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Top models coming to Dublin

- Dublin will be hosting two top models over the coming weekends.

Caprice and Lauren Pope will be jetting into the capital to show off their DJ skills in Buck's New Townhouse as part of its celebration of international women in music and fashion at Girls with Decks from Friday.

Caprice will take to the decks this Friday for her premiere DJ set in Ireland, while R&B-lover Lauren Pope will take centre stage with her DJ set over the bank holiday weekend on Sunday, June 6.

Top Irish models Sara Kavanagh and Michelle McGrath will host both nights with their usual style and finesse.

wwwCurvaceous Kristi Kuudisiim provided the style factor in Lillie's on Saturday at her going-away party, surrounded by many of her gorgeous model friends.

The Assets model is bidding Dublin farewell and saying hello to New York. Among the friends who joined the farewell toast were Jenny Lee Masterson, Aoife Cogan and Sarah McGovern.

wwwRace-loving celebrities were out in force at the Curragh over the weekend. Yummy mummy chef Rachel Allen, designer Louise Kennedy and hairdresser to the stars Dylan Bradshaw were among those at yesterday's festival in Newbridge.

Author Cecelia Ahern's long -term partner, Davis Keoghan, was also there to support his runner Lolly for Dolly, trained by Fozzy Stack, at the Etihad Airways Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh.

wwwFashionistas take note, the Lainey Keogh Spring Summer Collection 2010 arrives at Mount Juliet on Saturday for a one-day sale, which includes one-of-a-kind pieces created especially for the event. The bespoke collection features beautiful summer-inspired embroidery on classic Lainey cashmere, long, slim cardigans and lace stoles.

The collection will be available to shop at No 55, The Rose Garden Lodges, on the breathtaking Mount Juliet estate. To book your place, contact Sarah on 086 830 9112.

wwwCelebrity chef Catherine Fulvio, from Ballyknocken House, will be cooking up a feast in the Miele Gallery today to celebrate Catherine's Italian Kitchen at Taste of Dublin.

Taste of Dublin takes place from Thursday, June 10, until Sunday June 13, in the Iveagh Gardens. Catherine has teamed up with Miele to host an energetic demo of traditional Italian dishes at Taste of Dublin, including a range of delectable treats for all the family, such as strawberry brownies and roast butternut squash.

  • Audiences can travel back in time this June bank holiday weekend as Loughcrew Garden Opera stages a 1950s-inspired version of Verdi's La Traviata for its annual summer opera.

For the 11th season, director Niall Morris has set Verdi's three-act masterpiece amid the glamour, sex and money of 1950s' New York. The historic estate and gardens offer a pitch-perfect setting for opera lovers. Tickets are priced from €85-€105 and advance booking is required on 049 854 1356. See www.loughcrew.com