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A Chat with…Claire Brett, Founder of Dublin Herbalists

When it comes to skincare, choosing natural, local products is certainly a great choice both your skin health and the environment. Leading the way in natural beauty in Ireland is Claire Brett, founder of Dublin Herbalists. Created in Ireland in 2012, Dubin Herbalist’s skincare range is built to suit a variety of skin types in a modern, busy world. We are delighted that Claire, took a little time out of her busy schedule as a businesswoman and mother to have a chat with us about her beautiful products. Q. What inspired you to create your first skincare product? Definitely my desire to use safe, clean skincare on myself and my family. To know exactly...

A Chat with Ceramicist Charlie Mahon

For a small island, Ireland boasts a striking number of talented artists, designers and makers. Cork-based Ceramicist Charlie Mahon is among this wonderful group of craftspeople making Ireland stand out in the world of craft and design at a global level.  At M&B we are proud to carry The Charlie Mahon collection in-stores and caught up with him lately to learn more about the passion and inspiration behind these beautiful pieces. Q. Where did your love of ceramics come from? My love of ceramics probably came from my grandmother’s dresser which my mother inherited from her first husband.  It was filled with gold filigree ceramics from the Georgian period and other items which...

Different Engagement & Wedding Gift Ideas

Wedding Gift Idea - Sheepskin Rug

It’s that time of the year when someone close to you is “tying the knot” and you’re clueless of ideas for wedding presents. Wedding gifts are ditching the old traditional salt and pepper shakers. It’s becoming more personal between you and the couple. Adding a personal touch e.g their name and surname or Mr & Mrs is becoming more of a desire. Although appliances are still a popular choice as wedding gifts, but it’s very hard to know what they have and don’t have already. Plus there is a chance another couple got them the same gift. Lucky for you that we’ve compiled a short list of great wedding or...

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day

    Breakfast in Bed We are more in love with the fact Valentine’s Day is falling on a Sunday this year than anything else. It’s the perfect excuse to stay in bed all day. If your hoping to be served breakfast in bed make sure you have some nice new mugs, it’ll make it all the more special. Snuggle up in style with our selection a bed linen.                   Lazy Lunch If you are planning on staying at home all day and lounging around you probably wont feel like cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Keep it simple and prepare...

SALE TOP PICKS: Grab it before it’s gone…

Going, going… Grab it before it’s gone! With only one week to go in our Winter Sale; seize the day and get yourself or someone else a little something special before it’s over! For the chef… If your collection of pots and pans have seen better days,now is the time to replace them with some shiny new ones. With up to 50% off Kitchen items it makes sense to invest in new utensils and gadgets. | TOP PICKS |                                   For the fashionista… Our Fashion range is polished for work or play – and brimming with after-hours...

How to Use: Pestle and Mortar

Pestle & Mortars are useful tools if you need to grind herbs and spices into a paste or powder, they can be used for crushing berries, nuts, hard sweets and sea salt. Our selection of Pestle and Mortars are solid, robust and designed to last; a great addition to any kitchen. Follow our simple step by step guide for using your Pestle and Mortar to perfection. Granite Mortar and Pestle A lifetime investment, this beautiful Granite Mortar and Pestle is made from solid polished granite with a non-scratch base. It is ideal for crushing a variety of herbs and spices to infuse food with flavour. It comes in a sophisticated and...

The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

On the hunt for the perfect Father’s Day gift? So are we, which is why we’ve picked our top 5 gifts to share with you. Father’s Day undoubtedly brings up fond memories. Whether it’s the time dad taught you how to ride a bike or that first weekend camping trip with just the two of you, dad’s been around through thick and thin. Your dad probably isn’t expecting you to buy him a new car, but why not aim higher than a card and cuff links this year? Check out our list of gifts for the modern gentleman in every father.   1. Photo frames Photo frames are the perfect keepsake and an ideal gift...