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Just Any Old Thursday

Today, Thursday looked a little like this: giant flames! Some days, it just doesn’t get any weirder! In a whirlwind of a day, I stopped at Chapter One, one of Dublin’s fanciest restaurants, to shoot a soon-to-be-not-so-secret recipe for Conde Nast … Continue reading

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48 Hours in Donegal and Fermanagh

A few weeks ago, Michael and I hopped in the car on Friday night for a little excursion to County Donegal and County Fermanagh, neither of which either of us had spent any real time in – except at the … Continue reading

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Dublin in Three Hours: Shopping in the Creative Quarter

Happy new week, friends! And apologies for sort of falling off the map last week. And at the end of a few weeks in a row there. Usually the beginning of the weeks have more time for blogging, but this … Continue reading

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A Scaldy Model and an Autumn DIY Boutonniere

I asked Michael to model for a DIY project I was shooting for Wedding Party a week and a half ago. He had been on crutches with a partially torn calf muscle and was not the happiest of models. Normally, he’s a … Continue reading

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The Tiniest Irish Post Office

I’m still going through photos from my travels last week, but I thought we’d all get a kick out of this little sneak peek. How about the tiniest Irish post office you ever did see? Just inland from the cliffs … Continue reading

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Irish Yogurt with Blackberry Jam

You know what Ireland has done to me? It has spoiled me for any dairy products – butter, milk, yogurt, all of it. And there’s something that happens when the dairy products are so delicious. Somehow it means you need less sugar … Continue reading

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Uncommon Gift Ideas

My mom had a birthday last week, so when Uncommon Goods reached out and asked if I wanted to a little window shopping on their site, I was inspired to think about a few gifts my mom might like. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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A Podcast about Delightful Dublin on Irish Fireside

Happy Friday, friends! What a short week in the land of From China Village, but we’re ending it with a bang! This morning, I woke up to an email from my friend Corey at Irish Fireside to say that the podcast … Continue reading

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Happiest of Fridays

    Today was a mostly-day-off for me and it was an absolutely wonderful Friday. I’m spending tomorrow giving a day-long tour for a German journalist who’s visiting Dublin, so I decided to give myself today off. I find myself doing … Continue reading

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Fall-ing Back in Love with Veggies

{Autumn kale salad with maple bacon vinaigrette} I go through phases during which I completely avoid green leafy things. Well, that’s not really true. If someone else is making the green leafy things, I’ll eat them, but I go through … Continue reading

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