This Christmas we’re thinking small …
As Susan Zelouf explained in the November issue of THE GLOSS: “Consider this equation: supporting local producers sustains community; investing in more labour-intensive things to eat, wear and live with gobbles up less resources, leaving a smaller footprint. Less is less, and also more – a little of what we fancy does us good. Small change adds up; small changes change everything – no need to go big or go home. When fashion editor Diana Vreeland (Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue) advised “The eye has to travel”, she wasn’t just referring to faraway places; her influential point of view embraced small flourishes she noted in people, places and things. Good things come in small packages: think rings, newborns, puppies, nutshells …” That’s why this Christmas we’re thinking small, with little gifts that go big on style …
Hand-painted porcelain leopard necklace by Toulouse sisters Nach Bijoux, €175, at Costume, 10/11 Castle Market, Dublin 2.
Subscribe to the NY Times to read reader-submitted stories of modern love in 100 words or less. Order the book from www.bookdepository.com, €12.33, with free delivery.
Mini Hot Lips Charms, a trio of shades including JK Magic, Amazing Amal and Viva La Vergara. €30; www.charlottetilbury.com. Try Tilbury’s range at Brown Thomas, Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.
A bicycle bell – the tiny, tinny ring will part the ways. Brass bike bell, Elops, €8; www.decathlon.ie.
SIP AND TUCK
Irish linen napkins in duckegg blue, butternut, ivory and fern, €20 each, from Stable of Ireland, 2 Westbury Mall, Balfe Street, Dublin 2.
LESS IS MORE
A tiny travel candle is small but potent. Dublin Dawn and Dusk travel candle set, €45; www.rathbornes1488.com.
Travel-size-me with Malin+Goetz miniature essentials. Conveniently portioned in cute carry-on-approved sizes, take your face, body, hair and fragrance faves with you on your next getaway. Kits from €32; www.malinandgoetz.com.
The Jacquemus mini leather Le Chiquito bag comes in an array of colours. Fill yours with your biggest hopes and dreams. €425, Sign up for the waitlist at www.jacquemus.com.
Theo Fennell’s one-of-a-kind opening rings reveal miniature worlds in precious metals and gemstones. The Empty Quarter ring, in collaboration with micro-sculptor Willard Wigan, is a golden desert populated by itsy bitsy camels; exquisite magnifying glass included. POA at www.theofennell.com. But if you have to ask …
Every sweet a delicious work of art: Kilkenny’s Cakeface Patisserie also offers cookery courses. Choose from Jaffa Orange, Tarty Apple, Miss Lemony Rose and a wider selection of seasonal treats. www.cakeface.ie.
New from Miu Miu: crystal-encrusted rectangular acetate frames with opaline pink lenses. €400, to order from www.miumiu.com.
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