large family rooms in hotels; seaside-inspired knitwear and vegan cookie dough

Bartley Dunne’s was once one of Dublin’s most cosmopolitan and eclectic bars. The site is now home to the new Grafton Hotel with 127 Art Deco-inspired rooms, Bartley’s restaurant and bar, and private event space Bartley’s Lounge.

A great downtown option, the hotel also has large, spacious rooms perfect for families with super king beds and two sets of bunk beds – eliminating the need for expensive connecting family rooms or the usual cots.

Seaside knit in ice cream tones

Laura Chambers’ Harry sweater

Laura Chambers always brings color to her knitwear designs and this summer is no exception with her new “Wish You Were Here” collection inspired by young love and teenage memories of vacations by the sea. nautical classics and youthful photos on its moodboard, the collection features maritime stripes, candy colors and ruffles.

We love this oversized sweater in the colors of chewable ice cream. This season’s collection also includes new linen trousers, made from fabrics sourced from Emblem Weavers in Wexford, to complement the knitwear.

We can’t believe this is vegan cookie dough from Naked Bakes

Naked firings
Naked firings

For a guilt-free sweet treat, be sure to try Naked Bakes’ line of cookie doughs. This brilliant, ready-to-bake Irish cookie dough comes in four flavors, including Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.

Created by 26-year-old Aisling Tuck, the range is entirely vegan – although you’d never guess that from the taste. Our 10-year-old baking fanatic praised the cookies for their enduring credentials and delicious taste.

Each package makes up to 12 medium cookies. €26.90 for a pack of three pastas. Available at Supervalu, select Centra stores and stockists nationwide.

Colored glassware at Avoca

Lilac and yellow piped glass candle holder €39.95 Avoca
Lilac and yellow piped glass candle holder €39.95 Avoca

This week, Anna + Nina’s funky glass candle holders at Avoca grab our attention.

Available in a range of colors from lavender to orange, pale pink to bright green, they are the perfect way to add a splash of color to your table as summer approaches. Lilac and yellow piped glass candlestick. €39.95

Fight rashes in teenage girls with Clear Start

Delete Start
Delete Start

Dermalogica’s Clear Start product line has been specifically designed for younger, breakout-prone skin. With colorful packaging and innovative products that actually work, the line includes cleansers, toners and moisturizers designed to minimize oiliness without causing dryness.

Our teenage reviewer loved the fun but effective Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask ($25) while the Breakout Clearing Booster managed to clear up some particularly harsh spots ($25).

  • Shop the range at and at Dermalogica Authorized Resellers nationwide.

Irish design curated at Kildare Village

Irish Design, curated by Design Center
Irish Design, curated by Design Center

We recently showcased the new personal shopping suites in Kildare Village, but couldn’t help mentioning the shopping destination again so soon due to its collaboration with one of India’s most experienced fashion retailers. Ireland.

As owner of the much-loved Design Centre, formerly Dublin’s Powerscourt Townhouse, Aisling Kilduff has been associated with the finest second-hand clothing and Irish design for over two decades. She is now bringing her impeccable taste and keen eye to Kildare Village via a new boutique called Curated by Design Centre.

The store will showcase stalwarts of Irish design including Paul Costelloe, Helen McAlinden, Roisin Linnane and Deborah Veale, alongside modern tailoring from Banshee of Savile Row and cheerful creations from Sorcha O’Raghallaigh among many other new and established.

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