This year I decided to give the sun holiday thaaang a miss. I’ve been away and am going on more city breaks this year so it doesn’t phase me – when I’m off of work I don’t mind not having any plans, sometimes I prefer it!
I’m Irish for my followers who don’t know and while I’ve seen a good bit of our emerald isle over the years, I’m keen to explore some more because sometimes I think we can take what’s in front of us for granted when we’re so used to it. As a birthday present for my other half I got tickets for Dublin Comic Con and booked to stay in Dunboyne Castle Hotel which is about 20/25 minutes outside Dublin in Co.Meath.
I’ll start off with Dublin Comic Con. BIG props to the guys behind the scenes at DCC in the Dublin Convention Centre this year. I’ve never been to a comic convention before so I didn’t know that to expect but I really enjoyed it. They had a number of different floors taking in everything you could imagine one of these events would have – from sales of comics, to merchandise, to photo op sets, to guests from shows like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, down to panels and Q&As with some of the industries greatest contributors – They had something for everyone. Obviously my fashion radar never switches off so I spent a lot of time looking at the majority of the crowd who had gone all out and dressed up as their favourite characters and the costumes were insane!
There I am in a superhero sandwich and looking worryingly thrilled to be standing next to Freddie Kruger.
We then made our way up to Dunboyne Castle Hotel. I booked a deluxe room but to be honest I would have stayed in a hut on the grounds and been happy because this place is beautiful! The room, staff and the food in The Ivy restaurant in the hotel I couldn’t recommend highly enough. They also have a Hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and treatments in their on site spa. I particularly enjoyed how tranquil and secluded the hotel was – it was nice to venture away to peace and quiet – I’m definitely someone who needs to step back from civilisation every now and again!
From there we headed for home but made a pitstop at Newbridge Silverware in Kildare. I’ve wanted to go to their Museum of Style Icons for the longest time! They are home to dresses worn from everyone from Marilyn Monroe to suits worn by the Jackson 5. The current collection is focused on Audrey Hepburn so they had ALOT of her outfits from throughout the years, most of which will be auctioned off separately when it finishes off at Newbridge so it was surreal to see it all together.
My next plan is to road trip up North to Giants Causeway, the Titanic Experience and everything else that area has to offer. I’ll keep you all posted! If anyone has any recommendations leave them down below 🙂