Wishlist: BBQ




Barbecuing, beauty and babies is what it’s all about this week for Esther N McCarthy who offers an sunlit selection for your delectation.

* Things are starting to heat up this summer, whoop whoop. Get dining al fresco with the Weber BBQ range from Arboretum garden centre. From beach bashes to your very own festival out the back garden, (like), a burger never tastes as good as from the BBQ. This is the Weber Smokey Joe Lemongrass Barbecue Grill, €84.99; www.arboretum.ie.

* In an age where we buy everything from hot chickens to frozen yoghurt at the supermarket, it can be refreshing to explore the home baking aisle and go home ready to make your own cookies. Take a stand against profit-driven global expansion: Bake your own biscuits ... mark them with these cute HOME MADE or I LOVE YOU cookie stamper. Alternatively, throw a bit of melted chocolate on a digestive, stamp and cheat your way to smugness in two easy steps. You’re welcome. €12.50 from designist.ie

* This little beauty is called Windy Day, measuring 14cm x 10cm x 35.5cm, it’s on sale in Meadows & Byrne stores at the moment, reduced from€39.95 to €9.95. I feel a bargain blowing my way...

* Just stunning! This multi-coloured Mexican embroidery necklace is everything an adornment should be. A total statement necklace inspired by Mexican embroidery, designed by independent artist Tatty Devine. €107 from www.coldlillies.com

* When a little tiny baby comes into the house, people tend to go a bit mad, design-wise. If it’s a girl, you may have to resign yourself to a pink palette and sure, aren’t these baby drawer liners, complete with teddy bear just dotie? And if you have pink in the drawers, maybe you don’t have to have it on the walls. Just saying. €22.50 from www.giftsofimagination.com.

* We have plenty to celebrate on this lovely little isle of ours and I love highlighting the breathtaking homegrown talent we have. Irish models Sarah Morrissey and L’Or Mayo are at Fallon and Byrne to celebrate that Alison Conneely, a gifted young Irish fashion designer who draws inspiration from her native Connemara, has won the top prize in this year’s Crafts Council of Ireland Future Maker’s Awards & Supports programme. Both Sarah And L’Or are wearing jewellery by Anastasija Pnarnicka, who was received the Future Maker’s Materials Support. For a full list of award winners visit www.futuremakers.ie

* You gotta love this colour screen print, just tell it like it is and the tourists will come flocking. ‘Come to Ireland the Country shaped like a Teddy Bear’, is available from www.grandgrand.bigcartel.com for €35.

* Just stunning! This multi-coloured Mexican embroidery necklace is everything an adornment should be. A total statement necklace inspired by Mexican embroidery, designed by independent artist Tatty Devine. €107 from www.coldlillies.com


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