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Brown Thomas are celebrating The European launch of Dean & DeLuca, an extensive range of gourmet goods from New York at its Grafton Street store and online at www.Brownthomas.com

These sundried tomatoes in olive oil look divine,

If you have sensitive skin, fragrance is not your friend. So we love the non-perfumed Pretty Big Volume Mascara from Misslyn in “pretty black” No. 1. The special applicator rocks. It’s €8.45 from pharmacies and www.BeautyBay.com 

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Our other mascara crush is the fibre fused offering from Fuschia. Fab if you’re looking for that big lash look. We love the glossy finish. €16.95 fromFuschia’s two stores, pharmacies and online at www.fuschia.ie 

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The upcycle challenge is a great addition to the 2017 SuperValu TidyTowns competition. Love this idea of painted tyres for plant beds.Share your pics and ideas using the hashtag #supervalutidytowns. www.supervalu.ie 

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We spotted the fun and colourful Under the Sea collection at Parfois in Mahon Point Shopping Centre recently. It’s inspired by all things marine and our favourite is this lobster pin. €8.99 www.parfois.com/en/ 

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We adore the ‘Style is Art’ floral hardback notebook, it includes original sketches by the Newbridge Silverware design team. It’s €20, in stockists and newsagents nationwide. www.newbridgesilverware.com 

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The shoe of the summer is the Überknit from FitFlop. Superstylish and minimal, these are ergonomically engineered so super comfy too. It’s a feelgood fit in every sense. There’s a choice of ballerina or sneaker styles in all sorts of gorgeous colours, starting at €100. @FitFlopIreland #forsuperwom

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