01.Gelato Village

"Gelato Village is a little taste of Italy in the centre of Leicester. It opened up in 2014, perfect timing as this was at the same time as my first trip to Rome which resulted in serious Gelato withdrawal. Not only did it help beat my post-holiday blues, but it’s become my go to place for when I’m craving authentic Gelato. I cannot get enough of the Pistachio Gelato made using milk from a local dairy."

02.Karinas Flower Studio

"This girl loves her flowers, and Karinas Flower Studio know all about that. There’s something about buying and receiving flowers that makes me really happy, the colours and smell always lift my office room. Their Florist Karen has been working at the store for 20 years, and creates everything from lavish bouquets to beautiful bespoke arrangements for loved ones or as a gift to yourself. As a signature piece, Karen creates a beautiful Orchid Corsage, which is great for weddings or proms.

03.Delicatessen in the Square

"Situated in the heart of St Martins Square, the Deli in the Square house over 60 different cheeses sourced from small artisan producers. Cheese glorious cheese! With this much choice, a little help is needed and the staff here are great at lending a helping hand with their expertise. We selected a trio of cheeses to accompany some crackers and chose the Perl Las, Cornish Yarg and Durrus that would make a lovely cheese board for parties."

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