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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Brilliant Levi's Ad

Inspire Shoe Boutique


The Inspire Shoe Boutiques Winter Sale will end this Saturday the 31st of January. With up to 70% off top brands
  • Lodi and 24 Hour shoes €40
  • Buy any Victoria Delef Shoe and Bag Combination and save €10

Inspire Shoe Boutique, Cathedral Street, Enniscorthy

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ail Ruin Design Centre

The seasonal Ail Ruin sale is now running with spectacular savings on exclusive Ladies Fashions and the Homewares!


Designer pieces are sourced from all over the world to ensure that none of her pieces are duplicated, Meritta creates her own collection of clothes, headpieces, jewellery and bags, using an abundance of materials.
Homewares are a creative range of furniture, mirrors, accessories and giftware...

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to5.30pm,
Sunday from 2pm to 6pm andlate evening on Thursday by appointment.
Free parking at the rear.

Kiss Boutique

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Bunny Hug

Shop here for cult fashion items favoured by Hollywood starlets, such as Kova&T Oxy leggings and Lauren Moshi animal-print T-shirts

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Green Apple

Eco and Ethical Shopping with bags of style. With up to 50% off in the fantastic winter sale


Speakaboos brings classic children's entertainment into a digital world. Beloved characters and treasured stories are given new life through amazing celebrity performances, beautiful illustrations, and original music. At Speakaboos, children develop literacy skills while learning about technology in a safe and fun environment.

The Best Job in the World

I like the sound of this. As the “credit crunch” hits and people begin to think out the box, it’s good to see some people are embracing life.

Some of you might be interested in this little job opportunity:

This article was taken from the Sydney Morning Herald Last week.

Island caretaker job offer: get paid $150,000 to swim, snorkel

Queensland’s latest tourism campaign is giving job seekers the chance to get paid $150,000 to live six months rent-free on the Great Barrier Reef.
As their Christmas holidays fade and the credit crunch begins to bite, office workers dreaming of a fresh start are being tempted to apply for “the best job in the world”.
Tourism Queensland is looking for applicants willing to walk white sandy beaches, sit under palm trees and swim with turtles as they soak up the sun.
The successful candidate will be asked to keep a blog and photo diary in exchange for six months rent-free on Hamilton Island as part of a $150,000 salary package that includes return airfares and travel insurance.
Australians and overseas applicants must be willing to “swim, snorkel, make friends with locals and generally enjoy the tropical Queensland climate and lifestyle”.
The `island caretaker’ position was created as part of a three-year $1.7 million marketing strategy by Tourism Queensland.
But Tourism Queensland chief Anthony Hayes said the job was not just a publicity stunt.
“Yes this is part of a unique Tourism Queensland strategy to promote the islands of the Great Barrier Reef internationally, but candidates will have to go through a genuine recruitment process,” he said.
Australian Marketing Institute president Roger James said the campaign was an interesting idea but would need innovative marketing to make sure the winning candidate’s blog was as effective as traditional advertising.
“I’ve got to decide to log on to the blog … and to make that work you have to have a communication that is arresting and interesting,” he said.
“If we end up with little videos or this person wandering around the islands and they’re just happy snaps it may not generate much interest at all.
“On the other hand, if it is something new and arresting and inventive it may be an absolute huge hit.”
The campaign was launched overseas today and a domestic launch will follow this weekend but Mr James said it was likely an overseas applicant would be picked.
The winning candidate will be chosen from a shortlist of 11 and must be a good swimmer, excellent communicator, be able to speak and write English, have an adventurous attitude, enjoy snorkelling and/or diving and be willing to try new things.
The job includes free accommodation in a three-bedroom home on Hamilton Island complete with plunge pool, views of the Whitsunday Islands and golf buggy.
The caretaker will promote the Great Barrier Reef islands, give media interviews and take care of a “few minor tasks” throughout their tenure beginning on July 1.

Sounds good to me! I can’t imagine why you WOULDN’T apply for that job? Do you REALLY love your job at the moment? No you don’t. It sucks.
The key thing is to realise that you literally can do whatever you want. You don’t have to continue the pain. As long as you go the lengths required, you’ll be surprised what happens.
Send photos!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Sugar Pink Boutique Sale

All Clothing is at HALF PRICE or LESS!!
Sugar Pink boutique focuses on a range of elegant and sophisticated styles for both occasional wear such as weddings, racing, and formal evening wear to the more prudent investment pieces that can be worn for smart casual daytime and then accessorized to become that stunning little evening number. We cater from size 8 to 16.
Sugar Pink Boutique
Corbett Court Shopping Centre, Galway

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Goats do Roam

The home of Fairview wines is a 300ha farm on the south-west-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape winelands. Standing among the lavender beds in the terraced front garden of the winery, you’ll look out across rolling fields and see distant flat-topped Table Mountain, a world-famous landmark standing guard over the city of Cape Town, South Africa’s tourist mecca perched on the Cape Peninsula at the southern tip of the African continent.

You get to taste and buy a vast array of different styles: from top-end, exclusive, often one-off bottlings through some fine Fairview standards to easy drinkers. An old maturation cellar has been converted into a casual Mediterranean-styled indoor/outdoor eatery called The Goatshed. Included on the menu are Fairview’s own internationally award-winning farmstyle Jersey milk and goats' milk cheeses. Fairview has a resident herd of 600 goats, some of whose members like to soak up the sun on the Goat Tower in front of the winery, as depicted on Fairview’s wine labels. Their antics have also been immortalised in the irreverently named, premium quality Goats do Roam range of wines.

Goats do Roam wine available in Ireland directly to your door from

Boudiche Lingerie Boutique Edinburgh

Plush interior, great service and wide selection, Boudiche is so good it's the only lingerie boutique to stock Stella McCartney lingerie this season. They have a good online ordering system and a great variety.

15 Frederick Street ( 0845 475 0250)

Swap in the City for the Galway Simon Community

2009 marks Galway Simon Community’s 30th Anniversary of combating homelessness in the West of Ireland. Unfortunately, our services are needed now more than ever, and fundraising has become a vital income stream to assist in the financing of our projects. To reflect the fact that 20% of our service users are women, and acknowledging that we are facing a recession, we have organised an inexpensive fashion event directed towards the ladies. Swap In The City will be a fashion extravaganza with one vital difference –it will offer the women of Galway the opportunity to update their wardrobe in a Guilt Free, Ethical, Stylish way, at zero cost. This event will provide a unique opportunity for women to create their very own 'fashion currency' by swapping their unworn or unwanted pieces from their wardrobes. This will be the first event of its kind in Galway. I have attached a full description of the event along with a poster. Tickets for the event are only ˆ10, which enables you to swap an unlimited amount of clothes at no further expense. All of the proceeds from this event will be going directly to providing accommodation and support to people in Galway who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

For more info please contact Barry McCann 0874156201

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Register your Dress

Want to know whether your dress is a standout? Or make sure you won’t have a twin at an upcoming event? Enter the Dress Registry today and in a few quick steps you can make sure the dress you plan to wear is the only one of its kind registered for your event. Plus take a sneak peek at the designers, colors, and styles that others will be wearing.

Colette Boutique Paris

Description Three storeys of exquisitely collated cutting-edge fashion, this year celebrating its tenth anniversary
Clientele State-of-the-art sneaker geeks, fashion tourists, starlets Merchandise Marc Jacobs, Dries van Noten, Prada make-up, obscure design magazines, entirely unnecessary gadgets with high lust-after factor
Ambience Design exhibition launch party

Famous for Inspired window installations (the film director Michel Gondry is in charge this month); the Colette Dance Class, the fashionista's favourite party; in-house CDs; one-off designer collaborations
Added extras In-house magazine, Le Colette; basement water bar selling more than 100 varieties of limited-edition bottled mineral water

Browns Boutique London

After three decades this legendary boutique still leads the way in spotting new talent. Heavyweights such as Balenciaga and YSL sit alongside newcomers like Roksanda Ilincic and Christopher Kane. Serious fashion. South Molton Street

Monday, January 12, 2009

Online Beauty

Every girl should know about this organic apothecary. Orders arrive in a straw-packed box as if they've come fresh from the farm. We love John Masters Organics and Suki, a 100 per cent natural skincare and make-up brand. Visit

Debs and Student Fashion Expo

Ireland's Premier Student Lifestyle Event

The Debs and Student Fashion Expo will be live at the RDS from 13th - 14th March 2009.
The glitz, the glam, the must see attractions including over 100 exhibitors, celebrity guests, live entertainment, a host of major prizes and of course lots of free stuff are among a few reasons to attend! Here you will find everything you need to make your Debs a success.
Our catwalk will exhibit Ireland’s boutique, designer and high-street debs dresses and tuxedos, all of which will be available on our very own Fashion Avenue.
Visit the Student Life Centre and meet with financial institutions, professional career guidance councillors and even Leaving Cert revision experts.
Step into our Lazy-Boy Lounge and play the latest computer games or sample the most up to date mobile technology…..That is if you can find the time between choosing the coolest limo and picking that James Bond tuxedo.
As Ireland's first fashion and lifestyle event for school leaving students, The Debs and Student Fashion Expo is set to be bigger & better than anything before seen at the RDS.

Very Happy Pig

With all the doom and gloom around, this website should cheer you up

Preheatable Dining Stones keep Dinner Warm

One of the sad realities in the culinary world is that even expertly cooked food tends to cool off—often much sooner than one would like. While there are a variety of electric plate warmers on the market to try to keep things warm, a new innovation from Iowa-based Roccia Bollente Dining Stones uses natural granite to keep meals steamy until the last bite.
Each Dining Stone set includes a precision-cut granite stone disc—available in a variety of colours—and a custom-fitted wooden tray to hold it in cherry, alder or ash. The stones take just 15 minutes to heat in a 350-degree oven; once they're hot, they are simply placed under dinner plates to keep food warm. Even after 45 minutes, their surface temperature is still 220 degrees, Roccia Bollente says. And while the primary motivation behind their creation was keeping hot food warm, the stones are equally useful for keeping chilled foods cold—an hour in the freezer makes them cold enough to keep salads crisp and drinks icy, the company says. A 9-inch set was designed to warm dinner plates, while a smaller, 6-inch version was designed with chilled salad plates in mind, but consumers can use each for either purpose. Pricing begins at USD 40 for the smaller set, and USD 60 for the larger version.
Launched this fall, Roccia Bollente plans to sell its Dining Stones to restaurants, caterers, wholesalers, kitchen stores and gift shops. One to get in on early....?

Thanks to Springwise for this article!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

DIY Fashion for Tweens

Est. Today's Design Studio, which recently launched into beta, offers tweens an online canvas along with a set of tools for creating the T-shirt of their dreams. Users begin by picking a style of T-shirt to work with—white, pink or grey—along with a theme for their design; options include "charms," "fun sayings," "glam" and "athletic." They then drag and drop the designs they like onto the shirt they've chosen, including background, accents and logo, until they're happy with their creation. Custom-design tees can then be shared with the Est. Today community and submitted in the site's contests; they can also be purchased for USD 18. New York-based Est. Today sells a variety of other clothing in its online shop as well. Items are available only within the US, and are typically shipped out within one to two days.
Is there any demographic that *doesn't* like doing it themselves?

thanks to Jane from Springwise for the article