Tuesday 19th - Alright Alfie?
The newly revamped Savoy on O'Connell Street was the venue for the Irish premiere of Jude Law's new movie Alfie. A re-make of the 1960's Michael Caine classic, the movie is brimming with style in every shot. Susan Sarandon co-stars (and looks wonderful), and editor of Vanity Fair Graydon Carter has a small cameo appearance also.
Renards was also brimming with style later in the evening for the after party. PR Sinead Ryan, models Lee Bradshaw and Barry O'Sullivan, Ray Shah of Big Brother fame and singer George Murphy all loved the Finlandia Vodka cocktails.
Downstairs in the Plu bar, Ireland AM presenter Alan Hughes was celebrating his birthday with champagne. I left the party early, as did Alan and co. - he had to be up at 5am to wake up the country on TV3.
Sunday 17th - Happy Birthday Raybo!
Publisher and Editor of ShowBizIreland.com, Ray Senior, celebrated his 30th birthday with a massive party in Lillies Bordello (which was not sold at auction last week) on Sunday night. Packed full of beautiful people, I am reliable informed that the party continued in his Temple Bar penthouse apartment 'til Monday morning.
Saturday 16th - The Crystal Ball
The inaugral Crystal Ball was held the the unusual sourrounds of the Round Room at the Mansion House on Saturday night. The theme was Winter Wonderland and I must say the venue looked amazing, a credit to the event managers. We were guests of Wall 2 Wall PR, courtesy of M.D. Toni Wall, who looked fab in a gold obi belt ensemble. Her colleagues Elizabeth Fitzpatrick and Joanne Rochford raised the bling bar with impressive jewels.
Our dinner partners for the evening were Carl Broderick and Debbie O'Donnell, and to say fun was had would be an understatement! Jewellery designer Caitriona Hanly, champion snooker player Ken Doherty and RTE's Bryan Dobson were among those enjoying the 'ChamBull' cocktails (M&C Champagne and RedBull...yum!). In aid of the Make A Wish Foundation, the event raised much needed funds, with the auction alone taking in over €44,000!