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Where to stay in Dublin, The Dean Hotel

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So, initially I thought this edit would feature mostly dream-destinations but then I remembered The Dean Hotel in Dublin and thought I might as well start off with a dreamy hotel I actually stayed at. This hotel is in other words tried, tested and extremely approved! Why, you ask? Because if the front dosen’t do it for you, maybe the surrounding neighbourhood will:

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The Dean is basically boxed in between dreamy Irish brick houses with bright colored doors and windows covered in plants and blooms.

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The rooms are the size of small apartments with orange SMEG-refridgerators, LP-players with Marshall speakers and a selection of great tracks, a reasonable prized Munchies-selection with handmade fudges and iphone-chargers and, on top of it all: Netflix!

I think the only problem with this hotel is that you might not get out and see Dublin so much because of the amazing rooms.

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This house is opposite The Dean. You don’t have to go far to satisfy your instagram in other words.

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And on top of the hotel lies Sophie’s, a roof top bar with a great view and equally nice menu.

I think this hotel is great for both a city weekend with friends or a romantic getaway with your loved one. The price is around €200.00 for the SupeRoom of 26 sq.m which I stayed at and I would say it’s worth it considering the great location and all the comforts in the room (netflix and snacks, duh).

All in all, an inspiring stay!

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Oversized jeans jacket, vintage YSL and a body

LEATHER PANTS YSL VINTAGE EARRINGS beige shoes fashion blogsPants, pumps, place, earrings, body.

Can you think of an outfit without the location? I’ll usually start off with the place and plan thereafter. Or with a single piece of clothing. In this case, the sheepskin pants got me thinking. I love this model, with the side pockets and pleated details. The price is on the high side so I matched them down with some affordable pieces and finished of with playful YSL earrings. The background is the fabric detail from this gorgeous long denim bomber jacket.

Only thing needed is a pink wall to take your photo with! It’s 2016 afterall and the photo location of your #ootd is as important as your outfit right?

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Holographic nails, net shoulder bags, Coral Casino Santa Barbara and edible flowers

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This week I’ve been all for dusty hues, symmetric holiday resorts with a hefty dose of yuppie 80s vibes, edible flowers and net shoulder bags. I’m not over summer. And the holographic nails are just the 90s peak of shimmering perfection I needed this week.

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Top 3 things to do in Dublin, including where to eat and stay

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Some months ago, I went to Dublin for the first time for the blog travel blog Fantasiresor and made a small travel guide. I had read about the friendly spirit of the city and the beautiful landscapes but it totally blew me off my feet, I loved it! The people were just the nicest, most easygoing ever and the city was so exciting, full of creative energy.

There was suberb graphic design everywhere, from the street signs of small local business to beautifully layouted posters and restaurant menus, a possible outcome of companies like Google, Apple, Amazon och Facebook having their offices (and creatives) nearby, taking on challenges both on a digital and grassroot level. Dublin is actually the nr 1 tech hub in Europe, here’s a sweet map of where the offices are located in the city center if you feel like some millenial sightseeing.

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We went to see the beautiful coastline and the infamous James Joyce tour one of the days. Pictured above is the genius french travel blogger Julie Sarperi of Carnet de Traverse, be sure to check out her blog if you love breath-taking photography.

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I stayed at The Dean Hotel and it was just the loveliest experience, I’m getting back to this place in a separate post (because it deserves it obviously).

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If you love beautiful house fronts with personal, quirky doors, this is the city for you! There is even a hashtag called #doorsofdublin which says something about the supply.

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It’s very Diagon Alley all over the place, just sayin’.

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The Dean Hotel facade.

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If you read in Swedish, there are three posts on this city for you at Fantasiresor. To do in Dublin, The food & city and The Dublin oastline. If not, the photos tell quite alot about the city – if you think about going, I strongly recommend it!

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My 3 top tips for a Dublin visit:

*Visit Teelings Whisky Distillery

*Have lunch at Super Miss Sue, then stroll the neighbourhoods.

*Stay at The Dean Hotel

 

The trip was part of the blog campaign Dublin – a breath of fresh air, and was organized by Tourism Irland together with iambassador (partner with Nordic Travel Bloggers (NordicTB)). The campaing hashtag is #LoveDublin, check it out for lot’s of tips both on instagram and twitter.
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Picks of the week: Marshmallow by Kam-Kam, The Reformation, the Neuzeit font and Emily Coxhead

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Morning / evening / night dreamers. I don’t know your current time zone but whatever the clock is, here are some of my favorite dreams right now.

First off, that Marshmallow sofa by Kam-Kam tho. It looks relatively comfortable but moreover: SO pretty. This is the cloud emoji come to life in a sofa.

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I love the droopy-heart crepe 2 piece by The Reformation above. And Emily Coxhead is my instagram-crush right now with her positive messages and dreamy snaps (like those shoes are *literally* candeey).

And of course, some random ink lettering with the important things in life like nutella and baths can never fail.

 

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Finally, this font may be my new favorite since Avenir. It’s called Neuzeit and goes with anything.

 

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Trending: Embroideries, Erdem Resort 2016 and Jose Romussi

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If you, like me, had a crush on this Resort-seasons Erdem collection with all the embroidery, there is hope for you (and me). There’s no need to blow your whole autumn clothing budget on one dress (even though it would be nice) because:

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Zara has the perfect embroidered pieces for us! I just happened to drop in there after work and their new fall collection is full of perfect embroidery. I especially liked the midi dress above with a perfect slit to knee and romantic rose-details in the front. There were loads of other embroidered goodies there as well: bomber jackets, cotton shirts and tunics to name a few.

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Anyways, if you enjoy this autumn trend, be sure to check out artist Jose Romussis work along with it. After all: there aren’t many things you can’t improve with embroidery as Marie Claire says in it’s runway issue this month.

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White carrara marble bathrooms

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All marble bathroom wall with a built in shelf, the very symbol of convenience.

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Large floor- and wall pattern with specks of grey and a marble bench next to the shower.

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Square tub and a somewhat art deco-ish sink area with nice lightning and symmetrical features.

This is the result of some modest pinterest tripping. Well, you know what they say – if you can dream it, you can be it. Or take a bath in it.

I’m still not over the carrara marble in carefully arranged instagram snaps and interior details (like lamps etc). It’s just that now, I’ve moved on to bigger pictures: marble covering a whole room or flooring area. I thought this would be a trend that would fade quicker. I guess I proved myself wrong by overdoing it slightly. At least it’s just on pinterest for now.