Interiors must haves: Copper on
There's much to reflect on in the new Considered range by Helen James for Dunnes Stores, including this copper strainer, €75 from www.dunnesstores.com. It's made from solid copper with nice brass handles and an inner coating of tin.
Brighten up your love life with a natural beeswax candle, scented with sweet orange essential oil. It's part of an array of treats in the Valentine's Day aromatherapy giftbox from Brookfield Farm in Tipperary (from €45, www.brookfield.farm).
ALL MIXED UP
Bodum have come up with the genius idea of mismatching lids, knobs and handles on chambered teapots, now €16 each at www.anvil.ie where similarly styled three-cup cafetieres cost €14.95.
For anyone in the market for a Valentine's Day sofa, the Sparkle two-seater and table set in red velvet is now available for €898 from www.dfs.ie. Very romantic, but you might get more action on a three-seater. Just saying…