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window shopping

The Christmas window display at Arnotts on Henry Street is definitely my favourite in the city. I love the use of natural materials and animal shapes as well as the section where artificial snow is gently falling down on mannequins in evening gowns. It’s like behind the glass is a magical world of it’s own, where there is abundance, creativity and joy. And unlike in the chaotic window display of Brown Thomas, there is still some simple beauty and elegance here.

monday sugar high

I’ve passed this Johnnie cupcakes stand a hundred times and I’ve always had the willpower to keep calm and carry on walking. But today the cupcakes won and after a long choosing process I walked away with a toffee&vanilla cupcake. Sadly, I didn’t get far until the next temptation hit and soon we found ourselves sitting at Starbucks with huge cups of Caramel Macchiatos in front of us. I really need to get back to work, these public holidays will be the end of me!

french girl

I was introduced to Nina Franco‘s work at the Arts Market on Exchange St. Upper in Temple Bar one Saturday a few weeks back and I ended up buying one of her prints titled “French Girl”. The Brazilian artist describes herself as photographer, feminist and anarchist. I’ll make sure to go and  visit her latest exhibition “Leave Me Shout” which is opening tonight at the Avenue Road Gallery (Dublin 8).French Girl – on our bedroom wall