Hey Beauties, I hope your well its been a long time since I sit down here and wrote a blog post but I’m hoping to keep it up now in the new year and blog at least once a week.
Today I’m here to tell you all about my day out at the #Limerickstyle event last Friday the 9th dec 2016. So 20 top bloggers were invited to this amazing day of fun and in one of them 20 there was me, to say I was happy out to be asked is a understatement.
What the day entailed of was all of us visiting some of the beautiful boutiques in Limerick City and showcasing what Limerick has to offer which I was so proud to be part of being a proud Limerick girl myself.
We all met at 9am in The Savoy Hotel on Henry Street, for a Champagne Breakfast which was so yummy. Laura from Limerick.ie was there to tell us how the day was going to go and the Manager of The Savoy Hotel was there to welcome us all and also had a little surprize for us which we were all shocked to here. There is a out of this world giveaway to be won, a trip to New York for 2 on your very own private Jet from Shannon. Everyone was very excited after hearing this news and we were all ready to go.
First up we all headed up to O’Donnell Boutique on Catherine Street, where we were greeted by the lovely Manager. O’Donnell Boutique was founded in 1946 by Christopher O’Donnell and has thrived ever since bringing unique national and international brands to Limerick. The boutique itself was quite big with lots of beautiful pieces that go from size 8 to 16, they also sell some stunning jewellery and have a great online store. There was giveaways in all the stores and this giveaway here was take a photo of the one item you loved the most and post it to any of our social media pages and who ever got the most likes on that photo won the that item, unfortunately that wasn’t me!
Next up was Lily Boutique on Roches Street, where we were also greeted by the Manager. Lily Boutique is the sister company to O’Donnell Boutique. They are an exclusive fashion label for the fashionistas and trend setters in Limerick. The store is very modern and bright with clothes from size 8 to 16. As part of the giveaway here we did the manikin challenge which was so much fun, we had to quickly get a piece we liked and freeze for the challenge and whoever did the best position won that piece. And again unfortunately that wasn’t me!
We then headed across the road to Ryan’s Jewellers again on Roches Street. Ryan’s Jewellers is a family-run business which opened in 1964 but is a jewellery store since 1876. This year they are celebrating 140 Years as a Jewellery Store. Acquired by Stephen Ryan over 50 years ago, it continues today to be one of the leading Jewellers in Limerick City. I was very excited to visit here as I love this Jewellers and always go there when buying jewellery. They have some amazing, beautiful pieces at very reasonable prices. The giveaway here was a stunning watch by Henry London.
It was then time to head down to Vision 2 Opticians on Henry Street. Vision 2 Opticians opened in 2002 and are is 100% Irish owned. They are dedicated to providing a quality eye care service in a friendly professional environment. This was another store that I was super excited to visit, I wear glasses so I was looking forward to seeing what they had to offer. I only wear rimless glasses and find them very hard to get at the moment but they had a good selection so I will 100% be back to purchase.
While we were at Vision 2 Opticians we had Aroi Restaurant based on O’Connell Street, delivery us our lunch which was amazing Asian Food, so yummy and again I will definitely be visiting them in the near future. The giveaway here was a fab pair of Michael Kors sunglasses.
Once we were all full and ready to go again we headed up to The Attic Bridalwear Boutique on Roches Street. The Attic Bridalwear Boutique is a new and unique Bridal Store founded by Orlaith Carroll in Jan 2015. This Boutique is a beautiful open plan, bright room with a lovely clam feel to it. There is a big selection of absolutely stunning wedding dresses to pick from and try on for all shapes and sizes. If I was to get married again in the morning this store would 100% be on top of my list to visit. The giveaway here was a 250e voucher towards a wedding dress in store.
Next up we headed down to The Ivory Closet on Shannon Street. The Ivory Closet, Born from a love of fashion shared by three Limerick sisters (Niamh, Sheila and Aine Cahill) aim to offer red carpet looks without the ginormous price tag. The Ivory Closet is a dress hire boutique with many of their labels unavailable anywhere else in Ireland. There store is just so stylish and modern, they have a massive selection of dressed to choose from and again for all shapes and sizes. The girls/sisters are so nice and so helpful, I can see why they are so successful in business. The giveaway here was a dress hire of your choice for free.
We then went off down to Hook & Ladder Café on Sarsfield Street. Hook & Ladder “Living Café” is an Irish owned family business, with locations in Limerick and Waterford. It offers customers a café, cookery school, furniture and home accessories store. Customers can relish the delicious café offerings, enhance their culinary skills in the Cookery School, buy locally sourced produce from the artisan display of furniture and accessories. We were greeted by the Manager and brought down stairs to this beautiful, cosy sitting area which was held for us and offered afternoon tea and nibbles. I have to say it really was so cosy and the food was yummy, I will for sure be going back.
After all this the last stop was up to Teds Bar & Venue on O’Connell Street. Teds Bar & Venue has newly been reborn with a difference, has undergone a complete facelift and is now under new ownership and management. We were greeted at the front door by the Manager himself where they had a red carpet out for us which I have to say made us feel super special, we then walked into a cornered off sitting area again just for us with a yum cocktails and fab goodie bags waiting for everyone on the tables. I was well impressed with how stunning the place looked. It most definitely is the new hot place to be in town. The giveaway here was a big hamper of wine, wine glasses and vouchers.
So that was it the first of many I hope of the #LimerickStyle events. I had the best day, so much fun and got to meet some lovely people and businesses in Limerick City. It was also great to finally meet and put some faces on so many fellow Bloggers I have been following for ages. We also had some great fun on the streets of Limerick when going from store to store.
I just want to say a BIG thank you to all the Businesses that took part and made this fab day happen and also to Sinead and Saibh from the Irish Bloggers Agency that invited me along today.
Thank you for reading and hope you will be back again to read my future blog posts.