This week's must do, see & buy...


This week's must do, see & buy...

Savour a taste of luxury at Hayfield manor’s brand new White-Glove Afternoon Tea Experience, served seven days a week in Orchids restaurant.

Think cakes, pastries, and miniature breads, as well as dainty finger sandwiches, served with freshly-brewed tea or coffee for €32 per person.

There’s chicken with garlic aioli and rocket on O’Keeffe’s white farmhouse bread and O’Connell’s spiced beef with horseradish.

And that’s before we’ve even got to the desserts: Mandarin and white chocolate cheesecake anyone? Plus, there’s a kids’ version for €14.50.


Just when you thought the Shelbourne couldn’t get any finer, the five-star hotel has launched its own fragrance.

Created by Galway-based perfumers Cloon Keen Atelier to mark the opening of the hotel’s spa, The Salon, this scent is feminine, modern, and Oriental, with summer geranium — inspired by St Stephen’s Green.

The new signature perfume costs €80, and is available exclusively from from The Salon at the Shelbourne in Dublin city.


Thought those dark plum lips were hard to pull off? Well it’s only just beginning.

If London Fashion Week is anything to go by, Vogue predicts dark lips will be big come autumn/winter, a la Mark Jacobs (pictured), Gareth Pugh and Mary Katrantzou. One for the very brave.

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