Friday 24 May 2019

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Miriam Ahern and Michael Bronner. Photo: Karen Morgan

Bairbre Power... Out and about 

It was all things vegan, both food and conversation, at the Dr Bronner's lunch in the Drury Buildings. Miriam Ahern, who is a long-standing fan of the brand, was one of the guests invited by Michael Bronner. Michael is the grandson of the founder of the pioneering natural brand, and I know people who wouldn't dream of washing themselves, or their pets, in anything other than their famous peppermint soap. Michael was in Dublin with his sister Lisa for a lunch hosted by Paul Irwin of Life's Great, and the food was in-keeping with the very green ethos of the company.

Amy Huberman pictured at Newbridge Silverware for the launch of her extended jewellery line for the company. Picture: Conor Healy Photography

Exclusive 'I'm a hoarder that hates clutter which is the worst kind' - Amy Huberman on family, renovating and turning 40 

Amy Huberman turns 40 later this month. If if her productivity rate is anything to go by, the actress/author/TV series writer/business woman, shoe and jewellery designer plus mother to two young children, Sadie (6) and Billy (4), will be an expert at finding time to mark the milestone with a birthday cake with hubbie Brian O'Driscoll and their families in between doing a thousand and...

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Bairbre Power: 'I'm so in love, I could burst, and the new objects of my affection are neither human nor pet' 

I'm so in love, I could burst. I've been hugging and clinching and gazing with affection. The new objects of my affection are neither human or a pet member of the family. It's all the lost possessions I've just retrieved after a visit to the attic. I'm totally smitten by the pieces I've been reunited with after years in the wilderness and my memory of the emotions that went hand in hand with most...

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Bairbre Power: 'One of the lovely aspects of being an empty nester is that you can travel more and go places you always dreamed of' 

One of the truly lovely aspects of being an empty nester and having the kids sorted once and for all is that you can travel more and go to places you always dreamed of loitering in. Like saving up and heading off to Paris on your own for three days to visit a few art galleries and a free museum night, as opposed to consuming Disneyland Paris in a childish whirl and then coming straight home.

Louis Copeland Collection blue boxcheck three-piece suit, €1,249; blue hairstripe cotton slim-fit shirt, €139 and plum silk tie by Canali, €110. Photo: Daniel Holfeld

Suits you, Sir: how men's suiting finally moved on 

Andrew Richardson leans back and strikes a pose in his window check suit. The handsome 6ft 2in man from Co Mayo has walked the catwalk, and he is back in Ireland to model for Louis Copeland. The photoshoot identifies a new trend emerging in the formal male clothing market. David O'Connor, general manager at Louis Copeland, calls it "the casualisation of suits and the fact that the modern suit should be thought of as two, or three, pieces rather than just a standard grey or navy suit."