Pret-a-Portea 
Inspired by design houses Michael Kors, Balmain, Christopher Kane and Giles Deacon, Pret-a-Portea is known as London’s most fashionable afternoon tea. Now it’s coming to Harvey Nicks in Dundrum-served daily from 3-5pm from 28th April to 2nd May (€30 per person). For those of us who can’t stretch to Lanvin’s colour-blocking pieces, we can eat them for a fraction of the cost. 

Pret-a-Portea Plate

Susan Boyle
This wee Scottish header has taken the world by storm after an incredible performance of Le Miserable “I dreamed a dream”. With almost 34 million Youtube hits and a guest appearance on Oprah-Susan Boyle is living the dream. It warms the cockles of my heart! Check out the video here
Susan Boyle

Brunch in Odessa
Nothing beats a good feed with friends on a Sunday morning. One of my favourite haunts is Dublin’s Odessa for their perfect Eggs Benedict and “moreish” Bloddy Mary’s. 
Bloody Mary

Frock Swap
Taking place in Café en Seine this Thursday-full details are here and I’m told tickets are scarce on the ground so get moving. With Louboutins and Chanel causing war at the last one-get the elbows out and bring a friend… The free cocktails, platters and goodie bags are just the icing on the cake!
Frock Swap Logo

Tiffany & Co. charms
It feels like these should certainly have existed before now but apparently not. Tiffany’s, now housed in Brown Thomas have just launched a range of dinky little charms including playing cards, bones, cocktails, clocks and one of my favourites the picnic basket. The price tag is a little less “dinky” with the miniature basket coming in at $1,350 (do the maths)-recession bucking at it’s best!
Tiffanys Picnic Basket $1,350