Oh my Mellow | No.16

Oh My Mellow
Make this a November to remember with our cultural hit-list guaranteed to brighten up those long, dark evenings.
GIFTING Design Collective
There’s nothing worse than running around doing last-minute Christmas shopping, so get organised (and perhaps inspiration for what you might like from Santa this year) with a trip to Design Collective’s pop-up shop at Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre.
Among the many Irish brands all under one roof are: Peelo, for handbags and accessories; Nicki Hoyne, for footwear; FAO Millinery for hats – and – drum roll – us! Yes, Moon + Mellow will be representing contemporary luxury sleepwear so that try-before-you-buyers can cop a feel of our super-soft organic cotton and really appreciate our attention to detailed design in person.
The pop-up opens November 16 on the top floor of the Powerscourt Townhouse – and runs until December 24, in case you are a serial last-minute shopper…

Gilded Age

WATCHING The Gilded Age

Socialites! Corsets and crinoline! Splendid set pieces! Withering dowagers! Miranda from Sex and the City! What’s not to love about Julian “Downton” Fellowes’s The Gilded Age? Season two has just “dropped” and now the nights have drawn in and electric blankets are on we couldn’t be happier than to curl up in our PJs early doors for a glossy period drama. The sumptuous HBO series chronicles the triumphs and tribulations of old money families and the nouveau riche in 1880s Manhattan, making for an historic romp that even Violet Grantham would enjoy.


Womens Words

LEARNING Focail na mBan: Womens Words

Gaeilgeoir Manchán Magan is well known for celebrating the Irish language, his books tending towards travelogue and natural history. Which makes his latest release a bit of a curveball: Focail na mBan: Women’s Words – a book of Irish words for vaginas, vulvas, clitorises and periods. But before anyone accuses him of mansplaining, better to see him as an ally for curating artworks by 29 artists, among them Dorothy Cross, Alice Maher, Rachel Fallon, Dee Mulrooney, Kiki na Art/Ciarna Pham, and poetry by Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Dairena Ní Chinneide, each offering their rich linguistic insights. There are also launch events at Dublin’s Fumbally throughout the month.

Your Booked

LISTENING You’re Booked

’Tis the season for sitting fireside, or retiring early to bed, with a good book. But how to separate the wheat from the chaff? A good place to start is Daisy Buchanan’s long-running podcast, You’re Booked, which asks what’s on the bookshelves of big-name authors, from Cecelia Ahern and Marian Keyes to Ken Follett and Ian Rankin, from Emma Dabiri to Patricia Cornwell. Buchanan wisely casts her net wide so there’s a great cross section of popular fiction, essays, comedy and highbrow dramas.


DRESS CODE: The Long Set – Flora Pink & Burgundy

All the leaves are brown – which means our Flora print, which comes in pink and burgundy has never been more easy on the eye. Its large abstract blooms will brighten up the darkest of evenings, while a loose cut keeps things comfy (and if you’re between two sizes, choose the size above for extra comfort). Deep pockets, a soft elasticated drawstring waist and piped cuffs seal the deal for luxurious loungecore.