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We’re all about making an extra effort to love our homes. For a musky-floral olfactory boost, try The Secret Garden candle, a collaboration between Kinsale-based La Bougie candlemakers and interior designer Natasha Rocca Devine. SC

he Secret Garden candle, €30, see theinteriorsnrd.com

Notion: Up Cork

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The Dean is moving to Cork The Dean is moving to Cork

The Dean is moving to Cork

The Dean is moving to Cork

 

Sophie’s restaurant, rooftop views, high-design rooms – all these elements of The Dean Dublin are heading south, as the Press Up Group opens its first Cork hotel on Horgan’s Quay. It seems the infamous swings will stay in the capital, however. SC

Taking bookings now for early December. See deancork.ie

Necessity: Brick boxes

Few things match treading barefoot on Lego bricks for the combined effect of agony and fury. Weep no more. Ikea has combined forces with Lego to design these clever storage boxes that double as playful builds and boards, thus convincing kids that tidying is fun. SC

Bygglek boxes, from €9.99, Ikea

Notion: Meat treat

‘Smash’ burgers

 

Vietnamese venture Pang, on Dublin’s Kevin Street, is on hold, and is currently operating as Dash, offering ‘smash’ burgers for collection and on Deliveroo. Think a deconstructed patty, with cheese cut through, as the meat is ‘smashed’ on the hot plate; there’s a max-crispy ‘meat lace’ crust, and unique seasoning and sauce, too. SC

See Dash Burger on Facebook and deliveroo.ie

Notion: Sweater weather

Grey + Ginger

 

The sweaters of Grey + Ginger, a Galway-based sustainable, ethical and exclusive brand, feature in Brown Thomas’s CREATE. They are our new Zoom-friendly favourites. LH

Printed sweater, €90, Grey + Ginger, Brown Thomas and greyandginger.com

Necessity: I can see clearly

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Fáilte clear plastic mask Fáilte clear plastic mask

Fáilte clear plastic mask

Fáilte clear plastic mask

 

Clear Fáilte Masks are made from organic cotton, with an anti-fog and anti-scratch panel, and a nose wrap to help stop your glasses fogging up, plus they are washable and sustainable. LH

Clear Fáilte Mask, €20. To order, see clearfailtemask.ie

Necessity: Rambling read

Ramble Book

 

If you’ve finished Patrick Freyne’s Ok, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea and want more along the same lines, Adam Buxton’s recently published memoir, Ramble Book, is a funny but moving, easy, gentle read. LH

‘Ramble Book’ byAdam Buxton is published by HarperCollins

Notion: Top drawer

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Floral bra and briefs from Marks & Spencer Floral bra and briefs from Marks & Spencer

Floral bra and briefs from Marks & Spencer

Floral bra and briefs from Marks & Spencer

 

If you’ve reached peak loungewear-purchasing, it’s time to move to underwear. Boutique is the new lingerie line from Marks & Spencer featuring florals, polka dots… and loungewear for those not ready to kick the habit. LH

Floral bra, €30; briefs, €11, both Marks & Spencer

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