You can easily spend hours getting lost in the cobbled alleyways of Lewes and getting fit by walking up and down its' many hilly streets. Lewes also has an incredibly high number of independent shops and it is such a pleasure seeing this small community thrive with creativity and enthusiasm.
With a love for organic skincare, A.S Apothecary is a small batch distillery making natural scents, creams, aromatic waters and balms from flowers, bark, leaves, roots and blossom. They distil flowers and plants in small batches handpicked in Sussex, Cyprus and Scotland. The calming flagship store houses all of their beautifully packaged products as well as a serene treatment room offering signature facials.
On my way from A.S Apothecary I encountered all kinds of beautiful greenery and quaint Lewes scenes.
Located on the High Street and well worth a visit is well-curated and beautifully pared back Freight Store. With a selection of household items, interiors and a small selection of clothing, Freight is run by mother-and-daughter team Adele and Helen who work with small scale manufacturers and craftsmen thought out the UK.
After several coffees at Flint Owl (see previous post) I walked down the the hill to the Needle Makers, an enchanting old factory building who now houses a selection of independent shops as well as a café. Here I met with Victoria who runs and owns the lovely store From Victoria.
In this beautiful light-filled space, ceramists Victoria Turner offers a selection of gorgeous plants, pots, homeware and her own intricate ceramics. From Victoria also houses pieces from artisans around the world with a focus on quality craftsmanship.