It regulates body heat, is hypoallergenic, reduces hair breakage and contains amino acids to evoke a restful sleep — plus the soft texture is ideal for people who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema. Sexy AND sensible, we love it.
Based in Ireland, The Ethical Silk Company have a mulberry silk pillowcase to start your collection. Housewife pillowcase €45; Oxford pillowcase €55. www.theethicalsilkco.com
For those techies out there who prefer to send love notes across the digital space, check out this Cross Tech 2 pen.
Combining dual functionality with contemporary design, it’s a pen and stylus in one, to take your words of love from pen to paper and stylus to touch screen - and it’s pink! Bonus. Modern love, eh? Available from Keanes Jewellers, Easons, Weir and Sons and www.cross.com
A new fragrance from Irish candle company Max Benjamin, get Persian Rose wafting around the place tonight to set the romantic mood. It’s a sweet, feminine fragrance inspired by the Rose Festival of Kashan, if you please.
The candle is €19, the diffuser €27. Stockists include Griffins Garden Centre, Dripsey, Arnotts, Brown Thomas, House of Fraser, Kilkenny Stores, Meadows & Byrne, Carraign Donn or www.maxbenjamin.ie
It’s ok to love homegrown designer fare all year around. This Addison Ross diamante picture frame is €99 and will melt hearts - as long as there’s a flattering picture in there. Available from Louise Kennedy, 56 Merrion Square. www.louisekennedy.com
If you want a romantic statement piece, clap your eyes on this beauty. Aida Austin’s bespoke flower chandeliers are about building little gardens in the sky.
Using wire structures, artist Aida builds on a whimsical combination of materials like glass, porcelain flowers, birds, beads, millinery flowers, glass-sugar berries, feathers, rubberised grapes and Victorian epergnes.
She finishes off her creations with tiny white LEDs so the chandeliers light up. Aida is developing a small rental-package for weddings and also works on private commissions for interiors. See www.hedgerowgarlands.com or find her on Facebook.