Saturday 24 June 2017

10 must knows

Madonna - kissed Drake
Madonna - kissed Drake
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Dermot Bannon
Orla Kiely shopper
Irish fairy door company

The top ten must knows this week from Madonna's latest antic to Dermot Bannon's Simmon Community fundraiser.

1 After exposing her rear at the Grammys and a fall at the Brits, Madonna's latest act of note is kissing US rapper Drake on stage at the Coachella festival.

2 Also in celebland, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel welcomed baby boy Silas Randall.

3 Have a foodie idea? RTÉ is seeking entries for a new TV competition, the winner of which will see their product in Lidl stores. Apply before May 7 at rte.ie/thetasteofsuccess

4 From cutting onions to peeling eggs, find lots of ways to make your life easier with the clever videos at youtube.com/user/householdhacker

5  Bag a bargain at Kilkenny stores from April 28 when a 7-day sale sees reductions on the likes of this Orla Kiely shopper, €89 down to €62.30.

6 Dermot Bannon has launched the RAI Simon Community fundraiser. On May 9-10 you can avail of a one-hour consultation with an RAI architect for €55 - all of which goes to Simon.

7 The latest 'It' toys (thanks to a tweet from Amy Huberman) are tiny otherworldy portals, 24.95, from irishfairydoorcompany.com

8 More must-haves, this time for adults - the women in your life will love the new romance collection bracelets from Alex & Ani, €41, Arnotts

9 If you like the idea of a garden full of flowers and food but don't know where to start, visit new Bord Bia garden advice website gromor.ie

10 Published this week by the Collins Press, Enough Is Plenty is a lovely book of seasonal traditions and recipes from the Dingle peninsula by Felicity Hayes-McCoy. €14.99

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