Wish List: Stunning showers, scents and sea sponges

Esther N McCarthy takes her pick from showers, scents and sea sponges this week.

Avoca recently unveiled its 13th store in Ireland in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. It might be worth a trip to check out their homeware accessories if this pic is anything to go by. Digging those jugs. Find out more at www.avoca.com/en

Anything that encourages the little ones to brush their teeth is a bonus in my book. These cute toothbrush holders are €2.30 from Flying Tiger stores nationwide. https://ie.flyingtiger.com/

Exciting news as Cork is to play host to a hybrid festival of food and design from May 17-19. The event is set to merge innovative design with local and international food and drink experiences in a collaborative pop-up festival with events and exhibits taking place in various iconic locations across the city. We’ll keep you up-to-date on the full line up of designers, food producers and speakers in the coming weeks. For more info visit www.designpop.ie

Loving this Vado Kovera set up, the vertical concealed one-outlet, the two-handle thermostatic valve is €434.82, the shower head is €407 and the extended mono basin mixer is €312. See the full collection at www.earthridge.ie

This week’s pick for the bathroom shelf is Ester’s Aromas pomegranate and raspberry body spray. Fruity, fresh and vegan-friendly, it’s €12.50 available online at www.estersaromas.com and in lots of retailers and hotels nationwide including Pharmacy First Plus in Tower, Grenagh, Glanmire, and Douglas, The Kingsley Hotel, and Home Square stores.

Don’t mind any of those plastic yokes, sea sponges are the most natural way to cleanse, massage and gently exfoliate your skin. This Hydrea London pacific sea sponge is hypoallergenic, long-lasting and won’t retain odours. Let’s face it, no one wants a smelly sponge. It’s €6.95 from Kilkenny Shop nationwide. www.kilkennyshop.com.

Debenhams have some gorgeous bedding for spring in store now. This Larsson bedding set caught my eye - easy to see why. It’s €52.50 from stores nationwide or check out www.debenhams.ie

I absolute adore this gloriously colourful patchwork rug. Aside from the divine detail and the design, if anyone has ever read Elmer the Elephant to their kids, they’ll want this for the bedroom immediately. Available from Dundalk-based online retailer, www.hometrends.ie, and there are different sizes available, prices start at €49.99 and go up to €239.99.

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