Roadtrip: Kerry

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The boy and I have been pretty busy over the summer so we decided to take a break and get away together. Kenmare County Kerry was our destination.Roadtrip Kerry
Roadtrip Kerry
We had to stop on the drive down to take in scenery. Kerry is pretty spectacular, the views really are amazing. 
This is the cozy lobby of our hotel. When we finally arrived (the drive from Dublin is long) we had a quick check in and bag drop, dinner was booked for 8 so we had roughly ten minutes to get ready. Amazingly enough we were changed with time to spare so we took some photos while we were waiting on our taxi. 
Primark Jacket (similar here) //H&M Dress (similar here)// Zara Shoes (similar here)
I didn't have a lot of time to pack after Paris so I just threw lots of basics into my case. As a result my outfit is pretty plain and simple. 
Mulcahy's Kenmare
Mulcahy's Kenmare
Mulcahy's Kenmare
For dinner we went to Mulcahy's on the main street in Kenmare. We really enjoyed our meal, the food was delicious, some of the best sushi I've had in Ireland! The staff were helpful and friendly without being too pushy. The atmosphere in general was great, it was a lovely introduction to Kenmare.  




A Stroll Along La Seine

Monday, 29 September 2014

This was the last day of our short trip and we had no major plans other than to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. We were all still on a high from the concert the night before so we decided just to wander.  
We stopped at the famous love lock bridge. Unfortunately none of us had a lock so we just took picture instead. 
After a quick ramble past the Notre Dame (the line was too long to go inside) we started in the direction for Musee de L'Orangerie. 
We had to pass through Tuileries Gardens where the loungers and the sun were so tempting that we made a quick detour for ice cream and a nap.
Our last stop was Angelinas, it's a must for any Paris trip.
Unfortunately we didn't have much time to enjoy it, we had to head back to the hotel to grab our luggage but we managed to pick up some macaroons to bring home and a sneaky takeaway hot chocolate. Then it was time to head home and say au revoir to Paris until next time!

Beyonce, Beyonce, Are You Happy To Be in Paris?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Today was officially Bey day as far as we were concerned. When we heard Beyonce and Jay-Z were bringing their On The Run tour to Europe we decided we had to go and today was the day. The morning papers made us even more excited!!
After a quick croissant and coffee breakfast, we headed for a stroll around The Musée du Louvre. One of my favorite things about Paris is the museums and galleries. 
After the Louvre we went to Palais Galliera, The City of Paris Museum of Fashion. The exhibit was 50's Parisian couture, it had designs from all the major fashion houses Dior, Balmain, Chanel and Givenchy. Unfortunately there were no pictures allowed but I swear the pieces were amazing. 
Zara Jumper (Similar here) //Stradavarius Skirt (here)// Primark shoes (Similar here
Our last stop before we got ready for the concert was the Champs Elysees for a quick bite to eat and some shopping.
The concert was amazing they played for over two and half hours and we danced the entire time. I only have some blurry iphone pictures but I love this one! It was so exciting to see them together live. 

Vintage Hunting in Paris

After an early start we began our first day in Paris with a stroll through a local farmers market. 
Then we stopped for the prettiest ice cream I've ever seen outside the Pomidou Center.

After ice cream and people watching we headed towards the vintage stores. Marais, the area we were in had tons of vintage on offer. It's a bargain hunters dream.
After snooping through the rails I was lucky enough to find a gorgeous winter coat. A long snugly camel coat in a crazy little cramped store called Free P' Star. Delighted with my new purchase we made our way over to the Eiffel Tower. 
Mango Jacket(Similar here) // H&M Cropped Jumper (Similar here)// Ted Baker Bag (Similar here) //Vintage Hat(Similar here)// Stradivarius Culottes (here)
For dinner we had a picnic, baguettes and brie from the boulangerie. The Eiffel Tower lit up as the sun set and we relaxed for the evening watching everyone go by. It was the perfect end to a perfect first day in Paris. 

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