Two weeks and counting until A Stylish Afternoon tea in the Newgrange Hotel on May 14th! Let's take a look at another of our fabulous boutiques, Hummingbird Boutique on Trimgate Street in Navan. Hummingbird was set up in 2012 by Annemarie Greene , with a love for fashion and an opportunity she couldn't refuse! The … Continue reading A Stylish Afternoon Tea: Hummingbird Boutique
MISE – Irish for me, is an Irish owned and staffed salon and retail centre. Purely by accident, all the therapists have very Irish names. With just over two weeks to go until A Stylish Afternoon Tea, we are continuing our series taking a look at the boutiques and experts who will be showcasing their amazing local … Continue reading A Stylish Afternoon Tea: Expert Profile Mise
The latest addition to the Navan fashion scene and set to be a long-term feature in the town, is MK Bridal, opened last month by Mairead Kennedy. The bridal boutique stocks the latest bridal labels from the classic Enzoani to Blush by Hayley Paige; Paloma Blanca, Sweetheart; Lou Lou, Sorella Vita and St Patrick White … Continue reading A Stylish Afternoon Tea Boutique Profile: MK Bridal
With just over a month to go before A Stylish Afternoon Tea, the fabulous style summit taking place in Navan on May 14th, we're taking a look at some of the market town's leading suppliers. First up is Geoghegan's, the style stalwart. This family-owned and run department store has been the heart of Navan's shopping … Continue reading A Stylish Afternoon Tea Boutique profile: Geoghegans, Navan, Meath
St Valentine's Day this year falls on a Tuesday, much to the chagrin of restaurants and bars around the capital. It's hard to really relish every drop of that expensive Pomerol with an early conference call lurking in the back of your mind. Unless you relocate your celebrations to the weekend, here are some romantic … Continue reading Five Things To Do In Dublin On St Valentine’s Day
The Dublin Mint Office, just announced The Flowing Hair Coin; the first dollar ever minted in the United States, will arrive in Dublin amongst heavy security to go on show to the public in the RDS, Dublin next weekend. The 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar is believed to be the first dollar coin ever to be … Continue reading First Dollar Ever Minted Is Coming to the RDS!
By Fiona Sherlock Did Paddy Kavanagh ever write a poem on a Monday? My grandaunt told of how filthy his collar was, Propped up the bar in the Hibernian Club, There but for the grace of his lines. A crème de menth for a quote, A pint of stout for a story A currency lost … Continue reading Baggot Street
BOOK REVIEW In this video, I review Catherine Bailey's The Secret Rooms.
The bookies was dark and noisy as my grandmother led me in, the gold on her wrist as yellow as Spanish Armada treasure. The cigarette smoke whirled around my little blonde curls. It was lunchtime on my second birthday, and the 145th Grand National was just about to be run. My grandmother hoisted me onto … Continue reading A Toddler and the Grand National
A fine train is a curious place to be. You may remember I wrote about how to host a murder mystery party, the setting for which was the Orient Express. The 'Belmond Grand Hibernian' set to launch next summer, will bring similarly salubrious surroundings to Irish train passengers, without the poison, stabbing and double crossing … Continue reading All Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s answer to the Orient Express