On the trip through the Wicklow Mountains we stopped at the incredible Lough Tay. The vista from the viewing areas here is nothing short of breathtaking, especially on a sunny day! Just below you can see part of the Guinness Family estate, and the white sand beach they had imported.
I went up to the Sally Gap in the Wicklow Mountains last weekend to see the purple heather blanketing the hillsides. September is the ideal time of year to go because the heather is in full bloom and the weather hasn’t turned to cold yet. I first visited around the same time last year. It’s so striking and unforgettable, an authentic Irish landscape that is both beautiful and bleak at the same time.
I love seeing the day stretch out further and further into the evening hours. It makes me feel so much more alive having those precious extra hours of sunlight. It’s funny, when I lived in Texas I absolutely adored autumn because of the cool evenings which brought much needed relief from the months of heat, but since living in Seattle, and now Dublin, my preference has switched to the spring time for the opposite reason. I crave the warmth of the sun and the cheerfulness of the fresh flowers.
There wasn’t really any occasion for this look. It freezing in Dublin at the moment, so I was bundled up in this pom pom beanie and bell sleeve sweater from SheIn. We spent a much needed day of relaxation, exploring the streets of Dublin and ducking into shops when we started feeling frozen. I sampled the macaroons at Laduree in their newly opened shop in the heart of Dublin’s shopping district. Then, I wandered through Brown Thomas lusting after everything I saw. A girl can dream, right?