This week’s must do, see & buy

This week’s must do, see & buy

Athlone-born Martin Nolan of LA’s Julien’s Auctions has overseen the world’s largest ever Marilyn Monroe auction (the ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ dress sold for a record price of $4.81m last November) and worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Cher.

He never forgets his Irish roots and regularly bypasses the world’s biggest museums to bring his celebrity pieces to Newbridge’s Museum of Style Icons.

Next week ‘The Golden Age of Hollywood’ opens, with an incredible range of pieces made by the master jeweller to the stars, Eugene Joseff.

On show before they are auctioned later this year, highlights include the necklace worn by Vivien Leigh and the cigar case used by Clark Gable in Gone With the Wind (1939) and earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Some Like it Hot (1959).


The Easter holidays are just around the corner, and My Naturama Nature Journal could be a welcome distraction when the egg hunting is over.

Following the bestselling Naturama, Michael Fewer and Melissa Doran return with an activity book that encourages readers to discover for themselves the magic of nature right on their doorstep.

Season by season, the book is packed with outdoor projects that include making a nest box for birds, adopting a tree, making an insect hotel and moon gazing.

Gill, €14.99


Vogue has declared floral the go-to trend for s/s, declaring, “2017’s fashion optimism begins with bold blooms”.

The standout so far is from Avoca — this Timo blue maxi dress, €229.95, matched with on trend runners by Maruti, €119.95, is the look of the summer.

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