Find yourself at the peak of some great hill. The air is crisp and the skies are blue.
Autumn has arrived in one tremendous wave of reddened leaves and soaring songbirds; the sparrows, finches, and thrushes headed south in search of warmer lands.
By your side at the top of this sweeping vista is a friend, a partner, a loved one, a pet. Both of you are wearing coats (big and small) to combat the wind and ignoring the squelching discomfort at the soles of your feet. The ground beneath you the entire climb has been uneven but exhilarating, and stood now at the end of this enlivening trial, you feel yourself ready to rest.
You pull aside your linen scarf, light for the climate but perfect for the climb, and from your Autumn jacket, manifest an assortment of colored beakers; yellow, pink, purple, and orange, catching the light of the kaleidoscope sky and bringing to life the artistry inside. Your companion takes from their coat a small repository of the richest olive oil and the flakiest heel bread baked golden brown. You fill the beakers with the olive oil, passing one to your partner and keeping one for yourself. You pull aside that linen scarf (for the second time), and with the deepest breath of utter indulgence, dip the bread and take a bite.
The sun is held in the sky, but only just. The world is silent, but just enough. You lean in close to your loved one or pet, and slowly, slowly begin to forget.
To achieve this perfect setting, the ingredients are simple.
One McNutt light linen scarf; handmade and continuing the trade of meticulous Irish wares that have dwindled in recent years.
One serving of Felea Goods’ P.D.O. Messara Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Felea work with a team of passionate producers whose knowledge, expertise and love for the Cretan land is infused in every one of their exclusive products.
Four helpings of Jerpoint Rainbow Beakers; these handmade, ultramodern beakers are made with distinct personalities and artistry that champion individualism – the perfect accompaniment to any moment you want to make even more memorable.