In February, I was down shopping in Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin with my lovely neighbour Carly. We had the most lovely chilled out, retail therapy day (raiding Penny’s as you do!!) supplemented with lots of coffee and a burger you could climb from The Counter Burger. I’d highly recommend a visit if you’re down…their sweet potato fries and malted milkshakes are DEVINE! (all foodies unite!!!)
To round off a lovely day we took a little trip upstairs to the gorgeous Field’s Jewellers who were having a Valentines Event with the fabulous Joanne Larby (aka @makeupfairypro) and James Butler (@jamespatrice), two of Ireland’s leading bloggers.
I have been following Joanne for around three years and she is one blogger I not only admire, but can relate to a lot. She recently brought out her book ‘Fairy Tales: A glittering guide to surviving with sparkle’, and girls it is definitely worth a read. I personally loved every single chapter of it….from her makeup tips, to fitness regime, to dealing with anxiety. Joanne is also probably one of my inspirations for getting into blogging- her hard working attitude and her strive for perfection in everything she puts her hand to really struck a chord with me, and her success is evident!
On entrance to the beautiful Field’s store, we were greeted with glasses of bubbles and nibbles (yes please!) and the chance to enter a competition to win a fabulous piece of jewellery. The extremely helpful Field’s Team were on hand to deliver any help or assistance and Joanne and James also presented their ‘picks’ for the evening. Field’s very kindly gave away a Michael Kors and Guess watch to the best dressed attendees! What an amazing prize! Joanne also very kindly signed my book which I was delighted with.
The night would not have been complete without the presence of James. If you are not following him on snapchat do it. NOW. (@jamespatrice). He is without doubt, one of the funniest people you will ever meet, which is mostly at the expense of his dear mum Veronica who he fondly calls ‘Fron. Fron is famous and she doesn’t even know it. James is also a genuinely lovely guy and had so much time to chat to all who attended.
So with out bellies full and boot filled (with shopping bags!!) we made out way back home after a wonderful day out. SO…imagine my complete surprise, a week later I get an email from the lovely Katie at Fields to inform me I had won the absolutely gorgeous white and rose gold diamond pendant!! Chuffed to bit was an understatement! The pendant is stunning and right up my street, as anyone who knows me, is aware of my rose gold obsession!!
So next time you are in Dundrum do check out Fields Jewellers (@FieldsJewellers)-they are based on the second floor of the shopping centre. A wholly Irish owned company, their range of jewellery is fab, as well as hosting an extensive range of quality watches with outstanding customer service. And don’t forget to grab a burger on your way out.
Lots of Love,