Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Brunch Edit: The Happy Pear

Welcome to another instalment of my favourite brunch spots. 

Until a couple of months ago I didn't know this place existed, it was only on one of our weekend drives, exploring, did we discover this place and boy was it busy. There must have been a queue 50 people deep, heading down the road. I was amazed and curious to know why so many people were happy to wait but my the bf was not so patient. We headed away from The Happy Pear but I made a promise to myself I would definitely.

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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Get to know me: 10 facts about me

Hey guys,

I've been in this little corner of the Internet for the last month and thought it was about high time you got to know me a bit better, as I personally love getting to know the person behind the writing and while I follow their journey. I wracked my brain and tried to think of the most interesting facts about me (bare with me now) so here goes...




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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

My Summer Scent: Blackberry & Bay by Jo Malone

During the summer months, like most, I stick to lighter, more feminine notes. I wouldn't say I was a lover of the sickly sweet fragrances but I do love certain fruity scents, cue my obssession with the Blackberry & Bay Cologne by Jo Malone. This scent for me is summer in a bottle, and i find myself repurchasing this every year.

Blackberry & Bay Cologne here

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Sunday, 24 July 2016

The Brunch Edit: Forno

Donnybrook, I find, lacks good brunch spots compared to close neighbours Rathmines and Ranelagh however, there are a few gems if you look hard enough. Located in The Crescent is a beautifully restored red brick building, home to Forno, an Italian restaurant which knows how to do a great brunch.
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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Afternoon Tea at the Hayfield Manor Hotel

I am very lucky to have a group of friends who like indulging as i do, being British, nothing beats a good cup of tea and tiers of tempting treats so when friends invited me down to Cork and mentioned they had booked afternoon tea at the Hayfield Manor Hotel, I squealed with excitement. I had heard great things about the place and of course the award winning afternoon tea, I was excited to try.

Nestled in a leafy, private walled garden, the hotel has the charm of a country house but is located only a mile from the centre of Cork. The hotel is truly beautiful and lives up to its 5* rating.




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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Homemade Picnics

Ever an eternal optimist when it comes to the weather in Ireland, I hoped for a sunny weekend and for once my prayers were finally answered. It's beginning to look like summer here and with that i am able to do some of my favourite things, such as have a picnic.


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Sunday, 17 July 2016

The Brunch Edit: Sophies at The Dean Hotel

I had only heard of Sophie's up until recently, I must have been hiding under a rock, as this place is the top place to visit if you want to impress and come away with full bellies. Hidden on the top floor of the Dean Hotel lies a truly unique glasshouse restaurant boasting 360° views of Dublin.



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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Santorini Sunshine and Shorts

On our last day in Santorini, we were blessed with incredible weather, blue skies as far as the eye could see and barely a cloud in sight. Knowing Dublin would be cold and rainy on our return, I made sure we took full advantage of the sun before leaving.

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Sunday, 10 July 2016

The Brunch Edit: Press Café

Tucked away at the back of what used to be the old Garrison Chapel of Beggars Bush Barracks, you will find the National Print Museum with a conservatory attached, housing the hidden gem, Press Café.

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Guide to Santorini: Places to Eat

Here is a little round up of my favourite spots to eat in Santorini. Nothing too fancy, but all fresh and delicious.

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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Best Sunset Spots in Santorini

Flocks of tourists descend Santorini every year to bask in the sun and admire the stunning surroundings. Topping that list is the search for a breathtaking sunset. 

Watching the sunset is not so easy in Santorini, as fellow gazers all have the same idea. The perfect spots are no secret and it takes patience and determination to get that spot and shot.

Oia


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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Guide to Santorini: Things to do Part 2

Here's Part 2 of my guide to Santorini. If you missed the first post read here

Hiking Trail from Oia to Fira

Prior to arriving in Santorini, i knew i wanted to do the 9km hike from Oia to Fira (I obviously only dropped this bombshell to the bf the night before as he's not big into walks). I heard great things about the views and it was a perfect excuse to work off some of the holiday food baby.

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Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Brunch Edit: Eathos

I’ve walked past Eathos many a time on the way to work, and many a time I’ve stopped to drool at the window display of beautifully arranged baked goods. Case and point below.


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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Guide to Santorini: Things to do Part 1

We spent seven days in Santorini and managed to do everything we wanted. Here are a few recommendations on what you can do.

Rent a quad bike

Being a bit of a scaredy cat initially with the speed these bikes reach, it didn't take long before I totally fell in love with the welcome breeze against my skin and the freedom of being able to hop on and off as we pleased. This is by far the best way to explore Santorini and definitely the most fun.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Getting Lost in Oia, Santorini

Up until last year, I had never heard of Santorini and those famous whitewashed buildings and blue domed churches everyone raves about. Like most, as soon as I saw pictures I knew immediately, this place had to go on my travel bucket list.


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