Waking up to my little lady smiling back at me, watching Madagascar with my Azera coffee in hand. Total bliss!
If I am local definitely Gourmet Food Parlour in Swords. The guys in there know me well at this stage. Another fab local spot is Two Boys Brew which do amazing coffee but if in town then it has to be Balfes in the Westbury.
The Grind in Howth. It is DELICIOUS! Best coffee I’ve tasted outside of Australia or you can’t beat a Butlers Coffee either….Ohh and the free chocolate too.
Home mainly now that I am on maternity leave. But funny you should ask as I am off into town early tomorrow to do some work before I get my hair done as Lily is being minded so I just booked a table in Balfes. Ohh I am already looking forward to it.
The Port House on South William St. They do a tapas menu for 12euro with a drink and I always went for lunch when I worked in town. I loved it. Sean had never been before he met me and now we go all the time for lunch and dinner. Gorgeous tapas. Try the seafood paella, the beef cheek and the chorizo you won’t be disappointed
Avoca in Malahide Castle. Lots of space and you can go to the playground after too. Coffee for Mammy and playground for the kids, win win really
I mainly do my shopping online but when in Dublin you can’t beat Zara on Stephen’s Green and the big H&M on South King St. I always pop into Brown Thomas for a look too. I worked there for 6 years so I just love going back in. It was a gorgeous place to work and I loved it.
It’s not hidden at all but definitely a favourite. The Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse I just love. You can’t get any better than that really. .
The Ivy. I just fell in love with it when we went in September, the food, the service, the decor, everything. I went a few days later and it was just as nice. We are actually going for brunch on Christmas Eve and I can’t wait for it.
Zozimus, Nolita, Sophie’s and Vintage Cocktail Club for me. Love them all.
Xico was the last place I was dancing the night away in town, even though it’s more of a bar. We had fun regardless.
No competition here. It’s Eddie Rockets. You can’t beat a garlic cheese chips after a night out. I have so many memories of in there during my college days when I was full-time and it still is my spot now.
The people. Moving abroad made me appreciate our city and our little island so much more. I adore Dublin and proud to call it my home. I absolutely love Sarah’s blog and have found so many hidden gems just from reading it. The ladies on Grafton St selling the flowers are my favourite. I chatted to them every single day when I worked in town.
The Dean hotel. It’s super quirky and really cool. If you are looking to go fancy then of course, it’s The Shelbourne or The Westbury but a packet of Tayto in your room before bed, you can’t beat the Dean.