I hope everyone had a great day.
Happy Good Friday to everyone. We got present from our good friends Sharon and Fiona and they treat us for this lovely experience tour. We have visited the "Butler Chocolate Experience" in Coolock, Dublin.
We have enjoyed it very much. The tour started with a little presentation of where the chocolate came from, and the history of Butler's Chocolate.
We then had a hunt for the veggies and fruits and once we collected everything the kids exchanged this with the bonny for a chocolate. We had a tour guy who took us and showed us where does the magic happens. After our tour, we got the best part ever and was able to decorate our own chocolate eggs and taste the gorgeous hot chocolate.
The tour takes approximately an hour.
End of the tour you have the chance to visit the Butler's Chocolate Café and treat yourself to any drink you can think of, get some goodies.
We have enjoyed it very much and we do recommend this for everyone.
We have also learned a lot, for example I never knew that this is the only factory in the world who supplies many countries across the world. It was amazing experience. I won't tell you all the information as want you to explore it yourself.
Here is the link where you can book your visit. As all visits needs to be booked in advanced. You can check their website for more information, and see what packages do they offer. The staff is extremely helpful and this made our visit more enjoyable too.
From all of us we wishing you all a lovely Happy Easter.
PS: Apology for the quality of the pictures and size as we were silly and forgot our camera at home and the pictures were taking by the phone. But I really wanted to share with you our experience and inspire you to visit this lovely place too.
It's the time of the year again when we celebrate St Patrick's Day.
I live in Ireland for more than a decade and I remember like it was yesterday when I saw the parade and how people celebrate St Patrick's Day for the first time.
For the people who are not familiar with this "fest" here are few information.
1) Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and the one credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. The celebration of his Day is the only national holiday in Ireland.
2) As a boy of 14 he was captured and taken to Ireland where he spent six years in slavery herding sheep. He returned to Ireland in his 30s as a missionary among the Celtic pagans.
3) Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick’s use of the shamrock – although blue was the original colour of his vestments.
4) Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick’s Day, include: may the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.
5) . It is believed that St Patrick died on March 17 in 461AD. It is a national holiday in Ireland,
It's celebrating across the globe. In Dublin we have a huge parade which attracts thousands of people. In Chicago the River is dyed green for few hours and in New York is as well held the biggest parade, while the largest celebration is in Australia Sydney.
I am unfortunately on antibiotics so will not be going anywhere but now days with the internet you can watched the parade at home with cup of tea.
I have decided to wear the colors of an Irish flag, hope you like the outfit.
Wishing you all Happy Patrick's Day from all of us
How often do you say to your other half "I love you"?
Today I just want to do a post about simple question which can make a huge impact in our lives.
I just want to know are you one of the people who say "I love you" all the time or are you the one who say "I love you" only once in a while.
I believe I am in a group where I say this all the time. As the way how I look at it is, we don't need to pay for the words, and expressing how we feel is important. To show love and feel loved is beautiful.
I know that some people do not say "I love you" too much as they believe that then the words loosing the power, and we should only say when we do mean it.
There is no wrong or right way honestly, but I just want to highlight is important that we do remember to say to our other half that we do love them.
I would appreciate if you let me know what group are you and why. As sometimes is important to understand how people think as we may learn something new.
I hope that everyone is able to express the love to your other half, is very important and remember if you want to feel loved, you should give the love too.
So promise me that after reading this article you give your other half a big hug and say the magic words "I love you"
thanks for stopping by
PS: "I love you Edson De Sousa - Minha Vida"
I have come across with this article and absolutely love it and of-course would like to share it with you.
I love fashion and anything with fashion I am on it.
We know that there is lots of books or materials about fashion, but these books are actually books which will teach you something and is not only for people who study fashion or are in the fashion industry this is article for anyone who has interest in fashion and want to know more.
Here are the books which I have got from an article I read and did a little research about them.
If you are seeking to gain more about understanding of the fashion industry and know how it works read these selected books as they are perfect they can bring you back to a specific decade of fashion industry.
1) The End Of Fashion
This book is about how Marketing changed the clothing Business forever. The time when Fashion was defined by French designers whose clothes could be afforded only the elite has ended. Teri Agins who was a long time fashion reporter at the Wall Street, explores seminal changes including all aspects of the fashion industry from manufacturing, retailing, financing also how the big conglomerates came to be the triumphs of marketing our design, dealing behind the celebrity dressing and much more. This book was published in 2000.
2) Fashion (Oxford History of Art) by Christopher Breward
If you are looking for a compact well illustrated overview of modern fashion history this book is for you.
From Haute Couture, High Street and developing fabric technology to stars of the fashion heavens as Coco Chanel, Giorgio Armani. Breward sees more than just an industry, he captures the glamorous world of Vogue and advertising, the relationship between fashion and film,.
3) Overdressed: The shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
Cheap fashion has fundamentally changed the way most American dress. As discounted shops like Target, now offer the newest trends at low prices.
Style changes so fast and it's cheaper to buy just more. What we are doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important what are they doing to us, our society and our environment.
4) The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business
Mary Gelhar, author and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor gives readers behind the scenes insights and essential business information on creating successful career as an independent designer.
This book provides the necessary tools to get a fashion line or label up, including how to create a viable business plan, figuring out how much money do you need, the best sources for fabric and many more.
5) The Fashion System
The structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing.
Roland Barthes the author gives a brief history of semiology, but at the same time he identifies economics as the underlying reason for the luxuriant prose of fashion magazine.
There are many more of course, I just wanted to share with you what I have research. If you know any great book I can read do let me know in comment below.
love xxx maria
I believe that what you wear tells a lot about your personality. Fashion are clothes, but style is what you do with it.