The Wait Is Over! H&M Go Online.

We all love a bitta H&M but we love it even more because it’s just launched its online store. Yes 24/7 of H&M. So sit back relax, grab a cuppa because you can NOW buy from the comfort of your armchair. Yes we’re happy!

H&M’s Country Manager for UK and Ireland Carlos Duarte commented: “We are so excited to launch online shopping in Ireland. We now have 17 stores in Ireland and this significant milestone extends H&M’s multichannel offering, and gives our Irish customers the opportunity to shop with us twenty four seven via their computers, smartphones and tablets anywhere in the country.”

 

To celebrate the launch H&M are offering free shipping until April 24th, AND up to 50% off fashion and homewares.You can check out the site here

Penney’s O’Connell Street Gets Revamp

Penney’s recently unveiled its gorge new store in iconic O’Connell Street. The renewal work began in September and the project was phased to allow Penney’s stay open during construction. The store was open since 1992 ensured the project was complete before the #1916 celebrations. A spokesperson for Penney’s said, “We’re delighted that the refurbishment to our O’Connell Street Store is now complete”.

Penney’s now has 36 stores in Ireland but on a global level has 302 stores across 10 countries. It plans to open another six stores by 2017.

 

Panti Could Be Named Times Most Influential

 

Anyone from Dublin will know who Rory O’Neill is or more famously known as drag persona Panti Bliss.

Panti Bliss was one of the most important faces of the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum and inspired many with her speech that touched many.

We think Panti is already a superstar and are chuffed that TIME magazine have recognised this and longlisted her for the most influential person of 2016.

We’ve been informed that Panti has 1.1% of the vote which isn’t much when you realize that Bernie Sanders is in the lead with 4%.

We’re big fans of Panti and we’ve voted to support her.

To support Panti you can vote HERE.

Zambrero Launches in Dublin

Us Irish do love a good burrito but more importantly we love a FREE burrito. Darragh Fanning launches Zambrero today and is offering free food all day YES that’s FREE burritos to any customer willing to wait this massive queue. 

One of the best things about this venture is the business gives back. For every burrito or bowl purchased at Zambrero a plate of food is donated to someone in need. Dublin Soho salutes you!

For more info, go to Zambrero website and check out their tasty menu here too.

Five Foot Snake Found in Dublin

Most of us have been told in some shape or form that there are no snakes in Ireland. Sure didn’t St Patrick see to that? Well whoever it was that told us this myth is sorely wrong.

Somehow a Glasnevin, Dublin, homeowner was startled by this little fella:

When we say ‘startled’ we mean that the snake fell out of a hole in the man’s ceiling and onto his head while he stood on a ladder, and by ‘little’ we mean ‘huge’ – the animal is five feet long. Wouldn’t you just die?

Fortunate for the homeowner is that its not poisonous. It’s a Rat Snake, and the DSPCA believe it was could have been kept by the house’s previous tenants as a pet.

Now the snake has been recaptured, it’s now making a recovery at the DSPCA shelter in Rathfarnham.

“The snake is rather thin which would lead us to think it has been loose for some time but it’s recovering well,” said the DSPCA’s Gillian Bird.

Our words of warning don’t be surprised if you see a thin, hungry snake on the lookout for food in your area.

 

An Post Repaint Royal Mailboxes

As part of the commemoration to the 1916 Rising An Post have painted 1o post boxes around Dublin. The post boxes are located around key landmarks in the city and offer free video links, to educate on stories that occurred in Dublin 100 years ago.

The agency behind this stunt was Target McDonnells. The mission included repainting 10 post boxes in Dublin city and County Royal Mail red as part of an An Post campaign to mark the 1916 Rising centenary.

You can view some of the red post boxes at St Stephens Green, Grafton Street, Liberty Hall, the Four Courts, Royal College of Surgeons, Dun Laoghaire pier, Mount Street, Haddington Road, O’Connell Street and the General Post Office (GPO) itself.

Members of the public are invited to freetext a keyword on their chosen postbox before receiving a video link on their smartphone. It will play short video clip of the events that took place in the exact spot in which they stand. The viewer is left with a question at the end of the video relating to the story they have just witnessed.

For more information on the GPO Witness History, click on http://www.anpost1916.ie

St Paddy’s Dublin Gig Guide

Luckily the good promoters of Dublin always ensure that we’re spoiled for choice when a public holiday comes up. They really don’t help our liver though.

Dublin Soho have put together our top 5 gigs happening in the next 24 hours for you to mull over!

  1. Sven Vath @ Pyg
  2. Green Velvet @ Button Factory
  3. Todd Terry @ The Grand Social
  4. Disco Brunch @ Drury Buildings
  5. Julio Bashmore @ Opium Rooms

1. Sven Vath @ Pyg

Pappa Sven returns to a sold out gig in Pyg for it’s 7th Birthday TONIGHT. What better way to celebrate a birthday than bringing these two deadly German’s to Pyg. If you haven’t got a ticket I’m sure you’ll be devastated to miss this one. Along with Sven comes Matthias Tanzmann who takes over room 2. This one is sure to get messy!

Tickets: Sold out 😦

 

2. Green Velvet @ Button Factory

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Green Velvet plays tonight at the Sense & Curve night at the Button Factory and promises to be doing what he does best. Local talent Dan Stritch is also on support. Tickets can still be purchased at the door but get there early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets: €25 + booking fee

 

3. Toddy Terry @ The Grand Social

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Brooklyn born House DJ Terry returns to Dublin after a very long stint away (Where have you been on our lives). The Network crew have put a very decent lineup together with big support and warm up duties from dj’s Liam Dollard, The Chillage Idiots and Jay Carroll.

Tickets: €20 on the door

4. Disco Brunch @ Drury Buildings

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The Disco Brunch has become ridiculously popular in the last two years. We love our brunch but we love it more with disco beats from the disco brunch guys in the background. Trust me! There’s nothing tame about this one. That’s why it’s our top 4. And the food is delish too. Tickets are sold out for the brunch affair but you can gain entry at 5pm for a fiver for plenty of dancing and mischief.

5. Julio Bashmore @ Opium Rooms

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Julio may have appeared to burst on to the scene in late 2009, but the lead up to the Julio Bashmore EP for Claude VonStroke’s highly influential Dirtybird label was essentially a lifetime in the making. He returns to Opium rooms tonight and is sure its a Paddy’s eve you won’t forget! Support on the night from Boots & Kats.

Bashmore Tickets €20 + booking fee

 

 

Primark Opens 300th Store

Irish-owned retailer Primark has opened its 300th store.

The outlet is located at Broughton Shopping Park in Chester, England.

Primark now has 300 stores across 10 countries.

Two more Primark shops will open this week – in Birmingham in England and also in southern France. That will make a lot of ex-pats happy living in these areas.

Deb Fanning SS16 Collection

Irish millinery designer Debbie Fanning recently unveiled her fabulous Spring/Summer 16 Collection.  Deb designs are described as being “Vintage Inspired with a Contemporary Edgy Twist”. The collection oozes class and colourful charm and could be suited to any occasion such as a day at the races, or a wedding.

Deb’s designs have featured in The Irish Independent, The Wedding Journal, The RDS Ladies Day programme and TV3’s Xpose.

Take a look at her collection.

S16 COLLECTION

 

New Stockist Alert

All of this collection is exclusively stocked at Coco Boutique Dublin.

About Debbie

Deb Fanning is a young dynamic millinery designer from Dublin. Deb’s own design talents flourished when she first left school at the age of 18 to train and work as a florist. She later went on to study make up artistry followed closely by millinery. Deb’s love of millinery has grown throughout the years and in 2014 she set up her label Deb Fanning Millinery.

Contact Debbie

Debbie also designs bespoke headpieces. To make an appointment; email hello@debfanningmillinery.com or Phone: 00353 86 723 8278. For more info, go to her website to view the stunning collection.