It’s cold, it’s windy, and the couch is calling – but there’s still plenty on this week
While Storm Eunice makes its way across the country, many of us will be treating this weekend like lockdown 1.0 – couch-bound and cosy. But if you’re venturing out, there’s loads of culture, cafés and couture to discover.
At Kildare Village, there’s a new pop-up shop to get your feet kitted out. Movrs, with a flagship store just off Dublin’s Grafton Street, has just opened a pop-up at the Village. They sell trainers for both men and women, with lots of gorgeous sustainable options. Keep an eye out for the designer collaborations, too, which make for a lovely collection.
In Cork’s Clayton Hotel, there’s a kilogarm pop-up Kilo shop, where you can pick up vintage and second-hand clothing for just €30 a kilo. The event takes place on Saturday, 19 February. Entry is free, but you do need to register for a spot. There’s an additional option for a €2 early bird fee for the first slots of the day.
s.l.o.w.s.t.r.e.e.t. is a sustainable boutique based in Blackrock, Dublin that has just launched an e-store. So if you’re not braving the windy conditions, take to their website to shop beautiful and eco-friendly clothing. s.l.o.w.s.t.r.e.e.t is trading 24/7 online at slowstreet.ie and is open 6 days a week in-store.
Something that will not shock regular customers at the Cork restaurant is that Izz Café has been recognised by Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide. Izz Café is a husband-and-wife run restaurant specialising in fresh Palestinian food. It’s delicious, and has plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Indulge in their cinnamon buns this weekend for a real treat.
Donut destination Krispy Kreme have launched some new flavours that are for the smoothest caramel lovers in your life. The Caramel and Chocolate Shop flavours feature rich chocolate and oozing caramel, and for the next month only you can get your hands on the Toffee Crisp flavour. For those in Dublin, the range is available in Blanchardstown, Swords Pavilion, Dundrum Town Centre and participating Tesco and Circle K stores. Delicious!
On 24 February, David O’Doherty takes to the stage in Bray, Co Wicklow. David takes his comedy gig Whoa Is Me on tour, hitting Bray on the 24th and then continuing on to Dublin and Cork. Tickets cost €22. For theatre, catch the second week of the Scene + Heard festival in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre with a jam-packed schedule continuing to wow the crowds. In Dundalk, Philadelphia, Here I Come by Brian Friel opens at An Táin Arts Centre.
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in some thought-provoking art, The Horse gallery in Dublin’s north inner city displays work by graffiti artist SMART RIS. The Bethesda Place gallery hosts some incredible ‘drip’ paintings by a member of the infamous New York graffiti crew. ‘The Drip’ runs until 17 March.
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