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We’ve actually just about given up on our teenage dreams of looking like a real celebrity.

Sure we do a mean liquid-liner-strong-brow combo and yup,we’ve been known to rock some pretty on fleek, red carpet worthy looks.

But we’ve now old and wise enough to come to the conclusion that constantly sporting SnapChat-ready hair, make-up and accessories (we salute you, famous folk) is just too overwhelming for normal beings.

Suzanne Jackson

Still, we’re not ones to pass on the opportunity to occasionally go serious Kardashian-Jenner glam for a really special event – and that’s where Starla dresses comes in.

Rosanna Davidson

Located on Dublin’s South William Street, but with a great website for anyone based outside the capital, the outlet is basically the go-to place for the likes of Rosanna Davison, Holly Carpenter, Suzanne Jackson, Nicola Hughes, Hazel O’Sullivan, Vogue Williams and Lynn Kelly.

And let’s face it: those lovely ladies go to A LOT of fancy-pants social events.

@lynnkelly_ looking stunning in her Starla LBD

A photo posted by Starla (@starladresses) on

Starla hires out designer dresses from just €80 – think the head-turning Sierra dress, or the sexy All Saints gold eagle number, the latter of which has been seen on Rosanna. Or alternatively, borrow a serious statement number from Alex Perry for €200 or less – he’s the Aussie designer that’s hugely popular with the likes of Sandra Bullock, Giuliana Rancic, and Ariel Winter.      We furthermore got more than a little excited when we spotted fabulouso frocks to purchase from just €65. And *whisper it* Starla on occasion sells off former rental stock (which is always in perfect condition) for a fraction of the original price: at the moment we have one very keen eye on this stunning hand-painted Holt Miami dress. Kim Kardashian loves the label, and while it would have been (gulp) more than €1,000 to buy, it is now on sale for just €180… #swoon.   For those that don’t do dresses – the store and website both have a brilliant selection of accessories and fur for sale: think bags, bangles and rings, not to mention [pictured above] amazing €30 bobble hats that have just arrived in for winter.  Here, with a debs/wedding/ball/graduation spring in our step, SHEmazing! has rounded up the very best that Starla currently has to offer…

Picked up this fab hot pink lil number from @StarlaDresses last week

Posted by Hazel O’Sullivan on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

 

 

Karis bandage dress in dusty pink, €115 [to buy]

 

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Rachel Gilbert Rosie gown in yellow, €185 [to hire]
Long navy gown, €480 [to buy]
George Cara gown in blue, €160 [to hire]

 

Wilde Willow dress in fuschia pink, €130 [for sale]

 

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Chantel gown, €220 [to buy]
Juliet gown in red, €195 [to hire]
Sweet Sensation Gown in blue, €120 [to buy]

 

Lynn Kelly Jessica Dress

Jessica dress, €110 [to buy]

 

Rabbit poncho in black, €70, with gold belt, €25 [both for sale]

 

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Fergie gown in white, €180 [to hire]
Pink Farrah dress, €100 [to buy]
Navy Badgley Mischka gown, €180 [to hire]

To check out the full range, visit the Starla website here.

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It was all black and white on the night: yes, on the Iftas red-carpet yesterday the stylish stars stuck to what they know best – and that means duplicating many of the looks that also dominated back in May.

For the first time this year, the glitzy ceremony was split into two high-profile nights: the film and drama awards, which took place in May, and last night's bash – which honoured achievements in the television industry.

But while the two events means two excuses to dress up for a host of high-profile celebs, most stuck to what they know best: and that evidently means LOTS of black and white. 

Yes, keeping things cool and classic, an array of Ifta attendees then and now opted for monochrome hues, with bright colour very much being the exception rather than the rule on both evenings.

Amanda Byram, Ronan and Storm Keating, Imelda May, Rachel Wyse, Vogue Williams, Rosanna Davison, Colette Fitzpatrick and Lucy Kennedy: they ALL shunned colour.

Here, SHEmazing! takes a look at the best red-carpet black-and-white style from the 2015 Iftas…

 

Host Amanda Byram embraced both black AND white

 

Rosanna Davison; Mary Murray; Lisa Cannon

 

Caroline Morahan; Lucy Kennedy; Maude Hirst

 

Caitriona Balfe; Colette Fitzpatrick

 

Rachel Wyse; Vogue Williams; Imelda May

 

Emma O'Driscoll; Karen Koster; Sinead Kennedy

 

Amanda Byram; Amy Huberman; Lisa Cannon

 

Caroline Morahan; Aisling Franciosi; Aoibhin Garrihy

 

Sean Bean and Abigail Cruttenden; Ronan and Storm Keating

 

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Did you know that the foods you eat not only affect your health and weight but also your skin, your hair, your mood and your immune system?

Alongside a hugely successful modelling career, Rosanna Davison is also a fully qualified Nutritional Therapist, and she's sharing her knowledge and passion for food in her new book, Eat Yourself Beautiful, which launched this week.

Although it contains over 100 healthy, tasty and simple recipes, Eat Yourself Beautiful is not just a cookbook.

The first half of the book is dedicated to Rosanna's personal story, as well as heaps of tips for how to use food to improve your sleep, your skin, your immune system and countless other parts of your life.

If you're really looking to overhaul your body and mind, the book also features a Seven Day Radiance Plan created by Rosanna to help you combine the foods you eat with your body's natural healing abilities.

"It's really focused on beauty foods and beauty recipes to make you feel your best and feel confident in yourself. That's what I'm passionate about so I'm really proud of the book," Rosanna told S! TV's Lisa Kavanagh at the Eat Yourself Beautiful launch night earlier this week.

As for the recipes, Rosanna promises you won't find yourself bogged down in complex instructions and bizarre ingredients. "I can confirm the recipes are very easy because I'm not a chef and I wouldn't have the most patience!" she admits.

"They're all recipes for busy people so that if you're travelling or work all day you can come home and throw together a meal for yourself that will be quick, tasty and beneficial to your health."

Sounds like a winner to us.

Eat Yourself Beautiful (RRP €24.99) is published by Gill & Macmillan and is available now from all good bookstores

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Following on from the success of her Fashion Fix Roadshow earlier this year, style guru Lisa Fitzpatrick has teamed up with Arnotts to create the ultimate girlie event next month in Dublin.

The Fashion Fix Workshop will take place on September 19th in the beautiful Spencer Hotel in Dublin’s IFSC.

Starting at 10am, guests will enjoy style and fashion advice from Lisa herself, nutrition tips from Rosanna Davison, hair & make up masterclasses from Brown Sugar, tanning demonstrations from Marissa Carter, a fashion show showcasing the Arnotts AW15 collections… and a surprise celebrity guest!

All experts will be available for guests to speak to them on a one-to-one basis throughout the day. Each attendee will be treated to lunch and will get a fantastic goodie bag of treats worth over €50 to take home.

Tickets are priced at €99 and can be purchased on www.fitzpatrickstyle.com. For more information, email fashionfix@fitzpatrickstyle.com or call 01 4607575. Details of other dates in locations around the country will be announced on Lisa’s website.

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Let's face it: a lot of folk would love to look even just a little bit more like Rosanna Davison.

Indeed, her forthcoming book, Eat Yourself Beautiful, has been on plenty of people's wish-lists for weeks.

Promising a load of recipes to "help you look and feel amazing," here in SHEmazing! we've been pretty excited to discover what goes into creating a Miss World worthy glow (not to mention a killer bikini bod).

But last night on Twitter, the model and nutritionist caused all-hell-break-loose OUTRAGE – prompting so many thousands of tweets that her name was soon trending nationally.

The issue? Quotes credited to the Playboy cover-girl in the Irish Independent's Weekend magazine reveal that her husband-of-a-year, Wesley, had recently been suffering from significant discomfort and pain in his joints and back.

And when the aches didn't go away, Rosanna suspected his ongoing symptoms could be because of rheumatoid arthritis.

Drawing on her nutritional qualifications and experience, she subsequently told Wesley to "stop with the pizzas and beer," encouraging him to embrace a totally gluten-free diet.

And "within a couple of weeks," she explained, he was pain-free and moving more freely. "So now he is really receptive to anything that I say to him."

In the same interview, the 31-year-old Dubliner went on to say: "A huge proportion of preventable diseases are attributable to a deficiency in certain nutrients… Wheat, dairy and refined sugar are trigger foods for a lot of people."

And further comments attributed to Rosanna (although, significantly, she is not quoted) in the same piece cites research that links gluten to autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.

Understandably, it was these remarks in particular that proved hugely divisive within the Twittersphere – with even the likes of Embarrassing Bodies' celebrity medic Dr Christian weighing-in.

Ms Davison has since clarified her comments with statements on her hugely popular website, rosannadavisonnutrition.com (in fact, so many people were attempting to log on last night, that the site temporarily crashed).

"I completely agree with Arthritis Ireland, in that those who have been diagnosed with RA must manage their disease with the advice of their GP and consultant, and not through diet alone," she states.

She also asserts: "I was by no means stating that gluten causes arthritis or any other diseases, or that they can be cured by removing it from the diet."

And this afternoon, the model issued fresh comments on the matter.

Welcoming questions and queries from those unsure of her sentiments in the Irish Indo interview, she took to Twitter to tell her 63.5K followers: “I think I'd better clarify a few things: I do not believe gluten is responsible for autism, schizophrenia or arthritis.

"Or that those suffering from those conditions can be cured by going gluten-free.

“My point was, and remains, that diet may play an important role in alleviating symptoms of serious conditions. This is well documented."

She furthermore links to a more detailed statement on her website.

Ms Davison also replied to Dr Christian, telling him: "The sentence that appears to be at the root of all of this, is not a quote, does not appear in the book and does NOT reflect my views."

Today, the commotion seems to have died down somewhat (phew!), although Twitter has a new distraction: namely the now-trending hashtag, #BlameGluten, which was kicked-off this morning by radio station, Spin 1038

And we have to say, we've been getting major lolz from the resulting tweets.

In the meantime, it's full steam ahead for Rosanna Davison's Eat Yourself Beautiful launch, which takes place this week. She's doing a signing too in Dubray Books on Grafton this Saturday at 3pm too. 

What do you think of Rosanna's comments? And will you be attempting to Eat Yourself Beautiful

 

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We can never resist a bit of sparkle, so we were in heaven at the recent launch of Thomas Sabo's newest collection at the Marker Hotel in Dublin. 

S! TV's Lisa Kavanagh was at the event to check out the new Love Bridge range, inspired by the worldwide tradition of lovers immortalising their feelings with an iron lock on a bridge. The new collection celebrates the deep connection between two people, and with instant engraving included in the price of every Love Bridge piece, you too can make a memory that'll last a lifetime.

We also caught up with special guest Rosanna Davison, who let us in on her favourite pieces from the new season collection, which also includes returning favourites like the Glam & Soul and Rebel At Heart lines.

Thomas Sabo is available at Arnotts, House of Fraser and premium jewellers nationwide.

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Now that we’ve all gotten over the disappointment of Beyonce’s ‘big surprise’ being that she has a new 22-day vegan diet, we can stop to actually appreciate just how utterly fab she’s looking.

Indeed, the 33-year-old looks hotter than she ever did as a 20-something year old (and she was a pretty hot 20-something year old).

Need proof? Just check out the poolside pics that she posted to her Instagram account, showing off just how amazingly well a plant-based diet has worked for her.

But Queen B isn't the only A-lister ditching meat and dairy. In fact, it is definitely the Hollywood diet trend of the moment.

So without further ado, here are eight beautiful celebrities evidently for whom a vegan-diet is perfectly suited…

Rosanna Davison:

The beautiful former Miss World gave up animal products
several years ago as a result of her degree studies
– she's now a fully qualified and practising nutritionist 

 

Ellie Goulding

For this blonde bombshell, the hardest part is giving up
cheese – still, it seems the sacrifice is worth it:
she's shed a load of weight lately and looks fantastic

 

Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo admits giving up butter is the most difficult part
for her, but as a 45 year old who looks 25,
we reckon she doesn't miss it that much

 

Jessica Simpson

She's definitely not eating chicken of the sea anymore!
A vegan diet has worked wonders for Jessica: she
lost 60lbs after the birth of her second child

 

Brad Pitt

Apparently Angie doesn't agree with it, but Brad is looking
ever-so handsome in his 50s following the adoption of a
more vegan-focused diet programme

 

Lea Michele

Lea Michele is a vegan because of health reasons and
because she's passionate about animal rights

 

Ariana Grande

Ariana explained her vegan lifestyle saying
that she loves animals more than people

 

Jared Leto

The Oscar winner follows a vegan lifestyle along
with the rest of his 30 Seconds To Mars bandmates

 

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You approach the banklink full of hope and, yes, also full of fear. You insert your card and swiftly type in your pin. Then? Why then you playing the waiting game. Will you, in spite of everything, be gifted with a magic €50 note?

Lo! The noise you’ve been waiting for arrives: the sweet, welcomed mechanical rumbling of an ATM that’s about to disperse the necessary funds for your night-out. Victory!

In the process, you’ve also managed to reassure yourself that (gulp) ‘managing your finances’ is over-rated. Or is it?

Sure, we’re all occasionally (or indeed, regularly) guilty of burying our heads in the sand when it comes to knowing exactly how much cash we have, and exactly how much we have to spend.

And that applies even after we move out, get a job, and acquire great responsibilities such as managing the Sky TV account, and paying off the car.

Rosanna Davison drives a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle, pictured below

 

Case in point? More than a quarter of us who have a car loan have no idea what interest rate we’re paying.

Yup, according to research released this week and compiled by the good folk at Volkswagen, 25-44 year olds are most likely (20 per cent) to indulge in a spot of motoring finance. Meanwhile, 12 per cent of 18-24 year olds also borrowed to acquire their vehicle.

Although, when it came to shopping around for the best deal, 18-24 year olds are top-notch at finding competitive rates: 64 per cent are paying less than 5 per cent interest on their loan (you can tell that one to your mam).

“As the leading car brand in Ireland we understand how consumers feel about motoring,” Volkswagen said in response. “It is important that consumers are aware of what their car finance is costing them so that they can make the best purchasing decisions.”

Volkswagen will be offering customers more for their money on 152 orders with a range of additional extras including free styling and technology packs and competitive finance offers including PCP from 1.9 per cent  from Volkswagen Bank. See volkswagen.ie.

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In a week that saw her announce the arrival of Cocoa Brown into Australia, cosmetics entrepreneur Marissa Carter has exclusively shared yet more exciting news with SHEmazing!

“We’re landing in 400 stores in Sweden,” she reveals. “Cocoa Brown tan from next week will be hitting Coop, which is one of the largest retails there.”

Incredibly, the announcement represents the fourth international expansion for Cocoa Brown: the Irish brand is already available in the US and UK, as well as Australia. Celebrity fans include Rosanna Davison, Millie Mackintosh, and Vogue Williams.

Still, Marissa explains that she made the Swedish distributor work hard before signing a deal with him.

“A young Swedish guy set up his distribution company two years ago and he’s been fighting and fighting with me for Cocoa Brown exclusivity for ages.

“I kept fobbing him off, but he kept at it. Eventually I told him bluntly: ‘Look, I only do business with people I trust, so before we sign anything I’ll have to meet you. But I’m also nine months pregnant, so if you want to make this happen, you’re going to have to come to me. And I’ll probably only have an hour to spare as my schedule is pretty hectic right now.’

“I’m sure he thought I was a right so-and-so, but he jumped on a plane to Dublin regardless. We met for an hour at the Hilton hotel by the Grand Canal and by the end he had persuaded me that this was a good deal to make.”

The 31-year-old, who lives with her husband, toddler son, newborn baby daughter, and pet dog in south county Dublin, also explains that the response to Cocoa Brown’s launch in Australia earlier this week has been incredible. “There are so many expats over there, so there’s been a warm welcome, certainly.

“One young woman sent me a Tweet telling me that she’s delighted – last time she was at home in Ireland she had to drag ten bottles of Cocoa Brown back to Australia with her!”

She’s hoping to launch there properly in September, and says she’ll make a holiday out of the trip too. “My husband, Ronan, has family in Australia, and I have two uncles and cousins there, so we’ll combine work with a little break.”

In the meantime, Ms Carter, who only gave birth to her daughter Isabelle last month, says she fully intends on stepping away from the business for a few months.

“Everyone thinks I’m back at the desk but I’m not – I’m definitely taking maternity leave. 

"I’ve worked really, really hard over the last two years so I won’t be rushing back.”

Until then, Marissa’s looking forward to embracing her heels again. “It’s been an age since I’ve worn heels – but just today I put on a pair again. I’m definitely back in that sense!”

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Each week we speak to an inspiring go-getter as part of our Rising Stars series.

Here, Suzanne Jackson from SoSueMe.ie has joined us for an intimate chat about her incredible career, her best-selling gel-polish collection, and why she just doesn’t believe in quitting...       

After steadily building up her profile over the last five years, 30-year-old Suzanne has cemented her status as Ireland’s top blogger. Success hasn’t come easily though; indeed, she regularly works seven days a week.

“People are often surprised by the hours a blogger works,” she admits. “They just see the Instagram pictures and the Facebook posts and they think you have the easiest life imaginable, but it’s not like that.”

At the beginning of each new year, Suzanne writes down her goals – which range in ambition from the small to the absolutely colossal – for the next twelve months. “Who says a massive dream can’t come true?” she adds with a smile.

“When I started my blog, I had a couple of readers, and I dreamed of the day when I would have maybe a few hundred. At the time, I never thought it would happen, but yet here we are today with more than one million readers!

Suzanne at New York Fashion Week last October

 

“I’m a grafter, and I firmly believe you can make anything happen if you are willing to put the hours into the work.

“I don’t believe in quitting and I don’t believe in not trying.”

So while SoSueMe.ie may have begun as a hobby, it is now very much a business; and a hugely successful one at that.

“I was working in 98fm as reception manager and I had access to the steady stream of celebrities that were coming through the doors each day. I was constantly fielding calls from PR people and agents too, so I put together a list of contacts that could help me in terms of securing celebrity interviews and prizes for competitions.

I am also a qualified beauty therapist so I knew I was well-placed to run a beauty section with honest reviews and recommendations.

“Once the whole thing was up and running, it just took off. And after three years, I decided to take the big jump and blog full-time. I went from having a secure income each month to not knowing if I would ever get another pay-cheque again! Fortunately, SoSueMe kept going from strength-to-strength, and I was able to turn it into a brand.”

Right now, a considerable amount of Suzanne’s time is taken up with her new gel polish collection, SOSU By Suzanne Jackson.

“I kept the collection a secret for quite a while,” she admits. “I’m a worrier by nature, so I was lying awake all night wondering if I was doing the right thing, if people would like the range, and stressing that the fans might be disappointed.” 

However, her fears turned out to be groundless.

Within a week of the product hitting shelves, stock had completely sold out. Penneys is now looking to sell the range in its branches nationwide and possibly in Primark in the UK. There’s talk of limited edition box sets for Christmas too.

With Rosanna Davison at the Dublin city centre launch of her gel polish

 

“I'm overwhelmed, because I never thought the gel polish collection would take off as fast as it did,” she says.

Suzanne’s social media figures are staggering: not only do a million readers follow her blog, but she also boasts 35,000 Twitter fans, 127,000 Instagram devotees, and 188,000 Facebook likes. Her own YouTube channels has furthermore collectively garnered millions of clicks.

“I know what it’s like to be unemployed and on the dole, and I know how disheartening it can be,” she says candidly. “But bad days don’t last forever. I always knew I would find my way in life, though I never would have thought that five years on, I would be sitting here with two best-selling books, and my own gel polish collection to my name.

“There’s definitely someone in the sky looking out for me. I’m blessed!”

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She wowed the world by looking almost impossibly well-groomed and fresh-faced less than 12hours after giving birth to her second child.

At 6 o’clock in the evening standing on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London on Saturday following the 8.30am birth of Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton was perfectly radiant. And despite her slim figure, bespoke Jenny Packham dress, and, of course, her gorgeous newborn daughter, the Duchess Of Cambridge’s magnificent hair certainly didn’t go unnoticed.

Kate and Williams with baby Charlotte on Saturday 

 

Rumours have long been abound that the royal relies on strategically-placed hair extensions to give her own natural locks a boost; this weekend will certainly do little to placate the conversation. Before emerging into public, she was looked after by well-to-do hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker, who was apparently spotted entering the maternity hospital at lunchtime on Saturday, armed with appliances and products.

But speculation is now mounting that even even the best professionals in the business would struggle to create a similarly full, glossy mane without a little helping hand.

The Duchess back in 2011

 

Speculation as to whether the Duchess’s hair is entirely her own has circulated since her November 2010 engagement, but understandably neither she nor Kensington Palace has ever commented on the matter and she continues to ignite a serious dose of hair-envy in millions of women globally. 

“It’s impossible to say for certain unless you’re actually handling her hair,” Gold Fever’s Katie Jane Goldin, whose clients include Rosanna Davison, Georgia Salpa, and Roz Purcell, explains to SHEmazing! “But to have a such an incredible, gorgeous mane without some help from well-positioned extensions would be extremely rare.”

Rosanna Davison uses Gold Fever hair extensions

 

She adds: “So either she’s struck the hair-lottery – or she’s been quite clever in how she uses enhancements.

“These days, the best hair extensions look and feel exactly like your own natural strands do. You’d actually be surprised at how many people from all walks of life wear them.”

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Model Rosanna Davison and businesswoman Katie Jane Goldin made their way to Punchestown earlier today in an EC-120 helicopter – flown by none other than Katie Jane’s entrepreneur brother, David Gold.

David Gold with Rosie, Katie Jane, and SHEmazing! editor Gillian Fitzpatrick

 

The duo were on hand to judge the racecourse’s much-anticipated Ladies Day competition – which this year was sponsored by Gold Fever hair extensions – and decided to skip the traffic by hitching a lift with David. And as SHEmazing!’s exclusive video from inside the helicopter shows, the group enjoyed some stunning scenery en route.

They weren’t the only ones to travel to Naas in style either. Racehorse owner JP McManus also landed his chopper in the vicinity.

Punters in attendance battled unseasonably cold weather, albeit interspersed with bursts of sunshine, but the fashion on offer certainly defied the unforgiving conditions. In the end, 19-year-old Kirsty Farrell from Newry shone brightest, snapping up the opening day’s Best Dressed accolade, and bagging an impressive Gold Fever prize: €1,000 worth of premium hair extensions plus an Instyler styling tool.

Day one winner Kirsty Farrell with Rosanna Davison

 

Kirsty, who also finished as a Best Dressed runner-up at Fairyhouse earlier this month, now goes through to Friday’s grand final where she will line-up alongside winners from the rest of the week. Each will be hoping their stylish ensemble lands them an all-expenses trip of a lifetime to Makanyi Lodge – a luxury safari retreat in South Africa’s Kruger National Park – as well as a year of Gold Fever hair extensions.

Gold Fever's Katie Jane Goldin with her husband Barry Scallan

 

The judges both looked seriously on-trend themselves: Rosie wore a dress by Alex Perry and sourced from the Ivory Closet, while Katie Jane, who is six-months pregnant with her first child, opted for an embellished number from Ted Baker. Each also accessorised with towering Christian Louboutin stilettos, and hats from Suzanne Ryan millinery.

Although by 5.30pm the champagne tent was heaving with revealers tucking into generous sea-food platters and bottles of chilled Bollinger, the pair were by then back in their chopper – returning directly to the Goldin’s family home near Bray.

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