A wedding dress raffle; contemporary photography; and vegan treats

Helen Cody herself has experienced the incredible support of the charity ARC and has been an ARC ambassador since her own cancer treatment in 2018. The designer has just launched the ARC Wedding Dress Raffle, the prize being this Gorgeous dress worn by British model Sophie Anderton. for a short time on her wedding day.

The raffle, which runs until Valentine’s Day, offers an incredible opportunity to win this handmade dress worth €3,500. Tickets cost €50 to benefit ARC which provides free support to people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

Participate at idonate.ie/raffle/weddressforarc (arccancersupport.ie)

The colourful, glorious and messy life in pictures at the Crawford

Crawford Art Gallery

A major exhibition of contemporary photography SATURATION: The Transformed Everyday opens today at the Crawford Art Gallery. Embracing aspects of the street, music and fashion photography, as well as humanity in all its colorful and messy reality, the exhibition is “lighthearted but sometimes claustrophobic, festive but also aware of the fragility and beauty of human life”.

Featuring the work of Dragana Jurišić, Ruth Medjber, Michael Hanna and Conor Clinch among other acclaimed photographers, it is curated by William Laffan and Dawn Williams.

crawfordartgallery.ie

Eat like a (lion) king at the Marker Hotel

Tiki Cocktails at the Marker Hotel
Tiki Cocktails at the Marker Hotel

If you’re going to see The Lion King at the Bord Gáis Energy Theater in Dublin, or just have a mini movie fan on your hands, then check out the Lion King-inspired kids’ menu at the Marker Hotel right next to the theatre.

The highlight is the chocolate “mud pool” which is inspired by Timon and Pumbaa’s favorite mud bath and includes an edible image of Simba with African animal jellies on the side (two courses €15).

Meanwhile, adults can enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic Tiki cocktails with mixes named after the Lion King characters. Hakuna Matata.

To book, call The Marker Hotel on 01 687 5100 or email [email protected]arker.ie

Tooth Fairy Worthy Sparklers with Spotlight

Spotlight Oral Care Children's Brush
Spotlight Oral Care Children’s Brush

We don’t know about you, but sometimes we wonder if our kids are cleaning their teeth properly. Irish company Spotlight Oral Care may have the answer with the new children’s version of its award-winning sonic toothbrush.

Designed with the same technology as the original, the kids’ version is shorter and has a textured handle to make it easier for toddlers to grip. Gentle yet effective at removing plaque and discoloration, the brush is designed to provide a brilliant clean while promoting better long-term oral health.

The brush comes with a travel case and three extra heads. €59.95

Tasty and healthy plant-based meals

Quick meals
Quick meals

Not only did our knowledgeable adult taster declare these “best cooked meals I’ve had in a long time”, but even our junior sampler found these vegan meals from Fiid delicious.

These plant-based meals can be popped in the microwave and ready in as little as 90 seconds. Made with natural, vegan ingredients here in Ireland, each meal is gluten-free, dairy-free and high in protein and fibre. While this may all sound too virtuous to be tasty, there’s no shirking flavor here.

Practical and healthy, the 550g “Meal for Us” sachet costs €5.29 and the 275g “Meal for Me” sachet costs €2.99.

Available in stores nationwide and online at eatfiid.com

PepperoNAY vegan pizzas at Dominos

vegan dominoes
vegan dominoes

If you want Veganuary to continue well into the new year, but also fancy a cheat day, then Domino’s new PepperoNAY is the perfect Friday night treat for pizza fans.

Think vegan dough, vegan cheese and a specially created vegan pepperoni from The Vegetarian Butcher paired with a vegan version of Domino’s favorite garlic and herb dip.

PepperoNAY pizza joins Vegan Margherita, Chick-Ain’t and Vegan Vegi Supreme as another great vegetarian option at Dominos. Vegan PepperoNAY Classic Medium Crust €20. dominos.fr

Nicholas Hughes x Karen Millen

Karen Millen X Nicholas Hughes, dress €384
Karen Millen X Nicholas Hughes, dress €384

Karen Millen has some terrific new fashion for the new season – perfect as we start heading back to work or special events.

The new dream collection here is the brand’s first collaboration with photographer Nicholas Hughes. The range takes Hughes’ images of nature and translates them into beautiful prints in shades of blues and greens.

Sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester and viscose are used in the collection which is available from size 6 to 24.

karenmillen.com

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