Lisa Bliss at The Forum Shop
Now at the Forum Shop by Jarrold we have a gorgeous new range, from Parlane and local textile designer, Lisa Bliss which features bags, aprons, oven gloves, soft furnishings and more. Read on to learn more about the range...
Lisa Bliss studied Textiles at the Norwich School of Art and Design where she fell in love with printmaking, what she claims to be ‘the perfect medium’.
She’s always had a love for old objects and vintage ephemera and her favourite place to draw is the natural history section in museums, where the animals are always still and quiet, giving her enough time to capture all their intricacies and charm! But, she is always awestruck at how whimsical and carefree animals are out in the wild. She lives out in the Norfolk countryside where there’s always a source of inspiration outside on a walk somewhere. Lisa’s work has been on display at a number of exhibitions around London and Norwich and has also been featured in The Observer Magazine, The Times and The Daily Mail.
Parlane teamed up with this talented textile designer nearly a year ago after spotting her work at the International Spring Fair in Birmingham. They thought her beautiful and intricate illustrations were perfect for adding even more exclusive and original designs to the Parlane collections.
The first of these designs is ‘leaping hare’ whose character currently features on a range of products that we are now proud to stock in our Forum shop, including an apron, tea towel, cushion, oven gloves and various bags.
Pop in to browse the new range, available now in the Forum Shop at the Forum Millennium Plain, Norwich.
NEW Julie Dodsworth
We are very pleased to now be stocking an assortment of gorgeous Julie Dodsworth products in our cookshop. The range is a beautifully colourful array of mugs, cake stands, napkins, coasters and more.
The designs reflect Julie’s love of the English waterways and the homeliness of her boat. Her work carries the colours of her youth, memories of her Grandma’s coal range and the warmth of her kitchen, where everything was prepared from scratch using produce from the garden. The designs are a celebration of true English heritage and a reflection of the many things Julie loves.
Come down to the Lower Ground Floor and have a look at the lovely pieces that this range has to offer.
NEW Satin Perfection BB Cream
New to the Skin Spa is the amazing REN Satin Perfection BB Cream. This is a silicone free BB cream with built in SPF15 that leaves the skin looking flawless, even toned and luminous with a perfect non-oily, satin finish. This truly multi-functional cream provides flawless coverage that banishes imperfections and gives SPF and anti-oxidant protection while its photo-rejuvenation technology offers a toning, firming, anti-ageing effect.
Suitable for all skin types, application of this brilliant product helps to:
- correct imperfections
- protect against UV damage
- Tone and firm the facial contour
- Revitalize and boost radiance
- Leave skin looking satin smooth, matte and flawless
The Satin Perfection BB Cream with SPF15 is available now for £26 from the Beauty Hall on the Ground Floor.
NEW KitchenAid products
We've had some exciting new KitchenAid products arrive in the Basement this week.
The KitchenAid Artisan 2-slice toaster has a variety of brilliant features; perhaps the most impressive is its auto sensor which automatically lowers and lifts toast along with its keep-warm feature which gently keeps it warm - so no more toast going cold whilst you're cooking the rest of your breakfast! It also has a 7-shade setting with an LED countdown timer to ensure you get your exact browning preferance, and a sandwich function with sandwich rack to prepare delicious, no-drip toasted sandwiches! Of course this smart toasted also features a defrost setting for frozen bread and a bagel function to toast bagels and buns which ensures they are toasted on the inside and warmed on the outside. The Artisan 2-slice toaster is available priced £169 in Candy Apple' (pictured) and 'Almond Cream'.
Also new into the store is the KitchenAid Artisan Kettle, which again is not your average kettle! Its smooth, rounded design boasts a 1.5 litre capacity with a dual wall construction which provides better insulation to keep water hotter for longer. It also reduces noise and is cooler to the touch. The kettle also has an adjustable temperature gauge, which ranges from 50°c to 100°c so you can tailor the temperature exactly to the drink you're making. This temperature gauge also works even when the kettle is off its base so you can keep checking the current temperature of the water long after it has first boiled. The Artisan kettle is available for £119 in 'Candy Apple' (pictured) and 'Almond Cream'.
For more information and to buy please visit the Basement.
The Granary spring offers
The Granary offers an exciting collection of beautiful contemporary furniture, home accessories and gifts and their spring sale features a gorgeous range of products at up to 30% off the original price. Their Spring Offers guide is out now; pick up a copy in-store today or see below for just a few of their fabulous products.
This striking Calligaris glass topped table (above left) extends to 195 or 260cm and is now £1729. The jam chair (above left) is £136.50. Both items are simple yet sleek and will add a contemporary edge to any room.
This stylish Malmo contemporary large corner chaise (above right) offers comfort and durability. The chaise is available in a range of verdi fabrics and is now £1699.
The luxurious Genoa leather corner sofa (left) is part of the Natuzzi 'Leather Editions' range which strives to produce beautiful upholstery without compromise on comfort or quality. This complete corner unit has adjustable headrests for ultimate comfort and is available in numerous configurations and colours for £3299.
The Ittala range celebrates distinctive, multi-functional and long-lasting design. Their Sarjaton range (right) brings together a range of designs including 'Letti', 'Tikki' and 'Metsa' which can be used alone or mixed and matched together. Sarjaton pieces start from £12 and you can receive the 6th item free when you buy 5 pieces in-store today (lowest priced item free).
The bright and colourful Jansen +co pieces (left) includes teacups and saucers, cake stands and teapots in a range of colours. Jansen +co, based in Amsterdam, create highly durable, quirky products with a contemporary edge and are sure to brighten up any table top! The range starts from £7.95.
You can also click here to view the guide online.
Home Sale Guide out now
Pick up your copy of our Spring Home Sale guide, now available in store. Inside you will find details of some of our fabulous sale offers plus lots of inspiration for your spring interiors.
You can also browse the guide online, click here to view now.
Jarrold's Book Choice
From Pot To Plate: The Norfolk Crab And Lobster Cookbook - Elliott Bloomfield and John Lee
John Lee is a seventh generation crab and lobster fisherman, whilst Elliott Bloomfield is chef at Cromer's popular Rocket House Cafe (having cut his culinary teeth at California's renowned Chez Panisse restaurant). This eye-catchingly illustrated and well set-out book shows the reader how to dress crab and lobster, before providing dozens of delicious-sounding recipes for preparing both. What better accompaniment to the annual Crab & Lobster Festival could you wish for?
This book and a large selection of titles can be found in our book department on the ground floor.
Go Go Gorillas preparations
Jarrold is taking part in the Go Go Gorillas! project and sponsoring a gorilla for the trail which will take place over the summer all over Norwich, in aid of Break and the Born Free Foundation.
The project is organised by leading arts and education company Wild in Art and Break and the aim is to provide an interactive arts event, encourage the public to discover Norwich and help raise awareness of key environmental issues including endangered species such as gorillas.
Jarrold have comissioned artist Andrea Bassil to design and decorate the store's gorilla. Andrea has been working on the Gorilla for the past few moths and finally he has been completed!
UPDATE:The Gorilla is now completed! The Gorilla features various games which you can complete on his body, including several mazes and a Spot and Count game.
The Gorilla will be on display in Jarrold at the end of June. To find out more about the Go Go Gorillas project, visit their website: ww.gogogorillas.co.uk
Jarrold: 'Great Gifts' Finalist!
Jarrold Norwich is one of the best gift retailers in the UK – it’s official!
The winners of this year’s gift retailing awards - affectionately known as The Greats – will be revealed at a celebratory awards event at London’s Savoy Hotel on Thursday 9 May, and Jarrold has been selected as a finalist by Progressive Gifts and Home in the Greats Gift Retailer category!
The Greats were launched by Progressive Gifts & Home magazine in 2003, in recognition of the tremendous contribution that retailers, both large and small, make to the success of the gift industry. Now in their eleventh year, The Greats are established as the premier awards event of the year. It brings together the entire industry for a lunchtime celebration.
The Greats recognise and celebrate not only the top independent and multiple gift retailers regionally and nationally, but also the new breed of gift retailers as well as outstanding retail employees.
Further details can be found at www.thegreatsawards.co.uk.
NEW: 'Vintage' by L.K.Bennett
Now available at L.K.Bennett in Jarrold, a new limited edition vintage inspired shoe collection which is only available within Norwich at Jarrold!
L.K.Bennett's 'Vintage' collection comprises of three styles of shoe including a kitten heel (£170), a pump (£150) and a sandal (£195). Each gorgeous style is available in a choice of blush or navy floral print.
Come and see this exclusive collection for yourself; the beautiful new L.K.Bennett 'Vintage' collection is available on Womenswear, Floor 1 at Jarrold Norwich.