Vintage Beauty with Jarrolds

I do love it when local places hold events and launches!

One of the great things about blogging is an inbox full of fun events to go to, and the worst thing is that I can rarely go to them as they’re all in London and what for someone else is an event to “pop into” for half an hour, for me is 5 hour round trip and £70 worth of train fare. So when local places hold awesome events I get really excited!

The local place in this instance is Jarrold department store, in Norwich. They’re a bit of a local institution, with a history dating back to the 1770s and my go to location for tights, art supplies, fancy food from their deli at Christmas and fun beauty products.

Last week I was invited along to small vintage beauty evening in store with a few other bloggers, and I was so excited I forgot my camera, so you’ll have to make do with iPhone snaps, but still, that’s a step up from scanned disposable camera photos, so we’re moving on!

I do love a department store beauty department. Having so many luxury brands in one place feels like such a treat, and they’re far more relaxed to browse through than a Chemist. Jarrolds has a particularly good one as I think it stocks a nice range of classic brands that you don’t see everywhere like Penhaligons and Floris which can be considered old fashioned, but I think are “classic” and more modern quirky brands like Cowshed and Benefit.

The event started in the newly revamped Cafe Benji where we were given “fizz and nibbles”

These were no ordinary nibbles though, oh no, they were sharing platters from the new menu, all themed. The vegetarian option was set up like a garden with flower pots and terracotta snails, while the meat platter came with mini meat cleavers to chop things up.


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