noun [ C ] (also almanack)
a handbook, typically seasonal, that includes information for the year such as important days, weather, traditions, tips and nature.
We are proud to introduce The DOMVS Almanac, which brings you our highlights of living in Dorset. We will share with you the hidden gems of our beautiful county, our favourite autumn walks, the place to go for the freshest seafood, the tucked-away places on the beach for the perfect Sunday morning breakfast, where you can go to watch the sunset or spot dolphins. Read on to find out how to make the very best of your home, from loft conversions and home offices to bringing living outdoors, latest home styling trends and gardening tips. From the most scrumptiously tasty treats to the most talented designers, decorators, and stylists; we’re partnering with independent Dorset businesses who are incredibly passionate about where we’re from and what we do and we are all here to help you feel at home in Dorset.
"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home."- Edith SitwellAvailable 01/12/2020
"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade." - Charles DickensAvailable 31/03/2021
"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." - Jenny HanAvailable 30/06/2021
“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.” Jane HirshfieldAvailable 30/09/2021
Top Tips for Starting School | NEST
NEST explains how to help the whole family enjoy a stress-free move
Summer shade | Laura Evans, Fine Art & Printmaker
The natural journey of Dorset contemporary artist, Laura Evans
Dressed for Summer | Foxy By Design
The Foxy By Design spring 2021 collection is a true reflection of this, full of bright colours and exotic animal prints. Conjuring images of tropical climates, sandy beaches and crystal clear blue skies, with zebras, leopards, parrots,…
Fizz & food – your perfect summer evening out | Langham Wine Estate
Fizz & food – your perfect summer evening out at Langham Wine Estate
Rhubarb Mojito Mocktail | The Dorset Ginger Company
Rhubarb, no custard: Check out the Dorset Ginger Company’s Rhubarb Mojito Mocktail.
Berry Nice | The Dorset Ginger Company
Berry Nice: Check out the Dorset Ginger Company’s Berry & Ginger Smash cocktail recipe.
Regeneration Generation | Bedstraw + Madder
Bedstraw + Madder are harnessing the power of plants to create underwear that is comfortable, conscious and always chemical-free. a knicker that is softer on the skin, and kinder to the planet.
Summer Collection | 1968accessories
Meet Caroline Gray, designer and owner of 1968accessories, all the jewellery & accessories are designed and handmade in her workshop on the Isle of Purbeck.
Nurture, Educate, Support – Together | NEST
NEST explains how to help the whole family enjoy a stress-free move
Rest Assured | Sammie McFarland
Sammie McFarland explains the importance of a little regular R&R
Roll with It | Naked Sprout
Meet Naked Sprout, the Dorset-based company saving the world one roll at a time
Beautiful Spaces | Purbeck Candles
Experience a new way of life with Phaedra Radstock’s award-winning Purbeck Candles
Bedstraw + Madder
Knickers meet Nature, find out how Bedstraw + Madder knickers can be softer on the skin, and kinder to the planet!
Sammie McFarland Pilates & Wellbeing
Sammie's mission is to encourage everyone to enjoy the skin they live in while managing her own wellbeing. Having overcome adversity, & learnt to live & thrive with Rheumatoid Arthritis she warmly applies a holistic approach caring…
Grange Gallery is a welcoming, stylish place to shop, drink coffee and be inspired, nestled in an idyllic location at the foot of the hills on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. Grange Gallery was designed, built, and…
Loving by Nature
Loving by Nature is a cloth nappy and baby goods shop in Dorchester, Dorset. We offer advice on, and demonstrations of, real nappies, as well as beautiful clothing, toys and accessories. If you would like a private…
Foxy By Design
Feel your best, inside and out, with Foxy By Design At Foxy By Design, we sell beautiful clothing and accessories to help women release their inner vixen. Confidence is key to looking good, and although it comes…
Misty Glass Dorset
Misty has been making beautiful stained-glass panels and installing them in properties throughout Dorset. Originally starting on the dining room table at her home in Weymouth, Misty now works from a studio with views out to sea…
Handcrafted contemporary fashion jewellery & accessories with a sense of fun 1968accessories is based on the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. I started the business only two years ago, when at turning 50 thought now is the time…
Ebike Cafe @ Deheers
The ebike cafe @ Deheers has at its heart a continuation of our existing bike sales operation (Dorset CycleLife) with the addition of 2 new elements – the cafe and an ebike hire service. Dorset CycleLife has…
Rosemary Rogers Catering
Rosemary Rogers Catering will cater for any occasion; from a plate of sandwiches to a wedding buffet. She also cater for office lunches, picnic hampers, corporate events.
Precious Metals; Recycle, redesign and remake with PLM Jewellery Remember that old, worn ring languishing at the bottom of your jewellery box? Imagine bringing it back to life, to once again take sparkling pride of place on…
The Dorset Ginger Company
The Dorset Ginger Company is a family run business established in 1985 and operates from Lytchett Matravers, just outside of Poole in Dorset. We produce award winning non-alcoholic, non-carbonated, hand blended ginger drinks and Sicilian lemonade.
All our candles and reed diffusers are packed full of wonderful, natural ingredients and fragranced using 100% pure essential oils, nothing else is added. Every product is blended and hand-poured in beautiful Dorset to be enjoyed everywhere.
Primrose’s Kitchen makes 100% natural whole-food products in the heart of Dorset, following Naturopathic Principles. We offer a range of products that are gluten-free and vegan-friendly, with ranges that are organic and Paleo as well. They are…
The Gardens Group
The Gardens Group have three multi award-winning Garden Centres, each with a restaurant serving up delicious homemade food using local ingredients. Castle Gardens is in the historical walled garden of Sherborne Castle; Brimsmore Gardens and its award-winning…
Chococo have been crafting fine luxury chocolate gifts in Dorset since 2002 with origin chocolate & local, seasonal ingredients (& no additives, preservatives or added sugar), so they are truly handmade, hand-packed & delivered fresh. At Chococo…
Sculpture by the Lakes
Set in 26 acres of Dorset’s finest countryside, Sculpture by the Lakes has already become the go to venue for art, gardens and peaceful days out, but over the past few months this iconic Dorset sculpture park…
Sarah Dale Aesthetics
Sarah Dale Aesthetics brings you the most advanced skincare and non-surgical treatments to help you look and feel fabulous. We offer a complete range of services that can be tailored to each individual client. These include permanent…