Artwork displayed in Howden boutique, Michelle Louise

Boutique Art HowdenHowden is a beautiful, old market town, with it’s own minster. It’s also the nearest town to where I live, and home to the Press Association, where I have worked for the last decade or so.

Right in the heart of Howden you will find a boutique called Michelle Louise. Once you step inside, it becomes a tardis. In the front of the shop you will find on trend, fashion clothes (all independently sourced by the owner, Sue), shoes, jewellery and accessories.

You can also view and purchase from a selection of my contemporary art work, which is hung on the wall nearest the counter. Currently I have peacock, butterfly, landscape and seascape paintings up for sale.

Tom, who is ever cheerful, works in the boutique and is a trained fashion and visual merchandiser. He’s also a talented illustrator and displays and sells his quirky, handmade greetings cards, which can also be custom-made to order.

The next room leads to further fashion, gifts, candles, high-end make-up brands, beauty products such as Elemis, hand made and tailor-made dresses, handbags etc.. I could go on, but it’s a bit like Pandora’s Box.

After  browsing, the back room – the vintage tearooms’ – is perfect to stop and have a light bite to eat – or a pot of tea and slice of cake.

Upstairs are the beauty treatment rooms, Thailand-born Pui has created an exotic and relaxing Thai-themed beauty room, complete with sheer drapes, orchid flowers and buddhas. Here you can treat yourself to a massage, manciure, pedicure hair put-up or facial.

The owner Sue is also in the process of turning one of the upstairs, airy rooms into a vintage fashion room, so if retro, unique style is your thing it will be worth a visit…

Here’s the details;

Michelle Louise, 26 Market Place in Howden, Phone 01430 431131


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