Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Perfect Gift

Garden party: 1. Lee Bradshaw & Sharon Quinn; 2. Triona McCarthy, Catriona Hanly & Ciara O’Callaghan; 3. Dawn Fitzgerald & Daniel Scanlan. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

Designer Catriona Hanly is branching out and opening luxury retail units in two of Ireland’s top hotels. Recently she hosted an afternoon tea party at the lavish Lough Rynn Castle in Leitrim and celebrated her new Courtyard Gift Boutique opening.

Guests were treated to an elegant afternoon of champagne, strawberries and canapés with style and chic in abundance at the salubrious surroundings of Lough Rynn Castle, once the home of the infamous Lord Leitrim and now better known as the backdrop to some very famous weddings.

Catriona Hanly’s new boutique has a beautiful selection of jewellery, gifts, interior gifts, cards and lots of treats and treasures as well as a delicious range of teas, coffees and pastries served all day. All of the outdoor furniture, candles, cushions and comforts are for sale so visitors can browse at their leisure with sugar and spice and all things nice!

Beauty guru Triona McCarthy and restaurateur Lee Bradshaw proved to be a unique double act to entertain and titillate as they presided over proceedings! Guests included Fair City’s Ciara O’Callaghan, milliner Jennifer Wrynne, actor Paul Ryan, designer Dawn Fitzgerald, pro golfer Suzanne Coyne and businessman Tadgh Geary.