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The art of cosiness

As we’re leaving Summer behind, nature is slowly starting to transform and there’s a different energy in the air. Days are getting shorter and slightly colder as well.   Autumn is bringing back all the cosiness: fires lighting, hot chocolates, warm blankets, cozy clothes and candles lighting. Since the evenings are shorter we’re craving more time at home. The Danish have a term ‘Hygge’. It is used to describe cosiness, and has meanings such as; the art of creating intimacy, cosiness of the soul, taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. If you’re interested in learning more about 'Hygge', we suggest ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ by Mark Wiking.  What could be more 'hygge' than a cup of hot chocolate...

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Long-lasting pieces 👜👝

We’re aware of the impact that consumer purchasing decisions can have on the environment and we feel its our responsibility to ensure that we’re taking measures to minimize our impact and the impact of our customers' purchases. That’s why we carefully choose the products and brands we deal with to make sure they care about the planet as much as we do .  We believe good quality, long-lasting products make a real difference in terms of our impact on the environment. Fast-fashion in the last few years has become the norm where it's common to purchase products that are soon discarded. Choosing carefully what you buy and knowing how and where the products are made makes a big difference. For...

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The magic of candles 🕯️ ✨

Lighting a candle is a magic ritual. Once the wick is lit, it changes the atmosphere of the room. Fire is one of the four elements in nature, and having a dancing flame in a room is a way of bringing us back to nature and keeping us connected with it. Having a candle lighting gives us an immediate sense of warmth and calm. If you’re lighting scented candles you can benefit as well from all the aromatherapy benefits. While the candle is not lit it will fill the room with a subtle lovely smell, but once the candle is lit the smell is going to deepen and you’ll get the benefits from the essential oils.  At Quinlan’s we have...

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Ready to enjoy the sunshine⛱️☀️

There’s something very special about sunny summer days spent by the ocean, relaxing, reading your book and going for swims. Whether you’re planning to enjoy the sunshine here in Ireland this summer, or whether you're planning a trip abroad, we wanted to list some essentials we think will help you hit the beach in style. First on the list is a good book. RTE has a great selection of 10 beach books you might enjoy this summer. When you’re packing for the beach, sunscreen is a must (even in Ireland 😉). Nowadays you can find reef and coral safe sunscreen, so you can protect your skin while protecting the ocean at the same time.  Another essential is a good sun...

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Jewellery with meaning

If you’re looking to send a special message to someone you love or care about, gifting a piece of jewellery is always a good idea; but if you want your gift to be extra special, you can gift jewellery with meaning.  ‘PÓG’ means kiss in Irish, Melissa Curry’s PÓG collection is inspired by the traditional Irish Claddagh ring. The PÓG pieces are a perfect way to send a kiss to all those who live near and far. The PÓG collection is vibrant, colourful and a modern symbol of love and friendship.    We love Enibas jewellery, designed and made locally in Schull, Co Cork. The delicate and elegant pieces contain beautiful messages.  Some of the messages in the Enibas collection...

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