Wish list: Go bananas for baskets

Esther N McCarthy is thrilled by trinkets and is a sweet on strawberries.

Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic @ Dunnes Stores range is as gorgeous as ever. Keep your laundry tidy, if not clean, with these Bali baskets: small €15; medium €20; large €85; round €20. Should be hitting stores right now.

Wish list: Go bananas for baskets

Animi Causa has some seriously cool gadgets, beware going on this site, I can lose hours. Love this sweetheart strawberry cutter. One cut and you’ll have cubes for a salad or a dessert and perfect strawberry hearts to serve on a silver platter to your loved ones. Or scoff them all yourself. Your choice. €7 from www.animicausa.com 

Wish list: Go bananas for baskets

Have a little drool over these 9ct yellow gold leaf earrings with 2 x 0.06ct diamonds. Perfect. €795, they are part of the Duille Nua collection by Tuula Harrington at Designworks Studio, Coal Quay, Cork.

Wish list: Go bananas for baskets

Orla Kiely is getting in on the jewellery gig too. I love these cute Uptown Blush flower stud earrings, available on line at www.orlakiely.com and at Kilkenny Shop stores nationwide. www.kilkennyshop.com 

Wish list: Go bananas for baskets

These quirky side tables are worth a look. They have marble tops and come in a set of two for €75 from Harvey Norman.

Wish list: Go bananas for baskets

This pretty Paloma pendant in teal is available from Marks & Spencer.

Wish list: Go bananas for baskets

I’m continuing my owl fascination with this cutie from New Look. Photo frame, €9.99, in stores nationwide and online www.newlook.ie 


Lifestyle

As David Attenborough announces new series on plants, we run down some of the weird and wonderful vegetation he might include.11 bizarre plant species from around the world

The weather’s always going to be a key factor on any wedding day — but especially so when the bride works for Met Éireann, writes Eve Kelliher.Wedding of the week: Bride and groom are literally on cloud nine

My wife and I are in our fifties and she has just started using porn. She thinks it will enhance our sex life if we watch it together, but I find the idea a total turn-off.Suzi Godson's Sex Advice: My wife wants us to watch porn together?

As you probably have heard by now, changes to the rules concerning gift vouchers in Ireland came into effect earlier this month, giving consumers more rights when it comes to these popular items.Making Cents: Play your cards right when giving gift vouchers this Christmas

More From The Irish Examiner