08 March 2011

Adventures in Ireland: Dublin

Let the travel reminiscing begin! Tuesday morning, Husband and I arrived in Dublin bright and early. We arrived just in time to see the sunrise, take a quick nap, and head out on the town for a full day of exploration.
We hit the city, strolling the historic streets, taking in the sights, and doing some major window shopping. Grafton Street was packed with designers galore: Chanel, Louis, Hermes, oh my! We even tried on furs (mine pink, of course) in a gorgeous fur shop for fun. 
Trinity College
St. Stephen's Green
Colorful shopping
Designer row...
We figured it wouldn't fit in the suitcase very well... tee hee.
Next it was Husband's turn for a little masculine fun and we were off to the Guinness Factory. We toured the entire factory, learned about the brewing process, and this champagne-sipping lady even tried a few sips of Guinness sitting atop the city at the Gravity Bar. Gravity Bar is a round room with walls entirely of glass with the most breathtaking views of Dublin from above. 
Dublin from above on a cloudy day
Our horse and carriage that we took back into Temple Bar
We ended the day with a gourmet dinner in the dining room of the Lord Mayor's Mansion House, now the restaurant named Fire. The decor was lovely and the food divine. After dinner, we had drinks at the littlest pub in Dublin (maybe even in the world) where we met the newly elected Prime Minister! One final drink at Lillie's (a must, right!?) brought our first day in Ireland to a close.

The Lord Mayor's House
inside the dining room
After day 1, our trip was off to an amazing start...


Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

gorgeous photos.... you should definitely have bought back that pink fur jacket -- :)

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

Just wanted you to know that I received the scarf -- thank you again! It's so pretty & I can't wait to wear it this spring/summer!

Love your recap of your time in Dublin so far -- SO fun! :)

DSS said...

I have been waiting to see these pictures!!! Ireleand is on my list of MUST's to visit :) Can't believe you met the PM. How neat!

Glitterista said...

I will have to file these posts away for a possible future trip. The Lord Mayor's Mansion House looks unbelievable. :)

katelyn w said...

Sounds so fun, I went to Dublin 2 years ago and had a blast! If you get a chance go to the Jameson distillery, and Galway and the Cliffs of Mohr are amazing! Have fun : )

living well said...

GREAT pictures! I want to visit Ireland so badly!!

Hannah said...

It looks like you had such a wonderful time! I have thoroughly enjoyed looking though all of your pictures and reading about it. I would love to go to Ireland one day! Hubby and I are (cross my fingers) planning to meet my parents in Scotland for two weeks this fall. I love traveling!

Ruth said...

A great way to start off the trip.