Life, Love, Liffey!
Bless the River Liffey! It's such a tiny, wee river - where it crosses through the center of Dublin, anyway. It's 75 miles long beginning in the Wicklow mountains and flows through three counties before letting out into the Irish Sea, and in this photo you can just see the lovely restored Ha'penny Bridge in the distance. It was built in 1816 and it's fabulous.
OUT & ABOUT
Fancy crests on sundry lamp posts in Dublin, a neat little Troll Below? bit of street graffiti painted on one of the foot bridges, and some Sinead street art. Look around you!
Two regrets: 1. Staying in Temple Bar. 2. Not buying anything at Bow.
It was delicate, luxe, satiny femme ribbon and bow action everywhere, really gorgeous jewelry, vintage dresses galore, the kind of boutique you walk into and sigh, "One of everything, please!"
THE PORTERHOUSE & KOH
Here's M at The Porterhouse!
On our way back from the Old Jameson Distillery we happened to walk by Koh, a modern Thai and Asian restaurant and cocktail lounge. It smelled like heaven and we'd been dying for spicy food since Scotland, so we made a reservation and headed over to this pub to kill some time.
While I nursed a tasty Irish cider, M sampled some Irish beers that weren't Guinness, and it rained a little and was lovely to watch from the third floor corner or wherever we were.
(PS. I love how these old Irish pubs have great big dark staircases going down and up and making it terrifically easy to get lost and explore.)
(PPS. Koh definitely hit the spot. Worth a visit!)
FALLON & BYRNE
These pics are from an earlier night, when we joined our new friends for an outstanding dinner and drinks at Fallon & Byrne, a slow-food restaurant with a kickass pre-theatre menu.
Everything tasted delicious, the room was airy and huge, but lovely and homey at the same time - the perfect choice for a double date!
After that we headed straight to Panti Bar across the Liffey for a drag show, where our minds were blown by insanely perfect (and hilarious) drag queens and I had the best strawberry watermelon cider of MY LIFE.
Definitely pop by if you're ever in Dublin, queers. ABSOLUTE MUST.
That's it for now, kittens. Summer is here and she's a mean one, so I am escaping into the cool embrace of our swimming pool, the new Vogue and my book club selection (hand-picked by M), Light Boxes. Ciao!