The loves of my life: Emma Manley
The Irish fashion designer chats about her favourite people, places and things
Eoin O Suilleabhain, my patient, loving and supportive husband. I never knew real love until he came into my life, and it's changed everything.
The day Eoin proposed to me. I had no idea it was coming, and, honestly, I was shocked he liked me so much that he wanted to marry me!
The moment of the day
I'm one of those annoying morning people. I love hearing my alarm clock and bouncing out of bed. A gym session or a big walk is how I choose to start my day.
Rill Rill by Sleigh Bells. It was played at the first of many gigs Eoin took me to -also the night of our first smooch.
The Snowman. Watching it brings me right back to Christmas at the Manleys - I can smell the mulled wine; the marshmallows roasting on the fire.
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. I couldn't put it down.
My mum, Shelagh. She's an incredible human being. If I can be half the mum she is, I'll be very proud of myself.
Anything from my label, Manley. It's my uniform; it's what I feel most comfortable and confident in.
My engagement ring. I was fairly allergic to the idea of the sameness of one ring on that finger forever - it seemed a bit dull and boring, but now I adore it. I haven't taken it off, in fact!
[Virtual assistant] Alexa! Mostly because if you ask her what's going on in the Manley studio, she'll give you a read-out of what we were doing that day. It's Eoin's handiwork, I can't take credit for it!
The part of my body
Right now, it's my newly-acquired bump. I adore it.
Creedons Top of Coom, Eoin's local at home in Cuil Aodha, Cork. It's where I have consumed many hot whiskeys. And long walks in the mountains. The air, the tranquility, the views... perfection.
Water, a minimum of two litres a day... then wine, to undo the goodness.
Sri Lanka, four years ago with Eoin. Our very first holiday abroad. It was perfect.
The Armada hotel, Spanish Point, Co Clare. A beautiful, relaxing space in a beautiful part of the world.
My best friend, Jenny. Our friendship began with us wearing matching tennis outfits as we played doubles together in Castleknock Tennis Club. We no longer dress in matching outfits - we dress nothing alike; actually, we are nothing alike - but that's what makes a friendship so great. She's my rock.
The beauty product
My new tongue scraper. Dirty tongues creep me out. This gadget keeps my tongue nice and pink.
The pet hate
Bad table manners.
The piece of advice
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. Life is tough, let's not make it any tougher on each other.
Hanging with my nieces and nephews. They make me laugh non-stop, and make everything OK.
Wine. That's on hold for a while, though!
Petrol. I love being in petrol stations and filling up the car. I grew to love it growing up around Mondello racetrack when my dad was racing cars. My wedding scent even had petrol in it. It's a nostalgic smell for me.
Anything that Bastible [a restaurant in Dublin 8] serves on a plate.
* Bloss is a winter capsule event at Dundrum Town Centre, showcasing 30 Irish designers. The unique design pop-up shop runs until January 7 at the Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre
Sunday Indo Life Magazine