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Social Pictures: Brown Thomas Spring Summer 2023 International Designer Collections launch

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How an interior stylist turned this period Cork apartment into a quietly luxurious home
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‘I’ve had many heart-pounding moments since my partner proposed… just not the type I’d envisaged’


by Leonie Corcoran
31st Dec 2021
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Leonie Corcoran: acceptance at the start of 2022

For all the hope we had at the beginning of the year that the pandemic would be in the rearview mirror by now, it hasn't quite turned out that way.

This has been a hard year. A hard two years. This time last year, we were bidding a vehement goodbye to 2020. With a feeling of slight desperation, I wanted to bid it farewell in the manner of the old Westerns – spitting on the ground and stamping it into submission in a gesture of defiance. But spitting, obviously, isn’t the thing to do these days though I’d still argue it warranted it. It had...

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