Give the present of Paris to your loved one

Travel Bag: Celebrate with a cocktail in D4, or wine and dine in Limerick

A present of Paris

For a last-minute gift that will make any recipient smile, look to a stay at The Peninsula Paris, where its Kleber Terrace is transformed into a winter wonderland. There are festive igloos where guests can sip mulled wine or hot chocolate, nibble on festive treats or indulge in a touch of French fine dining with foie gras, oysters, salmon or caviar paired with champagne, wines or vodka. For younger guests, fairytale readings under its giant Christmas tree with one of its iconic pageboys is an experience they'll never forget. Budding chefs can even learn to bake French Christmas cakes and pastries with pastry chef Dominique Costa. Rooms are available from €845 per night, based on two sharing a deluxe room on a room-only basis,

All things spice 

Dublin's five-star Dylan hotel toasts the festive season with the launch of a limited edition cocktail menu this month. The Spice and All Things Nice offering was designed around cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and star anise and features everything from citrus-infused winter warmers and a festive take on the Negroni. Cosy up in the D4 hub between now and January 1st to sample it for yourself. Visit for reservations and more.

Cliff na Mban

Cliff at Lyons Hotel & Country Retreat is offering those who wish to celebrate Nollaig na nMban something special this January. On the weekend of January 5th-6th, Lou Horgan hosts an immersive yoga retreat complete with two days of yoga, massage and relaxation as well as delicious, flavour-led seasonal and healthy menus designed by head chef Nathan Dimond. The one-night, two-day Nollaig na mBan wellness retreat at Cliff at Lyons starts from €359 based on a single room and includes a 45-minute hot stone chakra massage, breakfast, lunch and one evening meal. Visit for more.

Wine and dine

The Savoy Hotel in Limerick city welcomes guests to dine and indulge over the Christmas break this year. Enjoy dinner at the hotel's nearby Grill Room restaurant at Alex Findlaters Food & Wine Hall. Sip on Bollinger and cocktails and enjoy its unique cuisine before cosying up in the city's fabulous old-world five-star from €129 per person. For bookings go to and