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Globetrotter, writer, foodie and coffee addict.


Tess, a Gift Horse Theatre Production – Review

By Ilse / May 18, 2019

  On Friday evening I got the pleasure of seeing Tess, a play based on the book Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Signe Lury adapted it into a play. It’s not often you come across this much talent in a group of 18-22 year olds. They did a really great job. The actors […]


Top 3 events for May 15th

By Ilse / May 15, 2019

We’re halfway through the workweek. Why not celebrate it by going out tonight? We’ve selected three events you can sample this evening. The intersection between hip-hop culture and education Are you interested in hip-hop and do you want to learn more about this type of music. Be sure to check out this event. Hip-hop artist-educators […]


Top 10 Coffee Places in Dublin

By Ilse / May 13, 2019

Here’s the thing, I love coffee. I think by now my Instagram is at least 75% pictures of cute coffees I’m drinking. So since, I’m spending so much time (and money) discovering lovely little coffee shops in town I thought I’d share them with you. Now, a small disclaimer, I’m not an expert. I’ve never […]


Top 3 events for May 8th

By Ilse / May 8, 2019

We’ve selected three interesting things to do this evening to make this dreary Wednesday a little bit better. milk. milk. is a pop-rock band based in Dublin. They’re four guys together creating a mellow sound reminiscent of The 1975. Here’s their debut song ‘Drama Queen’: Where: Whelan’s (upstairs) Entry: €6; €8 at the door […]


Top 3 events for May 3rd

By Ilse / May 3, 2019

It’s finally Friday! Whew, this week felt like forever. If you haven’t decided what to do today, go check out these events. We’ve made a small selection to make your life easier. Come Back To Me This is an exhibition with new work from 14 students of the MFA Fine Art from the National College […]


Shoe Lane Coffee

By Ilse / April 29, 2019

Shoe Lane is one of my favourite coffee places in town. It’s in Tara Street, so it’s a little bit out of the way of my normal route but I still catch myself going the extra mile to just sit there and relax and write a little. The shop itself has some of the remnants […]