Friday, July 07, 2006
The party posse are taking full advantage of these long balmy evenings and outdoor drinking is the new black. It’s important to make hay while the sun shines and all that, so the good people at Haagen Dazs ice cream had perfect timing as they hosted their summer cocktail party on the private terrace at George’s of Baggot Street yesterday evening.
With delish, nay decadent, Haagen Dazs cocktails and Kir Royales there was a real social buzz about the place as the crowd discussed plans for summer and upcoming events. A hot topic of conversation was the forthcoming White Tie and Diamond charity gala ball in
Back to last night, and the other matter in hand seemed to be avoiding the TV cameras that were floating around the party. Hosts Joanne Byrne and Sinead Ryan were filming for the final of their new RTE TV show, It’s My Party, and the pair were miked up and working the room effortlessly. Let’s hope that some great gossip passed their lips and will be shared on national TV!
Also there were TV stars Kathryn Thomas and Lucy Kennedy, Norman Pratt and Avril Collins, Gavin Lambe – Murphy and Libby Ryan, Andrew Rudd, Trevor White from The Dubliner and Jedda Downey, sister of Caroline who is no stranger to TV following the hugely successful show Charity Queens, in which she appeared recently alongside my pal Tara O’Connor.
After umpteen Haagen Dazs cocktails (I was physically unable to drink anymore) I popped into the new Portoo House tapas bar on
It was no coincidence then that I also spotted them in Lillies later on ripping up the dancefloor with the likes of Trevor Musgrave, Lord Henry Mountcharles and his wife Lady Iona Mountcharles.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Nicky Wallace pictured (centre) at his "A Man for all Seasons" fashion show with Maria Fusco and Alan Amsby.
The collection is called “A Man for All Seasons” and it reflects Nicky’s belief that men’s fashion should not be dictated by the traditional Autumn / Winter and Spring / Summer dicta. As we have most unpredictable weather in this country (four seasons in the one day lately) Nicky’s designs reflect just that and his use of different fabrics and styles are practical for the climate we have.
Moet & Chandon were on hand to support the event and among those enjoying the champagne reception (before and after I might add) were TV presenter Alan Hughes, publican John Foley, Sinead Ni Chonaill and Aoife O’Reilly of Slattery Communications, model Alex FitzGerald, interior designer Sarah Peterson with Lowri Bennett and actor Kevin J. Ryan, who is off to L.A. next week to star in his first feature film.
Speaking of movies, after the Nicky Wallace show I dashed down to The Sub Bar (formerly O’Reilly’s of
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
I didn’t make it to the Curragh at the weekend for the Audi Day or the Budweiser Derby as I flew down to
On Saturday night I was lucky enough to secure tickets to the sold out last production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest which was procuded by Corcadorca, one of the countries leading theatre groups. Directed by Pat Kiernan, the setting for the play was on the pond in the beautiful surroundings of
I attended the Marquee on Sunday night for the Kanye West gig. I’d attempted to see him a couple of times in
Monday, July 03, 2006
Film makers Paul Barritt and Julian Andrade were respectively awarded with the top prizes in the professional and newcomer categories of the 2nd ever Nokia Darklight Pocket Movie Challenge at an award ceremony last week. Over 200 films of varying genres from over 10 countries were entered for the challenge in a one month period.
Nokia hosted a reception in the trendy Budda Bag store in the buzzing Quatiere Bloom, where guests including Ciara Elliott, Richie Stokes, Sian Grey of Nokia
A sunny evening, beer, a BBQ and movies – the perfect combination.