Last Reply by cookieQ | Started by Irish Insights in Beauty Banter, Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
We know you love hearing from our Irish guests, so look for a new blog from us on the 17th of every month! You will hear from many of your favorite people from the Emerald Isle!
Here's some insight into what they've been up to since you last saw them on St. Patrick's Day...
Stephen Walsh, Connemara Marble
I recently got the Belleek “Everyday” Baker that was introduced during our Saint Patrick's Day celebration. Inside was a recipe for Chef Neven Maguire’s rhubarb and mixed berry crumble, and, as rhubarb is in season right now, I picked some from my own garde... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Catstamper | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
I cannot believe St. Patrick’s Day and Easter is all done and dusted for another year! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I can tell you it was cold here in Ireland, and so my Easter Egg Hunt was more about tiny frozen hands rather than chocolate! So next year I plan to have rather large eggs!! We did have lots of fun afterwards warming our sleeves beside the Aga drinking hot chocolate!
Now it’s time to settle down and start to plan for next year’s shows!! One morning last week as I drank my cup of tea, my mind turned to summer and I found myself pr... Continue Reading
Last Reply by AuntJudyQ | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
I wish all my friends a very happy Easter from Ireland! The Easter Bunny arrived in my office and brought some beautiful hand-painted eggs with shamrock designs!
It was great to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on QVC, and I hope you all enjoyed the new items that we brought to the show. What did you think of the day? I would love to hear your comments and ideas!
Have a lovely Easter weekend!
Stephen and all the team at Connemara Marble
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Started by Irish Insights in Q News, Hosts & Personalities
So after a FANTASTIC day at QVC, we all packed up and headed to the airport to make the journey back across the Atlantic - here we all are gathered in the Aer Lingus lounge waiting for our flight – there is always great fun and laughter as we recount the day and the fun things that happened!
A highlight for me was David and Dave James becoming ‘irresistible’ after being sprayed with Patrick cologne – check out the video on QVC.com about 2.5 mins. in – I showed it to the girls in the office this morning – had everyone in stitches!!
Fragrances of Ireland P... Continue Reading
Last Reply by M shopper | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
Well, we had a great day on March 17th! What a fun way to spend the day, and the finale with Jane was such great fun. I hope that you enjoyed it too. We are all home safe in Ireland, and I've put the Leprechaun hat and slab of marble back in safe keeping until the next show.
And as the Irish blessing goes: "May the road rise before you, and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand."
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Last Reply by wginger | Started by Irish Insights in Beauty Banter, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
Although a native of Kildare (Horsey country!), I have been living in Wicklow (the Garden of Ireland) for over ten years now (not sure where that decade went!!). When my husband and myself were still only dating, I remember vividly a conversation about where our ideal home would be, and, while there were a few differing opinions, being close to the ocean was something we both really wanted!!
So in some ways, I think it is destiny that I am working with the Fragrance House that created Inis, the energy of the sea! I am certainly blessed!
My kids are very excited about their mammy being on... Continue Reading
Last Reply by M shopper | Started by Irish Insights in For the Home Talk, In the Garden, Hosts & Personalities
Do you live in your head or in your heart? And where do they take you? Home to Ireland or on journeys to special places in Tir Na Nog, the land of eternal youth? This came to my mind as we prepared to travel to the United States.
My son asked me if I could live anywhere I want where would it be? This is a question he has asked me for many years, and I have always answered, ‘I am living exactly where I want to live.’ This is in the peaceful and tranquil village of Naul in Dublin, Ireland, as opposed to living in my head, which is a little full, not so tranquil all the time, and, on... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Troysmom | Started by Irish Insights in Fashion Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The Aran story is firmly one of the centerpieces of today’s fashion. I was rummaging through some old photos, and I dug out this old photo of myself and Matt Doolin back-set in the first years of the Irish Show on QVC! Myself, and all here at Aran Crafts, are glad to be part of this community for so long. How the years have flown!
One of the most common questions I get when travelling over for QVC shows is, ‘Where do you get your inspiration from for Aran Craft?’
My answer is simply ‘Nature.’ Outside of designing fabrics an... Continue Reading
Started by Irish Insights in For the Home Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
My goodness, how quickly six months goes by! I can’t believe it’s QVC time already! I am so thrilled to be in the USA once again and especially as this time around I have my magical Emerald Tea Pot with its wonderful twist, which I hope you are going to love!
Have you ever wondered about the process of making pottery? I will show you the journey of this tea pot from raw clay to the finished product. It is always such a pleasure being at the wheel!!
Where It All Begins
The start of the journey:
Centering the clay:
Making the form:
Finishing the lid:
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Last Reply by MMO | Started by Irish Insights in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities
I can’t believe we are back at QVC for St. Patrick’s Day – time really passes so quickly! I packed my bags and made the annual Irish “pilgrimage” to celebrate the day with our lovely friends at QVC. I’m so excited to be able to share our new exciting creations with you, and I hope you like them! I have some beautiful new shamrock jewellery to share with you – each one glistening with our sparkling crystals! We have our new Sterling Silver Shamrock Cluster Ring, Sterling Silver Shamrock Necklace and matching bracelet, and our beautiful Sterling Si... Continue Reading