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Globetrotter, writer, foodie and coffee addict.


Top 3 Events June 12th

By Ilse / June 12, 2019

We’ve been doing the heavy lifting for you and we selected three interesting things to do tonight. Kk Lewis Kk lewis is playing her first headliner gig tonight. The Irish busker used to entertain the tourists in Dublin with her music, but she has grown since then and her first EP coming out later this […]


Top 3 events for May 22nd

By Ilse / May 22, 2019

How To Be Invisible: A Celebration of Kate Bush at ILFDublin Kate Bush is an incredibly talented lyricist and with this event, you’ll get to do a deep dive into her evocative lyrics and beautifully crafted songs. Siobhán Kane, writer and broadcaster will, together with Dónal Lunny and others open that discussion. So if you’re […]


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’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k7XRlfHn48 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 […]