Look at these muffin cups I found in Ireland. They’re from a Scandanavian company called Vestli House that makes paper products for baking and cooking from biodegradable greaseproof paper.
I found them at Avoca in Ireland, which is my favorite store in the whole country. It feels like it could have been the inspiration for Anthropologie, with its sweet, old-fashioned-yet-modern aesthetic. Avoca sells everything from pitchers to sweater coats that all feel very Irish countryside in a romantic and slightly wild way. Not to mention the original handwoven blankets the company has been weaving at their mill in Ireland since 1723 (and I’m now the proud owner of one for our bedroom – thanks mom!).
Avoca also has cafes with the most delicious food served on all the gorgeous plates you’ve been coveting at the store (are you listening, Anthropologie?). So let’s say you’ve been eating mashed potatoes every single day without a green vegetable in sight. Clearly, the antidote is to find your way to an Avoca café and wolf down some fresh carrot salad. Followed by a slice of chocolate and pear tart. It’s even better if your parents are with you and it’s their 40th engagement anniversary, and you can clink mugs of tea to celebrate with this view in the background.