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. . .when Oysho has a Black Friday sale.

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There are two more layers in that box.  I am exceptionally soft to the touch right now.

 

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Last weekend, we made it to Le Plancha for the kick off of their new brunch service.  The Mediterranean influenced dishes were definitely the stars of the show.

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Spanish Baked Eggs

Chorizo, beans, paprika, tomato & olive oil, focaccia

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Patatas Bravas

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I know this will come as a shock, but last week, we actually left the house after dark, in the cold, on a weekday.  The lure of 50% off wine and bone-in ribeyes was just too strong to resist.

ROARING BAY MUSSELS
CHORIZO, ORZO, WHITE WINE, PARSLEY & LEMON

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28oz. RIB ON BONE FOR TWO

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SEAPOINT FRIES

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GLAZED WINTER VEGETABLES

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Already thinking about heading back tomorrow. . .

 

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Still to come: the Japanese Gardens and soooo much food!

We accidentally bought Revolution Bakery’s last Salted Caramel & Honeycomb doughnut available in Avoca Monkstown today.  #sorrynotsorry.  We nipped in, post brunch, to grab some porcinis, and there it was behind the glass.  It just wouldn’t stop staring at us, so we had to do the right thing and take it home.  Worth.  Every.  Calorie.

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And yes, those Powerscourt Garden photos are still coming.

the road leading up to the Powerscourt Estate

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Afternoon Tea

(extra love for the veggie option on the savouries!)

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ESPA Spa

(no pedicures = happy Scott)

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Our bathroom

(If Scott installs a TV in our mirror, I’ll know where he got the idea.)

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Breakfast!

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My Brekkie

(Eggs Florentine)

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Scott’s Brekkie

(I swear, he doesn’t eat like this during the week.)

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Pro Packing Tip: Think Seasonally

(Otherwise, you might accidentally end up as the only adult wearing a bat shirt on Halloween.)

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Next time: the gardens of the Powerscourt Estate.

 

SUCCESS!!!  Safari wins the browser race this time.  🙂

Though, it did double our order between entering payment details and charging the card, so technically we can bring friends.

We’ve just returned from a very relaxing Bank Holiday long weekend at the Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa.  There are hundreds of photos, so please be patient.

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Continuing our neighbourhood brunch series at 8A Brasserie. . .

Eggs Benedict

poached eggs, toasted muffin, wilted spinach, crispy bacon, hollandaise

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8A fries

cubed, garlic, herbs

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Steak sandwich

5oz sirloin steak, fried egg, roast red onion, jalapeño mayonnaise

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The muffins were perfectly toasted, and I liked the combo of both bacon and spinach.  It’s getting tough to pick a favourite around here.