John B, owner of ‘Esperluettes’, is a lovely, chatty, sociable Scot, with a great sense of humour! Back in Saint Cyprien from a busy and stressful job in Saudi Arabia, he has finally achieved one of his life ambitions…..to own a small Picture Framing, Arts and Crafts Shop.
But this is not just any old picture framing shop. Oh no. Equipped with 4 small bistro tables for those who wish to relax and partake in ‘one of the best cups of coffee in the village’ (John’s words – go along and check out the truth of it!), you can actually buy the very cup or mug that your coffee is served in if it appeals. Cups are all handmade and individually painted in the west coast of Scotland.
John also sells jewellery supplied by Orkney jewellers, Sheila Fleet and Ortak. Heather Gems and Kit Heath jewels complete his collection. Framed, traditional modern art, Edge Sculptures, Scottish woollen goods, scarves and tartan blankets are also on display.
Pop along and say hello. You can be sure of a warm welcome.