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WINE, fashion and some fancy food ... not a bad way to spend a Thursday night. It was a classy affair in Dublin's Four Seasons Hotel last week for a swanky dinner hosted by Carmen Wines.

The event celebrated this year's partnership between Irish handbag designer Pauric Sweeney and the wine company with chief wine maker Sebastian Labbe flying in especially to attend the dinner and give guests a unique insight into Carmen wines. Top models Sarah Morrissey and Karen Fitzpatrick sashayed down the catwalk to showcase some of the latest wares from Ireland's leading designers. This was followed by a sumptuous four course meal.

IT propelled her to fame and saw her literary success translated into a blockbuster Hollywood flick starring Gerard Butler. Now 10 years on from its original release, Cecelia Ahern's P.S. I Love You is back, this time as a special anniversary edition. Cecelia will be signing copies of the 10-year anniversary book in Clerys this Valentines Day. The glossy pink edition of the book, all about eternal love and heartbreak, is continuing to make waves.

CONGRATULATIONS to Irish music company WholeWorldBand, which has bagged itself a top music award in the Netherlands. The company has won the Buma Music Meets Tech Award at Eurosonic Nooderslag which showcases the best new artist, bands and music business talent.

CELEBRITY chef Kevin Thornton will be showing off his cooking skills next week when he dishes out some canapes, with a side of cocktail. The Michelin star chef has been snapped up for the launch of the new Massimo Dutti store next Thursday, which will see cocktails and canapes in full flow on Grafton Street. There will be a sweet scent in the air with French florist Thierry Boutemy arranging the flowers with live music.


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