FASHION: Feminine Fashion for the Modern Woman • Cufflinks Rock!
TRAVEL: Croatia: Dubrovnik and Korčula • Rome: Exploring the Eternal City
ARTS: Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition • RHA Annual Exhibition
LIFESTYLE: Interiors: Decorate with Colour • Health: Taking Time to Think
From the Editor: Hello Summer! This is my favourite time of the year when the days stretch into long evenings with glorious sunsets. I can’t think of a single place in Ireland that isn’t enhanced by the beauty of summer, with the sound of birdsong and the smell of fragrant blossoms.
Despite the sometimes unpredictable weather, we are so lucky to live on this island which has incredible places to escape to for weekends. In this issue, we feature the Cliff Coast of County Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way and the picturesque town of Dingle with its many art galleries, artists and craftspeople, and its own premium gin and whiskey distillery. For those who prefer to travel further afield we visit historic and scenic Croatia and some of the less well-known attractions of Rome that are slightly off the beaten path.
Summer is also the time of year for the Annual Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy when artists from all over Ireland showcase a wonderful selection their work at the gallery in Ely Place, Dublin.
The Design Museum in London is hosting an exhibition to mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Stanley Kubrick, considered one of the greatest film-makers in cinematic history. Kubrick and his leading man Ryan O’Neal caused quite a stir when they arrived in Ireland in 1973 to make Barry Lyndon. Meanwhile, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has welcomed a very different collection this summer with iconic instruments and posters from the last sixty years of rock and roll.
This is the prettiest season of all, when nature provides us with an amazing array of colour. Appropriately, our interiors section offers tips on choosing the perfect colour palette to decorate your home.
Summer is here, so get out and enjoy it!