Epicurean Food Hall, 1 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1
Dublin is the perfect place to spend a weekend, there is endless places to eat and shop, photograph and explore. This particular visit to Dublin was to hunt for some bargain records at Record Store Day. You can't properly bargain hunt without some fuel though so first on our agenda was lunch. The first stop on our food journey is the Epicurean Food Hall, with kitchens from around the world at affordable prices, it's a must visit. We choose the Ugly Duckling and I had the Pittsburgh Sandwich. That mountain of pulled pork and coleslaw on top of a huge helping of chips, is actually a sandwich, a very tasty sandwich at that. Plus it only cost €6.95, such tasty tasty food for that price. With out belly's full it was time for some exploring.
27 Drury Street, Dublin 2
While walking from one record store to the next, I stumbled across the prettiest boutique. Om Diva Boutique mixes vintage finds, contemporary collections, cutting edge Irish designs (Atelier 27) and design studios all under one roof. It is an amazing space filled with unique pieces and vibrant colours. One of Atelier 27's designers that caught my eye was Lisa McCormark's jewelry label Capulet & Montague. her pieces are sleek, modern, bold and beautiful. This place is a real gem, I could spent hours trawling through their collections. After that it was on to Tower Records with the crowds of vinyl lovers to see what was on offer.
An unexpected bonus off the day was getting to meet one of my favorite bloggers ever, Audrey Leighton, after I noticed on Instagram she was doing a meet and greet in the Clarence hotel. Her blog frassy is a hotspot of style inspiration, travel envy and truly honest life advice and tales. If you don't already read her blog you must, she writes with humor and so genuinely, and she's just as nice in person.
Crackbird, 60 Dame Street, Dublin 2
Lastly it was time to end the day with a huge helping of chicken at Crackbird (a sister of the Jo'Burger and Skinflint restaurants). We had dips, sticks and dunks to start, followed by buttermilk chicken for mains, washed down with the tastiest drink (soda, mint and lime, their homemade lemonade is also really good). After all that food and shopping it's definitely time for sleep.
What's your favorite Dublin spots? Any restaurant recommendations?