Monday, October 4, 2010

[ history, shopping and pure luxury ]

I HOPE YOU ALL had a lovely weekend - ours sure was dreamy! Powerscourt House & Gardens is a gorgeous place set in the hills of Wicklow with panoramic views. We had a day of intermittent downpours so it was a bit difficult to spend a lot of time outdoors but we did manage to enjoy most of what it had to offer.


Along with beautiful grounds, Powerscourt also houses a garden pavilion, an interiors showroom, a cafe and an Avoca shop selling gourmet foods, kitchenware, fashions and handwoven wool scarves and blankets.


I splurged on a gorgeous charcoal grey throw with a single ochre stripe.


Then time to check in to The Ritz...

The room was huge and had every luxury you could imagine including a long terrace with loungers...


and a bathroom filled with marble and a TV in the mirror!

After settling in and having a little nap on the cloud-like bed, we met up with our friends and enjoyed a very posh late dinner at the Gordon Ramsay restaurant. You could just imagine an episode of Hell's Kitchen going on behind the scenes!

It was definitely a weekend of pure luxury and it was so much fun to enjoy it with some great friends.

lisa 

13 comments:

maureencracknell said...

WOW -- Yes, luxurious and so beautiful! Your photos are just wonderful!!!

M.M.E. said...

Oh my gosh! It's like a fairy tale!

Meeling said...

Looks amazing! What a treat!!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

OMG, Lisa, amazing! I am so happy you got to have such an awesome time, how cute is that little shop, too?! XX!

Pinecone Camp said...

What a stunning setting! I love the shop, especially the baking section. Cute signage!

christine, just bella said...

What an amazing weekend!! I'm pretending I was there with you :)

Not Perfect But Nice said...

This is so lovely and so luxe! When I go down there I generally settle for the little restaurant "trés charmant" near Avoca, which is really a must when visiting the area! I must try to get into the Ritz next time for a high tea at least! Lucky you!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful photos. I love the luxury of them all!!!

The Zhush said...

Amazing...adding this place to my never ending list of must see destinations!

mydesignchic said...

So beautiful and luxurious...know you had a wonderful time!!

Privet and Holly said...

Girlie, you DO get
around to some of the
BEST places!!! Loved
seeing it all....from
start to finish, actually...
and the throw is just
wonderful, too. So glad
you are having such a
great time. Soak it all
up for me, too!!
xx Suzanne

Diana said...

Wow, fancy pants! That looks amazing. Is it terrible that I'm most impressed by the tv in the mirror and not the stunning dessert?

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