Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This year has been full of great projects and products, next year we also have all sorts of lovely things planned including a very exciting candle project, so watch this space....thank you for reading over the last year, enjoy the festive season with family and friends and we'll be back in 2011. xxx

Friday, 10 December 2010

A true sign of Christmas

Spotted in the heart of Mayfair and putting a smile on our faces!

Friday, 19 November 2010


We have Christmas shopping evenings in all our three London stores coming up with a lovely 20% discount to all shoppers. Join us for something fizzy and mince pies between 6pm and 9pm on...

25th November - 14 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HB
2nd December - 21 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 6QD
8th December - 14 Needham Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2RP

Do come and join in the fun!

Glorious Gifts!

We have just installed our Christmas windows into the stores which are based on all the wonderful gifts you can find inside. We used giant gift wrapped boxes as our starting point and we are all thrilled how they look, and how well they set off the beautiful gift sets.

This year, more than any other we have loads of easy gifts in our shops, so much so that we can't go into the them without shopping! We have a votive set of three candles which are all based around wood - they are so amazing, can't wait to dot them around at home to fill the air with the smell of Christmas. Our new home fragrance range, see post below has some larger versions of these candles for that extra special touch.

We have a brilliant new gift box that fits two of our body products in, such an easy and stylish way to make up a gift and the best thing is that you can select whatever combination you want to go in there. So for that friend who is obsessed by our Citron Citron Shower Wash, give them two nestled in a box!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Sneak Peek...

New things are on their way...

Delicious home range of candles and room sprays, all based on wood, from the bark to the sap with wonderful top notes of smokey fires and chocolate & nuts, in stores very soon.

Following on from the success of our wallpaper we have used the prints on a range of waxed cotton make-up bags and little purses, the perfect addition to any handbag!

Watch out for these items and many more treats coming into the shops this Christmas.....

Flowers for sale!

We trialled selling some small plants outside our Bruton Street store over the summer and have now added them outside both our Covent Garden shop on Monmouth Street and our Notting Hill shop on Needham Road. All stores have Cyclamen and African violets, some of which have been put into gorgeous mis-matched vintage teacups and saucers by our florist Scarlet & Violet.

They are such a lovely little treat for your desk on a rainy afternoon!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Miller's Market at Fashion's Night Out

All the hard work paid off last night when Miller's Market took over our Bruton Street shop. Lyn had invited all of her favourite designers and shops to have stalls in the market, so we had Clements Ribeiro selling their utterly beautiful cashmere sweaters that they had customised with antique trimmings, beads and lace.

Astier de Villatte brought a vast array of their divine ceramics and beautiful notebooks, several of which are sitting on all the staff's desks here! Astier are not stocked in many places in the UK, so we have decided to continue selling their stuff after Miller's Market.

Melrose and Morgan brought some of their delicious chutneys and cordials, all branded with their super stylish logo and labels, for a very chic foodie stall. There were definitely several fashionistas with some new Miller Harris jam, which Melrose and Morgan made for us, tucked into their handbags!

Finally, making the outside of the shop look spectacular was florist Scarlet & Violet. The flowers, the violets in teacups, the turquoise ladder, it was almost too many beautiful things to take in.

We had 'Fragrant Pick n' Mix', specially made ice cream from Cocorino flavoured with rose and geranium, herby popcorn in MH wrapping paper cones and Framboise flavoured wine!

We were also honoured to have Lyn's friend and creator of her own Miller Harris fragrance, the iconic Jane Birkin, who was photographer by Vogue, chatted to customers and even signed one young mans Birkin Bag!

If you came along we do hope you managed to squeeze into the shop and got some Miller Harris popcorn or ice cream, and if you didn't make it, do come along to the shop, have a relaxing cup of tea and feast your eyes on all the wonderful things we have in the shop!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Melrose & Morgan come to Bruton Street

Lyn's favourite deli and grocer from Primrose Hill is going to be serving delicious lunches in our Bruton Street store between Tuesday 14th September and Friday 17th September.

The menu is mouth wateringly tempting and will use lots of our Olive Oils in the salads and you can wash it all down with a cup of our fragrant tea or of course a cheeky glass of Ruinart Champagne!

Do join us, but you will need to book...020 7629 7750

Fashion's Night Out with Vogue and Miller Harris

For the second fabulous Fashion's Night Out which all the Vogue magazines across the globe organise Lyn is turning our newly fantastic Bruton Street store into 'Miller's Market' for one night only.

We are planning to have fragance pick-n-mix and serve our tea and 'special punch' from a stall outside, plus inside the store we have some amazing 'stall-holders' - Clements Ribeiro will be selling custom made sweaters, Astier de Villate will have a stall full of their beautiful and unique china and home wares, uber-florist Scarlet & Violet will be selling small posies and bunches of seasonal flowers and Melrose & Morgan, a renowned grocer and deli from Primrose Hill will be selling some of their delicious jams and chutneys.

If you are in London on the evening of September 8th, do come and find us on Bruton Street and join in the fun.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Miller Harris in the London Evening Standard

This week's highlight has been a huge feature on Lyn in the Evening Standard. This is a follow on story from the previous post and our candles being given as a gift to the Obama's.

It is so exciting to see Lyn on the front cover of such a widely read newspaper, and  the article inside is utterly fantastic. To get a real insight to the creative force behind our brand it is a 'must read'.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Candles fit for a First Lady

We are all super excited here as David & Samantha Cameron have given the Obama's Miller Harris candles as a gift! It is such an honour to have something that you love so much and put so much care into making being given as a very British gift to the President and First Lady.

The candles that were given were from our core, Classics range. Two each of Fleur Oriental (fresh orange flower, spicy carnation, Turkish rose, musk, amber and vanilla) Citron Citron (all the citrus notes plus mint leaf, basil, marjoram and spices such as cardamom and cedar wood) Terre de Bois (fresh notes of verbena, juniper and clary sage combine with spices, vetiver, moss and patchouli) and Coeur de Fleur ( mimosa, sweet pea and raspberry leaves).

Just amazing!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Flower Harvest

We have these wonderful calenders from our fragrance house in Grasse that show what flowers and materials they are harvesting throughout the year. There is something so wonderful about looking at them and thinking about the people all over the world who are this month collecting and carefully picking the most fragrant flowers for us to use in out fragrances. One of my favourite daydreams!

In France this month, amongst many other flowers they are harvesting lavender. As the fields change to the perfect shade of purple and the bees are gorging themselves, the flowers are picked at their prime. During the distillation process you are left with 'waste' flower water, which can be used on linen or as a facial spritz!

Tuberose is often thought to be from the rose family, but no, it is a highly fragrant white flower that is grown in Grasse, France and in India. This rare flower packs a powerful punch, you can find it in our super popular Noix de Tubereuse fragrance.

On the other side of the world, pickers in India are harvesting one of my favourite flowers, Jasmin Grandiflora and Jasmin Sambac. This heady flower is in my summer evening fragrance of choice, Jasmin Vert. Again, like the tuberose, the size of the flower belies it's power.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Fragrant Olive Oils

Our Olive Oils are proving to be a big hit in our stores and Fortnum & Mason, where they are stocked. Lyn and her sister went out to Spain earlier this year to see the olive harvest for themselves at the farm where our olives come from. They use nets to catch the olives so they don't get bruised.

The Marques de Valdueza family, one of the oldest aristocratic families in Spain, has been producing olive oils for more than 600 years. Their premium cold press extra virgin oil forms the base of Lyn’s blends, to which she has added gentle fragrant accents of citrus, herbs and spices.

There is so much history in the olive harvest, coupled with the beautiful light on the fields, which I'm sure adds something special to the final oils?

Friday, 18 June 2010

Mayfair haunts, part 1.

Our flagship store is on Bruton Street in the heart of Mayfair, a stones throw from the beautiful Mount Street and our head office, so we all spend lots of time traversing Grosvenor Square and taking detours along Mount Street for a spot of window shopping....
Mount Street Printers take you back in time, yet are fresh and current too. Their stationary and paper goods are a must and it is where we head to for luxurious gift tags and note cards.

Fino's is a wonderful basement bar that we sometimes meet up in after work for copious wine and their incredible home-made crisps which they hand out!

For those who don't know, Goyard are the most wonderful, French leather goods company and their new shop on Mount Street is heavenly. It makes you want to monogram everything!

A new arrival is the Mount Street Deli, which is part of Richard Caring's empire, and therefore rather chic. They sell delicious salads and cakes and have the most fabulous, whiskered gentleman serving coffee!

Hayward is a gentleman's outfitter who has been on Mount Street forever and has been dressing the likes of Roger Moore and Michael Caine since the 60's.

All along Mount Street, under the beautiful and very ornate red brick buildings are endless window boxes, they make the road feel wonderfully English.

Finally, at the end of the street the patterned carpet, patterned walls, horse-brass tastic pub that is The Audley!