The IT List – Things To Do This Weekend

It’s Friyay!! And we could not be more excited. Also exciting, the new Joanne Hynes black pom pom coat that I just bought this morning at the second drop from the Joanne HynesXDunnes Stores collection. The new collection went on sale this morning, and – unless you rush online right now! – I think many of the best bits were snapped up by the early birds in store. The second installment of Hynes’ collaboration with Dunnes did not disappoint. The black pom pom coat with a delicious gold lining was on my hit list, but there were plenty of pieces to suit all budgets and ages. Lots of cosy knits – again, with pom poms, you can never have too many in your life! – gold and glitter tops for the festive season, and a faux fur coat in nude and autumnal tones. If accessories is more your bag, the embellished collars are back, along with some amazing detailed headgear. Get to the Grafton Street or St Stephen’s Green store asap, or check out the collection here.

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On a completely different note, we are calling on all the 80’s babies to come out to the Bernard Shaw this evening and meet your childhood idol – he must have been? – Don Conroy. Don was ‘the man’ on the Den when we were growing up and for many, including me, our first art teacher. The owls, all the lovely owls. He will be in the Shaw this evening at 7pm for a free gig – is that what you call an art class?! – as part of their 10th birthday celebrations. Have your sketch pads at the ready. Legend!

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The weather is set to stay nicely crisp and sunny this weekend, so why not take a hike in the Dublin mountains and take advantage of the fab views before the weather turns to pot! Nothing like a bit of fresh air to get rid of your work woes.

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If being outdoorsy is not your bag, you can also get rid of the work woes with brunch and bubbles – that’s my plan! This weekend I am checking out Platform 61 on South William Street. Dublin is not short of places to brunch, the decision is often a nightmare with so many great places – first world problems. Another fav is Coppinger Row, Balfes and 777 for a margarita fix.

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If you’re putting on the fire and staying in, the choice of amazing TV shows to binge on in the cold weather is endless. My Dad keeps raving about the new(ish) HBO show, The Night Of. Set in ‘real’ New York and described as a fictitious Making a Murdered, the critics – and my Dad! – are loving this one. A 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is no mean feat. Plus is stars the wonderfully weird, John Turturro.

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Whatever you get up to, enjoy!

B xx

 

 

THE IT LIST

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Its the weekly IT List again! Here is what you should be wearin’, seein’ and eatin’…..

WEAR IT: Something furry! With Gucci showing their fur – think dog, not bear – shoes at Milan Fashion Week this week, anything from furry coats to bags is the way to go. Fur (the faux kind) is no longer limited to the coat or gilet, bags and accessories have become the trendsetters way to #wearit. You can even buy a fur iPhone case from Topshop!

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SEE IT: The annual Jameson Film Festival programme was launched on Thursday night. Check out the schedule here, and catch some great movies in Dublin from March 19-29. You have been given plenty of notice, so get your season ticket now.

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EAT IT: NOTHING! Its Lent after all. Look, we all say we are going off chocolate, alcohol, etc. but once you decide you are giving something up, it’s ALL YOU CAN THINK ABOUT! So, why not take up eating something new and healthy, rather than giving up chocolate completely. With that in mind, I recommend taking in more water and greens – kale being the trendy veg right now. And if you are feeling lazy, head over to Blazing Salads on Drury Street to get your health fix on.

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HEAR IT: Well, I’m not sure you can now. The hottest ticket in Dublin town – Ed Sheeran at Croke Park on July 24 and 25 – is already sold out. For two nights. Go Ed! You may know someone in the biz, as they say, or you may be lucky and your mate, who bought a ticket, will be struck down with a 24 hour bug – nothing too serious – the night of the gig. Fingers cross!

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SAY IT: Well done! That’s my mantra this week. I feel that we do not compliment our loved ones enough on their achievements, both big and small. We are all too busy with our own mad lives to see what great things our family, friends, and colleagues are doing. So, look around and say ‘well done’, people will love it!

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