So this is a new style of post that I have never tried before, but I’m quite looking forward to seeing how (and if) it works whilst I’m in Dublin. I have been taking photos throughout my trip but now I have come to write the post I have realised that I have far too many photos for an individual upload. In addition to this, I wanted to share my weekend with you but I didn’t want to repeat the same posts as last time, so instead I have decided to break the trip down into each day and write a diary style post. Hopefully this works and if you read all three you will get a pretty good overview of the trip away. We come to Dublin relatively frequently (The last time was October when I started my blog!) and it is absolutely my favourite place in the world, so hopefully these posts work and you will get a really good insight into what I love.
So the day started off with a very early start… 4:30am in fact. The airport is a 2 hour drive away from my house so we had to wake up early as our flight was in the morning. To be fair, the whole travelling experience was so easy and we weren’t delayed at all, it was so nice! Usually at least one thing holds us up but everything ran so smoothly and I don’t think I had to wait in a single queue. We ended up landing earlier than expected so we were in Dublin City centre by 11am, so perfect for the start of a busy day.
We spent the vast majority of the day shopping, because I really like Dublin City centre for treating myself. I picked up a few nice items, including treating myself to a new handbag, and it was nice to chill out and have a look around the shops without a list of other things to do/buy. We only stayed at one side of the river as we didn’t have time to walk across, so we decided to save that for another day.
Due to waking up so early, we decided to go back to the hotel quite early in the afternoon in order to check in and just relax. The hotel room was gorgeous, and such a nice decor. I have stayed at ‘The Westbury’ so many times now and every time it seems to get better than the last, I couldn’t fault the hotel at all. Last time I visited I created an entire post on the hotel so if you do want more in depth information and photos, click here.
After chilling out for a few hours, we got dressed up and went out for the evening. I wore a black striped bodycon dress from primark, with some chunky heels from Dr Martens. I really like this outfit and I think I will be wearing it more throughout summer. My makeup was quite classic for me, with a dark smokey eye and a pink nude lip (mannequin by Jeffree Star)… so nothing new there!
We started the night off by having some drinks in the bar, and me and my nan tried some of the cocktails. If you know me, you know that I really like cocktails so it was nice to try some of the ones that the hotel had on offer… although they were extremely strong 😂 I enjoyed having a chat and a laugh with my grandparents and it was honestly one of my favourite nights in a long time, so much fun. After having a fair number of drinks, we decided to go to a restaurant that we know really well in temple bar and it was lovely as always.
A highlight of the night was seeing Joseph. He is a senior member of staff at the hotel and we first met him a few years ago on one of our trips. We haven’t seen him since but we ran into him in the lift and had a quick conversation. We didn’t think anymore of it however when we came back to our room after having eaten, we had been gifted with champagne and chocolates from him alongside a handwritten note. It’s the littlest touches that make my day, and it was so thoughtful of him to take the time to organise this, even down to the little letter. I highly doubt The Westbury are reading this but, if you are, thank you for being so incredible and consistently looking after us when we stay.
All round such a good first day in Dublin, and there’s many more to come. It’s so nice to write these posts now I have got home as it’s a good reflection and I am enjoying reminiscing already. I am thinking of posting them every few days for the next week, so by the end you will hopefully have a good overview of the trip.