1. The best damn apple pie.
  2. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  3. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  4. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  5. Inspired by candles.
  6. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  7. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  8. The perfect scarf for winter.
  9. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.
  10. ON DECIDING TO START A BUSINESS
  11. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  12. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  13. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  14. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  15. Perfectly lovely.
  16. The design Gods are on my side.
  17. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  18. A few things I’m coveting.
  19. It was charming.
  20. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  21. The return of Heisenberg.
  22. Happy Me Day
  23. Birthday Wish List
  24. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  25. Friday’s Four
  26. The Fifth One.
  27. A new plant.
  28. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  29. Just 1 Hour.
  30. Friday’s Four
  31. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  32. CURRENTLY COVETING: FALL WARDROBE UPDATE
  33. EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK
  34. CURRENTLY COVETING
  35. ON DRINKING WINE
  36. 7 TIPS FOR FINDING (GOOD) STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST
  37. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
  38. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  39. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  40. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  41. For Rinah.
  42. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  43. Juice.
  44. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  45. New Routines.
  46. Full Steam Ahead
  47. Before the sky goes dark.
  48. A day at a castle.
  49. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  50. All things enamel.
  51. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  52. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  53. All That Glitters
  54. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute

Earlier this June I spent two weeks exploring Ireland. Over the next few days I’ll be recapping my trip and sharing some photos, highlights, thoughts, and tips in case you are planning a trip to Ireland in the near future. You can read the first part of my Ireland recap here.



City: Cork
Duration: Saturday Afternoon – Monday Afternoon

Highlights:
Strolling around Cork’s downtown area and discovering a store, that I can’t for the life of me remember the name of but it’s like a big chain store comparable to Forever 21, where I bought a pair of funky printed leggings, a loose tunic/blouse, and a mini-backpack. (On a side note, if you travel you must get a mini-backpack. It was so nice to have my hands free and to not have all the weight of a heavy purse on one shoulder). A day trip to Cobh, the last Port of Call for the Titanic, and the Blarney Castle to kiss the infamous Blarney Stone (I went with this tour from Paddywagon Tours and would recommend the company – the guide was friendly and knowledgeable and got the bus singing “Molly Malone.”) Drinking a Guiness and getting chatted up by a middle aged local Irishman at a bar during a Euro Cup game (It was Ireland vs, I believe, Croatia…or maybe Spain). Visiting Cork City Gaol (old jail), complete with life-like replicas (very eerie), and learning about the crimes that were committed leading to the inmates incarciation. We’re talking things like the poor taking their employers left over fabric scraps and people caught stealing food. Visiting Fota National Park – just about 20 minutes outside of the city by train. Enjoying a fabulous Reuben sandwich from The English Market.

Thoughts:
I really enjoyed Cork. Upon my arrival I was tickled pink by the different colour buildings and homes lined up one beside the other and the river that seeming runs right through the middle of the downtown area. Cork is Ireland’s second largest city – though that fact shocked me as it doesn’t feel like a ‘big’ city by Western standards – though it definitely has a city feel. It was large enough that I felt there was a lot to see and do but not so large enough that I was overwhelmed; I easily navigated the city by foot (pack comfortable shoes though – some parts of the city are quite steep). I enjoyed wandering around the downtown area and stopping into the various shops. I could have easily spent a few more days hanging out in Cork; two days was not long enough.

// What I’ve labelled in the above photos as a dock should actually be called a pier. Whoops. My bad.

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LIVELETLIVE July 4, 2019 at 00:01

I love their Architecture! Its so European!

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