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SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of Irish Craft Original Names

Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon

  Movers and makers in the Irish craft and design sector gathered in Brown Thomas Dublin for the launch of ICON (Irish Craft Original Names), a curated selection of unique, innovative objects from the flagship publication ‘Irish Craft Portfolio: Critical Selection 2013-2014’, which will be on display in special feature windows on Grafton Street for four weeks. The ICON concept was … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of Shampoo.ie

Aoibhin and Daireann Garrihy

  Shampoo.ie threw a ‘Crowning Glory’ party at Dublin’s revamped Morrison Hotel for the launch of their new look website earlier this month. The bubbles flowed as guests had their hair styled with the new Babyliss Pro Perfect Curl and enjoyed mini manicures and advice from the ‘Hair Doctor’. Guests at the launch included Celebrity Salon’s Elaine Butler Doolin, RTE DJ Ruth … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of the Peroni Design Awards 2013

Lorna Weightman and Courtney Smith

  Designer Matteo Alessi officially launched the Peroni Design Awards at the opening of the Icons of Italian Design exhibition at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin’s Meeting House Square this week. The national design competition, organised by Italian beer brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro, is seeking to push the boundaries of excellence and design by challenging designers to create an … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Re-Opening of Hi Hair Spa in Monkstown, Co Dublin

Fiona Farrell, Gill Madden and Valerie Murphy

  Hi Hair Salon in Dublin’s Monkstown village re-opened with a whole host of familiar faces in attendance. The newly refurbished, state-of-the-art hair salon held a May Day reception for its loyal customers and celebrity clients to celebrate the re-opening. Guests enjoyed champagne and canapés, as well as the option to have their hair coiffed by Those in attendance included … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the VIP Opening Night of The Lion King Musical at Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin

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  A host of well-known faces graced the red carpet for the spectacular VIP opening night of The Lion King at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre last Thursday. The acclaimed stage adaption of Disney’s 1994 animated film was first seen on Broadway in 1997 and has been seen by 70 million people worldwide to date. This is the first time Julie Traymor's internationally celebrated … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of Listowel Writers’ Week 2013

Gemma Doorly and Sorcha Furlong

The Listowel Writers’ Week launch at Dublin’s Mansion House saw figures from all walks of literary life celebrating the 42nd edition of Ireland’s oldest literary festival. Guests were treated to wine and canapés while they were entertained by the beautiful voice of soprano, Mairead Buicke. Attending on the night were authors Kathleen MacMahon, Claire Kilroy and Gavin Corbett, who were … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of the New Opel Adam with J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson

Following on from the success of his recent international collections, leading Irish designer J.W. Anderson has embarked on a new collaboration with Opel Ireland. This time it was to mark the official launch of the new Opel Adam city car. The Adam was unveiled at an exclusive fashion show featuring J.W. Anderson’s spring/summer 2013 collection in the urban setting of The Hanover in Dublin … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of the 2013 Campo Viejo Tapas Trail

Filippa Thornander, Paul Davy and Trish Fallon

  Food and wine enthusiasts joined Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo in the the Odeon on Dublin’s Harcourt Street to toast the launch of the return of the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail for 2013 and its expansion to Cork City for the first time. Now an annual celebration of the best of Spanish cuisine and wine, the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail takes place from May 8th to June 5th in Cork and from … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of John Rocha’s Glasses Collection for Specsavers

Anne Marie Boyhan and John Rocha

The Cliff Townhouse in Dublin playes host to a host of fashion heads last week as John Rocha unveiled his new collection of frames for Specsavers. The collection of 13 styles features indigo and petrol blues, purple and berry red tones in a combination of metal and acetate, as well as great embellishment details on the arms. Commenting at the launch in Dublin this week, John Rocha told us: … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG: At the Launch of Bushmills Irish Honey

Sarah Finn and Stevie McAnaney

    To celebrate the launch of Bushmills Irish Honey, the latest addition to the Bushmills Irish Whiskey collection of premium blends and single malts, Bushmills hosted an intimate gig in Whelan's music venue in Dublin. Headlined by Rams' Pocket Radio, the launch event saw guests from the worlds of music, fashion and whiskey come together under one roof to try the ‘smooth, no … [Read more...]