Wednesday, September 26, 2001

No entries in over 3 weeks....I do apologise! I have been away on holiday for a while and....well no other excuse really.

I'll not prattle on about every social gathering that happened over the absent period, but will note a few. The Spider Awards on the 6th were b-o-r-i-n-g. The Irish Champion Stakes in Leopardstown were excellent as always - especially because I was accompanying the wonderful Ms. Wendy Monks. Then of course there were the Cinema Days in UCI Blanchardstown. This is an event for media / industry people to view new releases and 8 films were shown in the two days. With plenty of partying on the two nights as well! Watch out for Legally Blonde and America's Sweethearts. (Although if you are in the US you'll have seen them ages ago).

The 17th saw the launch of the Murphy's Cork Film Festival in Dakota. Later that evening we saw the opening of the most recent adition of the Little Caeser restaurant family. This was not your usual wine and canape reception but rather a 3 course meal and comp drinks for all. Done with Italian style boys!

Nothing else to report. As you were.

Monday, September 03, 2001

It was a busy week indeed, with plenty of fashion high jinx. Tuesday saw the fashionistas Marcari Brennan display their latest designs in City Hall. A resounding success with plenty of cocktails and scrumptious food by none other than Conrad Gallagher. Have not heard of that celebrity chef in a while, I hear you say. Conrad has been very busy with his new London restaurant, called Conrad Gallagher. Another resounding success by all accounts.

Thursday was a hectic day on the social scene. First port of call was the Mansion House for the annual Wella Design Centre Fashion Show. Everyone and anyone was there, in particular, Limerick's Celia Holman-Lee, Miriam Ahern, Yvonne Keating, the devine Laura Bailey, PR Tara O'Connor and the nations fav TV-gal-about-town, Caroline Morahan. Us blokes were represented by Mr. Ireland Padraig Hearns, Jason O'Callaghan, Julian Benson, Gav Lambe - Murphy and Cormac Keane among others. Luckily I had seen the Macari Brennan collection on Tuesday evening, as I had to rush off before the show ended. Thankfully I was going just down the road to the Screen cinema for the Gala Premiere of The Most Fertile Man in Ireland. A most humourous film set in Belfast, starring Kris Marshall and James 'I am everywhere' Nesbitt. On then to Renards for the post champagne & red bull party (party organisers take note: don't mix champagne). On then to rejoin the fashionistas in Lillies till the early hours.

Friday saw Michael Wright launch his new seafood range out in The Anglers Rest in Howth. Goes to show that socialites will travel out of D2 if the canapes are worth it! Spotted at the party were Etain Boyd & Jason O'C of WHO magazine - the new celebrity couple?, Elaine Roddy, Simon Stokes and Conach Breslin. Back to town and called into Samsara (where the Fair City crew were having a get together) and Cocoon before retiring to Lillies for the remainder of the evening. And I must stifle those rumours that Karla Elliott and Ray Senior are back together - sadly not, but they remain good friends.

I did not manage to make it to Slane as once was enough for me and instead ventured to Cavan for Captains Day at Cavan Golf Club. Certainly gives Lillies a run for it's money - still drinking and dancing at 4am!