Event ~ The Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale (Summer 2017)

Last week we were invited to The Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale in the Cliff Town House on St. Stephen’s Green, to sample and taste their latest offerings. With a selection of sparkling, white, rose and red, the wines are the perfect match for an August Bank Holiday BBQ. All the wines are available from their 129…

Dublin Bay Cruise – Dun Laoghaire to Howth

Last week we enjoyed one of the nicest sunny June weeks I can remember in a while. We were both off work for the week and with the fine weather we were drawn to the coast. On Monday we visited Dun Laoghaire, walked the pier and soaked up the sunshine. Whilst walking the east pier, we…

Wilde at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2

With an afternoon off work, and fancying a nice lunch with a glass or two of wine, we headed into town, with WILDE in The Westbury Hotel our destination. We didn’t book as it was a weekday and we were also a little later than lunchtime. When you enter the hotel, just off the lobby…

Valentines Gifts for Gin Lovers

For the one in your life that loves Gin, here are some ideas for nice gin gifts this Valentines Day. From Not on the High Street, M&S or just your local off licence….For my favourite gins of 2016 have a look here. Gin Botanical Garden With everything you need to sow, grow & mix. Designed…

The Wilds, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

On our way to Monart we decided to stop for lunch nearby in Enniscorthy. A little internet research found The Wilds; it looked perfect. Along with the cafe and deli, The Wilds is also a design and craft store. When we visited at the end of November, The Wilds was only new, and the design…

Monart Hotel & Spa, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

At the end of November before the Christmas madness got underway, I spent a night in Monart with my mum and sister. It was really lovely to get away with them for the night, to spend time together and catch-up properly.  We booked a package called Midweek Haven. This included 1 nights’s deluxe accommodation with breakfast,…

Event ~ The Aldi Christmas Wine Event

Last week we were invited to The Aldi Christmas Wine Event in Farrier & Draper, to sample and taste their Christmas offerings in sparkling, white, red, dessert wine and port. Sparkling Wine There were 5 offerings here. We first tried the Veuve Monsigny Champagne (€19.99), perfect Christmas morning tipple. It’s elegant, quite tart though but…

Event ~ Irish Gin & Tonic Fest, June 2016

A festival dedicated to Gin & Tonic. Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is taking place from June 20th -25th in venues throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. Once the festival underway, you can vote for your favourite Irish Gin & Tonic by using the #IrishGnT hashtag on twitter (@IrishBeverages) or by going to their Facebook page.

Champagne Afternoon ‘Art’ Tea at The Merrion Hotel, Dublin

The Merrion Hotel has a large art collection and this is the inspiration for their Afternoon Tea. Art Tea at The Merrion 5 star hotel is a wonderful treat and delightful way to spend a few hours on an afternoon. The Merrion’s Drawing Rooms are sumptuous and luxurious and exactly where you would like to sip on…

Mount Juliet Estate, Co. Kilkenny

Mount Juliet is a beautiful Georgian house, on 1500 acres of land, with the River Nore running through it. It’s setting is spectacular and is one of the reasons we chose Mount Juliet for our wedding in June 2010. We were excited to return recently for a two night stay.

The Best of 2015 – The Top 5

For the final Best of 2015 post I thought I’d mention my favourite restaurants from 2015, new and old, the places I’ve loved trying and returning to this year. 1. One Pico –  a firm favourite for us and easily top of this list, a restaurant we return to time and time again over the years and…

The Best of 2015 – Travel & Holidays

This time this ‘Best of 2015’ post is in order starting with our New Years visit to London, one of my favourite cities. We stayed near Hyde Park at the Doubletree by Hilton London Hyde Park on Bayswater Road, a nice location and well located to explore the places we love in London from there. We…