In Dublin, both headquarters and home are on Merrion Square, the loveliest Georgian square in Dublin, with a large, leafy park at its centre. I do feel inspired by living in the city and particularly the square, where history resonates. Former residents inspire me too – I like that I am part of a tradition that includes Oscar Wilde (1, Merrion Square)

Or the resident with whom I feel most kinship, the wonderful Sybil Connolly, at 71 Merrion Square: Irish but international in outlook, independent and clever and brave and business-savvy. She called hers “the house that linen built” and made it her salon and atelier, with butler James opening the door to clients and callers, and serving jasmine tea in the drawing room.

Our clients can have almost the same view through the windows of our Georgian house, and browse the collection in complete peace and privacy. I wonder if she loved the neighbourhood as much as I do, with The National Gallery and Leinster House and Trinity College close by, The Merrion Hotel with its Georgian drawing rooms, peat fires and collection of important Irish art just around the corner, and the expanse of park, where a certain Mr Paddy loves to walk.

You can also discover the collection at Brown Thomas Dublin. 

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