Valentine’s Weekend in the Marble City

If you are looking for a romantic break away this Valentine’s weekend, Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny might just be what you are looking for.  Set on 170 acres of mature parkland, yet just five minutes from Kilkenny City Centre, Lyrath Estate offers guests all the peace and tranquillity of a country house yet is within... Continue Reading →

Cahernane House Wins Gold

Years ago, before the sleepless haze of children, my husband and I had a romantic getaway to Cahernane House. It was peaceful and felt like even with a house full of guests, we were treated like the only ones. So, I was understandably thrilled when the announcement came this week that the PREM Group owned,... Continue Reading →

10-year Itch

For the rest of 2018, we will be forgoing blog posts in favor of more Instagram activity because I am focusing on TWO Instagram accounts now: @FreckledPast @BrunchCork But don't worry, I'm still living in Cork and planning more content for 2019 and beyond. But sometimes, you have to step back to come back stronger... Continue Reading →

Home Square in Cornmarket Centre

When I first moved to Cork city about a decade ago, sourcing fun home decor items was a challenge. There was no HomeSense, TKMaxx, and especially no Home Square. I must admit, I LOVE Home Square. It is calm and well presented, with the items displayed in uncluttered, but fun ways. When my friend Steve... Continue Reading →

The Best Place for…

I am often asked for recommendations, so I am making a list of my favorite spots for various things. Sometimes it is specific, sometimes it is vague. But these are just a few because, as we know, Cork city has so much to offer and this list is just a tiny fraction of all it... Continue Reading →

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