DON’T MISS | Dublin | The Fumbally | 31 March 2014
DON’T MISS | County Galway, Ireland | The Quay House | 25 March 2014
[While we're in Ireland, we might as well revisit this charming bed and breakfast . . . ]
A fortuitous change of plans led my sister and I to a memorable stay at The Quay House, the remarkable, welcoming country home of Julia and Paddy Foyle.
EYE ON DESIGN | Tales of an Irish Country House | 19 March 2014
[Fond memories of Ireland, brought back by my "pub crawl" post, have inspired me to repost some of my past stories from this wonderful country. This Georgian house was uniquely frozen in time. Check it out.]
There’s no sign and it’s not on any map or in any GPS. After driving in circles and, finally, asking a shopkeeper, we found the little dirt lane with grass growing down the middle that led to Balinderry Park.
[A repeat post for St. Patrick's Day]
It was my first day in Dublin, and I had covered a lot of ground – but when I wandered into the Temple Bar neighborhood, and heard the music coming out of each and every pub, I really felt like I was in Ireland.
STYLE MOMENTS | Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges | 15 March 2014
[Enjoy this repeat post about one of my favorite European cities.]
I’m in Bruges. Like the movie. Except without the shooting.
What can I say about a city that smells like chocolate, has houses that look like lace, and where the soundtrack is the clip-clop of horses pulling carriages and the (almost constant) melody of forty-seven bells reverberating from the medieval bell tower that soars above it all?
STORIES | The Joy of Cooking | 3 March 2014
DON’T MISS | Italy | Portofino | Ristorante Puny | 24 February 2014
Check out this view…and that’s not even the best part of this restaurant. The fresh seafood and homemade pasta are out of this world.