Esther McCarthy lifts her Kinsale leather tote, knots her Silke scarf and goes shopping for summer.
There might be one bright day soon — warm enough to lounge around in — so be prepared. This lounger from the Westford garden range at Casey’s is sleek, stylish and very comfortable. Better still, it’s down to €399 from €499 — nice.
I love this Normann Copenhagen Watch Me wall clock. It would work great on a plain white wall. Quite the eyecatcher. €60 from www.theoldmillstores.ie
I’m a sucker for serene baby scenes, they are so far from reality. it’s sweet. Loving this Alaska three-in-one cotbed, €399 from www.harveynorman.ie
This hanging glass posy vase is perfect if you don’t have the shelf space but still want some plant life around. It’s a steal for €2.95 from www.dotcomgiftshop.com
The aptly named Ciara Silke is an accessories designer from Galway and has just launched her fourth collection which comprises 18, 100% silk, twill and 100% cashmere scarves.
The collection juxtaposes bold graphic imagery with soft lightweight fabrics. The scarves start at €180 and are stocked in The Design Centre, (Powerscourt Town House, Dublin); Les Jumelles, (Galway); Millars, (Clifden), and Seagreen (Monkstown and Ranelagh). And of course online at www.ciarasilke.com
Check out the gorgeous colours on this Rodial candle. It will set you back €46.29 from www.harveynichols.com
Feast your eyes on Kinsale Leather’s bestselling tote bag, the Baby Alabama Tote in taupe leather. Simple, stunning and from Cork — how bad? €215 available online from www.kinsaleleather.com
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