Today's post is about a trip we did this time last year, to Ireland! My biggest reason for creating this blog was because I wanted to be able to not only post outfit details, and my favorite things, but I wanted to be able to share more details about our trips other than just a photo or two that I post to social media. I wanted to be able to share these experiences, advice, our favorite places visited, restaurants, and everything else associated with traveling. My biggest regret was not creating my blog sooner, when we were traveling alllll the time. I just didn't have the time for it back then. With that being said, if you ever find yourself needing travel advice, and you know that I've traveled there before from the photos I post, or talk about, please send me an email. I would love to help you out! Macchiatos and Confetti revolves around fashion and travel, because that's what I love. The traveling aspect has been on a hiatus since my husband is deployed, in case you were wondering why I never post travel stuff. He will be home soon though and the traveling will commence again! Anyways, enough with my rambling!

Let's go to IRELAND! 😁 . . . . .

Ireland was one of our favorite countries to visit! Such a beautiful country, and amazing food. Here are a few photos from our trip, as well as some recommendations if you ever find yourself in the beautiful city of Dublin. As i've mentioned before, we were stationed in Germany, so we flew out of Prague, Czech Republic straight into Dublin for 100 euros each person, which is not a bad deal! (50 euro each way). We did this trip with the kids. We ended up staying at a hotel by the airport in walking distance of restaurants and stores, which is a plus. The drive to the city center of Dublin was maybe 20 minutes? Not bad at all. The scariest thing about Dublin? The driving! So, Ireland is just like London. You drive on the opposite side of the road! I definitely didn't want to chance myself hitting something so Frankie drove the entire time, lol. He just hopped in the car and drove like it was nothing. The traffic circles were the worst because you're going the opposite way. Can't tell you how many times I prayed in that passenger seat, lol!

One morning we had breakfast at Beanhive. Highly recommend this place! It is extremely small, so be prepared to wait a while but I promise, it is WORTH THE WAIT! The decorated lattes won me over. (Adriana had a hot chocolate) We got the traditional Irish breakfast. It was so good! The coffee was amazing too.

Dublin Streets

If you love street art, like myself, Dublin is full of it! This wall was on the strip of The Old Storehouse, shown below (In case you are searching for this wall online like I did after watching an episode of the real housewives 😉 )


Food was great! I had the Irish Cottage Pie (Shepherd's Pie), and it did not disappoint.

Also on this strip, not pictured was The Pie Man Cafe. We stopped here for Coffee, and it was great! They serve beef pies, desserts, and coffee. It's directly across from The Old Storehouse.

The famous Temple Bar. We didn't go in here since we had the kids.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

We woke up early on a Saturday and did the Cliff's of Moher. It was about a maybe 3 hour drive from Dublin. The drive was beautiful! You can see photos below of the country side, including some castles.


The beautiful country side on the way to/from The Cliff's of Moher (no filter!)

We did a tour here with the kids and they loved it. (kid friendly) Your ticket includes a small sample, a demonstration, a tour, and a full sized glass (pictured below)

For our last night in Dublin, we went out for coffee and dessert at a cute little place called Queen of Tarts. It was down pour raining that day, which is why I never got a picture of the outside, just of the cute bag. Unfortunately we didn't take one photo of our desserts! How did that happen?! We literately bought a bunch of different desserts and went back to our room, and had a pow wow on the floor. We got cheesecakes, tarts, cupcakes, brownies, we got it all. And you know what? It was all AMAZING! Anyone that asks me for Dublin recommendations, I always recommend Queen of Tarts.

When I was planning this trip, I did a ton of research on the best places to eat, and see in Dublin. This was our last trip in Europe after living there for 3 years, so I wanted to make sure we had experienced the best of everything. We are both big coffee drinkers, so looking for cafe's was a must for us. Of course we love Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and places like that but we also like being able to experience local places. All of these places we went to, did not disappoint! So, my advice to you when traveling anywhere is to try the local food! 

    Places mentioned above:
        Guinness Brewery (kid friendly)
       Cliffs of Moher
            Queen of Tarts
      The Pie man Cafe 

Hope you enjoyed this post! Ireland is beautiful! We did this trip on a four day weekend and still didn't have enough time to see and do everything. If you are contemplating on a trip here, do itttttt :)

faux leather leggings // weekender bag // rain boots // booties //