Want ‘basic hydration’ for 85€? If you do, it’s God’s way of letting you know that you have too much money.
And Brown Thomas seems confident there is an Irish market willing to pay that much for what a bottle of Ballygowan and a pinch of Saxa will do for a fraction of the price.
In BT’s new Dundrum outlet, you’ll find a new IV drip outlet, Get A Drip. A ‘Slim Shot’ offers some B Vitamins and minerals for €55; ‘Hair Health Drink’ (hydration, plus some amino acids) costs €225.
If you wake up with a particularly large bonus in your salary package, there is always the ‘Limitless Drip’ – €950 for a generous dose of water, protein, vitamins and minerals. A ‘party package’, whatever that entails, is an extra that will cost you €40. These speak to some pretty expensive hangovers.
By the way, vitamin and mineral supplements are still widely available in health stores and pharmacies at regular prices. Make no mistake, this item is the Salt Bae of wellness.
Now, many people have spoken and written about the questionable health benefits of getting industrial amounts of these vitamins and minerals into your veins. And to be fair, even if Brown Thomas’ IV drip bar doesn’t get a single customer, the publicity this new venture brings is certainly priceless. But something tells me that irresistible curiosity, not to mention the irresistible allure of an Insta opportunity, will see people scurrying through the doors.
And to be fair, IV bar is nothing new. In London, Get A Drip has been doing fairly well at chic Battersea and trendy Shoreditch (in fact, Get A Drip has been running a vitamin/fortification shop in Castleknock for a while). Who are they for? CEO too tired? Who really needs a beautiful hair at any cost? People who just love money?
Now, this feels like a Celtic Tiger’s nausea, already marked by embarrassing memories like the flat in Bulgaria, the helicopter to Holy Communion and the weekend shopping trip to New York.
Twenty years ago, Brown Thomas on Grafton Street memorably opened the O2Live Oxygen Bar, selling ‘premium’ items you get for free for up to €10. It did business well. reasonable, but has become an enduring symbol of a nation that has completely lost its own flight.
Seriously though, why can’t the Irish ever be comfortable with money? Why do we have to put on a flashy, lavish show on stage in what is supposed to be ‘good’ times?
Most of us are not far from calling our evening meal ‘dinner’ and enjoying our childhood holidays in Tramore. Neoclassical stuff seems so alien to our population, and I wonder if we’ll ever be really comfortable with having money, if you’re lucky enough indeed.
Then again, overpriced luxury items and experiences always serve a strange kind of purpose to those who don’t. They give people a chance to feel like a millionaire, even if only for a fleeting moment.
You may not be able to afford a mansion or an SUV, but in a matter of minutes, you can banish the feeling of hopelessness and despair.
Get A Drip strives to promote “health from within”. If you’re healthy on the inside and you don’t mind needles, try donating blood. I’ve found that not overdrafting promotes health from within as well.
Peeking at Dr. Murphy a sign of pure stupidity
Equal Switch operation concluding its 15th series last week, the five leaders have officially found themselves healthier and happier.
It’s no secret that the series has no shortage of critics – some have called for the show to premiere, noting that it’s ingrained in diet culture and can trigger eating disorder sufferers. to drink.
With things higher and more intense than usual, clinical psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy notes he’s been through more trolling than in any of the show’s 12 seasons. “I’ve never experienced such trolling before,” he said on a note publicly posted this week.
Noting that trolls had tagged his professional body, the Psychological Association of Ireland, Murphy added: “Such tagging could threaten my professional reputation and threaten my ability to earn a living. me and my family.
“This joke makes it difficult for me to work clinically with individuals across the mental health spectrum.”
Have a strong opinion about Switch operation is one thing. Fierce, respectful debates on accusatory topics like eating disorders and mental health can be a good thing, but a one-person troll is simply guiding five people through the quagmire of physical health. substance and spirit is an exercise for pure stupidity.
That goes double if you’re trolling a clinical psychologist who’s spent several years dealing with mental health issues in their professional life.
Aisling Bea has the last laugh
If the best revenge is living well, a thought for the unnamed comedian who berated Aisling Bea early in his career.
Actress/comedian Kildare said she almost gave up comedy after an elderly comedian gave her clothes after appearing on a show.
“When dad or whatever is talking, the little girl should be quiet,” the comedian told her. Bea said in a recent podcast interview: “Now she makes more money than her dad.
“I’d say my tax bill alone is probably how much they make in a year.” Ah, you love watching it.
https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/950-vitamin-drips-at-brown-thomas-weve-lost-the-run-of-ourselves-all-over-again-41404455.html €950 vitamin drops at Brown Thomas? We lost our escape again