Wednesday, December 19, 2018

CARAVAGGIO AND VERMEER The National Gallery’s exceptional return

The Historic Wings of the National Gallery will re-open in June after more than six years undergoing a complete refurbishment and renovation. It's being...

SUNDAY FUNDAY Remember when Sundays were sacred?

Do you remember when Sunday was sacred? When the notion of shopping on the Seventh Day wasn’t even a consideration? How we have changed. I...

DEAUVILLE The elegant seaside resort where Coco Chanel began her fashion empire

  Today marks the birthday of Grabrielle 'Coco' Chanel who was born on the 19th of August 1883 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire in France. To celebrate...

STYLE ICON OF THE WEEK: Faye Dunaway

The ultimate Hollywood diva with a reputation for being ‘difficult’, Faye Dunaway will also go down in the anals of history as one of...

SELFIE CONSCIOUS Taking matters into our own hands

Such an audacious act, the selfie. The bit that makes it so brazen is pressing the button and posting your mug for all to...

HARVEY WEINSTEIN Why do we tolerate the intolerable?

Skip to content The recent Harvey Weinstein revelations have thrown up many questions about why society facilitates adult bullies and sexual predators. Blogger Laurie Morrissey...

THE HANDMAID’S TALE Expect lots of fashion references to Margaret Atwood’s chilling story

  The fashion world has fallen for the austere beauty of The Handmaid’s Tale, the Emmy award winning TV series based on writer Margaret Atwood’s...

IRISH BOOK AWARDS 2016 Here’s a rundown of the winners

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards ceremony took place during the week (16th of Nov) at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel to celebrate and...

FLYING THE FLAG Margaret Molloy on her #WearingIrish campaign

Achieve some momentum behind a hashtag campaign on social media and a whole new market can open up almost overnight. #WearingIrish is now a...

HIJABI BARBIE A symbol of repression or a sign of inclusiveness?

  There’s a new Barbie in town and she’s wearing a hijab to cover her head, chest and hair. The Mattel doll is based on...