It’s summer at last and Father’s Day too, Esther N McCarthy reminds us — in plenty of time to buy that card.
Fair warning, Father’s Day is this month. Be prepared with these rather awesome cards from Cavan-based company www.wordbird.ie. The online shop is the brain child of husband and wife team Ronan and Orla Ward. From the straw poll conducted around the office — the Star Wars one comes out tops. Cards are €3.95.
If you’re reading this under the blaze of an unfamiliar yellow ball in the sky, this Geisha 2.7m parasol, €57 from www.achica.com may give you pause for thought.
Get a splash of sparkle indoors with this stunning speculum rose gold glass table at April And The Bear, €240. Heads, up — they offer free shipping on orders over €75 in Ireland. www.aprilandthebear.com
Cork Artist Valerie Walsh Jolley has opened up her own gallery in Douglas. This Mother and Baby piece is a beautiful example of her current exhibition. Pop in and say hello.
Alex and Ani’s new summer collection is all about the deep sea-rich tones, vibrant colours, and available in Rafaelian gold and silver. The bracelets retail at €36 from stores including Kilkenny and online at www.republicofjewels.ie or www.alexandani.com
Score major points with any football mad boys and girls with this extra-large beanbag. You could drag it outdoors too for some lounging au naturel. €54.99 from www.argos.ie
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