MAVEN, Belfast...



I have finally picked up a new laptop charger, so one week late, I am delighted to share these beautiful shots with you from the opening of Belfast's newest, and most gorgeous, retail emporium!

MAVEN, located on Maryville Avenue, just off the famous Lisburn Road in Belfast, opened with a bang - and a beautiful canape and fizz reception, catered by the lovely ladies at The Belfast Cookbook Club - on the 15th of November. From the buzz and wonder in the eyes of the design-savvy crowd that amassed for the opening, it's fair to say, Maven is going to be a roaring success!

Run by two lovely sisters, Patricia and Catherine McGinnis, who have years of Interior Design and Event management experience between them, they launched Maven to bring a dedicated Home and Lifestyle presence to Belfast. Focusing on contemporary, fresh design and new-to-Belfast brands, Patricia and Catherine have put together a beautiful curation of products which, frankly, make you want to give them all your money (!!)... such gorgeous surroundings, and such beautiful wares, make for a very dangerous and delicious shopping experience.

We are proud to add Maven as our very FIRST Belfast retail stockist, and we rushed through our brand new Collection to get our new Cushions on the shelves for their Launch... Apart from with us, Maven is the only place in the UK you will find our new textiles this side of Christmas! So, get shopping people!!

Along with abigail*ryan, you will also find lots of other home-grown talent at Maven, including Donna Bates Parlour Lighting, Jude Cassidy woven textiles and Maven's own line of Candles (which are divine. Their scent Cosy is the epitome of Christmas!). It's so exciting to see covetable brands like MarimekkoMuutoColonel and Hay mixed in with beautiful Ercol pieces, too.

Okay, so you all know where to go for your Christmas shopping, right?

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Good luck ladies, and thank you for having us!

A&R