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Love the finer things in life, but just don’t have the budget? 

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.

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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.

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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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