Hello one, hello all! This week flew by and it’s already Friday, which means it’s time for your weekly dose of #WhatTickledAlice. Dive into our top recommendations for the best of Dublin and beyond. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week…

On the Plate:The House of Peroni pop up on Stephen's Green.

  • Katie suggests visiting The Forty Foot in Dún Laoghaire, a restaurant with delicious food and drinks, which she describes as “a cute little spot to watch the sun set over overlooking the pier.”
  • Darragh visited The House of Peroni pop-up on St. Stephen’s Green this week, a pop-up worthy to be classified as the best of Dublin. He says it’s filled with delicious cocktails and beer, all made with a dash of Peroni. Dublin Pizza Company are on site too, providing their always mouthwatering pizzas, while there’s a seafood restaurant to the back. Lots to keep you thirst and hunger at bay!
  • Further afield, Emily travelled to Newcastle, Co. Down last weekend and recommends Nikki’s, a real foodie restaurant with tasty seafood dishes.

 

On the Page:

Book covers of 'The Scorpio Races' and ‘Anna Karenina’.

  • Darragh finally finished ‘Anna Karenina’. His review: “as traumatic as it is uplifting, and challenges your views on so many topics which are just as relevant today as they were in 1890s Russia”.
  • Katie is reading ‘The Scorpio Races’ by Maggie Steifvater. An oldie but a goodie, which takes place in a fictional island that merges Irish and Scottish culture.

 

On the Screen:Queer eye logo

  • Martina took time out this week to see ‘The Happy Prince’ at the Irish Film Institute. The film – which is directed and written by and stars Rupert Everett – explores the final months of Oscar Wilde’s life. If you’re a fan of Oscar Wilde, it comes highly recommended.
  • ‘Queer Eye’ is a firm Alice favourite (okay, we’ll admit we’re obsessed!) and, much to her dismay, Martina wrapped up Season Two of the series this week. She now says there’s “a great gaping hole in my life”.  The whole of #TeamAlice are hoping for a Fab 5 appearance in Dublin! Yass henny!

 

Out and About:Katie surfing at Bundoran

  • Leaving Dublin far behind, Katie travelled to Donegal last weekend, where she hiked the Slieve League cliffs. Once the fog clears, you get an unbelievable view of the summit, she says. She also made the most of the glorious weather with a surf session in Bundoran.
  • Emily also headed north last weekend, camping at Hen Mountain near Hilltown, Co. Down, and hiking to the top of Slieve Donard, the highest peak in Northern Ireland.
  • Finally, Martina’s very excited to be off to Paul Simon at the RDS tonight to experience the best of Dublin. She’s been a lifelong fan, and is looking forward to hearing all the old favourites.

 

That’s it for this week for what tickled us in the office! Stay tuned next week to see what other adventures Team Alice get up to.

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