After our fun-filled office warming party last week, with lots of pizza, beer and even a few shapes thrown, we were more than ready for the long weekend and the weather was (mostly) kind to us which made it all the better.

Out and about:

partyAnne had a gorgeous weekend with her family. Her parents and brother flew in from Germany on Friday evening and it was all very nostalgic – all four of them on holidays together, just like old times!

They headed straight to BEAR from the airport for some steaks and beer. On Saturday they headed to the Guinness Storehouse and although it was her second time being there, she still enjoyed the experience and the beer tasting; sheget to taste six small glasses of different Guinness drinks with her ticket.

They spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the sites around town and the docklands but made slow progress with her architect dad who had to stop to admire each and every building he passed along the way!

partyAfter hours spent walking they enjoyed an amazing dinner at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse on Dawson Street and finished the day with some drinks and live music in Temple Bar.

partyOn Sunday they took in the Book of Kells, had a quick lunch at Lemon Jelly and went to Howth for a fresh walk in the rain. Monday was spent exploring the cliff walk from Bray to Greystones in the glorious sunshine.

Emily and Niamh went to a gig in the Sugar Club on Friday. They saw ‘Attention Bébé’, a 90s cover band with about 15 members in the band with a big brass section. They said they’re really good fun – you can’t not dance to them!

Niamh hung out in the Iveagh Gardens on Monday soaking up the sun!

partySaturday was a busy one in Brittas Bay with Elaine catering for Thomas’s 7th birthday party at home in the garden – 20 adults, 31 kids, a football pitch, a bouncy castle, and copious amounts of food, sweets, cakes and treats, all of which were consumed within about ten minutes! It was absolutely crazy but all good fun too!

Kirwan Street, Stoneybatter – Andrew Sheridan

This week Eva is heading to two exhibitions which she’s really looking forward to. The first is ‘Beyond Caravaggio @ National Gallery’ and the second is her friend Andrew Sheridan‘s photography exhibition for  Darkness into Light this evening which has been getting a bit of attention. There will be a raffle to take home one of his amazing photos of Dublin so she’s encouraging one and all to check it out!

In complete contrast to last Saturday’s mayhem, this Saturday, Elaine will be one of the many early risers taking part in the ‘Darkness Into Light’ walk taking place at 4:15am in Wicklow town as part of the global movement to raise awareness and funds for the prevention of suicide and self harm. So, torches out, alarms set and hopefully she won’t sleep it out!

partyLast weekend Martina spent some time in Wicklow, enjoying a nice little walk around the Powerscourt Waterfall on Saturday afternoon and a visit to the Museum of Childhood in Powerscourt House.

On Monday she spent a couple of hours on the driving range (one of her favourite ways to de-stress!) and also had a lovely sun-filled walk in the War Memorial Gardens.

On the plate:

Emily took it easy on Saturday, one of her friends came up to visit from Cork and they went to Green 19 for food and cocktails and ended up in Whelan’s ’til all hours! It’s been ages since she was in Green 19 and she was very impressed! It was really tasty, with great service and friendly staff. She went for the ‘Wicklow Game Hot Pot’ with lovely creamy mash.  On Sunday she went to Farmer Browns in Rathmines and had one of the best brunches she’s had in a while, also with great service; breakfast salad with the most delicious sourdough toast ever – perfect hangover cure!

Niamh too went for brunch in Bibi’s, off South Circular Rd, on Sunday. She’s been threatening to  go for ages and got the ole reliable eggs benedict and it apparently it was very tasty and the brownies were “DIVINE”! More brunch for Niamh on Monday, this time it was off to Sophie’s with some college pals and the views of the city in the sparkling sunshine were pretty spectacular!

partyAfter doing a bit of shopping in town on Monday, Emily met a friend for lunch and went to On the Pig’s Back on Capel Street – they mostly serve burgers, they were really tasty and reasonable!

On the page:

Emily has started reading the ‘The Girls‘ by Emma Cline, set in 1960s America is tells the story of a 14 year old girl who joins a cult similar to the Manson family. She’s about a third of the way through already and is finding it intriguing and very atmospheric; you can imagine the hot and sticky weather and the creepiness of it all!

Although not quite “on the page” she is also now on the ‘S-Town’ bandwagon that has been getting quite a few mentions in our blog to date. She’s two episodes in and already hooked!

On the box:

Eva started watching the new season of the Walking Dead and the first episode was certainly darker than she anticipated and she’s not sure she can stomach the rest!

Martina binge-watched ‘Three Wives, One Husband‘ on All4 on Friday night and found it fascinating. It’s about a fundamentalist Mormon community who have built their homes into caves in rural Utah, to hide away from being judged and discriminated for having multiple wives!

That’s it for #WhatTickledAlice this week. We’re really looking forward to next week when we’ll have a visit from the newest member of the Alice PR team; Doireann (8weeks old!) and her mum Ciara. It’s all going on here!

We’d love to hear from you – what did you get up to this week? Let us know in the comments section below!

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