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Jack & Jill Foundation launch Little Ones appeal

MasterChef presenter Nick Munier with Orlaith O’Sullivan from Montforts College at the launch of The Little Ones Appeal 2014 at The River Lee Hotel, Cork. The Jack & Jill Foundation are calling on restaurants nationwide to participate in the Little Ones scheme throughout November and December whereby diners are encouraged to add a voluntary donation of just €1 to their bill at the end of their meal. Picture: Emma Jervis

Pandora’s Closet – Get The London Look

Despite the new season of Made In Chelsea having started two weeks ago, the show has to be credited with influencing our fashion taste buds. Now more girls in their early twenties are seen wearing “Mulberry” shades and fur, while Jack Wills isn’t just for the the university Jack the Lads. Couple this trend with my infatuation with over the knee boots…it’s rather more of a love affair actually…and it

The Flour of Macroom cookbook launched

THE Macroom Youthreach Centre for Education launched their cookbook The Flour of Macroom at the launch night of the Macroom Food Festival in the Riverside Park Hotel recently. The cookbook was devised by students as part of their enterprise project and includes recipes contributed by students as well as community chefs. Local businesses kindly contributed tasty recipes for readers to enjoy as it was all in aid of a very

Showtime for West Cork’s Wild Atlantic Way in Belgium

SOME 750,000 Belgians are tuning in to West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way on one of the country’s most popular weekly travel shows, called Vlaanderen Vakantieland meaning “Flanders on Holiday”. Tourism Ireland invited VRT – a national Belgian TV network – to film along the Wild Atlantic Way this summer. The crew captured footage for four different episodes – which are airing this month in Belgium and are being

Launch of The Flour of Macroom cookbook

THE Macroom Youthreach Centre for Education launched their cookbook The Flour of Macroom at the launch night of the Macroom Food Festival in the Riverside Park Hotel recently. The cookbook was devised by students as part of their enterprise project and includes recipes contributed by students as well as community chefs. Local businesses kindly contributed tasty recipes for readers to enjoy as it was all in aid of a very

Kinsale gears up for Gourmet Festival

THE 38th Kinsale Gourmet Festival guarantees a sparkle in Cork’s leading food lovers’ destination from 10th-12th October 2014, offering a weekend of fun, conviviality, fine food and wines. Saturday and Sunday’s events, hosted by Kinsale’s ten Good Food Circle restaurants, with sponsorship from Cork County Council, are already booked out, but there are still some tickets left for Friday evening’s opening reception and dinner, while everyone is welcome to the

Winter is coming

Winter is coming. For those of you who don’t watch Game Of Thrones, you still get my drift. It means long cold nights where the only thing to keep you warm are your summer memories. And your Pennys pajamas. I love a little luxury as much as the next girl but you can keep your Olatz silk pajama set. There is nothing better than being engulfed by a onesie from

Second Chance in Wilton

by Rebecca Milner   In West Cork we are lucky to have an abundance of unique boutiques but sometimes you just cant seem to get what you’re looking for. It could be that you’ve seen in a magazine and only available in the high streets. A trip to the city might seem like a journey. However on the doorstep to the west sits Wilton. A shopping centre that holds over