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How are those new year’s resolutions going? If ‘me time’ has already dropped off the list, here are some ideas on how to spend it.


 PODCAST: The Laughs of Your Life

So successful is Doireann Garrihy’s podcast The Laughs of Your Life, the second date of her live stage shows at Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre in April is sold out.
But when your little black book is as vast as Garrihy’s, that should be no surprise: since launching her series in spring 2019 she has chatted with man of the moment Paul Mescal, Micheál Martin, Chris O’Dowd, Joanne McNally, Donie O’Sullivan, Charlene McKenna, Annie Mac, Michael Bublé, Jacqui Hurley, Christy Dignam, Aisling Bea and many, many more. There really is someone for everyone. 
And its premise is exactly what it says on the tin: Garrihy coaxes out the funniest/most poignant ‘if I didn’t laugh I’d cry’ moments from her starry guests’ fulsome lives to which we can all relate.

Fleishman is in Trouble

STREAMING Fleishman is in Trouble
You’ve read Taffy Brodesser-Akners best-selling novel. And from February 22, Disney+ subscribers can see the small-screen adaptation, with Jesse Eisenberg as the eponymous Fleishman gleefully navigating New York City’s digital dating scene at the age of 41, making up for his lost youth as a medical student crippled with insecurities.
All well and good, except his ex-wife Rachel has gone missing, leaving him with their two young children… His two old friends Libby and Seth are played by Lizzy Caplan and Adam Brody respectively, while the mighty Claire Danes is Rachel, so hopes are insanely high for this eight-episode series released in one bingeable swoop.
Just add popcorn and your favourite Moon + Mellows.
Bake by Graham Herterich

FEASTING Bake by Graham Herterich

This weekend we will mostly be drooling over Bake: Traditional Irish Baking with Modern Twists, by Graham Herterich, better known as The Cupcake Bloke – and hoping to do his dishes justice in our own ovens.

It’s published by Irish indie imprint Nine Bean Rows, and features mouthwatering staples such as soda bread, tarts, porter cake and brack, each given a contemporary update to reflect the wide array of international ingredients available in our local supermarkets.

There’s also a sprinkling of biography too, with Herterich tripping down memory lane to uncover his childhood food memories and dishes passed down through the generations. 

My 21st Century Blues

 KITCHEN DISCO My 21st Century Blues

It’s not often Cate Blanchett and Margot Robbie have their spotlight stolen, but that’s what happened when RAYE performed on The Graham Norton Show last month when the London-born singer belted out ‘The Thrill is Gone’, her smoky, jazz-club vocals offset by a plunging black dress.

It had many viewers rushing to their favourite music streamers to find her just-released album, My 21st Century Blues; a self-assured a debut for someone who has been recording since 2014 – and co-writing songs for the likes of Beyoncé – but only now getting her big break. Better late than never. RAYE’s new release is full of sass, soul, hip-hop, heartache and settling scores. Expect to be dancing around the kitchen or crooning into a hairbrush to this one.


DRESS CODE: The Housecoat – Nomad Cream

Spring is still some way off and we’re happily hunkering down with this oversized housecoat, whose quilted padding and organic cotton voile make it as soft as it is durable, while an Aztec-inspired print nods to far-off lands.

Puff lantern sleeves give a fashion-forward sculpted look, and the deep pockets are deeply practical… does anyone else stash Minstrels in there? Just us??