My trip to Liz Earle Union St…


Jill, Larry and ScruncherFor my husband and me (left, with Scruncher), the Isle of Wight has a special place in our hearts.

When we got married 16 years ago on the beautiful island of St Lucia (my trip down memory lane is still to come) our witnesses were two wonderful people called Pat and Peter who live on the Isle of Wight. 16 years down the line we are still great friends.

Pat and Peter We took a trip to see them (left) this weekend and it was the perfect opportunity to spend some time with Jen, Lisa and Lin at the Isle's Liz Earle store on Union St. The shop is like a beauty boutique and the girls looked so gorgeous in their uniforms.

The shop has a wonderfully organic feel to it and the aroma of Liz's new fragrance lingered in the air. As you can imagine I was so at home.

Jen, Lisa, Jill and Lin with Cleanse and Polish We took some pictures and decided to take this one (left) for Liz and Kim as I know it would make them laugh so much.

Of course it had to be the infamous Cleanse and Polish we were holding. The girls love it too and have put this one in their staff room. I could have spent hours in the shop looking at the products as I am such a beauty junkie. Many customers came in and  there was a wonderful buzz in the air.

Hayley and Jill I met lady a lovely lady called Hayley (left) in the shop. She was on a trip to the island and her husband was so funny. He said that when he goes out he has to take the remote control, phone and his wallet. That really made me laugh but Hayley has it sussed, that's my kind of girl. We had so much fun and I didn't want to leave.

On saying goodbye the girls kindly gave me the turquoise Liz Earle bag that makes any girl go weak at the knees. It had three of my favourite products in. So naughty of them and incredibly generous. If I didn't know the Liz Earle team as I do I would have thought that Chinese whispers were telling the girls I was starting to age and in the need for more moisture! Haha!

It was a beautiful day and we went for a walk with Scruncher on the beach. We had lunch on the sea front and spent a lovely evening with Pat and Peter. Our time together is very precious and we have so much fun together. We had a lovely meal at the beautiful Castle and my banoffee tart with clotted cream ice cream was simply a dessert to remember.

On Sunday we just relaxed over breakfast and before we knew it we were on the ferry home waving goodbye. Another great weekend for the Franks family!

I will show the pics of my weekend on Thursday 12th November in the two-hour Liz Earle show. I can't wait to see Liz's face when she sees the Cleanse and Polish picture!

Have you been to the Liz Earle store in Union St, or had any special trips that stay in your heart…

Jill x

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  1. Julie November 6, 2009 at 7:38 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill
    You’re so lucky to have gone to the Liz Earle shop in the IOW I’m an avid fan of hers. Love your dog I know you think the world of him like I do mine. I try to watch you when you present Yankee Candes as we seem to like the same fragrances. Which is your favourite at the moment and what would you recommend as I’m just about to buy more? I like the smell of sandalwood, vanilla and cinnamon-nothing floral or citrus.It’s a shame we can’t smell them through the TV!I’ll wait for you advice before I buy any more.

  2. Angie Ventress November 8, 2009 at 7:47 am -  Reply

    Hi Jill,glad you had a lovely weekend on the Island.I’m lucky enough to live there!!!!and pop over to the Union shop to stock up on all Liz Earle’s goodies for me and the family.We love it!
    Luv Angie Ventress xx

  3. craig rowe November 8, 2009 at 10:15 am -  Reply

    Ohhhh, what a lovely trip Jill, looks like great fun!
    Bless Scruncher, he is adorable.
    See you at QVC towers soon,
    Craigey (Rowe!)

  4. Louise November 8, 2009 at 2:10 pm -  Reply

    Yes Jill, we’ve had the pleasure of visiting the Liz Earle shop in Union Street. We were on holiday in the Isle of Wight and my friend and I spent ages in the shop. Everyone one was so welcoming and helpful. We too didn’t want to leave. I suppose that was the start of my Liz Earle experience, and one I wish I had started many years ago!!
    Happy memories of the Isle of Wight and Liz Earle.

  5. HB November 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm -  Reply

    I love Isle of Wight I only went for a short time a few years ago but would love to go back. I didn’t visit the Liz Earl shop at the time, but now that I’ve discovered her products it would be a must. I have been into the London shop though which I agree was like being in a sweety shop for me :-) x

  6. Jacqueline November 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill, Im so glad you enjoyed your trip to IOW,its a great place ah! I live in Ryde, and im often in her great Union street shop.Im always welcomed in there, and its actually a joy to shop there as the shop is so calming and I always get great advise too, that shows great training!.I live a 2 min walk from her Unit in Oakfield, Ryde. I met Liz Earle a couple of years ago when my son sang at a church in Ryde for Liz’s xmas charity event in the Bishop lovett school choir.Liz soon realised my son didnt seem very well, but he really didnt want to let the charity event down,so we still went.and we watch her on qvc often.She is such a genuine caring person,and was asking about him..She might remember it?But he was ok after a period in hospital, but it was a great night out, for us both…We had punch/mince pies after, which Liz poured for me afterwards.Great night !.I love the L E range and Cleanse and Polish is a fantastic product , and we both use it, plus so many other products from her range..Happy Xmas to you and the great qvc team.Please tell Liz I said a very Happy Xmas to her too, and hopefully I will make it to her next Beach house event [fingers crossed] as I missed the last one….many thanks jacqueline

  7. Sue H November 8, 2009 at 11:37 pm -  Reply

    My husband took me to Isle of wight in August as he was as interested in seeing Liz’s shop as I was! We found it very quaint and in such a lovely little town too-my 2 boys were fascinated by the frequent launches of the hovercraft from the beach!
    2 weeks ago my husband took me to liz’s london store,as I was going into hospital the next day and needed a treat. It is larger and has a different feel but is equally gorgeous-and the staff in both shops just could not be any nicer.I used the new foot products and the new perfume whilst in hospital and it really cheered me-and reminded me of a lovely short break on Isle of wight and equally lovely day shopping in the Kings road!

  8. Helen November 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm -  Reply

    glad you had a lovely time onthe Isle of Wight Jill – I was there in August. Change of subject – check out the Honora Pearls Facebook page – there is a picture of Larray and boy what a looker! No Speedos I’m afraid but I’m sure you can imagine that for yourself!

  9. louise November 12, 2009 at 10:21 pm -  Reply

    hi jill we visit the beautifull isle of wight a lot as we have family living is such a beautifull place and we never want to leave! we have had lots of lovely holidays there. we were there in july with friends all us girls and teenage daughters made more than one visit to union i love the shop thay are really helpfull and knowledgeable and the smell in that shop!….theres nothing like walking down union street with those lovely green bags! cant wait to go back.

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