This week there was lots of gallivanting and tucking into tasty food for Team Alice! From concerts and cocktails to a trip to Edinburgh… Catch up with the Alice Team for our low down on the past week!
Out and About:
Elizabeth travelled to Edinburgh with her friends and absolutely fell in love with the city! The weather was gorgeous and sunny (even though there had been a warning for heavy rain). On the first day she went to the National Museum of Scotland, a few markets, and climbed part of Arthur’s Seat! The next day Elizabeth visited the Edinburgh castle and thought it was incredible. The history, architecture, and view from the top was absolutely breathtaking! She said her highlight of the trip was visiting the Elephant House and seeing where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter. As a huge Harry Potter fan, this was such a treat! After, they even found the graveyard where J.K. Rowling was inspired for the character names in the book series. After tasting haggis for the first time (she thought it was good!) and finding some live music at night, she would consider it a very successful weekend! Very jealous!
In the meantime, Martina went to see Ghostpoet in the Button Factory and thought he was excellent, while Emily went to see St Vincent play in the Olympia and said she was AMAZING. Might have been the best gig Emily was at all year (that’s a big statement!). She said she’s the ultimate performer and you don’t have to know all the songs to enjoy her concert. For the first half she was dressed in a pink leather jumpsuit and thigh-high pink leather boots, with a pink collar. She changed guitars around 10 times throughout the set to different coloured ones, which she had designed herself to better fit the female body. Emily would totally recommend seeing her!
Louise had a lifestyle event called “The Edit 2017” at her interiors shop, French Vintage Vie in the Atelier Design Studio in Belfast. There were interiors, fashion and fine art on display! Martina and Emily headed to ‘Banter’ in the Liquour Rooms. There was a really interesting discussion on the 80-year history of the Irish Constitution – asking should we rip it up and start again. Out of all the speakers, Justice Marie Baker was particularly impressive in her opinions – a new role model!
On the Plate:
Martina was at home in Tipp on Friday and Saturday, and had a lovely family meal in Mitchel House, the nicest restaurant in Thurles. Lovely pisco sour cocktails to start too! Emily went to Damascus Gate, a Syrian and Lebanese restaurant on Camden Street. It’s BYOB, which was her main motivation for going there – but the food was tasty, too! A good spot for a meal before a night out. Martina also tried out dinner in the revamped Skinflint – which has recently moved to Dame Street. However, she much preferred its former location and old menu as her fave pizza is gone now!
On the Screen:
With all this galavanting, Team Alice haven’t had the time to binge watch any series for a change! However, Ellen recently watched ‘Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father’ on Netflix and thought it was brilliant! Although clearly staged at times, it’s a very easy watch and will definitely make you LOL.
Looking forward to…
We’re all looking forward to Hallowe’en activities here at Team Alice, and of course the bank holiday weekend! Martina is thinking of doing a night-time hike and tour of the Hellfire Club on Friday night – if she doesn’t chicken out that is! Check back in with us next week to see if she braves it…
A little ode to Bryan Dobson, who finished up on ‘Six One’ on Wednesday night & will take up his new role with ‘Morning Ireland’ next week. RTÉ aired this lovely video of highlights from his time as ‘Six One’ anchor as a surprise for him. A few of us here have done work with him down through the years, and he’s lovely to work with. Good luck to Bryan who will be missed on the ‘Six One’ news!
That’s all from us. What about you? If you have any recommendations, let us know!