Local Business Heroes- Melissa Faux Design

Colchester Life met Melissa Faux at the Made in Colchester Fair on the 3rd of December and we were drawn in by her beautiful products and the unique limited edition prints designed by herself so we decided that she had to be the feature of one of our small business hero blogs. We also made a cheeky purchase of her stunning make up bags so one of our lucky friends will be receiving this Christmas...

Tell us some more about your business and why you decided to start a small business?

My business launched in September 2016, after graduating last year and after a string of bad luck this year, I decided to focus all my energy into making something of myself and creating a brand, and in all honesty I have been completely overwhelmed by the response and the positive comments I have received about my products and designs.

What is your favourite product in store for Christmas?

My personal fave was part of the previous range and was the Avocado bag (unfortunately sold out!) but I am now in love with the Alien large bag, the print is so intricate and gorgeous.

How long have you lived in Colchester and tell us one of your favourite things about the town?

I live on the outskirts of Colchester in Kelvedon, however I studied at the Colchester school of art and in the town centre throughout my studies. I love the buildings in Colchester, and how all the shops fit in with each other within all of Colchester's lanes.

There's been a ton of great independents pop recently, which we love! Where's your favourite place to eat in town right now? Do you have a go to spot at the weekend?

During the day I love the vegan cafe called The Nourish Co on St John's Street- they do a great coconut milk latte and I am not even vegan. 

By night, I head over to the Church Street Tavern and order their amazing cucumber cocktail. They have built such a cosy atmosphere

So where is Colchester 'Best Kept Secret' in your opinion?

Tymperleys Tea Rooms- Beautiful beautiful building! They serve a range of light dishes, looking out on the gorgeous gardens and it is so quiet! a little haven in the town centre

Melissa's beautiful designs can be found and purchased on the below links