A strange new trend is emerging in fashion retail - the ‘selfie purchase’, later returned to the shop. Conversely, a look at what style seekers are buying and keeping sheds a light on what people want from ‘the shopping experience’ right now
From movie-themed parties to 25ft organic fresh-flower walls, the experiential event is where the corporate money is going. But for tech companies and global leaders, it’s not just about capturing new business: it’s about keeping the workforce happy too. Jessie Collins explores a new era in corporate entertaining
The proliferation of slogans on everything from notebooks to hoodies is a trend that shows no signs of abating. And now, kidswear and kids’ accessories are fast becoming overwhelmed with mantras. But does this positive messaging make any difference, asks Jessie Collins, or is it all just white noise?
Chef Clodagh McKenna has a new mission: to convince Irish people to celebrate our dairy produce and consume it as health food. Here, she talks to Jessie Collins about food for life, her mentor Myrtle Allen and working to a schedule
The retailer Soda plans to revolutionise how we consume and understand tech. As it launches its first Irish store, at Brown Thomas Dublin, Jessie Collins talks to founder Grace Gould about harnessing technology for a happier life
Killruddery, the Earl of Meath’s seat at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, is 400 years old this year. As well as having one of the best baroque gardens in the country, it’s now a thriving tourist destination, farm and business. It has also been home to 17 generations of the Brabazon family. Jessie Collins talks to father Jack and son Anthony about mixed blessings, futureproofing, and sharing your home with 75,000 strangers
The Brabazon family is marking 400 years in residence at the Killruddery estate in Bray, Co Wickl...
From a single pitch in Dublin’s George’s Street Arcade to eight outlets and counting, Lolly Strahan of Lolly & Cooks has nourished a food brand from its bare bones. She tells Jessie Collins why she still feels like an unwitting entrepreneur