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Panic buying outfits is usually a total no-no, right? Well for the last few events I've been to, panic buying an outfit has actually worked out well for me. For example on Tuesday I ran into Topshop on Grafton street a few hours before an event and found the fabulous polka dot co-ord that you can see me wearing above. You can get the skirt here, and the jacket here. This time, not only did panic buying result in an outfit I loved wearing, but it has also ignited a co-ord obsession that I fear will never die. When I got home from Dublin yesterday evening, I spent more time than I'd like to admit scouring the internet and falling in love with so many co-ords so I thought I'd share them with you today.

First up is the leopard print version of my polka dot co-ord from Topshop. I very nearly bought this one instead, and am still very tempted to buy it still as I just love leopard print, no matter how tacky some may think it is! The thing I love the most about all of these co-ords is that you can wear them together, or break them up into separate outfits and wear them with different things. So many outfit options and possibilities!





Next we have this gorgeous pink corduroy number from Missy Empire. Until about a year ago I would never dream of wearing an all pink outfit, but now it's actually one of my favourite colours to wear, especially this dusky, "millenial" pink shade that's so popular now. The skirt also comes in yellow and black colour too, it's just a shame they don't have the jackets too because that yellow set would be so fab.





Leopard print co-ords seem to be everywhere and it looks like different coloured leopard print from the usual brown shades are very popular and while it might take me a bit outside of my style comfort zone, I kind of love it! These sets from the Pretty Little Thing X Maya Jama collection are sure to make you stand out from the crowd anyway!

Honestly I could sit here forever writing all about the co-ords that I love and all of the reasons why I love them, but for those of you who came to this post purely just for some inspiration or an excuse to shop, here are all of the co-ords that I've spotted and fallen in love with so enjoy!



I think the reason why I love the denim co-ord so much over the other types of co-ords that are out there is because I can wear them all with my slogan t-shirts. It's a really simple and easy outfit to put together, but if you have a brightly coloured or printed co-ord, the outfit looks like so much more and I love that! I hope you enjoyed this post and do let me know which is your favourite co-ord.

This post contains affiliate links. It won't cost you any extra if you choose to buy something through these links, it just means that I get a small percentage of commission for finding these fab bits and sharing them with you. You get to shop till your hearts content, and I get some shmoney to help fund my own shopping addiction, it's a win win really.
Dublin, Ireland

The Denim Co-Ord Obsession


Panic buying outfits is usually a total no-no, right? Well for the last few events I've been to, panic buying an outfit has actually worked out well for me. For example on Tuesday I ran into Topshop on Grafton street a few hours before an event and found the fabulous polka dot co-ord that you can see me wearing above. You can get the skirt here, and the jacket here. This time, not only did panic buying result in an outfit I loved wearing, but it has also ignited a co-ord obsession that I fear will never die. When I got home from Dublin yesterday evening, I spent more time than I'd like to admit scouring the internet and falling in love with so many co-ords so I thought I'd share them with you today.

First up is the leopard print version of my polka dot co-ord from Topshop. I very nearly bought this one instead, and am still very tempted to buy it still as I just love leopard print, no matter how tacky some may think it is! The thing I love the most about all of these co-ords is that you can wear them together, or break them up into separate outfits and wear them with different things. So many outfit options and possibilities!





Next we have this gorgeous pink corduroy number from Missy Empire. Until about a year ago I would never dream of wearing an all pink outfit, but now it's actually one of my favourite colours to wear, especially this dusky, "millenial" pink shade that's so popular now. The skirt also comes in yellow and black colour too, it's just a shame they don't have the jackets too because that yellow set would be so fab.





Leopard print co-ords seem to be everywhere and it looks like different coloured leopard print from the usual brown shades are very popular and while it might take me a bit outside of my style comfort zone, I kind of love it! These sets from the Pretty Little Thing X Maya Jama collection are sure to make you stand out from the crowd anyway!

Honestly I could sit here forever writing all about the co-ords that I love and all of the reasons why I love them, but for those of you who came to this post purely just for some inspiration or an excuse to shop, here are all of the co-ords that I've spotted and fallen in love with so enjoy!



I think the reason why I love the denim co-ord so much over the other types of co-ords that are out there is because I can wear them all with my slogan t-shirts. It's a really simple and easy outfit to put together, but if you have a brightly coloured or printed co-ord, the outfit looks like so much more and I love that! I hope you enjoyed this post and do let me know which is your favourite co-ord.

This post contains affiliate links. It won't cost you any extra if you choose to buy something through these links, it just means that I get a small percentage of commission for finding these fab bits and sharing them with you. You get to shop till your hearts content, and I get some shmoney to help fund my own shopping addiction, it's a win win really.

Let's talk about nails shall we? I feel like it's been an age since my last beauty related post so I am very excited to chat all about CND's latest innovation, the Shellac Luxe system. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, or even Facebook, you'll know that I love the Vinylux polishes from CND, so when I was invited to go to London to try out the new Shellac Luxe system, I felt very lucky indeed. 

Just to be clear before we get started though, I am under no obligation to write this blog post at all, and I'm certainly not being paid to tell you about the new system. Yes, CND were incredibly kind to bring me to London, but I am sharing this post because the Shellac Luxe polishes and the innovations that have come with them got me all kinds of excited and I couldn't wait to tell you all about them! Maybe it's a little sad that nail products have me so excited, but who cares?!


From spending time yesterday with Jim Nordstrom, who co-founded CND along with his wife Linda it is clear that CND are a brand who really care about their products and their customers. So much research and testing goes into creating the best possible products and I think the Shellac Luxe system really shows that. They have created a new shellac that is much healthier on your natural nails, and is designed so that it only takes 60 seconds to remove it and no buffing or scraping is needed to remove any left over product because there isn't any!

As Marian Newman, a world renowned nail tech who has done pretty much anyone you could name's nails, explained to me, the Shellac Luxe polish is formulated so that there is more room within the formula than with a normal shellac for oils to reach the natural nail bed, meaning that the Shellac Luxe polish won't dry out your own natural nails at all, and if anything will keep them much stronger and protected whilst maintaining their health.


We got to try out the Shellac Luxe polishes in the gorgeous DryBy salon, somewhere I've wanted to visit for so long since one of my own favourite bloggers, Victoria from In The Frow, gets her nails done there religiously. There are 65 shades in total in the Shellac Luxe collection, and with me being so indecisive it definitely took me a while to settle on the shade I wanted but in the end I went for 'Charm', a gorgeous coral colour that makes me look hella tanned!

When having my nails done, it was pointed out that I have what's called "delamination" which is a fancy word to say that the top layer of my nails were peeling. Unfortunately I wasn't blessed with the strongest nails in the world, and I am definitely not the best at looking after them either. When I was chatting to Marian, I asked her what would be her number one tip for good nails and she said that applying a nail/cuticle oil at least once a day is essential. I actually have a bottle of the CND Solar Oil that I've shamefully only used once or twice so now I am going to make it my mission to apply it at least once a day and make a habit out of it. Strong, healthy nails, here I come!


The girls at DryBy did such a fabulous job on our nails, I love the shape of mine, they're so neat and chic and I think that this shade 'Charm' will be so popular for the summer, especially since it makes tanned skin just pop. I'm looking forward to seeing how well the Shellac Luxe polish lasts, since it's promised to give at least 14 days wear and I can be quite hard on my nails.

Since Shellac Luxe is a shellac/gel treatment, you will have to go to a salon to try it out, but what a good excuse to treat yourself to a little pampering. If you'd like to try the Vinylux polishes from CND which don't need to be cured using a UV lamp, then you can find them online on Millies.ie or in salons that stock CND.

I hope you enjoyed this little introduction to CND's newest product and of course if you've got any more questions about it just pop me a message on Facebook or Instagram and I'd be delighted to help. Thanks so much for reading!
DryBy, London

Trying The New CND Shellac Luxe System - The Future Of Gel Polish


Let's talk about nails shall we? I feel like it's been an age since my last beauty related post so I am very excited to chat all about CND's latest innovation, the Shellac Luxe system. For those of you that follow me on Instagram, or even Facebook, you'll know that I love the Vinylux polishes from CND, so when I was invited to go to London to try out the new Shellac Luxe system, I felt very lucky indeed. 

Just to be clear before we get started though, I am under no obligation to write this blog post at all, and I'm certainly not being paid to tell you about the new system. Yes, CND were incredibly kind to bring me to London, but I am sharing this post because the Shellac Luxe polishes and the innovations that have come with them got me all kinds of excited and I couldn't wait to tell you all about them! Maybe it's a little sad that nail products have me so excited, but who cares?!


From spending time yesterday with Jim Nordstrom, who co-founded CND along with his wife Linda it is clear that CND are a brand who really care about their products and their customers. So much research and testing goes into creating the best possible products and I think the Shellac Luxe system really shows that. They have created a new shellac that is much healthier on your natural nails, and is designed so that it only takes 60 seconds to remove it and no buffing or scraping is needed to remove any left over product because there isn't any!

As Marian Newman, a world renowned nail tech who has done pretty much anyone you could name's nails, explained to me, the Shellac Luxe polish is formulated so that there is more room within the formula than with a normal shellac for oils to reach the natural nail bed, meaning that the Shellac Luxe polish won't dry out your own natural nails at all, and if anything will keep them much stronger and protected whilst maintaining their health.


We got to try out the Shellac Luxe polishes in the gorgeous DryBy salon, somewhere I've wanted to visit for so long since one of my own favourite bloggers, Victoria from In The Frow, gets her nails done there religiously. There are 65 shades in total in the Shellac Luxe collection, and with me being so indecisive it definitely took me a while to settle on the shade I wanted but in the end I went for 'Charm', a gorgeous coral colour that makes me look hella tanned!

When having my nails done, it was pointed out that I have what's called "delamination" which is a fancy word to say that the top layer of my nails were peeling. Unfortunately I wasn't blessed with the strongest nails in the world, and I am definitely not the best at looking after them either. When I was chatting to Marian, I asked her what would be her number one tip for good nails and she said that applying a nail/cuticle oil at least once a day is essential. I actually have a bottle of the CND Solar Oil that I've shamefully only used once or twice so now I am going to make it my mission to apply it at least once a day and make a habit out of it. Strong, healthy nails, here I come!


The girls at DryBy did such a fabulous job on our nails, I love the shape of mine, they're so neat and chic and I think that this shade 'Charm' will be so popular for the summer, especially since it makes tanned skin just pop. I'm looking forward to seeing how well the Shellac Luxe polish lasts, since it's promised to give at least 14 days wear and I can be quite hard on my nails.

Since Shellac Luxe is a shellac/gel treatment, you will have to go to a salon to try it out, but what a good excuse to treat yourself to a little pampering. If you'd like to try the Vinylux polishes from CND which don't need to be cured using a UV lamp, then you can find them online on Millies.ie or in salons that stock CND.

I hope you enjoyed this little introduction to CND's newest product and of course if you've got any more questions about it just pop me a message on Facebook or Instagram and I'd be delighted to help. Thanks so much for reading!

Spain is the country I have visited the most, but I haven't really explored it all that much, so during our holiday to Murcia this year, Dara and I decided to take a little road trip up to Valencia and stay in an AirBnb for two nights. I'd heard brilliant things about Valencia, in particular the architecture in the city was supposedly stunning so I was very excited to explore the city and take it all in. It turned out to be a brilliant way to break up a two week holiday which may have gotten a bit monotonous and we totally fell in love with Valencia so I wanted to share what we got up to with you all.


Bluebell Coffee Co.

If you're into good coffee and cute little coffee shops with a nice relaxed vibe, you need to check out Bluebell Coffee Co. It was only a few minutes walk from our AirBnb and our hosts recommended it so highly to us that it was the first place we checked out when we got to Valencia. Obviously it was rather hot, especially in the city, so we went for the cold brew and I'm not being dramatic when I say that it was one of the best cold brews I've ever had. We also shared a slice of banana bread which was delicious. Bluebell Coffee Co. also serve food, but unfortunately we got there just a little after they had finished up the food for the day, but it'd be a great place to go for lunch!


Dulce de Leche Boutique Ruzafa

Another cafe that was just a few minutes away from our AirBnb in the Ruzafa area of Valencia was the Dulce de Leche Boutique. When I was doing a little research for our trip, this was one of the first places I found and I instantly knew it'd be my kind of heaven. The cakes and pastries they make on site each day make your mouth water as soon as you walk through the door, and I kind of wish we'd gone back there a second time! One of the best things about Dulce de Leche was that it was very reasonably priced. Dara and I ordered a lot of food for brunch, I had a fruit tart, a dulce de leche filled croissant, a freshly squeezed orange juice and a cold brew and Dara had a bagel with eggs, bacon and avocado, a ham and cheese croissant, a coffee and a freshly squeezed orange juice and the whole thing only came to €20!  


The VLC Mezcalería

Okay, I promise this is the last food recommendation I'll give you, but I can't help the fact that one of my favourite things about travelling is trying lots of new places to eat! Yet again, this restaurant/tequila bar was only up the road from where we were staying, so the Ruzafa area of Valencia is definitely one to consider when looking for accommodation, and it's totally a hidden gem. I absolutely love Mexican food and I love a good strong margarita and to my delight I got both, of very good quality at the VLC Mezcalería. I wouldn't call it a restaurant per se, more of a Mexican tapas bar if that makes sense? We ordered the guacamole which was divine, and the queso and chorizo which was equally as delicious. It was exactly what we wanted though, and my (very strong) margarita was only a fiver! 


The City of Arts & Sciences

Without a doubt The City of Arts & Sciences were what I was most excited about visiting in Valencia. It's a collection of stunningly designed buildings all with very different purposes and honestly it's quite the sight to behold. There is a performing arts centre and theatre, a science museum, a building that houses an IMAX screen called the Hemisfèric, and the Oceanogràfic which is easily one of the best (and biggest) aquariums I've ever been to. If you're thinking of visiting the City of Arts & Sciences, I would advise you to give yourself the entire day to explore it all. We paid to go into the Science museum and the Oceanogràfic and it was €30 each for the combined ticket, but you don't have to pay to walk around and look at the buildings. We did really enjoy the Oceanogràfic despite the ticket prices being a little steep, it's a huge aquarium park and most of the tanks are actually underground so it's a nice break from the heat.

Ateneo Sky Bar Restaurant

If you want one of the best views in Valencia, the Ateneo Sky Bar is the place to go. We found it very hard to find, and Google maps was absolutely no use so asking someone on the street is your best bet. We did have to pay a €3 each entrance fee which I thought was a bit silly since we were buying drinks anyway but I guess they have to capitalise on the view they offer. The cocktails were very strong (I swear that's not just the lightweight in me talking) and the view of Plaça de l'Ajuntament was stunning, especially as the sun was setting.


Our AirBnb

We stayed in a gorgeous apartment in the Ruzafa area of Valencia that I found on AirBnb (which is becoming my favourite way to find accommodation). It was our first time sharing an AirBnb with the owners so I was a little nervous but Paula and Marino were so welcoming and friendly and had so many helpful tips and recommendations for the city. They also have two of the most beautiful cats I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You can sign up to AirBnb using this link (just click anywhere on this sentence) if you'd like €30 off your first AirBnb stay.

As you can tell, we really loved Valencia and honestly I wish we'd had an extra day or two to explore more of the city, especially 'The River' which is now full of gorgeous parks. One of my biggest tips for the city is that the public transport is very cheap (only €1.50 for the bus, no matter how far in the city you are going), so instead of wasting time, and melting in the heat, I'd definitely make use of that.

I hope this post is helpful to any of you who are visiting Valencia soon, or thinking of taking a trip there. Thanks so much for reading!
Valencia, Spain

Valencia Travel Guide - How To Spend 72 Hours In Valencia


Spain is the country I have visited the most, but I haven't really explored it all that much, so during our holiday to Murcia this year, Dara and I decided to take a little road trip up to Valencia and stay in an AirBnb for two nights. I'd heard brilliant things about Valencia, in particular the architecture in the city was supposedly stunning so I was very excited to explore the city and take it all in. It turned out to be a brilliant way to break up a two week holiday which may have gotten a bit monotonous and we totally fell in love with Valencia so I wanted to share what we got up to with you all.


Bluebell Coffee Co.

If you're into good coffee and cute little coffee shops with a nice relaxed vibe, you need to check out Bluebell Coffee Co. It was only a few minutes walk from our AirBnb and our hosts recommended it so highly to us that it was the first place we checked out when we got to Valencia. Obviously it was rather hot, especially in the city, so we went for the cold brew and I'm not being dramatic when I say that it was one of the best cold brews I've ever had. We also shared a slice of banana bread which was delicious. Bluebell Coffee Co. also serve food, but unfortunately we got there just a little after they had finished up the food for the day, but it'd be a great place to go for lunch!


Dulce de Leche Boutique Ruzafa

Another cafe that was just a few minutes away from our AirBnb in the Ruzafa area of Valencia was the Dulce de Leche Boutique. When I was doing a little research for our trip, this was one of the first places I found and I instantly knew it'd be my kind of heaven. The cakes and pastries they make on site each day make your mouth water as soon as you walk through the door, and I kind of wish we'd gone back there a second time! One of the best things about Dulce de Leche was that it was very reasonably priced. Dara and I ordered a lot of food for brunch, I had a fruit tart, a dulce de leche filled croissant, a freshly squeezed orange juice and a cold brew and Dara had a bagel with eggs, bacon and avocado, a ham and cheese croissant, a coffee and a freshly squeezed orange juice and the whole thing only came to €20!  


The VLC Mezcalería

Okay, I promise this is the last food recommendation I'll give you, but I can't help the fact that one of my favourite things about travelling is trying lots of new places to eat! Yet again, this restaurant/tequila bar was only up the road from where we were staying, so the Ruzafa area of Valencia is definitely one to consider when looking for accommodation, and it's totally a hidden gem. I absolutely love Mexican food and I love a good strong margarita and to my delight I got both, of very good quality at the VLC Mezcalería. I wouldn't call it a restaurant per se, more of a Mexican tapas bar if that makes sense? We ordered the guacamole which was divine, and the queso and chorizo which was equally as delicious. It was exactly what we wanted though, and my (very strong) margarita was only a fiver! 


The City of Arts & Sciences

Without a doubt The City of Arts & Sciences were what I was most excited about visiting in Valencia. It's a collection of stunningly designed buildings all with very different purposes and honestly it's quite the sight to behold. There is a performing arts centre and theatre, a science museum, a building that houses an IMAX screen called the Hemisfèric, and the Oceanogràfic which is easily one of the best (and biggest) aquariums I've ever been to. If you're thinking of visiting the City of Arts & Sciences, I would advise you to give yourself the entire day to explore it all. We paid to go into the Science museum and the Oceanogràfic and it was €30 each for the combined ticket, but you don't have to pay to walk around and look at the buildings. We did really enjoy the Oceanogràfic despite the ticket prices being a little steep, it's a huge aquarium park and most of the tanks are actually underground so it's a nice break from the heat.

Ateneo Sky Bar Restaurant

If you want one of the best views in Valencia, the Ateneo Sky Bar is the place to go. We found it very hard to find, and Google maps was absolutely no use so asking someone on the street is your best bet. We did have to pay a €3 each entrance fee which I thought was a bit silly since we were buying drinks anyway but I guess they have to capitalise on the view they offer. The cocktails were very strong (I swear that's not just the lightweight in me talking) and the view of Plaça de l'Ajuntament was stunning, especially as the sun was setting.


Our AirBnb

We stayed in a gorgeous apartment in the Ruzafa area of Valencia that I found on AirBnb (which is becoming my favourite way to find accommodation). It was our first time sharing an AirBnb with the owners so I was a little nervous but Paula and Marino were so welcoming and friendly and had so many helpful tips and recommendations for the city. They also have two of the most beautiful cats I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You can sign up to AirBnb using this link (just click anywhere on this sentence) if you'd like €30 off your first AirBnb stay.

As you can tell, we really loved Valencia and honestly I wish we'd had an extra day or two to explore more of the city, especially 'The River' which is now full of gorgeous parks. One of my biggest tips for the city is that the public transport is very cheap (only €1.50 for the bus, no matter how far in the city you are going), so instead of wasting time, and melting in the heat, I'd definitely make use of that.

I hope this post is helpful to any of you who are visiting Valencia soon, or thinking of taking a trip there. Thanks so much for reading!

Prague is one of those places where I think you'd honestly need about two weeks in order to explore it properly. Our trip was 6 days long and while we did manage to see a lot, I could definitely have spent a few more days there. The first thing I'm going to mention in this travel guide is that like Amsterdam (which you can read more about here), you can get a 'Prague Card', which you buy and it gives you either free entry, or a discounted ticket price to many of the main attractions in the city. Unlike the iAmsterdam card, the Prague card doesn't give you free transport, but you can buy a 72 hour transport card for just €12 so it's very inexpensive and the public transport is brilliant. Now those handy tips are out of the way, here are some of the things we saw and did in Prague that I'd highly recommend.


 1. The Spanish Synagogue 

I've put this first as it was honestly one of my most favourite things about Prague. I've never seen such a stunning building and there was a beautiful sense of peace in there, I could have sat there for hours. Inside the synagogue is lots of information about the Jewish history of Prague and it's definitely a place to put on your list. Entry was free with the Prague card and it wasn't too far from the centre of the city.

 2. Rent a pedalo

There are quite a few places along the Vltava river where you can rent a pedalo and see the city from a different perspective. We went around sunset and it was gorgeous, but there were a few times I thought I was definitely going to end up in the water! The only thing I will say is that we weren't given life jackets, something I didn't even think about until my very lovely (but slightly overprotective) Dad asked us about, so maybe try and find a company who take health and safety a little more serious.

 3. Climb The Astronomical Clock Tower

Well, I didn't climb it, I took the lift of course, but Dara did climb it and he said it wasn't too far. While we were in Prague, they were still carrying out work on the actual Astronomical Clock itself, so unfortunately we didn't get to see that, but we did get to go to the top of the tower and had a stunning few of the Old Town Square. Maybe not the best idea for anyone extremely scared of heights, but the view was so pretty that I ignored the slightly dizzy feeling it gave me.

 4. Visit Prague Zoo

When I posted about visiting the zoo in Prague on my Instagram story, I had a few angry messages from people, especially regarding the tigers but I'd just like to be clear that the tigers had a huge outdoor enclosure, we just got to see them when they were being fed indoors. Prague zoo is one of the nicest, most open and animal orientated zoo's I've been too and they carry out a lot of work conservation work which I'm all about. You'd definitely need an entire day to visit the zoo as it's very spread out but it was such a lovely day and well worth the trip out of the city.

 5. Explore Prague Castle

This was one of the places I was most excited to visit in Prague. Within Prague castle there is St. Victus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, and Golden Lane, all steeped in history. Our Prague Card's allowed us entry to all three for free which was great. If nothing else, I would really recommend visiting the Cathedral, and even if you don't want to pay too look around, the ticket barriers aren't at the entrance doors so you can still walk in and have a look. We got a tram right up to the entrance to the castle instead of doing that very long, uphill walk, so always check out Google maps for public transport.

6. Admire The View From The Petřín Lookout Tower

I'm putting this tip in with a fair warning that on a windy day, the Petřín Lookout Tower gets pretty wobbly, which for someone like me who's terrified of heights, wasn't the most fun experience! The views definitely made up for the fear I was feeling though and climbing to the top is a great workout. Up on the same hill overlooking the city is also the The Štefánik Observatory where you can go and look out of their Carl Zeiss telescopes which I found fascinating. 

Like I said at the beginning of this post, there were definitely a few more other things I would have loved to see in Prague. Are there any you'd recommend that I've missed out from this post? If so, please do leave a comment below. If you haven't already read my food guide to Prague, you can check that out here. Thanks so much for reading!
Prague, Czechia

Prague Travel Guide - What To Do & See


Prague is one of those places where I think you'd honestly need about two weeks in order to explore it properly. Our trip was 6 days long and while we did manage to see a lot, I could definitely have spent a few more days there. The first thing I'm going to mention in this travel guide is that like Amsterdam (which you can read more about here), you can get a 'Prague Card', which you buy and it gives you either free entry, or a discounted ticket price to many of the main attractions in the city. Unlike the iAmsterdam card, the Prague card doesn't give you free transport, but you can buy a 72 hour transport card for just €12 so it's very inexpensive and the public transport is brilliant. Now those handy tips are out of the way, here are some of the things we saw and did in Prague that I'd highly recommend.


 1. The Spanish Synagogue 

I've put this first as it was honestly one of my most favourite things about Prague. I've never seen such a stunning building and there was a beautiful sense of peace in there, I could have sat there for hours. Inside the synagogue is lots of information about the Jewish history of Prague and it's definitely a place to put on your list. Entry was free with the Prague card and it wasn't too far from the centre of the city.

 2. Rent a pedalo

There are quite a few places along the Vltava river where you can rent a pedalo and see the city from a different perspective. We went around sunset and it was gorgeous, but there were a few times I thought I was definitely going to end up in the water! The only thing I will say is that we weren't given life jackets, something I didn't even think about until my very lovely (but slightly overprotective) Dad asked us about, so maybe try and find a company who take health and safety a little more serious.

 3. Climb The Astronomical Clock Tower

Well, I didn't climb it, I took the lift of course, but Dara did climb it and he said it wasn't too far. While we were in Prague, they were still carrying out work on the actual Astronomical Clock itself, so unfortunately we didn't get to see that, but we did get to go to the top of the tower and had a stunning few of the Old Town Square. Maybe not the best idea for anyone extremely scared of heights, but the view was so pretty that I ignored the slightly dizzy feeling it gave me.

 4. Visit Prague Zoo

When I posted about visiting the zoo in Prague on my Instagram story, I had a few angry messages from people, especially regarding the tigers but I'd just like to be clear that the tigers had a huge outdoor enclosure, we just got to see them when they were being fed indoors. Prague zoo is one of the nicest, most open and animal orientated zoo's I've been too and they carry out a lot of work conservation work which I'm all about. You'd definitely need an entire day to visit the zoo as it's very spread out but it was such a lovely day and well worth the trip out of the city.

 5. Explore Prague Castle

This was one of the places I was most excited to visit in Prague. Within Prague castle there is St. Victus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, and Golden Lane, all steeped in history. Our Prague Card's allowed us entry to all three for free which was great. If nothing else, I would really recommend visiting the Cathedral, and even if you don't want to pay too look around, the ticket barriers aren't at the entrance doors so you can still walk in and have a look. We got a tram right up to the entrance to the castle instead of doing that very long, uphill walk, so always check out Google maps for public transport.

6. Admire The View From The Petřín Lookout Tower

I'm putting this tip in with a fair warning that on a windy day, the Petřín Lookout Tower gets pretty wobbly, which for someone like me who's terrified of heights, wasn't the most fun experience! The views definitely made up for the fear I was feeling though and climbing to the top is a great workout. Up on the same hill overlooking the city is also the The Štefánik Observatory where you can go and look out of their Carl Zeiss telescopes which I found fascinating. 

Like I said at the beginning of this post, there were definitely a few more other things I would have loved to see in Prague. Are there any you'd recommend that I've missed out from this post? If so, please do leave a comment below. If you haven't already read my food guide to Prague, you can check that out here. Thanks so much for reading!

One of my absolute favourite things about exploring new places is trying out lots of the local cafes and restaurants and having an excuse to eat ALL of the food. I actually tend to judge a city by the quality of the places there are to eat at, and Prague is one of those cities I'd happily go back to purely for the food alone. There were countless trendy cafes to eat in, with endless brunch options (which is my idea of heaven) and we found the food was a little bit cheaper compared to what you'd pay here in Ireland. Today I want to share with you some of the places that we ate in whilst in Prague as there are some real gems to be found. 

1. IF Cafe at Tylovo Square

This gorgeous cafe was just a few minutes walk from our Airbnb (which you can read more about here) and it came highly recommended by our host Gabriela. They make all of their cakes right in front of you and I could honestly have eaten here every single day of our trip. They had some delicious breakfast options, and I of course went for the avocado on toast which was so good. The coffee was excellent too, and I'd consider myself somewhat of a coffee snob (I know, how pretentious of me) and they had a lot of different coffee drinks available. There are a few IF Cafe's dotted around the city and I think they're definitely worth checking out.

2. The Trdelnik from Good Food

Whilst doing a bit of researching for our trip on Instagram, I came across a few pictures of these wonderful looking ice-cream dessert things and knew that that getting my hands on one would be my first mission once I got to Prague. A trdelnik is "made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix", but I really don't think that does it justice. We got our from Good Food, which is right near Charles Bridge and they had so many different flavours. Dara went for a brownie concoction and I had a delicious chocolate orange flavour. These trdelniks also have melted chocolate inside so it's almost like a giant, very filling cornetto and talking about them right now is making my mouth water!

 3. Cantina - Mexican Restaurant

Mexican food is without a doubt my absolute favourite and I could eat tacos and burritos until I burst. After we'd visited the Petřín Lookout Tower we were starving, so we had a quick look on Google maps to see what was closest and what looked good and we came across Cantina. I ordered chicken tacos and Dara had a burrito and both were delicious. We also had nachos to start but of course we inhaled those before I got a chance to take a photo. If you love Mexican food, and a good strong margaritta, Cantina is definitely one to check out.

4. Grosetto

Grosetto was another restaurant we found through Google maps. We'd had a long day of exploring the city and the pizza place we'd planned on going to had actually closed down. Grosetto definitely didn't disappoint, serving delicious authentic Italian pizza. They won my heart instantly by serving us bread, garlic butter and olive oil whilst we looked at the menu and grated parmesan was readily available, so what more could you want? Each of our pizzas were around €7 which I thought was very reasonable for such a big, good quality pizza.

 5. Venue

I've saved the best for last with this one. Venue was somewhere a few people on Instagram had recommended to me and I didn't think we'd get a chance to try it, but on our last day we had a few hours to kill and popped in for brunch. Venue seems to be extremely popular and almost always has a queue for tables, but we were lucky and got in just before the rush. They had so many dishes that I wanted to try but in the end I went for their chicken and waffles which came with a sweet and spicy syrup and I ordered their buttermilk pancakes under the pretence that I'd share them with Dara but of course I ate most of them. The staff were so lovely in Venue too which is worth noting because we found that people in Prague were a bit abrupt at times.

Wow, writing this post has made me extremely hungry! I hope you enjoyed reading about the places we ate at in Prague, and if you ever try any of them out, please do let me know. Thanks so much for reading! 

Prague, Czechia

Prague Travel Guide - Where To Eat


One of my absolute favourite things about exploring new places is trying out lots of the local cafes and restaurants and having an excuse to eat ALL of the food. I actually tend to judge a city by the quality of the places there are to eat at, and Prague is one of those cities I'd happily go back to purely for the food alone. There were countless trendy cafes to eat in, with endless brunch options (which is my idea of heaven) and we found the food was a little bit cheaper compared to what you'd pay here in Ireland. Today I want to share with you some of the places that we ate in whilst in Prague as there are some real gems to be found. 

1. IF Cafe at Tylovo Square

This gorgeous cafe was just a few minutes walk from our Airbnb (which you can read more about here) and it came highly recommended by our host Gabriela. They make all of their cakes right in front of you and I could honestly have eaten here every single day of our trip. They had some delicious breakfast options, and I of course went for the avocado on toast which was so good. The coffee was excellent too, and I'd consider myself somewhat of a coffee snob (I know, how pretentious of me) and they had a lot of different coffee drinks available. There are a few IF Cafe's dotted around the city and I think they're definitely worth checking out.

2. The Trdelnik from Good Food

Whilst doing a bit of researching for our trip on Instagram, I came across a few pictures of these wonderful looking ice-cream dessert things and knew that that getting my hands on one would be my first mission once I got to Prague. A trdelnik is "made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix", but I really don't think that does it justice. We got our from Good Food, which is right near Charles Bridge and they had so many different flavours. Dara went for a brownie concoction and I had a delicious chocolate orange flavour. These trdelniks also have melted chocolate inside so it's almost like a giant, very filling cornetto and talking about them right now is making my mouth water!

 3. Cantina - Mexican Restaurant

Mexican food is without a doubt my absolute favourite and I could eat tacos and burritos until I burst. After we'd visited the Petřín Lookout Tower we were starving, so we had a quick look on Google maps to see what was closest and what looked good and we came across Cantina. I ordered chicken tacos and Dara had a burrito and both were delicious. We also had nachos to start but of course we inhaled those before I got a chance to take a photo. If you love Mexican food, and a good strong margaritta, Cantina is definitely one to check out.

4. Grosetto

Grosetto was another restaurant we found through Google maps. We'd had a long day of exploring the city and the pizza place we'd planned on going to had actually closed down. Grosetto definitely didn't disappoint, serving delicious authentic Italian pizza. They won my heart instantly by serving us bread, garlic butter and olive oil whilst we looked at the menu and grated parmesan was readily available, so what more could you want? Each of our pizzas were around €7 which I thought was very reasonable for such a big, good quality pizza.

 5. Venue

I've saved the best for last with this one. Venue was somewhere a few people on Instagram had recommended to me and I didn't think we'd get a chance to try it, but on our last day we had a few hours to kill and popped in for brunch. Venue seems to be extremely popular and almost always has a queue for tables, but we were lucky and got in just before the rush. They had so many dishes that I wanted to try but in the end I went for their chicken and waffles which came with a sweet and spicy syrup and I ordered their buttermilk pancakes under the pretence that I'd share them with Dara but of course I ate most of them. The staff were so lovely in Venue too which is worth noting because we found that people in Prague were a bit abrupt at times.

Wow, writing this post has made me extremely hungry! I hope you enjoyed reading about the places we ate at in Prague, and if you ever try any of them out, please do let me know. Thanks so much for reading! 


Over the past few years, Airbnb has become one of the most popular ways for travellers to find accommodation. The majority of the time it is actually cheaper to find an apartment on Airbnb than it is to book a hotel room in the city you want to visit. Despite it's popularity, I'd always been a little skeptical. I mean hotels have to keep to a certain standard right? Most reputable hotels have hundreds of reliable reviews on the likes of Tripadvisor, whereas I thought that with an Airbnb that you never really knew what it's going to be like until you arrived. 

I'm happy to say that our recent trip to Prague proved the preconceptions I had about Airbnb to be entirely wrong. Once we had decided that we'd love to visit Prague, we looked on Airbnb and found that there were lots of cheap options that would only cost around €250 for 4 nights, which was a hell of a lot cheaper than the hotels. With Airbnb you also have the option to search for entire apartments/houses or private rooms within a house/apartment.

We ended up booking a private room in an apartment for just €56 per night. 'Flashback to Louis 1896' caught our attention straight away not just for the amazing price, but also because it had a smart tv and we're absolute suckers for Netflix. Although it was a private room within an apartment, and I was a little worried at first about what it'd be like to be sharing an apartment with complete strangers, we decided to just go for it and I'm so glad we did.


The apartment was set up in a way so that each of the two Airbnb rooms had their own bathroom and the only thing shared was the kitchen. It turned out that we actually had the whole place to ourselves for most of the time, and we didn't even see the other couple that stayed in the other room for one night in the middle of our stay. We were only a few minutes walk from a tram line that could take us pretty much anywhere in the city (including directly to the castle) and the metro station was just a few minutes further than that. If you're thinking of visiting Prague and are looking for a lovely but still very affordable place to stay, I couldn't recommend 'Flashback to Louis 1896' enough!

We thoroughly enjoyed our first ever Airbnb experience, and of course while every Airbnb is going to be different, I thought I'd highlight some of the benefits of choosing an Airbnb over a hotel for anyone that was like me and a little dubious about using the service.
  1. Often Airbnb hosts will provide you with lots of information about the local area and recommendations of places to eat and things to do that no amount of Googling would ever give you. Our host in Prague had a guestbook on Airbnb with pages and pages of recommendations so that we didn't really have to do much research for ourselves.
  2. You can often find accommodation close to city centres without having to pay a lot more than you would if you were staying outside of the city, whereas hotels in city centres are always a lot more expensive.
  3. You feel more at home when travelling. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but having the kitchen in the apartment in Prague meant we could prepare our own food and really settle into the city.
  4. Airbnb hosts are often flexible and very helpful when it comes to checking in and out. Our flight home wasn't until the evening time, so I messaged our Airbnb host, Gabriela, and she said we could checkout whenever we wanted, all we had to do was drop the key in the letter box. This saved us dragging our suitcases around the city for our last day which was very much appreciated.
  5. It's a great way to travel without breaking the bank. Like I mentioned before, Airbnb's are often a lot cheaper than hotels and if you can find a group of people to go with you could save even more. Obviously this does depend on how fancy you like your accommodation to be, but if you're willing to stay in more run of the mill places, you'll save a good bit of money.
I think we'll definitely opt for an Airbnb over hotels for lots more of our trips. I've currently been looking at a few places in Lisbon that look stunning but yet are still very affordable. It makes travelling so much more accessible when you don't have to pay over €100 per night for accommodation which really helps when you want to see as much of the world as possible!

For any of you who have never used Airbnb before, you can get €35 off your first trip if you sign up through this link and for every person who completes a trip using my link, I'll get €20 travel credit so it's a win win for all!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and that it was helpful for anyone who was unsure of Airbnb! If you have any more questions about it just pop me a message on Instagram or Facebook and I'll be happy to answer them. Thanks so much for reading!

Prague, Czechia

Our First Airbnb Experience - How We Found It & Would I Recommend It?


Over the past few years, Airbnb has become one of the most popular ways for travellers to find accommodation. The majority of the time it is actually cheaper to find an apartment on Airbnb than it is to book a hotel room in the city you want to visit. Despite it's popularity, I'd always been a little skeptical. I mean hotels have to keep to a certain standard right? Most reputable hotels have hundreds of reliable reviews on the likes of Tripadvisor, whereas I thought that with an Airbnb that you never really knew what it's going to be like until you arrived. 

I'm happy to say that our recent trip to Prague proved the preconceptions I had about Airbnb to be entirely wrong. Once we had decided that we'd love to visit Prague, we looked on Airbnb and found that there were lots of cheap options that would only cost around €250 for 4 nights, which was a hell of a lot cheaper than the hotels. With Airbnb you also have the option to search for entire apartments/houses or private rooms within a house/apartment.

We ended up booking a private room in an apartment for just €56 per night. 'Flashback to Louis 1896' caught our attention straight away not just for the amazing price, but also because it had a smart tv and we're absolute suckers for Netflix. Although it was a private room within an apartment, and I was a little worried at first about what it'd be like to be sharing an apartment with complete strangers, we decided to just go for it and I'm so glad we did.


The apartment was set up in a way so that each of the two Airbnb rooms had their own bathroom and the only thing shared was the kitchen. It turned out that we actually had the whole place to ourselves for most of the time, and we didn't even see the other couple that stayed in the other room for one night in the middle of our stay. We were only a few minutes walk from a tram line that could take us pretty much anywhere in the city (including directly to the castle) and the metro station was just a few minutes further than that. If you're thinking of visiting Prague and are looking for a lovely but still very affordable place to stay, I couldn't recommend 'Flashback to Louis 1896' enough!

We thoroughly enjoyed our first ever Airbnb experience, and of course while every Airbnb is going to be different, I thought I'd highlight some of the benefits of choosing an Airbnb over a hotel for anyone that was like me and a little dubious about using the service.
  1. Often Airbnb hosts will provide you with lots of information about the local area and recommendations of places to eat and things to do that no amount of Googling would ever give you. Our host in Prague had a guestbook on Airbnb with pages and pages of recommendations so that we didn't really have to do much research for ourselves.
  2. You can often find accommodation close to city centres without having to pay a lot more than you would if you were staying outside of the city, whereas hotels in city centres are always a lot more expensive.
  3. You feel more at home when travelling. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but having the kitchen in the apartment in Prague meant we could prepare our own food and really settle into the city.
  4. Airbnb hosts are often flexible and very helpful when it comes to checking in and out. Our flight home wasn't until the evening time, so I messaged our Airbnb host, Gabriela, and she said we could checkout whenever we wanted, all we had to do was drop the key in the letter box. This saved us dragging our suitcases around the city for our last day which was very much appreciated.
  5. It's a great way to travel without breaking the bank. Like I mentioned before, Airbnb's are often a lot cheaper than hotels and if you can find a group of people to go with you could save even more. Obviously this does depend on how fancy you like your accommodation to be, but if you're willing to stay in more run of the mill places, you'll save a good bit of money.
I think we'll definitely opt for an Airbnb over hotels for lots more of our trips. I've currently been looking at a few places in Lisbon that look stunning but yet are still very affordable. It makes travelling so much more accessible when you don't have to pay over €100 per night for accommodation which really helps when you want to see as much of the world as possible!

For any of you who have never used Airbnb before, you can get €35 off your first trip if you sign up through this link and for every person who completes a trip using my link, I'll get €20 travel credit so it's a win win for all!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and that it was helpful for anyone who was unsure of Airbnb! If you have any more questions about it just pop me a message on Instagram or Facebook and I'll be happy to answer them. Thanks so much for reading!

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