Friday, August 30, 2013

Get ready for Arthur

To Arthur: 1. Alice Keogh and Paul Dunkin; 2. David Harris and Sean Munsanje; 3. Alan Coffey and Aoife Kelly. (Pix. KH)

The launch of Arthur’s Day 2013 took place at Hogan’s recently.  A showcase of the best of Ireland’s creativity and talent from the world of music and culture, Arthur’s Day will take place on Thursday 26th September across numerous venues in Ireland and abroad.   

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DFF 13

Fashion Fit: 1. Anne Marie O'Connor and Darren Kennedy; 2. Aoibhin Garrihy and Aoibheann McCaul. (Pix. Samsung)

TV presenter and style icon Laura Whitmore jetted in to Dublin city centre to officially launch this year’s Dublin Fashion Festival in association with Samsung.   Organised by, the fashion festival will run next week, from the 5th to the 8th of September. 

As this year’s official face of the festival, Laura Whitmore will return to Dublin town in September to take part in the packed DFF programme, which will unite fabulous fashionistas, chic city-slickers, and an eclectic mix of fashion retailers under the DFF umbrella – with more events, more participants, more special offers, live fashion events and in-store activities than ever before!

DFF in association with Samsung aims to put the fun and theatre back into shopping and socialising in the city centre by offering daytime catwalk shows, fashion parades and tailored events in bars, restaurants and special venues.  The festival will return to Dublin’s streets from Thursday the 5th to Sunday the 8th of September and will bring together over 100 retailers, including the city’s nine flagship retail stores - Brown Thomas, Stephen’s Green SC, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Arnotts, Clery’s, Ilac SC (incl. Debenhams), Jervis SC, Marks & Spencer, and Penneys.

One of the festival highlights last year, the Creative Quarter Fashion Show, will return again this year and feature the very best of Irish designers, vintage and one-off fashion pieces sourced from the Creative Quarter area (Clarendon Street to South Great Georges Street).  New this year is the Young Designer Fashion Event – a convention and competition which will celebrate the best in young Irish design.

Keep an eye out for show-stopping fashion moments – from spontaneous Fashmobs to a full sized Samsung ‘selfie’ photo-booth and roving DFF style teams making Dublin even more beautiful.  A new feature this year will see the Samsung DFF Beauty Bus  touring the city, decked out in latest mobile devices and notebooks – shoppers can stay connected in style while the on-board DFF beauty team offer makeovers, hair styling and goodie bags.

Friday, August 23, 2013


Yo!: 1. Stephen Murphy and Jess O'Sullivan; 2. Ken Gilbride and Laura Conway; 3. Katie and Judy Gilroy. (Pix. LF / Photocall)

That mecca for fresh fish Yo! Sushi is expanding its menu and now offering burgers.  Yes, the
Yo! Burger has arrived and tasty it is too.  Along with the burger, which of course is not as one would expect, there is a new 86 dish menu to whet the appetite at the Clarendon Street restaurant.

Yo! executive chef Jamie Liddell flew in from Scotland to oversee the kitchen and ensure every burger was perfection and guests enjoyed choosing their favourite sushi dishes from the Yo! conveyor belt. Among those spotted were Laura Conway of X Factor fame who is just back in from LA, 2FM DJ Ruth Scott and Ken Sweeney.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hotel Hatters

Milling: 1. Emily O'Donnell and Avila Lipsett; 2. Cathy O’Connor; 3. Darren Kennedy and Brendan Courtney. (Pix: MOS)

Dylan hotel hosted a best hat competition, which took place at the hip hangout after Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show. The winner, Cathy O'Connor won a bespoke hat created by Irish milliner Alva Maguire, which was inspired by the Dylan Hotel.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Room 235

Pictured at The Morrison Hotel for the unveiling of the new Kodaline lyric on the wall of room number 235 were: 1. Joe Ladrigan and Aine O Connor; 2. Neale Whelan and Karen Comerford; 3. Alex Crowley and Aislinn Whelan.

(Pix. LF / Photocall Ireland)

Friends and family of the four piece Swords based band Kodaline dropped into the refurbished Morrison Hotel to toast the bands success – their album making it to Number 1 in the Irish charts and a lyric from their song The Answer being etched onto the wall of Room 235 at The Morrison Hotel. 

After being brought up to the room by Patrick Joyce, General Manager of the hotel, to see the lyric, Steve, Vinny, Mark and Jay joined their parents, and extended family and friends for a reception in the courtyard of the Art Gallery hosted by the hotel. Amongst those spotted enjoying the evening sunshine were Annette Donnelly and Aoife Kelly of Sony Music and Susan Sheahan from The Morrison.