I told you in my last blog post that last week I was on my holidays from work. I spent most of it in Donegal but I came home on Thursday and went to Cork on Friday to see my all time fav, Chic. Far too many hours spent in one weekend on a bus but it was definitely worth it. Worth it, because Nile Rodgers is king!
Myself and one of the girls, Eadaoin headed down to Cork on the Friday morning. Oddly enough it was my first time ever visiting Cork! By the time we got off the bus we were absolutely starving so there was no time for wandering around, looking for places to eat so we asked the most reliable and knowledgeable person in sight- the Brown Thomas doorman! He was very helpful and directed us to a bar closeby called SoHo. It was after noon and technically we were on our holiers, so naturally it was cocktails ‘n’ burgers o’clock. My drink of choice was the “Garden Of SoHo” – Bombay Saphire, St. Germain Elderflower liquer shaken with lemon juice and served with fever-tree tonic. I was in gin-loving heaven! We both went for the American Dream burger, cooked to medium- rare perfection. They were delicious! We then did a small bit of shopping on Opera Lane, where we picked up a few bits. After that, it was time to get ready so we went back to our accommodation to freshen up. We had a few drinks and then off we went to The Marquee.
We had both seen Chic at Electric Picnic last year and thought he was amazing but this time around he was insanely good, sensational even! I’m also now slightly in love with his two female co-singers, such powerhouses!! They played all the usual’s- Le Freak, Everybody Dance and even some Diana Ross classics just for good measure! It was definitely one of the best gigs I’ve been to in a long time. Afterwards, we went for a few more drinks and continued the dancing 🙂
The next day, we were feeling sorry for ourselves and needed some hungover grub so we went straight back to SoHo House. We may aswell have just set up camp there for the entire trip. It was lashing raining when we were leaving and in an attempt to find some shelter, we managed to stumble across The English Market. It was full to the brim of beautiful stalls and shops selling just about everything from fresh fruit and veg to hand painted china. There was the most amazing vintage store, Miss Daisy Blue that I could have spent all day in!
Denim Dress – here, Fringed Bag – H&M, Sandals – Penny’s/Primark
It was such a fun trip, as all weekends away with my partner in crime tend to be! Did ye get up to anything over the weekend? The Arts Festival is starting in Galway this week and I’m hoping to get into a few things over the fortnight so be sure to stay tuned to my instagram for updates and snaps 🙂 I love Galway this time of year!