What Travelling Alone Taught Me About Loneliness

Travelling alone made a troubling loneliness tolerable for ELLA GRIFFIN. She recalls how she spent her 30s avoiding the CRACKS IN HER LIFE and relationships by escaping to FAR-FLUNG DESTINATIONS I was the original Gone Girl. When everyone else was leaving their wild 20s behind and pairing off and settling down, I started taking off on my own. My friends …


Toast The Bank Holiday With This Stylish Cava

Reach for A LITTLE SPARKLE this bank holiday weekend with the Segura Viudas Lavit Brut Nature 2013, writes Wine Editor MARY DOWEY I’m a serious fan of cava, Spain’s exuberant sparkling wine, most of which comes from a tiny area near Barcelona. For a long time the Irish market was dominated by rather sickly supermarket versions …

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5 Glossy Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend

Make the most of your downtime with our glossy roundup of INTERESTING things to do. This weekend we’re listening to JAZZ in Bray, brushing up on all things LATVIAN and looking into the future at the LEWIS GLUCKSMAN GALLERY IGNORE the frigid temperatures and kick off festival season at the Drogheda Arts Festival, from April 25-May …

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Don’t Miss This Enchanting New Exhibition, Precious Whimsy

Combining her brilliant talent with skills she gained from NCAD, her internship with OSCAR DE LA RENTA and her time learning the craft of embroidery at Chanel-owned Ecole Lesage, JENNIFER O’DONOGHUE is creating paintings that mesmerise … After finishing studying fine art in NCAD, Jennifer Cavey O’Donoghue stepped on a plane to New York headed straight for …

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Writer’s Block With Paul Lynch

In the latest of our books series, PAUL LYNCH tells SOPHIE GRENHAM about escaping to Paris with NOTHING BUT BOOKS PACKED, the move from film critic to novelist, and his love of YEATS Paul Lynch was born in Limerick and grew up in County Donegal. Prior to turning his hand to fiction, Paul was the …

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Could This Be The Perfect Brunch Dish?

This green beauty is the vegetable of the moment, as TRISH DESEINE attests, with this recipe for ASPARAGUS WITH ORANGE VINAIGRETTE and poached egg Apologies for the slight asparagus overkill but it really is delicious just now. In West Cork today, Slow Food and Pilgrim’s restaurant in Rosscarbery  have organised an asparagus tasting menu around Tim York’s amazing …


Could A Low-Carb Diet Improve Your Health?

In their new book, The Ketogenic Kitchen, DOMINI KEMP AND PATRICIA DALY swear by low-carb diets as a means of managing CHRONIC ILLNESSES. Here’s why … The low-carb way Let’s make one thing clear: there is no one perfect diet for everyone. Although low-carb diets can be incredibly beneficial for many – especially chronically ill – people, this doesn’t imply …

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Are We Really In Control Of Our Shopping Habits?

Special offers, CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS and life envy are just some of the triggers that make us reach for our credit cards. SARAH HALLIWELL talks to experts and real women and asks why we buy WHAT WE BUY Alright, I’ll go first. I was browsing in a London department store when I spotted author JK Rowling at the sales counter. There …


Let Alex + Ani Make Your Week With Free Coffee & More

American jewellery brand ALEX + ANI are determined to make sure you have a positive week, by organising FREE COFFEE, lifts in tuk tuks and a gift of their BEAUTIFUL BRACELETS for a lucky few … Alex + Ani have always been a jewellery brand all about good karma; their collections promote positive vibes through pretty charms. …