The tiny shop, with a white bicycle parked outside, is a gorgeous treasure house of beautiful little things.
It’s not surprising that they’ve been shortlisted as one of the most promising new businesses in this year’s Life With Style Awards. It’s almost like entering a 1950s village fete, with a feel-good atmosphere and a wonderful selection of joyous little cards, art, bags, jewellery, housewares, vintage finds and heaps more.
It’s the sort of shop where you can go in feeling miserable and you’ll always come out with a smile on your face because everything is so cute – it’s the retail equivalent of Prozac. You’ll find candles, colouring books, pink plastic flamingo cocktail sticks, chunky necklaces, ceramic cufflinks, artisan soaps, cane furniture and a million things you don’t really need,
but just can’t resist.
The staff put a lot of effort into their displays and into sourcing their brilliant finds. There seems to be something new and interesting each time you visit – from kid’s plates from Reykjavik to delightful picture books, or fabulous printed scarves from London label Onjenu – there’s something desirable in every nook and cranny of the shop.
My Beautiful Caravan isn’t just great for gifts for others, it’s filled with little treats for self-gifting too. You’re bound to find a little something that will brighten up your day, whether it’s handmade chocolates from Cocoa Ooze, delicate silver jewellery or some retro-kitsch vintage kitchenware.
There’s plenty of parking in the Market Square, opposite the shop. It’s free for the first thirty minutes, which should just about be enough time to browse the fabulous selection of quirky gifts and find that perfect little something to make your day.