feminine designs. Also Daisy Jewellery will be showcased, a brand which has a growing fan base due to its delicate designs in 24carat Gold plate and its Chakra range which promotes well-being.

What’s more, designers such as Chloe Moss of celebrity favourite ChloBo, whose collection features luxury boho stacking bracelets; Linda MacDonald of Linda MacDonald Jewellery, famous for her collections inspired by nature; and Marisa Horden, the lady behind Missomathe glamorous collection feted by fashion glossies, will all be in attendance, happy to chat about their designs and share their style secrets over a glass of Pimms!

Brand representatives from fabulous’ other favourite designers will also be on hand at both parties to reveal the insider info on key pieces for the new season.

If you would like to join Jo at one of the Summer Garden Parties please call your nearest fabulous store: Bath – 01225 330 333 or Leamington – 01926 430 934. Tickets cost £29 each and include lunch and refreshments. Tickets are £26 each when placing a booking for three or more people.

A wonderful time at the Mallory Court Garden Party!

This year’s fabulous Garden Party at Mallory Court was a huge success! We all had a lovely time getting to know each other, chatting to designers, drinking Pimm’s, and of course, enjoying some beautiful jewellery from our favourite designers! 

After a welcoming Pimm’s and a chance to browse the collections of jewellery, we all gathered on the wonderful terrace of Mallory Court to hear Jo Stroud talk about what grabs her attention when looking for new collections, as she also introduced the designers and collections at the event. fabulous loves jewellery that is exciting, diverse, highly wearable and well-made.There surely isn’t a more fun way to shop for jewellery than at a serene location in the countryside, all dressed up and drinking Pimm’s!

We were delighted to see so many of our friends and valued customers join us on this special occasion – we look forward to it all year! A definite highlight of the day is the three course lunch in the Michelin-starred Dining Room of Mallory Court, where exquisite food and buzzing conversation make for a wonderful atmosphere. Simon Haigh again did us proud, with Gazpacho, Fillet of Bream and a wonderful Macaroon and Strawberry Ice Cream Dessert – all accompanied by local English Rose wine from the Welcombe Hills. We also took over the Private Dining Room, as we had a full house again, with over 60 guests!

And last but not least, there was plenty of time to admire and buy your favourite pieces of jewellery from our best-selling designers. This year we were especially pleased to introduce two new designers, Chan Luu over the waters from LA, and we’re already in love with her famous wrap bracelets! The Garden Party also saw the launch of creative British designer Sam Ubhi, who you’ll be able to find on our website very soon. We also had a sneak peak of the forthcoming collections from our established designers, such as Azuni, Lola Rose and Dower and Hall.

Thank you once again to everyone who came, and to everyone who helped make this day such a success. You’re all fabulous!