Sex and The City's Chris Noth jets into Dublin 4 for dinner
Dublin 4 is the new Sex and the City.
Everyone knows that - and not just because the recession seems to have gone quietly; though some would say that the recession never truly visited its horrors upon this part of our capital.
Indeed Mr Big himself, aka John James Preston from the aforesaid HBO series, was bang in the middle of Dublin 4 last weekend.
Or to be precise, the actor who played Mr Big in Sex and the City, Chris Noth, had dinner with five American friends in Bellucci's in Ballsbridge.
Naturally, his dreamboat presence created something of a frisson among the local Carrie Bradshaws in Robbie Fox's buzzing Italian eaterie.
Indeed it wasn't just the women who recognised the superstar in their midst. It was pretty much everyone in the restaurant last Friday night.
But, said my spy, "nobody bothered him". (Merely the women were just hot-and-bothered by him? Joke.) My source added that he came in at 8pm, left at 11pm, ordered hake and drank vodka ("with a twist" - his words), and was "generally an all-round nice guy".
More importantly, and helpful for the supply of money in the D4 economy, Mr Big left a big tip for all the staff who served him.
Sunday Indo Living