It’s one of #TeamAlice’s favourite times of year! Hallowe’en is around the corner and we’re getting thoroughly into the spirit of the season.

Whether you’re looking for devilishly delicious food or frightening film screenings, we’ve plenty of recommendations for your Hallowe’en weekend, as well as must-listen-to music and addictive TV. Here’s #WhatTickledAlice!

Out and About

Emily and Niamh were at Dermot Kennedy in Vicar Street during the week and are brimming with admiration – ‘Such a talent!’ You’re not heading to see him for a bop, but his voice is captivating. And he has lovely arms, apparently!

Last weekend, Niamh was off to the races in Leopardstown. A family friend had a horse racing, so they went along for the day out. The weather was great, and the luck even better with her winning on three races. Come Grand National time, we know where we’ll be heading for tips!

Vanessa was in The George this week to see one of their infamous drag shows and was not disappointed. She was in awe of how easy the Queens make it look to dance so energetically in heels the height of a Ru Paul ‘do. Serving some effortless realness henny!

On the plate

Vanessa visited Paulie’s Pizza this week and tucked into a classic margarita – original is best. She says it was INCREDIBLE!!

Before swaying to Dermot Kennedy in Vicar Street, Emily and Niamh had a lovely meal in Yamamori Izakaya. They say the selection of ‘japas’ is great – perfect if you’re not all that into classic sushi.

Niamh went to Thai restaurant Nightmarket in Ranelagh last weekend and tells us it was “delish”. The waitress brought a surprise selection for starters and – a great way to try things you wouldn’t normally order. The restaurant itself is fab, apparently – with a gorgeous interior and a very nice cocktail menu!

Darragh visited i Monelli’s last weekend for dinner and loved it for its very traditional, old-school vibe. Harking back to a time before communal tables and slate plates were ubiquitous, it serves good, authentic Italian dishes with very friendly service. Its location along the canal in Portobello makes it the perfect spot for an after-dinner stroll to work off any pasta babies!

On the screen

Ciara went to see ‘First Man’, a film about astronaut Neil Armstrong’s moon landing in 1969. Being a bit of a space geek, she thought it was would be all about space, but it turned out to be more about grief, with a standout performance from Claire Foy as Janet Armstrong.

If you’re looking for a another good movie to see in the cinema over the long weekend, Eva highly recommends Irish documentary ‘The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid’. It’s a true ‘David and Goliath’ story about a Leixlip farmer’s legal battle to hold on to his farm and home. A great watch.

Also on the screen, Eva’s binge-watching Netflix’s new series, ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, which is absolutely terrifying. Perfect for a seasonal scare!

On the Horizon

Alice’s biggest Hallowe’en enthusiast, Eva, will also be heading out for some more Hallowe’en horror at the Bram Stoker Festival over the long weekend. She’ll be checking out a screening of the 1978 version of ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ in the Botanic Gardens, ( as well as a showing of ‘NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century’ – a modern interpretation of the classic cult horror ‘Nosferatu’ in St. Anne’s Church.

Darragh is heading to Meath on Sunday for H&G CreationsHouse of Kitsuné Mansion Party. Having gone to this last year and knowing how creative and beautiful H&G’s events are, he’s highly recommending that you bag one of the few remaining tickets now!

That’s it for this week folks. Have a Spooktacular weekend!

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