FATHERS DAY GIFTS – FOR THE MAN THAT HAS EVERYTHING……….

Father’s Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. In the UK it falls on the third Sunday in June and at Noble Isle we have some exquisite grooming gifts perfect for deserving Daddies.

CELEBRATING OUR FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS MAY

In May 2012, we launched Noble Isle, The New Tradition in luxury bathing and what a glorious year it has been. You can imagine our delight when soon after our press launch at The Langham Hotel our first piece of press coverage appeared in Vogue in an article celebrating the best British beauty brands. The year of the Jubilee was certainly a great year to launch such a quintessentially British brand. Our first exclusive retail partner was The Queen’s grocer, Fortnum & Mason, followed by Liberty, Fenwick and most recently eight Barneys stores throughout the USA.

THE HARDY FIRST FLOWERS OF SPRING

You wouldn’t know it from the grey cold weather that we are experiencing, but British summer time is upon us. The clocks will move forward by one hour on the last Sunday of March, the days will stay lighter longer and the summer will begin to rise…. we hope anyway.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, LOVE NOBLE ISLE

Mothering Sunday falls on the 10th of March 2013. Most historians believe that Mothering Sunday evolved from the 16th-century Christian practice of visiting one’s mother church annually on Laetare Sunday. As a result of this tradition, most mothers were reunited with their children on this day, when young apprentices and young women in service were released by their masters for that weekend. As a result of the influence of the American Mother’s Day, Mothering Sunday transformed into the tradition of showing appreciation to one’s mother. During World War II US soldiers brought the US Mother’s Day celebration to the UK and the holiday was merged with the Mothering Sunday traditions still celebrated in the Church of England.

AS SEEN IN YOU MAGAZINE IN THE DAILY MAIL ON SUNDAY, WRITTEN BY BEAUTY EDITOR, SARAH BARCLAY

You may have seen our Rhubarb Rhubarb! Hand Wash in YOU Magazine in The Mail on Sunday over the weekend. We were thrilled to see that Beauty Editor, Sarah Barclay, included us in her round-up of Brit Hits, celebrating home grown beauty treats and kindly describing us as “The delicious, desirable and beautifully packaged Noble Isle”. We couldn’t agree more!

A NIGHT OF PURE HEAVEN…… CHOCOLATE AND MASSAGES

In December, we partnered with Britain’s Best Chocolatier, William Curley, to host an exclusive Christmas shopping and pamper evening in his Belgravia boutique. The guests of honour were members of the ACA, the Association of Celebrity Assistants, who were lavished with Noble Isle hand massages whilst sampling couture chocolates.

NOBLE ISLE IN WIDE-ANGLE

At Noble Isle, we pride ourselves on searching out the brightest talent to make up our creative team, which is why we entrusted our imagery to the sharp eye of photographer Bob Berry, who lives in the western reaches of Cornwall.

THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN

It may have been pouring with rain but that wasn’t going to stop me from visiting one of our provenance suppliers, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall.

WIN THE LIGHTNING OAK COLLECTION

Enter our November competition for the opportunity to take home our Lightning Oak range, including Hair & Body Wash, Soap Bar and Candle & Snuffer. Find the answers on our bespoke interactive map of the British Isles that has been created to unfold the story of our extracts provenance.

NOBLE ISLE CONGRATULATES THE OLYMPIANS AND PARALYMPIANS

The Paralympic flame may have been extinguished but at Noble Isle we are still revelling in London 2012’s unparalleled success. To congratulate our gold medal winning Olympians and Paralympians we sent them all a selection of sumptuous products from our collection. We found out which part of the UK they hailed from and selected Noble Isle products containing natural extracts sourced in or around their home areas.

OUR FRAGRANCES

Great fragrances are glamorous, sensual, elegant and enchanting. They awaken special memories and inspire our daydreams. This highly specialised area is without doubt, a key pillar of our products, be it our Shower Gels, Hand Lotions, Shampoos or Candles.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN RECEIVES NOBLE ISLE

Now that the Queen is back in residence at Buckingham Palace and has hopefully had time to regroup after what must have been her most jubilant year on record, we wanted to deliver a humble gift of Noble Isle products.

WIN THE PERRY PEAR, GLOUCESTERSHIRE ORCHARDS COLLECTION

Enter our October competition for the opportunity to take home our Perry Pear Shampoo and Conditioner. Find the answers on our bespoke interactive map of the British Isles that has been created to unfold the story of our extracts provenance. 

TRAVELLING TALES FROM IRELAND

I absolutely love coming to Ireland. The people have this wonderful way of calling you ‘love’ but it not seeming unusual but warm, friendly and welcoming, especially when you travel to the small fishing villages along the South West Coast of Ireland, where Noble Isle sources extracts of Samphire and Sea Oak for “Sea of Green” Hand Wash and Lotion, in Roaringwater Bay. I could spend all day enjoying fresh mussels and listening to tales of the Irish through live music by the local musicians that just happen to pop by throughout the day creating an atmosphere that is unmatched. But alas, I must head back into the city and get to work because I am here for a reason…..Noble Isle has launched on the Emerald Isle!

WIN THE SEA OF GREEN, ROARINGWATER BAY COLLECTION

Enter our September competition for the opportunity to take home our Sea of Green Hand and Hand Lotion. Find the answers on our bespoke interactive map of the British Isles that has been created to unfold the story of our extracts provenance.

INTRODUCING SEA OAK

The sea oak that finds its way from the Roaringwater Bay Mussel Farm of west Cork into Noble Isle’s Sea of Green Hand Wash and Lotion is an unassuming but intriguing plant. This leathery brown algae is one of the most common forms of seaweed in the British Isles, its branched fronds with their characteristic air bubbles are familiar to anyone who has visited the coast.

NOBLE ISLE AND OMEGA HOUSE

Over the last 3 weeks OMEGA, the official time keepers of the London Olympic Games 2012, made the charming House of St. Barnabus in Soho their home, transforming it into OMEGA House, London’s most luxurious and exclusive members club during the games. OMEGA House hosted a stream of glamorous parties and cultural events with top DJ’s, VIP’s and fascinating guest speakers including, moonwalker Buzz Aldrin.

BRITAIN IN A BOTTLE…

Our bespoke interactive map of the Great British Isles has been created to unfold the story of our extracts provenance. Every one of our bottles has a story to tell, simply click on a fragrance collection to discover more about our extracts and the people behind them.

IN PRAISE OF HEATHER HONEY

Noble Isle is used to travelling the length and breadth of the British Isles to secure the finest ingredients, and the peerless heather honey from the inhospitable highlands of Perthshire and Deeside is no exception. For a brief spell every autumn, the region’s bee-keepers relocate their hives to the ‘fragrant hills of purple heather’, as they are described in the celebrated poem Bonnie Auld Scotland. Since there is no other food source at this altitude or time of year, the result is a pure, distinctive and absolutely unique honey packed with iron, protein and anti-oxidants.

THE BALVENIE MASTER AWARDS 2012

We were honoured to attend The Balvenie Masters of Craft Awards 2012 at The Savoy Hotel, hosted by David Stewart, The Balvenie Malt Master. We were taken on a magical journey of discovery across the UK to celebrate the very best of British craftsmanship and meet some of the greatest textile, glass, metal, leather, food, wood, stone and whisky makers in the country. Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs helped present the awards and paid homage to time honoured traditions and the great talent present in the room.

NOBLE ISLE AND THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

We were delighted to be invited by Alex Denman to work with The RHS Chelsea Flower Show at their exclusive launch party. We created a Noble Isle sanctuary where VIP guests enjoyed hand massages from therapists using our new collection of luscious hand lotions.

TIME TO CELEBRATE………..

Invitations tied up with satin ribbon and wax sealed envelopes went out to friends, family, suppliers, extract partners, buyers and press at the beginning of the month of May. The big event was our launch party at Archer Street Cocktail Lounge Bar in Soho on the 24th of May.

NOBLE ISLE CHECKS INTO THE LANGHAM

Sorry for the slightly tardy blog update – all hands in the Noble Isle team have been busy preparing for the big launch. 

FINISHING TOUCHES….

With our press preview event just a few short days away, and the guest list looking fabulous, planning has reached a crescendo at Noble Isle. Over at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers, we got together with floral designer Gillian Wheeler to go over the final flourishes for our exquisite bespoke floral installation. Think antique purples, blues and greens, delphiniums, hydrangeas and lilies… all set against very pale lilac water filling a huge claw-foot bathtub. 

BOWS, BATHTUBS AND BUBBLY

For the past year Noble Isle has been a veritable hive of activity, with the team working on perfecting our luxurious bath and body collection, refining the artwork and adding the finishing ribbons and bows to our sumptuous packaging. Finally the moment is here and on 27th and 28th March we will be proudly unveiling Noble Isle to the press at an exclusive press preview event in London.

WIN A LUXURY PRODUCT HAMPER WORTH £500

We’re offering the exciting opportunity to be first to try the Noble Isle collection weeks ahead of our official launch in May 2012. For your chance to try out our high-performing luxury British bath and body products before anyone else, simply follow the instructions below. 

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