Month: September 2012

hills of Howth

You don’t have to look far to find another perfect Sunday walk. Howth is easily accessible with the Dart from Connolly Station and in just 25 minutes you’ll find yourself breathing in the fresh sea air surrounded by an amazing landscape. There are four walking tracks to choose from; varying in length and degree of difficulty. All paths start east of the small town of Howth and follow the cliffs along the peninsula. In additions to the breathtaking views from the cliffs, you’ll walk past some impressive gardens, lighthouses and maybe some brave September swimmers. Up on the windy hills the city seems a thousand miles away.

autumn flowers

Lately we’ve had a chance to enjoy some beautiful sunny afternoons. But the cold autumn winds are blowing and the shopping streets are filling up with hungry fashionistas in the search for that perfect autumn wardrobe. This fall I’ve challenged myself not to buy anything new. When I’ve been browsing through magazines, all the titles scream: buy buy buy! “50 must-haves of this season”, “Update your wardrobe”, “70 affordable tips to get the catwalk looks”. I guess that’s the game. But does it have to be? More on that later.. The vintage silk tunic was a true gem; I paid 5 euros for it at one of the charity shops close to home. Cardigan is from COS a few seasons back and I bought the leather bag in Finland many years ago when I was studying. Shoes are from Bohemia Vintage here in Dublin.

from the phone

I still have some stories from Croatia to tell. Let’s start with pictures from a phone. I just loved the fact that you could fill your water bottle pretty much everywhere, even the fountains force out clear drinking water. Among the neon-coloured bikinis full of ruffles and glitter I found the perfect pair for a Finnish Girl! I was planning to try out water skiing just for the occasion, but went kayaking instead