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Xanadu

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Over the years I have heard amazing stories about Xanadu vintage store from many different people, whether it was tales about how wonderful it was – an Aladdin’s cave of amazing vintage – or how it was frequented  by Bono and Co along with Dublin’s bohemian set during the 1980s. When I found out the …

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    The Drawing Room…

    Getting a chance to look behind grand Georgian doors not usually open to the public is my idea of heaven. There are many incredible interiors around Dublin that we simply don’t get to see, making them, in my opinion, the most intriguing. I was delighted to happen upon @thedrawingroom, a  PHD project and labour of …

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    Dublin Thrifting Guide ~ Rathmines

    To use an American term I love to go Thrifting, which is the act of whiling away afternoons in search of fashion treasure in Charity Shops, second-hand stores and Flea Markets. Charity Shops are the most accessible Thrifting spots in Ireland from Barnardos to Oxfam, Irish Cancer Shop to Enable Ireland, Sue Ryder Care to …

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    Hello Baggot Street

    Hello from my new home on Baggot Street. It’s been a long journey finding a place to live from my seafront home in Dun Laoghaire and living in town is quite a different experience too.  I now have a proper city pad, albeit with plenty of old-fashioned charm as its a tall red-brick building with …

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    Forgotten Irish Icons

    What is Irish style? Delving into the History of Irish fashion the last number of years this question has always fascinated and flummoxed me. Posing the question just comes with more questions. How do we define what Irish style is? Is it a way of dressing or a particular style or fabrication developed from folk …

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