Butterfly Kisses @ 8 Skirving Street
I can't believe that we've managed to not write a proper post about Butterfly Kisses before now. Checking back through the blog, the last post we wrote about them was way back in January 2009 when the shop was just opening. Since then, we have been in a lot.
It's usually my first port of call when it comes to birthday present buying, as it pretty much covers all bases. The front of the shop has great toys, books and baby wear for little ones. (My cousins new wee boys can testify to the super cool baby grows they stock.) The shop's middle has a range of ladies clothes and accessories (which Ann tells me are lovely) and the rear is full of household gifts, greetings cards and wrapping paper. I really like the range of cards they stock, I think nearly everyone I know, has been bought a butterfly kisses birthday card in the last eight months.
The shop is owned and run by two sisters and they make you feel very welcome and totally at ease when you go in for a wander. I must admit there are not many weekends that a walk to the shops doesn't involve a visit. Its one of those shops that when you are passing, you always think you'll just pop in and have a quick nosy round.
As we've said before, Skirving Street is the place to be. Its places like this that can help to draw people into the area. Shops which are as much about the experience of going to the shop, as they are about the need to buy things.
I just can't believe we've taken over a year to actually post some proper pictures and say how much we love the shop. Maybe subconsciously, we were keeping trying to keep it a secret so that no one would know where all the great birthday gifts were coming from. Ah well the secret's out now . . just in time for my own birthday. (There's some pretty cool painted glasses if anyone is looking for suggestions!!)