Weekend loves: This week's must do, see and buy

Can’t afford the handbag? Not to worry. Here’s the next best thing.

Chanel invites you to discover your ‘Ultimate Summer Palette’ at Brown Thomas, Cork on May 26 and May 27.

Enjoy a one-to-one makeup lesson with a visiting makeup specialist, and experience the new Cruise collection.

This summer look is all about natural, glowing skin so the focus is on discovering perfect tones to complement your complexion.

Appointments are limited, to secure your booking call 021 480 5555. The booking fee of €50 is redeemable against Chanel purchases made on the day of the appointment.

Watch out too for our exclusive Chanel beauty shoot, next Saturday in Weekend.


The Textile Project is a new instore exhibition in Brown Thomas Dublin.

Students from the National College of Art and Design were asked to create colourful printed fabrics to be crafted into mannequins and displayed throughout the store.

In addition, two of the patterns have been used to create a limited- edition silk scarf and candle wrap, on sale instore and on brownthomas.com

The scarf has been produced in Ireland by Create alumni Sara O’Neill and the exclusive wrap will decorate a white pomegranate scented candle which has been produced by Max Benjamin. 

The chosen print is also on the Brown Thomas shopping bag, with a limited number of the carriers lined with one of the student’s prints.

Embracing new talent? What’s not to love.


Diarmuid Gavin brings his critically acclaimed Chelsea Flower Show Garden to Dundrum Town Centre next weekend.

The spectacular garden, which was one of the highlights of the 2016 event, is pure childhood fantasy.

Every 15 minutes, the tranquil garden is transformed into a whirlwind of mechanical imagination, with flowerbeds rising from the ground, twirling trees and a wooden shed that comes to life full of cogs and gardening gadgets.

The garden has seven moving parts and each theatrical show lasts a minute and a half.

The installation will take Diarmuid and his team of expert gardeners and engineers three weeks to complete with the attraction set to open to visitors on May 20 at Pembroke Square.

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