I’m on my way out the door to finish prop shopping for a gorgeous interiors shoot, yes, I love days like this! While I can’t say too much about the shoot just yet, it won’t come as too much of a surprise to hear that a big part of the inspiration came from the eternally cool Scandinavian brand of style. While trawling for further ideas I came across The Standard Hotel in Copenhagen. A step away from the usual bare minimalism often associated with Scandinavian design, the gold lanterns, opulent draped curtains and claw footed tables aren’t what you’d expect to find, and yet they seem perfectly at home with the cool colours and bare lines. My favourite detail though has to be all the giant trees brought indoors..one of these years I’ll figure out a good way to recreate that look at home but for now The Standard is definitely going on my wish list places to stay. Have you come across any stunning design hotels that were particularly memorable? I’m always open to new places to add to the list!
My beautiful baby sister Sinéad has lived and breathed music from the moment she was born. With a ten year gap between us, and six years between her and my next sister Éadaoin, she pretty much grew up with three mothers fussing over her! On finishing school last year she made the big decision to move to Texas to pursue her dreams of a career as a cellist, and her playing has gone from strength to strength in the mean time. She is a wonderful example of following your passion wholeheartedly despite the obstacles, and she always does it with a smile on her face. As much as we like to give her a hard time and tease about keeping her head out of the clouds, we are in fact very very proud of her! For anyone in the Cork area tomorrow, Sinéad is giving a lunchtime performance at 1.10pm in aid of an incredibly worthy cause, Marymount Hospice. The recital is on in the CIT Cork School of Music so if you fancy a lunch hour with a difference we’d love to see you there. Here’s a little taste of one of her performances stateside this year!
July has been pretty special so far with highlights left, right and centre! Concerts in the park, walks on the beach when my mum came to stay, climbing the highest mountain in Ireland with friends, morning swims in the Atlantic and an epic four day wedding celebration with two of my favourite people ever. I wouldn’t normally share my own images here, but July, I think you’ve earned it. Have a peek at my instagram if you’d like to see more!
As much as I’m on a light and airy shades kick at the moment (my current pinterest feed and last inspiration board is evidence enough!), sometimes you just can’t beat some moody hues. The A/W 2014 collection by Broste Copehagen shot by Line T. Klein certainly has me thinking ahead to autumnal evenings and cosy nights. I plan on enjoying every minute of the long evenings this Summer but that dark 5pm November cutoff wouldn’t seem so bad if you had this to go home to. See the full lookbook here.
One of my best friends is getting married in stunning Kerry this weekend and I cannot wait to get there to celebrate with her and all my other favourite people! The beautiful bride in question has one of the most striking and unusual engagement rings I’ve ever come across. A custom made rose gold and smoky quartz beauty that is simply magical. As an ode to smoky quartz and the week that’s in it, here’s a little board inspired by this gorgeous hue.