Last weekend #TeamAlice got involved in lots of the Hallowe’en activities and events on offer. As well as scaring the bejesus out of ourselves, we also have some really tasty, budget friendly food to recommend and a hidden gem for a scenic route along Dublin’s coast. Here’s this week’s #WhatTickledAlice.
Out and about
Vanessa got involved in the Hallowe’en shenanigans last Sunday night when she went to see the Macnas Hallowe’en parade; part of the Bram Stoker Festival where giant creatures roamed the streets of Dublin. Appropriately called ‘Out of the Wild Sky’ it is Ireland’s largest free Hallowe’en event and oh, it did not disappoint! Definitely one to keep in mind for next year.
Eva was also attending Bram Stoker Festival events and went to see the 1978 version of the ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ in the atmospheric surrounds of the Botanic Gardens. She tells us the film has aged terribly but to be fair, was still very entertaining and the setting – absolutely stunning! Here’s hoping they run more screenings there, but maybe better during the warmer months – as it was freezing cold!!
Ciara picked pumpkins at the Lidl Pumpkin Patch in Kildare in aid of Jigsaw, a brilliant charity that supports young people with their mental health. A perfect seasonal activity for the weekend that was in it.
Emily made the most of a sunny bank holiday Saturday and went for a hike from Sutton to Howth Summit. Having done the cliff walk a few times before, it was nice to explore another part of the area and exploring the inlets and beaches. A perfect spot for a short outdoors adventure close to the city!
On the plate
This week, Vanessa went to Sophie’s at The Dean Hotel for the first time. She absolutely loved the food and got the obligatory photo on the infamous swings! The evening was topped off with cocktails outside, wrapped up in blankets and taking in the stunning views of the city.
Niamh tried out KonKan Indian restaurant on Clanbrassil Street this week. Not normally her first pick of cuisines, but she was pleasantly surprised. They have an excellent value early bird all week long – with two courses and tea & coffee for €20. All the food was really tasty, and she wasn’t under too much pressure with the spice.
Eva grabbed a bite at Drumcondra-based, Mediterranean restaurant, Shouk at the weekend. Already a firm #TeamAlice favourite, it did not disappoint and there were plenty of vegan options to choose from too. It’s BYO and Eva recommends getting the mezze platter, so you can try a little bit of everything.
She’s probably mentioned it here quite a few times before, as she’s a regular, but Martina was back in Musashi on Capel Street this week and highly recommends it for good-value, delicious sushi and its great Beef Teriyaki.
On the Screen
Emily checked out Netflix’s remake ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’. Being obsessed with the original ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ (she used to collect the magazines!) she wasn’t sure of the remake initially – but once you get in to your head that it’s a completely different show it’s quite enjoyable, creepy but with a bit of dark humour thrown in.
Niamh watched the film ‘The Girl on the Train’ on Netflix over the weekend. It’s quite graphic, and hard to watch at times – but it’s very gripping and definitely keeps you hooked right to the end.
Eva’s finished watching ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ which started out brilliantly – and was absolutely chilling – but it disappointingly took a nosedive a few episodes towards the end, so she doesn’t recommend watching it.
On the Page
Martina has been reading ‘Faithful’ by Alice Hoffman & is really enjoying it. You can find out more about it here.
That’s it from #TeamAlice for this week. Let us know what you’re up to for the weekend.