International Grocery Stores in Cork

Being from Washington, D.C. and living for over 30 years in the United States, I am accustomed to a wide variety of the world's cuisines. When I cannot find a restaurant that makes what I am craving, I turn to the many international grocery stores to help me make it myself. Here is a list... Continue Reading →


Wood Werkin’ It at Benchspace at Cork’s Marina

When David Scannell from Benchspace, a local woodworking workshop in Cork city's Marina center, invited me to participate in a woodworking workshop this past Saturday, I was all for it. I love handcrafting anything and they had no idea that at age 19 I was an assistant woodworking counselor at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.... Continue Reading →

Still Loving Cork Monopoly

Two years ago, Monopoly Cork Board Game was launched to much fanfare and excitement – at least in our house. It all started before the game's release, when I was asked if I would contribute a few photos to the board game. Mind you, this was all a few years ago, but with Christmas coming I... Continue Reading →

Vivi’s Trading in Kinsale

As you know, I'm a fan and friend of Smudge Yarns. We recently collaborated together and with Suzanne McEndoo on the book, These Islands: Knits from Ireland, Scotland, and England (which recently sold out of its second print run). But I'm also a fan of independent shops, especially local yarn stores. So, today, I'm showing... Continue Reading →

Christmas in Cork

I wanted to share some tips and information for spending Christmas in Cork. So, put your tinsel on and slip your feet in some elf slippers so you can browse these great details to make your holiday in the Rebel City a wonderful one. I'll start with my personal favourites then share useful links to... Continue Reading →

Bloomsday Flowers

There is the most charming and inspiring flower shop in Carrigtwohill, County Cork called Bloomsday Flowers. I ran across it while driving through the town last month and was immediately drawn to it when I saw the bunting-laden front windows. The shop within didn't disappoint. It is no shabby all chic and completely darling! Jess... Continue Reading →

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