Friday, June 28, 2013

Worl War Z

Moviez: 1. Kamal Ibrahim and Vicky Andeanska; 2. Roz Purcell; 3. Declan Leavy and Vinny Ryder. (Pix. BME)

The summer film premieres continued at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin when Brad Pitt fans turned out for his latest flick,"World War Z". Pitt plays a retired UN employee who leaves his wife and two kids behind to travel the globe in the hopes of stanching the zombie pandemic, which threatens to end the world as we know it.

Guests on the opening night included Roz Purcell, Daniella Moyles, weather presenters Deric Hartigan and Audry McGrath, Martin King with sons Alex and Matthew, Fair City's Aoibheann McCaul as well as actress Charlie Murphy and band Roy Seven.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jameson Cult Film

Intermission: 1. Ellewyn Irwin and Colin Black; 2. Mary Kate Murray and Louise McDermott; 3. Audrey Hamilton and Carl Shabaan. (Pix. BME)

Following on from the infamous Danny DeVito ‘TrollFoot’ appearance at the last Jameson Cult Film Club screening in February, organisers were challenged with transporting the audience right into the world of the comedy-crime caper Intermission for an unforgettable viewing experience and ticket holders were not left disappointed.

Attendees were instructed to meet at a secret Docklands venue, which had been completely transformed into the movie’s Mega Mart. To ensure the crowd were completely immersed in the film from the moment they arrived, masked men interacted with the queuing crowd from their car as they tried to case the joint.

Enjoying the Jameson Cult Film Club experience was the movie’s line producer Des Martin who was joined by renowned film director Jim Sheridan. Following the screening, the party continued in true Jameson style with guests tucking into ‘LehiffBurgers’ and Jameson, Ginger and Lime long drinks while DJ Aidan Kelly took to the decks playing songs from the soundtrack including Colin Farrell’s rousing rendition of ‘I Fought the Law’.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Top Craft

Crafty: 1. Keith Kenny and Lorna Burton; 2. Rebecca Marsden wearing one of her designs; 3. Garvan de Bruir and Angela O'Kelly. (Pix. MOS)

The Crafts Council of Ireland hosted an event to announce the Future Makers Awards & Supports programme Fallon and Byrne.  Alison Conneely, a gifted young Irish fashion designer who draws inspiration from her native Connemara, has won the top prize in this year’s top prize.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Chrysalis by Sarah McGahon

Hats Off: 1. Anne Boylan; 2. Maria Fusco and Emer Nash; 3. Edward Smith. (Pix. Patrick O’Leary)

If you want to get ahead, get a hat.  Milliner Sarah McGahon launched her latest collection of headwear at a show in Medley recently.  Sarah makes gorgeous hats and has had a stellar list of celebrity clients (whilst doing her training she made Hats for the Kylie world tour, Mick Jagger and Dita Von Teese amongst others).  

Since setting up her own studio her hats have been adorned by stylish people such as Amy Huberman and none other than Lady Gaga.  

Recently Sarah launched a world-first, her "Chrysalis" collection, a series of eye-catching hats, that change once they are on the head. was quoted as saying "Sarah's genius gives us an innovative and recession-friendly product."  

Specialising in haute couture millinery, Sarah McGahon also has a boutique collection which she hires out.  She loves to support other new milliners and gives great advice through her twitter profile, @SecretMilliner.

Publisher Edward Smith of Suburbia magazine acted as MC for the evening.  Brenda Mulvill Kelly from Galway was in town and attended with her pal Sharon Bannerton, while Judith Giltinane was picking up some pieces for the upcoming Derby along with Nastasha Earley. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Heart of Glass: 1. Nick Grundy and Alison O’Grady; 2. Margaret Murphy and Robert Mitchell; 3. John Hinckley and Joyce Moore. (Pix. RS)

What is inside the glass is not the only thing that counts when tasting wine. The choice of glassware is also a key element which contributes to the full enjoyment of your favourite wine. To experience this wine revolution, a Riedel Comparative Wine Tasting by wine expert Tomas Clancy took place at the Miele Gallery, hosted by Mitchell & Son wine merchants.

Riedel has managed to elaborate specific glassware to optimise our enjoyment of wine by identifying glasses best suited to the most famous grape varieties. Thanks to these specific glasses, wine can show itself properly and express its complexity at its best.