Wish list: Bespoke beauties, exciting exhibitions, and caffeine kicks

Owls have been a staple theme for interiors for a while now and why not? They’re just so cute. 

Case in point, this Twit Twoo tea cosy from Ulster Weavers. A wise choice for your teapot. €15.50 from selected stores and www.ulsterweavers.com 

Wish list: Bespoke beauties, exciting exhibitions, and caffeine kicks

Alex and Ani have added the Chain Station to their bag of tricks. We love their charm bracelets and now there are over 100 necklace charms available in Ireland. The Precious Expandable Chain Necklace, available in two chain lengths with 6-8 station beads, comes in a sterling silver or 14KT gold plated finish. Prices start from €23. The Chain Station collection is available exclusively at Arnotts, Dublin. See www.Arnotts.ie and www.alexandani.com for more information or follow the Chain Station story using #ChainStation.

Wish list: Bespoke beauties, exciting exhibitions, and caffeine kicks

A Taste of West Cork Food Festival and The Garden is a fascinating exhibition of collaborative art and craft. It’s on in Levis’s Quay, Main Street, Skibbereen from today until September 18. It’s curated by Alison Ospina, she of the wonderful Greenwood Chairs. This image is of artist Sue Gifford’s painting on one of Alison’s chairs for the garden theme. For more information see www.atasteofwestcork.com  www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q7GmuWJpQY 

Wish list: Bespoke beauties, exciting exhibitions, and caffeine kicks

This console table is solid walnut, with birch ply grey lacquered sides — so it’s durable for everyday living — beautiful and functional. New to the Urban by Beveledge range, it costs €1,150 and is available to buy from www.beveledge.ie 

Wish list: Bespoke beauties, exciting exhibitions, and caffeine kicks

The best thing about these bean bags from Littlewoods Ireland is, if the sun ever does shine again, you can drag them outside for a bit of an old al fresco lounge. I love the blue one but fear not, it does come in pretty pink too. €27 from www.Littlewoodsireland.ie 

Wish list: Bespoke beauties, exciting exhibitions, and caffeine kicks

We’re loving Lane’s new twin tone cushions made with Bute Fabrics’ tweed. They come in four colour ways, and are 100% wool. €77 from www.lanebypost.com 

Wish list: Bespoke beauties, exciting exhibitions, and caffeine kicks

For you caffeine lovers out there, good news. There’s a new flavour in town, the Nespresso Envivo Lungo Grand Cru capsule is in stores now to kickstart the morning. Its intensity is, wait for it, 9 on the scale from 1 - 12. It will be available from the Nespresso Boutique on Duke Street, Dublin 2, from Nespresso Boutiques in Brown Thomas Dublin, Cork and Limerick as well as through orders from the Nespresso Customer Care Centres and online at www.nespresso.com priced at €3.70 for 10 capsules.

Wish list: Bespoke beauties, exciting exhibitions, and caffeine kicks

Pippa Middleton wears this bag, don’tcha know, and now Kilkenny Shop has included it in its range of handbags and accessories. It’s Radley. You might recognise the Scottie dog logo. The bags start from €75, see www.kilkennyshop.com for more info. This ziptop backpack is €115.


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