The Elements Hotel fire also meant the beauty salon there, Blush, was destroyed, too. It was the perfect setting for a salon, with a local and visiting clientele and plenty of parking.
Driving past the ruins today, I felt an immense sadness for what was a local landmark. Obviously, no lives were lost for which we are all truly thankful, but livelihoods have been. Lots of people sincerely ask how they can help. Well, it’s a tough one, but for Bude Blush, the business will be seeking a lovely new home.
So, if any business owners have wonderful premises and seek a beauty salon, so please get in touch with Mel at Blush who has spent years building up her dream business only to see it destroyed.
She has lost stock and equipment, but the good news is that the skills and talent, and entrepreneurial spirit are still there. She will feel like it is the end of her world today, but she will build right back up.
A poignant photo on the Blush Bude Facebook page says it all: