PLUM LAST CHRISTMAS
So why a shop? Having spent all those years designing packaging for other retailers I have spent a lot of time exploring them, and loving the search for something new. But it could also be genetic - my Grandfather owned an old-style cigar shop in The Hague, Holland and when I was about 6 we lived with my grandparents (Oma and Opa) for about six months. I would spend every afternoon with my Oma in the shop watching her gift wrap beautiful wooden boxes of cigars in dark brown glassine paper , finished off with a gold seal. How I wish I'd kept some of that lovely paper, I've never seen it since. And don't get me started on all the cigar boxes and tins I should have hoarded.....
Then my sister opened a shop about six years ago selling party goods and in 2005 I foloowed with Plum. The goal was to source wonderful things from all over the world that were irresistible - things you would want to give - or to keep.
To visit the shop website go to www.plumgifts.co.uk. It's just been redesigned so more stuff is being added all the time.