Saturday 21 March 2009


I suppose it was inevitable.
Fed up with Fandango? the minimalist look, boutique hotels just too cool for their own good, the chic and exclusive. The new look in town is designer scuffed, make it look like a tenament, embrace peeling wallpaper, mismatched furniture, exposed pipes, rising damp. Originating of course in America - go on, try booking the Ace Hotel in Manhattan - it made it's way across the atlantic and i presume 'tis only a mattter of time before "the look" arrives in Ireland. Have a gawk at the imagery page of the The Rough Luxe King's Cross, London to see where it's at. It's all a bit tooo close to the bone and reminisent of the send up Derelict campaign from the fashion industry film satire Zoolander. So save your money and go and rent the movie.
Thanks to the Guardian magazine for bringing it to my attention

Friday 20 March 2009

Easter opening hours at Cathal Brugha Street

Cathal Brugha Street Library opening hours for the Easter period will be as follows:

Monday April 6th - Wednesday April 8th: 9am to 9pm.
Thursday April 9th: 9am to 1pm.
Friday April 10th to Tuesday April 14th, inclusive: closed.
Wednesday April 15th and Thursday April 16th: 9am to 9pm.
Friday April 17th: 9am to 5pm.
Saturday April 18th: 10am to 5pm
and normal term-time opening thereafter.

A Happy Easter to all our readers!

Wednesday 11 March 2009

Hospital, airline food and more

This photo essay TAIWAN'S FLAVOURS OF THE MONTH appeared on the Guardian travel site in the last couple of days.
I thought they could do with the extra international exposure.
It caputures an oddd....very odd, collection of eatteries which could only open and thrive in the inscrutable Far East