On Friday, 19th April, 2013, some of Ireland’s social elite gathered in Galway’s five star g Hotel to celebrate the official opening of the city’s newest and most luxurious event suite, The g Suite. Hosted by Sonya Lennon and officially opened by The g Hotel’s general manager, Triona Gannon, the 1920s inspired invite only event reflected the art deco interior of the new suite in the style that The g Hotel is renowned.
Guests on the night were treated to prohibition style cocktails such as the champagne based French 75, Old Fashioned, and Side Car and canapés including frogs legs with garlic and parsley, rare breed pigs trotters with pork popcorn and truffle salsa, and Foie Gras sundae, with rhubarb and candied pecans. The 1920s was brought to life even more with a props table and a photo booth, packed full of some of the era’s most recognisable accessories such as feather boas, cigarette holders and feather headbands. Music by the Black Magic Big Band and entertainment by the Charleston group, The Vaudeville Vamps, made this an evening to remember.
The g, one of Ireland’s leading five star hotels, is delighted to host a gala dinner to announce this year’s recipient of the David Gumbleton memorial prize. The award, which is in its 7th year, was created in memory of David Gumbleton, one of Australia’s brightest culinary stars, who passed away in 2004. The g Hotel is honoured to host this event as their relationship with David Gumbleton began at the original launch of the g Hotel.
The event, which takes place the evening of Wednesday, 1st May, 2013, will be see a unique and rare gathering of some of David’s oldest friends and Irelands best known chefs including Kevin Thornton; Ross Lewis of Chapter One; Denis Cotter of Café Paradiso in Cork; Enda McEvoy (formerly of Aniar); and Pauline O’Reilly of the g Hotel. The chefs will all speak during the evening, along with the evening’s MC and close friend of David, Seamus Sheridan. The finale of the night will be the presentation of the David Gumbleton Award to this years and last year’s recipients.
Yesterday, in association with the Crafts Council of Ireland, launched an installation of craft Imagined, Designed and Made in Ireland as part of the Arnotts Department Store Love Irish Design initiative, which will take place in store throughout March and April. Helping to launch the event was designer Helen Steele, who spent the day in the Arnotts Henry Street shop window creating an original piece of artwork that will form the design for printed fabric for her clothing collection. Helen kicks off the live craft demonstrations that will take place in the Henry Street windows throughout March and April. Other makers set to take part include Jennifer Slattery Textiles, Cushendale Woollen Mills, Ceadogán Rugs and Carve On.
Tomorrow night, Thursday, 28th February 2013, The Exchange Restaurant and Cocktail Bar at The Westin Hotel Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2 will host a very special evening of ‘cool bubbles and hot bites’.
This exciting evening of Valdo Prosecco, paired with delicious food, will be hosted by Emiliano Fermo, a native Italian from Valdo Prosecco. Emiliano will bring guests through why the different flavours of Valdo’s three styles of Prosecco are a perfect complement to each bite served on the night in an informal and relaxing atmosphere.
The event kicks off at 7pm and tickets are priced €35.
Ireland’s film and social elite gathered on Monday, 7th January, 2013 at The Lighthouse Cinema for the exclusive Irish premiere of the much anticipated feature film “Les Misérables”. Hosted by Universal Pictures, in association with Moët & Chandon, the screening was the first time that the widely acclaimed film adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation was shown in Ireland. Upon arrival, guests were treated to a Moët & Chandon champagne reception.
Guests who attended on the night included TV personalities, Brendan Courtney from RTE’s Off the Rails and Karen Koster from TV3’s Xpose. Also enjoying the Moët & Chandon reception were Caroline Sleiman, Moët Hennessy, top Irish model Alison Canavan along with Noel Sutton from GAZE Film Festival.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, “Les Misérables” tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole.
For more than 260 years, Moët & Chandon has been the reference for fabulous celebrations, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary with the pop of a cork. In supporting the Irish premiere of “Les Misérables” Moët & Chandon reinforces its love affair with film. Moët & Chandon has always played a glamorous role in the history of film, both on and off screen making “Les Misérables” and Moët & Chandon the perfect fit.
On Wednesday, 5th December the Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet will arrive at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to perform its acclaimed productions of ‘The Nutcracker’ and the all-time favourite, ‘Swan Lake.’ For five nights, the dancers will be accompanied by The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, playing the most beautiful music from Tchaikovsky.
Founded in 1870, The Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world. It is unique in that it draws all of its dancers from its own school which is famous throughout the ballet world: former graduates include Galina Ragozina-Panova, Galina Shlyapina, and Nadezhda Pavlova who went on to become Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Ballet. With some of the world’s finest dancers, dazzling costumes and sumptuous sets and scenery, these shows promise to be a truly unforgettable experience for all the family.
The Irish Sponsorship Awards have been launched to celebrate outstanding achievement, success and implementation in world-class sponsorship in Ireland and so Elevate is delighted to be among the lucky few to be shortlisted for the prize.
With 16 categories in total ranging from entertainment to charity, activation to innovation the awards display the full breadth and quality of the discipline of sponsorship in Ireland.
Elevate have been nominated with our client Hennessy for two awards; Best Sport Sponsorship with the Hennessy Gold Cup and Best Arts Sponsorship with the Hennessy Literary Awards.
The Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown Racecourse is widely regarded as Ireland’s premiere racing event with the very best in sport as well as style. Playing host to an array of well known faces, Hennessy treats guests in the Pavilion to the VIP treatment before revealing who is to be honored with the title of the Hennessy Best Dressed Lady. The sponsorship continues to cement Hennessy’s association with and support of winter racing in Ireland.
Now coming into its 42nd year, the Hennessy Literary Awards has long been thought of as the cornerstone of Irish literary accolades, supporting and acknowledging emerging writers while honoring established authors by inducting them into the Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame. Last year’s inductee was renowned Irish novelist, John Boyne, who joined an esteemed group of literary talent including Sebastian Barry, Dermot Bolger, Frank McGuinness, Anne Enright, Hugo Hamilton and Neil Jordan.