Even if you’re the kind of person who keeps the barbecue going all-year round, a winter deep clean is in order. Think of it as similar to packing away the summer clothes before you get out the woollens.
This kit comprises grate and grill cleaners, as well as a non-stick spray, a brush, sponges and a microfibre cloth. Instructions included, but, alas, not someone willing to do the job for you! SC
Charcoal Barbecue Cleaning Kit, €36.74, Weber, see weber.com/ie
If you’re keen to get the party feeling started, the House of Bubbles pops up next Friday and is set to run every Thursday to Saturday through to the year’s end. Based on Dublin’s Crow Street, it promises Champagne, casual food and disco sounds and décor that includes photos by Leon Farrell of the famous and gorgeous (including Kate Moss) who partied in Dublin through the ‘hedonistic 90s’. SC
House of Bubbles, Crow St, D2, €99.95, ticket includes Champagne, sparkling wine and set menu, see houseofbubbles.ie
Wild at heart
Emily Jean Atelier’s latest line, the Nádúr Headband Collection, handcrafted in the designer’s Moycullen, Co Galway premises, was inspired by the Wild Atlantic Way, and uses Irish fabrics, linens and tweeds, to create the signature turbands. LH
Prices from €35-€55, see emily-jean.com
Tree of life
Charity dynamo and Clontarf native Debbie Deegan has latterly turned her talents to writing for children and The Tree By The Sea is the result. Based around a real-life carved tree by the coast near her home, this is also a work of fantasy, featuring animals and children and masses of love.
All proceeds go to To Children With Love. Not content with just a book, it has an accompanying website, an app and an audiobook, as well as a tie-in with the ChildVision charity who have translated it to Braille. SC
‘The Tree By The Sea’ by Debbie Deegan, €15, selected SuperValu stores, or see thetreebythesea.ie
Dior has just opened a new concession in Brown Thomas Dublin, stocking accessories — including scarves, belts and sunglasses — their iconic bags, and some jewellery. LH
Dior, Brown Thomas, 88-95 Grafton Street, D2
Co-Exist Story is a clothing line, approved by Peta and created by H&M, for women, men and kids using animal-substitute fabrics. LH
Dress, €59.99, Co-Exist Story, H&M, see hm.com/en_ie