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New Season Tableware

Nothing lifts a dinner party or afternoon tea better than a gorgeous tableware to show off the culinary masterpieces you have produced. Who among us doesn’t have one or two different sets for different occasions? Or is that just me… I will admit the long-suffering Mr Kitchen Buyer has often looked at me sideways when tasked with getting the spring-dinnerware out of the top press! But there is just something about tableware that I love and I especially love to change it up. What you dress your table with can be a wonderful way to express your personality, highlight an occasion or simply show off the food. If showing off...

Kids in the Kitchen – summer activities to keep them busy!

It’s midsummer, the school holidays are in full swing and it’s hard to come up with new ways to keep the kids busy on long summer days!  If you find yourself at home with a full house, we have a few fun summer activities to keep them busy in the kitchen. In a world where everything is ready-made on the supermarket shelves, it’s wonderful to show kids how with the help of an adult, some simple ingredients and methods they can create delicious treats for everyone! Cake time A home cooked sponge cake can be one of the most delicious cakes, especially when topped with fresh cream and jam! With...

Football isn’t the only thing France are Champions of!

Football isn’t the only thing France are Champions of! I’m sure we all know by now that France were victorious this weekend in a little competition called The World Cup. Having followed the French team with interest throughout I was in the mood for some French food for dinner last night. Luckily, French cooking is some of the tastiest out there and when it comes to cookware, it is hard to be the French classic, Le Creuset. So I dug the casserole out of the press, raided the fridge to see what I could rustle up and a version of the classic Chicken Fricassee was born.   A delicious and...

5 tips for a stylish and well organised bathroom

In the bathroom keep it sleek and contemporary with monochrome accessories that will make your life easier. We’ve put together 5 of our top tips for a stylish and well-organised bathroom! Colour By opting for a black and white colour combo you can create a simple look that makes an impact. Often the bathroom can be one of the smallest rooms in the house so a strong, clean colour palette will help to keep the space feeling ordered yet on trend. If you have mainly white tilling choose black accessories to create a bold look or white accessories for a minimalist style.   Make life easier We all rush around...

Cool Down Summer Cocktails & Mocktails

  It’s getting hotter so we’re finding ways to stay cool at M&B! A simple and delicious way to cool down is with an ice-cold cocktail or mocktail freshly made. We’ve put together our go-to cool down cocktails and mocktails that are getting us through the hottest week of the year!   Cocktails Classic Mojito Packed with refreshing mint, ice and lime juice, the classic mojito is top of the list when it comes to summer cocktails. Shake up this cooling drink in minutes with a few simple ingredients.   50 ml White Rum 8 Mint leaves 12 1/2 ml Sugar Syrup 25 ml Lime Juice 2 Mint sprigs Ice   Serves: 1...

Top Tips for Brunching in Style this Summer

  Channel your inner Duchess or Upper East Side socialite this weekend with a little brunch. Our Manhattan collection hits just the right note for a glamourous and stylish Mimosa and Macaron themed lunch. Think tiny sweet scones, delicious pink lemonade and sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Served up on the classy and chic plates from our brand new Manhattan collection your guests are bound to feel like they are brunching in a top London restaurant. Setting the scene is so important, so ditch the paper napkins and invest in some crisp white napkins, your guests will appreciate the effort. There is nothing quite like a beautifully set table...

? Easter Brunch Recipes

Easter brunch ideas

  With Easter upon us, it’s time to start planning! If you’re entertaining this weekend, it’s all about the food! A lazy easter brunch is a great way to kick off the weekend and catch up with friends and family. Get ready to impress your guests with these incredible recipes from our Kitchen & Dining Buyer Julie! (We’re definitely making the pea and feta crostini!) ? Its Easter weekend, the sun is finally starting to shine and it looks like spring is on its way. That means it’s time to gather friends and family and celebrate the long weekend and the longer evenings. What better way to do that than with a long and...

Simple Speedy Recipes from Kady’s Kitchen

My top 4 go-to meals on the run!   As much as I find cooking and being in the kitchen therapeutic, it can be the last thing I feel like doing after a long day of work. But if you want to eat healthily, it can be hard to find better alternatives to a home cooked meal.   So I have rounded up my favourite simple & speedy recipes that help me zip through my week. I always make enough to cover lunch the following day too. And if you are cooking for your family or friends, even better as you don’t have to spend time cleaning up once you...

5 Tips to Revive your Bedroom

  Now that we are settling into the New Year, it’s time to shake off the old and bring in the new!   A fantastic way to feel refreshed for the New Year is to de-clutter and revive your home. One of the most important rooms in the house is your bedroom. It’s where you rest, recuperate and re-energise, so it’s top of the list for our 2018 “Room Revive”!   We’ve put together 5 tips to quickly and easily revive your bedroom for 2018:     1. Fabulous Bed Linen Life is all about the little luxuries, especially in your home. After a long day, there’s nothing better than relaxing...

The Perfect Christmas Table

Create the perfect Christmas table with styling tips from the experts   Introducing our exciting Christmas Collaboration with Claire Price & Elaine Regan of House Edit! From festive DIY touches to creating a welcoming atmosphere Claire & Elaine reveal how to create the perfect Christmas table. To discover tips you’ll love to add to your home, sit back, relax and enjoy this fabulous video ?         If your feeling inspired you can shop in store or online at www.meadowsandbyrne.com and create a beautiful tabletop this Christmas!   P.S We’d love to see how you style you Christmas Tabletop – tag us on Facebook @meadowsandbyrneireland or Instagram @meadowsandbyrne  ...

A|W FLASH SALE – HOT LIST -TRANSFORM YOUR HOME THIS AUTUMN

This time of year we all gravitate indoors so it is truly a time to focus on your home. It’s the perfect time to make some simple changes to update your interiors and create a space that you and your family will love relaxing in. This weekend only we’re taking 20% OFF selected items from this season’s latest collections so you can get your home ready for Autumn/Winter. Here’s our Autumn Sale Hot List 1. The Robin Vintage Pouf This piece embraces the rich velvet tones and textures of A/W 2017. Affordable and stylish this pouf is on the top of our hot list! Add to the living room as a footstool or additional seating....

The AVOCA Collection – Curated by Meadows & Byrne

A/W 2017 Collaboration This season we are delighted to introduce our exciting new AVOCA throw collection! Curated especially for Meadows & Byrne, this collection beautifully marries quality, craft and design. The charming palette of elegant designs and colour will add a touch of luxury and warmth to your home for the autumn season. At M&B we love to collaborate with Irish Brands and Avoca is a true Irish success story. Tucked away in the beautiful Village of Avoca, the looms of the local Mill have been weaving superior quality throws since 1723. Each throw is made from 100% lambs wool and is skillfully created with expertise and love. Inspired by the beautiful surroundings,...

We ❤ The Happy Pear!

At M&B we’re big fans of The Happy Pear and this week we were thrilled to discover our lovely Tola will be featured in their new cookbook! The dynamic duo have an amazing way with food and manage to create recipes that are so tasty and healthy at the same time. While we eagerly await their new cookbook we’ve put together our quick tips to style your table top this season! Colour – Be Bold At M&B we believe when you whip up something delicious in the kitchen why not serve it in style! Summer is a great excuse to update your dinnerware and get ready for entertaining. Echo the vibrant colours of...