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We are a little bit in love with Chupi, the Irish designer making delicate gold jewellery inspired by the beauty of natural and wild things. 

“I was the kid covered with glitter and glue, the one making some new crazy things out of papier mache, but I never thought I’d end up making beautiful sparkly jewellery as my job,” she says. 

“Aged 17 I sold my first piece, vintage Levi’s turned into a gorgeous bag, lined with bright pink satin and adorned with a rose. I was hooked.” 

At 21 she was scouted by Topshop from her first year of college, the youngest designer to ever to work with them. 

The jewellery began as a hobby, making the pieces she wanted but couldn’t find. A friend asked for a piece, a stylist loved a ring and suddenly she was a jeweller, with celebrities including Marina & the Diamonds to Ruby Wax wearing and loving it.

Chupi has just launched at Weirs. For a full list of stockists see www.chupi.ie 

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Home to Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience for more than three decades, Dunowen House is now available to book on a self-catering basis — making it yours exclusively. Think holidays with extended families or groups of friends. 

No big event coming up? Here’s your one chance to experience the house on a room or dinner basis only as part of the Taste of West Cork Food Festival. 

It’s hosting a five-mile dining experience with Masterchef winner and co-owner of Food Depot Gourmet Street Kitchen, Diana Dodog. 

Sip on a welcoming champagne cocktail before a dining experience that features the very best in local and home-grown produce, all sourced within a five-mile radius of Dunowen House.

Dinner is €60pp or treat yourself to an overnight stay in rock ‘n’ roll luxury with dinner, B&B for €120pps. Contact bookings@dunowenhouse.ie  on 023 8869099 or www.dunowenhouse.ie 

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Recently had a baby and want to spread the word about a product that made motherhood so much easier? Check out the Maternity & Infant Awards, the ticks of approval given by parents for parents. 

A full list of finalists can be found on www.maternityandinfant.ie . The public vote is open to choose the winning product and creche.

The Boots Maternity & Infant Awards take place on October 30.

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You know that natural, next-day hair we all crave but can’t attain? Well now you can, thanks to Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion (€30 for a 100ml bottle). 

On the market since May, we just got a chance to put it to the test and we’re a little bit addicted. One spritz and you’re set.

Once upon a time, stylists sprayed sea water on models’ hair. These days they just need Surf Infusion in their kits. And the added bonus? No dried out hair.


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