On Sunday my two friends and I decided to head off to Malahide for the afternoon. If you're ever in Dublin/or if you are and you've never been, Malahide is such a nice place to spend a chilled out Sunday afternoon, have some lunch, go for a walk and do some shopping.
We went for lunch in first in Malahide Village, a place called The Scotch Bonnet. It was SO TASTY- I got the baby Back Ribs and they were delish.
Malahide Castle has an Avoca in it, which is one of my favourite places to browse around. Avoca is an Irish shop, they also have on in Dublin City Centre- they stock so much stuff, from handmade lambswool blankets, homeware, beauty and clothes. They do the most gorgeous Avoca soaps which I absolutely love, they have so many scents to choose from. Its a real knick-knack type of shop and is a great place to buy someone a nice gift.
I especially love their book section- the shelves and layout are so beautiful, I'd love this set up in my own home! They stock a lot of cookery books as they also have a cafe there; everything from a range of quirky pocket size reads to gorgeous coffee table books.
The cafe there is quite big and the cake selection is heavenly. I personally LOVE there rice crispie cakes- doesn't look like the most decadent option but they are melt in the mouth good! I didn't get a cake as you guys know I've gone dairy-free and it killed me not to get one. My friends both got cheesecakes and could barely finish them as the slices are huge! We sat outside as it was a gorgeous sunny day and their outside seating area is so pretty.
I wore a new dress I bought on Saturday, don't you just love the print? I got this little gem in Penny's and I love it- its slightly longer at the back which is nice and it was super comfy after all the food I ate :) I wore it with my ASOS wishbone necklace and my New Look boots.
After such a chilled out Sunday I finished it off with a bath bomb I got in Lush. I'd never tried this one before it was called Space Girl and was super glittery. It made my bath a pinky purple colour and smelt so nice!
Hope you enjoyed this post- I love doing these more chilled out lifestyle type posts so let me know if you want me to do more! X