Because it’s BLACK FRIDAY tomorrow, shopping and bargains are very much on our minds; we have five ways to mark the occasion …
WHAT: What better way to mark Black Friday than to shop locally at a pop-up of Irish businesses? Taking place at the newly-opened Baths in Clontarf on Friday, from 12 – 4pm, and Saturday from 10am – 5pm, pick up children gifts and clothes from Goose and Gander, Chaos+Harmony and My Higher Shelf, handmade Italian leather handbags from Primp & Style, or prints from Under The Willow Paper Co. After you’ve shopped enjoy a coffee break by artisan coffee roasters 250 Squared. www.chaosandharmony.ie.
WHERE: The Devlin, Dublin’s newest place to stay, is offering a special “Devlin Unplugged” overnight stay in one of their cosy bedrooms. The offer begins with a welcome drink at the Americana Bar. You’ll also get tickets to see a movie in the Stella Theatre on the lower ground floor, with a €20 credit voucher, breakfast in Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace and a late check out the next day. To book visit www.thedevlin.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY: Visit Cloud 10 where beauty junkies can avail of discounts of up to 30 per cent across the entire site. My pick is the Emma Hardie Cleansing Kit (worth €62), now €28.80. Deals are available until midnight on Monday, with Cloud 10 offering free tracked delivery in Ireland for all orders over €25. www.cloud10beauty.com.
WHAT: “Sleep, Shop and Savour” is a tempting offer at The K Club, which includes an overnight stay in one of the resort’s impressive rooms with breakfast in the elegant River Room restaurant, VIP Lounge access and a 10 per cent discount card for Kildare Village, a short drive from the resort. Afternoon Tea for two with a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne is part of the deal, as is a tempting 20 per cent discount on spa treatments in the K Spa. From €149 per person. www.kclub.ie or call 01 601 7200 to book.
WHERE: From Friday to Sunday November 25, The City Hall Crafts and Design Fair in Cork, the biggest contemporary crafts fair outside Dublin, is the place to find high quality artisanal gifts. Shanagarry botanical artist Belinda Northcote and Bantry wildlife artist Annabel Langrish with join other makers and food producers. www.cityhallcraftsfair.ie.
AND … Something more cerebral is the second edition of Velvet Collective, Dublin’s new monthly fashion and design salon, takes place on Sunday November 25, from 11am – 4pm in The Cliff Townhouse on Stephen’s Green. Rachel Thomas, Curator and Head of Exhibitions at IMMA, will chair a panel discussion titled, “What Inspires the Maker, What Inspires the Market”, featuring artists, designers and makers, Jesse Jones, Grace Weir, and Susan Zelouf. The panel discussion will take place from 12.30pm – 1.30pm, (RSVP to email@example.com).
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