Sinead Keary: A week in my wardrobe
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Sinead Keary

Dreaming of sunshine celebrations and five star food? This is your new winter sun getaway destination
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H&M’s latest Innovation Stories drop is a game changer for the high-street
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Megan Burns

Perfectionism is a ruse – here’s how to stop it
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Niamh Ennis

12 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland
12 of the best Christmas sandwiches across Ireland

Sarah Finnan

Champagne for beginners: The best picks according to a sommelier
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Sarah Finnan

I made pasta at home and it’s not as complicated as you might think
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Melanie Mullan

Zelia Madigan, founder of Conscious Convert on creating an ethical, eco-friendly homeware brand
Zelia Madigan, founder of Conscious Convert on creating an ethical, eco-friendly homeware brand

Megan Burns

Netflix’s ‘Harry & Meghan’ documentary has an official trailer; here’s what else we know
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Sarah Finnan

12 ways to have an environmentally friendly Christmas
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Grace McGettigan

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08th Jul 2014
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For Frida Kahlo’s birthday we remember 10 reasons why she’ll always be iconic

We love Frida…

– For this incredible quote: ?I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.?

– For her bisexuality and having an affair with Josephine Baker.

– For marrying painter Diego Rivera, who described her work as ?acid and tender?.

– For the fact that she had such a bad accident when she was 18 that she suffered from tremendous physical pain and had to stay in a full-body cast a lot of the time.

– For putting so much of the physical anguish she experienced into her paintings.

– For neglecting the tweezers.

– For always putting down her birthday as the 7th of July although it was probably the 6th.

– For bringing the colours and nature of the jungle into her work, and bringing Amerindian and Mexican culture and folklore to life with a Surrealist touch.

– For being a friend of Leon Trotsky’s while he was in exile.

– For the incredible self-portraits she gave us.

AND because if there was a movie about our life, we’d want to be played by Salma Hayek too.