Im currently on the train back home after being in Dublin for the past 4 days, so I thought now was a good time to start writing up my Dublin posts. I’m sure that everyone knows this by now (and you definitely will if you follow my Instagram), but Dublin is my favourite city in the world and we try and fly over there at least once a year for a bit of well deserved relaxation.
Expect these posts to be very photo heavy- as I took so many photos, but theres not much to say about relaxing!
We caught a morning flight from Manchester, which got us into Dublin around 1 in the afternoon. It was genuinely the shortest flight of my life, as from Manchester it is only 30 minutes to Dublin. After a taxi ride into the city centre and checking into the hotel, we spent the rest of afternoon doing a little bit of shopping around Grafton Street. We did stop at bewerley’s for a drink and a cake though because it is such a classic Dublin thing to do! Its very overpriced but something I would recommend going to if you haven’t been to Dublin before.
On the evening we headed to Luigi Malones in Temple Bar, which if you know me you will know is one of my favourite restaurants ever. I wore a black wrap top and a pair of black trousers*, which were both from New Look. These trousers are quite out of my comfort zone but I’m trying to change up my fashion a bit recently, and I do really like them. I really like the all black vibes from this outfit too, as it makes me feel really sleek and confident. The food was amazing (as always- if you are in Dublin definitely go for food there), and we then had quite an early night so we could get up at a reasonable time the next morning for our first full day in the city.
Now onto Tuesday. We started off with breakfast at the hotel, which is truly in the most magical setting. There are flowers all over the walls, green velvet chairs and marble tables. An instagrammers heaven! Plus in Ireland white pudding exists, which is basically black pudding but better. I don’t know why we don’t have it in the UK, but it is a must for when I go over to Ireland as it just tastes so good.
Tuesday was overall a super chilled day, which is exactly what I wanted (and needed I think). We did some shopping, had plenty of coffee shop visits, saw some of the classic Dublin sites and overall just chilled out. I also introduced my nan and grandad to five guys, which is one of my favourite places to eat. We got some fab photos too! I have had such a creative buzz since being in Dublin and I love it, for some reason being there really gets my creative juices flowing. I think thats probably the reason why I started my blog in Dublin nearly 3 years ago now.
I don’t know why (maybe the accumulation of a busy week and slowing down my pace a bit) but I felt so tired, so I decided to go back to the hotel room and relax. The hotel is so lovely so its so easy to relax and unwind after a busy day. I got a little bit of work done but overall just chilled out. Whenever we go to Dublin we stay at The Westbury, which is genuinely the most luxurious hotel I have ever been too. If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I stay here whenever I come to Dublin and LOVE IT- it never fails to make me feel like a princess. I really enjoyed a casual night in, we had already eaten a huge five guys earlier in the day so we weren’t hungry, so instead opted for a cosy night in the gorgeous hotel room. What more do I want?
Wednesday was started off with pancakes, which I am definitely not complaining about. My favourite breakfast! It was forecast rain in Dublin all day, so we opted to go to the Guinness factory as the whole attraction is inside. Despite going to Dublin a lot over the past few years, I had actually never been to the Guinness factory. I didn’t think I would enjoy it because a.) I genuinely thought it was going to be boring and b.) I am not a fan of Guinness. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone visiting Dublin. It wasn’t boring like a ‘museum’ and instead had lots of interactive elements and is genuinely really interesting. Plus the view at the top is amazing, and it was foggy, so I can imagine it being even better on a sunny day or when the sun is setting. It took around 3 hours overall, and is definitely something that I would plan into your Dublin trip if you have never been before.
We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing and having a walk around. I also made a trip to Butler’s as when in Dublin you have to go and buy some Butler’s chocolates. They are without a doubt the best around! I feel like I have been going at 100mph recently so as soon as I have got to Dublin I have just relaxed and slowed down. I think I needed it with all of the launch craziness as soon as I got home.
The next morning I got up early, because it was launch day. I’m sure you have seen this all over social media by now, but whilst I was in Dublin I launched my new collection of lashes. I started my blog in Dublin, so I thought it was only right that I did a lash launch there too, as a bit of a full circle moment. I’m currently sat on the train now and for me it is still launch day, so this is the first time I have properly said thank you. The support today has been crazy, and it was the best day for sales EVER (and became the best day at about 11am), so from the bottom of my heart, thank you for making my dreams come true. I was in the airport today, and I literally said ‘Ive found my drug, I feel high’ because you guys have put me on such a high with life right now. Blows my mind.
And there we are, my trip to Dublin. I don’t think I will be going back for around a year (which makes me so sad), but I have had the best trip and I am already excited about my next flight out there. Dublin just resets me, such a fab city and I know that I will be going back for the rest of my life I think! As always, thank you so much for reading this post, this is the first travel post of many this summer so I hope that you are looking forward to the others too!
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