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Wedding flowers, vintage carpets, and socially distant dancing

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Aldi has announced an incredible wedding present – “Walking up the Aisle”. A couple who had to postpone their wedding receives flowers and champagne worth 5,500 euros.

Aldi will provide an experienced florist to help you prepare for the big day, as well as bubbles all around for receiving drinks. For a chance to win, follow @Aldi_Ireland on Twitter and share pictures of your relationship, how it started and how it’s going, using the hashtag #AldiWeddingAisle.

Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 10 February and the winners will be announced on Aldi social media channels on Friday 12 February.

Ogham Valentine’s Day Cards made in Cork

Helen Lynch is an award-winning Cork City artist and illustrator who grew up on the Beara Peninsula and studied at Crawford College of Art & Design.

When she’s not working on her beautiful watercolor portraits of people and animals, she also produces a range of greeting cards and prints inspired by the ancient Ogham script.

Their handmade ‘Is breá liom tú’ card is a subtle take on the Valentine’s Day card.

Each is digitally printed and executed in 24 carat gold leaf. The cards are 14.8 cm x 21 cm, are made to order and can also be personalized at no additional cost. Nice enough to frame too.

The card pictured here costs € 10 with free shipping in Ireland. www.oghamirishdesigns.com

Nice boho rugs to brighten up your home

Boho Home was founded in Wicklow by Margaret Morgan and Ali Coughlan, who readers may know from their media appearances and RTÉs Ace My Space Program.

After meeting at the school bus stop and choosing each other’s interior and design, the two women have now turned their passion into a sustainable business sourcing hand-woven Turkish vintage carpets.

The hand-knotted wool rugs are durable and easy to clean and add a touch of color to any home. Prices range from around € 100 for a small rug to € 1,000 for a large rug (roughly two square meters) and no two rugs are the same.

Check out their selection on bohohome.ie

A rose with a different name …

Mink Dublin’s beautiful range of products is a way to enjoy the romantic scent of the rose while we wait for summer to come again.

The new Modern Rose collection includes a range of household and body products, including cuticle oil, scented candles, room and clothing mist, and hand wash. The items can be purchased separately or as part of different gift sets.

Pictured here is the Modern Rose hand and body lotion. 30 €. mink.ie

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A dance collaboration that is good for the soul

If you want to experience the power of the arts, watch the short film Between us there is … as part of Jess Rowell’s dance artist residency at the Draíocht Arts Center in Dublin.

The film is just one of the projects Rowell worked on throughout the lockdown in 2020. He shows himself and Brian McSweeney – a dancer with Down syndrome and an original member of the Traces Dance Ensemble.

The film shows the challenges of producing the dance piece in two different locations due to Covid-19, as well as the end result – a beautiful, poignant dance piece that celebrates the relationship of the two dancers and their shared passion for movement over the past 13 years.

Have a cup of coffee and be inspired by this work with music by composer Stefan French, lighting design by Eamon Fox and films by Conor Donelan.

draiocht.ie/events/between_us_there_is

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Mask but make it fashionable

We mask ourselves but make it fashionable with the beautiful selection from Irish luxury swimwear brand Mona Swims.

This reversible ‘Iridescent Shell Print’ face mask is made of two layers of 100% silk with a layer of organic cotton in between. Made in Dublin with adjustable strings, each mask is unique and can be hand washed at 40 ° C.

The masks cost € 30 each or three for € 75 and are free shipping worldwide. 15% of sales are donated to the Chernobyl Children’s Trust. monaswims.com

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Fall in love with handmade chocolates from Gráinne Mullin

What could be nicer than saying “I love you” next week than with individually handcrafted and hand-painted chocolates from the award-winning confectioner Gráinne Mullins.

Whether you’re celebrating romantic love, loving a friend or family member, or even self-love, these incredible chocolates with their exciting flavor combinations are things of beauty and the joy of eating.

Made from the finest ingredients, these chocolate hearts feature fillings like sour cherries and cherries, smooth caramel and caramelized pecans, champagne turkish delight, and smooth raspberry ganache.

Visit @gra_chocolates on Instagram or @grachocolates on Facebook and pre-order at grachocolates.com

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