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  • mary-b-earrings-names-collection

    Names Jewellery by the Irish Design Shop

    The Irish Design Shop has long been one of my favourite places to shop in Dublin, especially for birthday and Christmas gifts. For my 30th birthday, I even asked Michael to go in and…

    January 12, 2016
  • Missing a Dublin Cosy Christmas

    The Powerscourt Centre in Dublin, last year at Christmastime Surprisingly, I didn’t miss Dublin until last week. It’s been a busy few months getting used to being a family of three and trying to…

    December 23, 2015
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    Street Roundels

    Last Friday, I went with a friend to The Menil Collection here in Houston, a rather large contemporary art gallery built and curated through the extensive collection of the de Menil family. One of…

    September 21, 2015
  • Ireland’s Cafe Culture

    One of the most fun stories I’ve ever written came out in the Irish Independent the weekend before last, about Ireland’s┬ácafe culture and the real people behind some of the sweetest cafes around the…

    August 31, 2015
  • petunias-dublin

    Dublin’s Hanging Flowers / Isaac’s Hostel

    A few months ago, right before we left Dublin for the summer, the weather was warm and sunny and Michael was off away somewhere on a boat on the River Shannon. So I took…

    August 26, 2015
  • michael-and-emily-howth-golden-hour

    Seven Years Married

    Over the weekend, Michael and I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary. Seven years! It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since our wedding day. I may be brunette now (and in desperate need…

    August 25, 2015
  • irish-bar-cart

    How to Stock and Style an Irish Bar Cart

    I’m so excited for this post today. For the longest time, I’ve been envisioning stocking up the perfect Irish bar cart with some of our favorite Irish whiskey and mixers and snapping a few…

    August 13, 2015
  • new-house

    It’s Official! We’re Homeowners!

    Finally, after a whole lot of patience and paperwork, we bought a house in Dublin! It wasn’t our first choice, but we plan on loving it like it was our only choice. It’s light…

    August 6, 2015
  • pigeon-house-restaurant-dublin

    Dublin Restaurant / The Pigeon House in Clontarf

    A few months ago, Michael and I joined our friends Andy and Naomi for a double date night at a restaurant we had been hoping to try since it opened recently. Naomi and Andy…

    July 30, 2015