Saturday, 31 March 2012

Thursday Night Steak at The Harvey Nichols Espresso Bar

The Espresso Bar is now host to a Steak Night every Thursday.
You and a guest can enjoy a delicious 8oz rib eye steak cooked on the grill, with chips, two cold bottles of Peroni and two glasses of wine for £45.
The Steak Night is available every Thursday from 5.30pm until 7pm.
To book a table please call 0113 204 8000 or email

Good Friday Fish Supper at the Fourth Floor

There’s something fishy going on at the Fourth Floor!
On Friday 6 April the Fourth Floor invites you to a Harvey Nichols Fish Supper.
The Fourth Floor’s A la Carte Menu will include a selection of fresh sharing plates and fish platters, seasonal fish dishes and the famous surf and turf.
To book a table please call 0113 204 8000 or email

Spring Menu Arrives at the Fourth Floor

With the clocks having gone back, spring has officially arrived at the Fourth Floor.
Head Chef Paul Cunliffe has created a Spring Menu bursting with fresh seasonal produce, perfect for the lighter evenings.
Enjoy three courses and half a bottle of wine for £27.50 per person. The Spring Menu is available from Tuesday to Friday, excluding Good Friday, from 5.30pm to 10pm.
To book a table please call 0113 204 8000 or email

Monday is the New Sunday at Harvey Nichols

For one day only the Fourth Floor will be serving their Sunday Lunch Menu on a Monday.
The Sunday Lunch Menu will now be available on Easter Monday, so why don’t you give the cook in your house a chance to relax and unwind by enjoying a traditional Sunday lunch with all the seasonal trimmings. 
If a traditional Sunday lunch on a Monday doesn’t entice you then the Espresso Bar will also be serving dishes from the grill.
The Sunday Lunch Menu is available from 12pm until 4pm and is priced at £20 per person for two courses, or £25 per person for three courses.
To book a table please call 0113 204 8000 or email

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Moorcroft Diamond Designs

Moorcroft Diamond Designs

Moorcroft Pottery has been creating Art Pottery by hand since 1897. As a floral tribute for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Moorcroft Designer Nicola Slaney offers two designs

A numbered edition vase upon which the national floral emblems of the United Kingdom, the Rose, Thistle, Shamrock and Daffodil, have been woven together to create a gentle traditional design, but with a dramatic fusion of colour to celebrate a colourful and epic and reign
Numbered Edition. Height 4”/10cms £465

Nicola Slaney fuses together the Rose, Thistle, Shamrock and Daffodil into a geometric design structure to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This numbered edition vase is sold exclusively in the North of England by James Macintyre & Company,
Height 8”/20cms £340

Also available is a design by Moorcroft Designer Kerry Goodwin. drawn to celebrate all athletic achievements past and present, and of course, the Moorcroft contribution to the Cultural Olympiad.
The Athletes is a Numbered Edition piece, height 8”/20cms retail price £475

These designs are available from the flagship retailer for Moorcroft Art Pottery

James Macintyre & Company
Victoria Quarter
23 County Arcade
T: 0113 234 6363



Iconic British high-street label Jigsaw have re-launched their menswear line in store with a highly anticipated SS12 Collection.
Jigsaw have taken the decision to re-instate the successful line following the recent resurgence and interest in menswear and the public’s long-standing affection for Jigsaw’s previous menswear collections. The collection is being driven by design director Frances Walker (of previous Nicole Farhi acclaim) who joined Jigsaw in February 2011 to begin working on the brand.
“We are inspired by honest clothing with a dishevelled charm, it’s not about being pristine, it’s about being comfortably well put together. We based the collection around most men’s favourite wardrobe pieces.” 
Frances Walker, Jigsaw Menswear Design Director.
Targeted at a broad men’s market and inspired by personal style and great quality pieces rather than
slavishly following fashion trends, the collection is focussed on simple, modern elegance, quality fabric and great fit (not to mention extremely competitive prices which range from £20 - £275). Predominantly British made, the collection favourites are focused around casual tailoring and summer outerwear including the unstructured linen herringbone overcoat, a double face British Millerain navy pea coat and a Jigsaw check wool cotton blazer.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

In The Shades at Oliver Sweeney

In The Shades at Oliver Sweeney

This season, Oliver Sweeney has introduced aluminium frame sunglasses to their collection, creating a lighter shade. Now with ant-reflective lenses, sprung hinges, and hand cut acetate as part of the design, it’s only to be expected that they are made to the highest spec!

Prices range from £129. to £150.

Think style without flare, but plenty of flair at….

Oliver Sweeney
 38 – 40 County Arcade
 Victoria Quarter
 T: 0113 242 7864

Friday, 23 March 2012

A Titanic Connection at Jigsaw

A Titanic Connection at Jigsaw

With the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic next month, Jigsaw on King Edward Street in Leeds’ Victoria Quarter is commemorating a unique connection to the tragedy.
The Jigsaw store is in the premises once occupied by the much loved Collinson’s Restaurant, where a local musician, Wallace Hartley, once played as part of a string quartet. Hartley began working for Cunard in 1909, serving aboard The Lucitania and as band master on The Mauritania, then the most luxurious ship in the world.
Having vowed not to return to sea in order to marry his newly engaged fiancée Maria Robinson, Hartley was persuaded to return one last time when offered the position of band master aboard White Star Line’s fated liner. The prestige this appointment afforded was simply too good to refuse, something that turned out to be a fatal decision.
The tragic events on the night of the 14th of April 1912 are legendary and so too is Wallace’s response to them.
He gathered all the ship’s eight musicians, some of whom had never played together, in the First Class lounge and began to play. As the scale of the disaster became apparent they moved on deck where survivors recalled hearing music as they struggled for their place in the lifeboats.
Legend has it that the band played ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee’ as the ship went down, though the tune which was actually played is difficult to verify. Two weeks after the disaster Wallace’s body was recovered, still wearing his bandsmen uniform. In his pockets, amongst other items, was a gold fountain pen engraved with his initials and a silver matchbox engraved with the message ‘From Collinson’s Staff Leeds’.
On May the 18th 1912 Wallace’s body was brought back to Colne to be buried. By this time, survivor’s stories of his heroism had spread and he was famous countrywide. Along with his family and friends who mourned that day, over 40,000 people lined the route of the cortege taking him to be buried at the church where he had been choir boy. His fiancée Maria never married.
To mark the 100th Anniversary of Hartley’s death staff at Jigsaw are holding a Tea Party on Sunday 15th April from 11am – 5.00pm, where Collinson’s-style tea and cakes will be served. The Jigsaw store still has original features from Hartley’s time, and visitors will also be able to read about the history of the building as it was when Collinson’s was there, along with details about Hartley’s life.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Easter Egg-cellence at Charbonnel et Walker

Easter Egg-cellence at Charbonnel et Walker

There’s a menagerie of delightful chocolate animals and decadent, delicious eggs this Easter at the VQ’s Charbonnel et Walker.

Purveyors of fine English chocolates, Charbonnel et Walker have an array of tasty treats all beautifully presented in stunning boxes.

For children there’s a milk chocolate Easter egg, filled with milk chocolate speckled mini eggs, tied with a satin ribbon, and beautifully presented in a colourfully illustrated print window box.  £12.50.

There’s also a feast of delights, inspired by Charbonelet Walker’s favourite fur and feathered farmyard friends, with mini eggs and chocolate creations all wrapped up in rabbit, chick , cow and duck designs.
£7.50 & £8.95

For the ‘bigger kids’ there’s also a stunning selection of stylishly presented Easter eggs to choose from.

Be tickled pink with a Pink Marc de Champagne Truffle Easter Egg or perhaps you could pick an English Rose & Violet Cream Dark Easter Egg.

And with a collection of fine milk chocolate and dark chocolate selection Easter eggs in store, there’s surely something for everyone.

Available in small, medium and large, there’s an egg-cellent range of eggs to tickle every tastebud:

115g £12.50
225g £23
450g £40

Charbonnel et Walker’s range of Easter offerings are not only aesthetically fabulous, but taste fantastic too.

Founded in 1875, Charbonnel et Walker have an outstanding reputation, with over 130 years of quality chocolate expertise. As one of Britain’s earliest producers of chocolate they also have a history of royal approval, including a royal warrant manufacturing chocolates to her Majesty The Queen.

So hop on the Easter Hunt trail for some amazing offerings at………..

Charbonnel et Walker
19 County Arcade
Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 245 2627

Monday, 19 March 2012

Mr Brightside

Mr Brightside

Friday, 16 March 2012

The Personal Approach at Reiss

The Personal Approach at Reiss

Monday 19th – Saturday 31st March

Spring to attention,
As Reiss’ attention turns to spring!

The VQ’s Reiss stores are offering an extra special personal approach, in celebration of the brands’ tailoring focus.

Reiss are offering personal appointments with a difference.

Book a one-on-one or group appointment (up to 5 people) with Reiss’ styling specialists. Enjoy refreshments, a personal presentation of Reiss’ collections, along with expert trend and style advice.

Plus, 10% off your purchases*,
& by spending over £300 you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £1000 REISS gift card.

Appointments need to be booked through the Reiss website and can be found at:


Email: stating Leeds VQ as your store,
also stating a preferred time plus a contact number, and a member of the Reiss team will call back to confirm your appointment.

Get a spring in your step and get personal this season at:

26 – 28 County Arcade
Reiss Men
25 – 29 County Arcade

The Victoria Quarter
Tel: 0113 244 9040

*10% off full price merchandise only, excluding Personal Tailoring. Purchases must be made within or at the end of your appointment.