As much fun as we’ve had fun exploring Dublin, the current bailout scenario has tinged our trip a little. In consideration of these circumstances we have decided to skip the jobs update for this city. More people seem to be leaving Ireland than going. Be sure to keep Dublin on your list of must visit places, after all they could use the tourism. But, it may not be the right time to jump across the pond for a job opportunity.
Enough of that, let’s recap the fun we had!
Eat Drink and be Merry!
Whether you’re staying at the Four Season’s or not, be sure to head over. Food at Season’s Restaurant is top rated on Zagat plus the ICE bar has been named one of the coolest places in Dublin.
Looking for a more traditional pub atmosphere. Then The Temple Bar is the destination for you! With live music, free flowing pints, and good food, you’ll feel right at home.
Can’t miss Fashion!
We were very intrigued by the street fashion around Dublin. Some of our favorite pics came from the blog Dublin Streets. You can see our posts, A Pop of Color in Dublin & Dublin Street Fashion, plus here are a few more pics we loved.
Here are a few tweet, retweets, and tidbits we picked up on twitter recently.
From us: @expatstyle:
Dublin’s independent arts scene is a silver lining in the recession-hit city http://ow.ly/3dOMC
Dublin’s retailers unwrap festive menu of delights to draw shoppers to city centre http://ow.ly/3dkPD
Three-day Dublin art and antiques fair starts next weekend. http://bit.ly/aR3jSj
RT @BBCNews: Viewpoint: Ireland’s robust economy knocked off course. http://ow.ly/2brT2B
RT @AlicjainHolland: Why expats should make friends with locals” on Insego http://ning.it/9PfidF
RT @chaptersbooks: is the Largest independent bookstore in Dublin & all of Ireland http://bit.ly/8X8Urs
RT @dbhow: How to Act Like You’re from Dublin http://ow.ly/2brT2u
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Sometimes the streets of Dublin can be a touch dreary. This week seems to be carrying the trend with rain and fog.
Check out these ladies that make the streets pop with bold hits of color.
All photos where found on flickr.com, click on images for photographer profile.
Create your own Dublin style with basic neutrals and bold accessories.
A flaming red clutch like the 7 Chi Emma or a messenger like Lucky Brand Abbey Floral Handbag will give colorful impact to any look.
Hot purple tights or sweater knit thigh highs in cobalt blue are meant to be seen! Pick them up at Charlotte Russe and kick dreary days in the arse.
Stay warm and bright with A Sprinkle of Shine Scarf in Scarlet or Amber Aura Hat.
Don’t let dreary days get you down in Dublin or your neck of the woods. Use these accessories from Piperlime, Charlotte Russe, and www.ModCloth.com to pop your look this fall.
Ireland may not be known for it’s food, more likely it’s whiskey selection. We used the Zagat guide to find the top rated restaurant’s for both food and customer reviews. This might mean that there overall rating is a bit lower; But at least you’ll be eating good!
Thornton’s – food rating 27
This French-Irish fusion is rated as very expensive, but promises entice your tastes buds with local ingredients. Fall in love with a dish? You can get their recipes online.
128 St. Stephen’s Green Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2
Patrick Guilbaud – food rating 27
Most famous restaurant in Dublin, where Bono could be seated next to you, featuring French Cuisine. It is also rated very expensive with over 500 world class wines, “revelatory” cuisine, amazing service and superb surroundings of 20th century Irish art.
21 Upper Merrion St. Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2
Seasons – food rating 26
Another restaurant rated very expensive gives a “top-tier”, “high-priced” experience, and some swear that the “Sunday brunch is the best in the world.” The cuisine is Irish-European and inspired by Ireland’s changing seasons and offerings.
Four Seasons Hotel
Simmonscourt Rd. Dublin, Ireland Dublin 4
Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill – food rating 24
Amazing menu complete with world-class oysters. Rated expensive, the servers are very nice, and the view from the hotel overlooks St. Stephen’s Green. Fifty-seven Zagat reviews tell us it’s worth visiting.
Bentley’s Townhouse Hotel
22 St. Stephen’s Green Dublin, Ireland Dublin 2
Winding Stair – food rating 21
Irish fare in Dublin City Center with lovely views. wholesome organic choices, and moderate prices. Situated above a bookstore, so allow time for some browsing.
40 Ormond Quay Dublin, Ireland D1
For a splurge you can get top rated Irish fare, french cuisine, or even seafood. Visit the Zagat.com for more tasty options.