It’s March and we’ve had a really excellent week here at Alice PR & Events. We were all very involved in events for International Women’s Day and continue to work on up-coming events for more clients so we’re happy and busy!

The biggest and most exciting news this week was the arrival of Ciara’s new bundle of joy, a beautiful baby girl, Doireann Juno Fitzpatrick. She couldn’t be more perfect and she arrived just in time for International Women’s Day which made the day extra special for everyone. Congratulations to Ciara, Fintan and little Jack!

Out and about:

Nelly is continuing her tour of Ireland and took a trip to Kilkenny this week, taking in Kilkenny Castle, a couple of the cathedrals and the town. At this rate she’ll have seen more of the country than we have ourselves! March

Martina also ventured to Kilkenny last weekend for a lovely night catching up with friends – good food, good company and she got a freshly-harvested pot of local honey to take home with her. Perfect!

On the plate:

Nelly & Co ventured in to town to take part in the ‘Dine in Dublin’ experience. They chose Brasserie 66 and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

MarchNiamh and Martina  ventured home for the weekend and ate copious amounts of homemade soup, chocolate biscuit cake, lemon drizzle cake. Photographic evidence is in short supply, though Martina did bring back a beautiful bunch of spring daffodils for her very cool leaf table!

MarchEmily took things easy in the comfort of ‘Bang Bang‘ in Phibsborough on Sunday morning.  It’s a café / shop up the road from her house which is run by a brother and sister and it’s seemingly very cool  – they have really nice coffee, an amazing brunch burger and “banging tunes”. They also have a corner of the café with an array of wares from local artists and designers. And it’s not just the food or goods that Emily likes, she admires how they run their business, from their social media presence to their outspoken views – for example, they were giving free teas and coffees to all workers in the local Tesco during the recent strike, and they’ve been very vocal in their support for the ‘Repeal the Eighth‘ movement.

MarchEva checked out two pizzerias this week; Dublin Pizza Company (DPC) on Aungier Street and our new neighbours at Alice PR, Olio, Pizza a Taglio on Liffey Street. DPC  make a  Neapolitan style, wood-fired oven pizza which is soft and fluffy and uses the best of Irish produce for toppings. Olio is a typical Roman style ‘pizza by the slice’ and is probably the thing she misses most from living in Rome. Both are the closest thing that to real Italian pizza that she’s tried in Dublin. Full marks! March

Eva also got busy in the kitchen and made a batch of Jamie Oliver’s chocolate porridge – full marks for you too Eva!

On the page:

MarchElaine is making her way through Pulitzer prize winning novel ‘All the light we cannot see’ by Anthony Doerr. It tells the story of two teenagers during World War II, one a blind girl in Nazi-occupied France, the other a German orphan boy pressed into service by the Nazi army. It’s beautifully written and she’s enjoying it so far.

On the screen:

Emily went to see Moonlight on Sunday in the Lighthouse cinema and really liked it, she thought the acting was brilliant and although she didn’t leave the cinema feeling blown away, she would recommend it.

Martina is stuck in to ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ on Netflix this week, and is finding it pretty compelling – and shocking.  She reckons if it wasn’t a true story, you couldn’t make it up!

Eva’s been watching new Sky TV series- Fortitude. She says that fans of ‘Twin Peaks’ (remember that?!) will really enjoy this UK/Scandinavian drama about mysterious happenings on an island in the arctic

March has seen the arrival of the new series three of Broadchurch and Elaine is glued to it! Olivia Coleman and Julie Hesmondhalgh are excellent and as with previous series the story is pretty grim but the acting is amazing and the subject is dealt with in a heartbreaking but sensitive but  way. Check out the trailer here.
How has your March been so far? Share any news or recommendations with us in the comments section below!

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