Coffee table conversations

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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It's not often that we get to sit around a table together.  It was one of my favourite things during our time on holiday.  Long conversations about everything and nothing.  Years of untold stories suddenly unfolding with a more authentic opinion and voice.  The kind that make you look at a person differently afterwards.  The kind that makes that that 'me  too' seem like a steadfast echo.

And while the following quote uses women as a noun, it stands true for all of us (male and female) sitting around the table hearts open to those type of conversations.

''The women I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out.  They got that way because shit went wrong, and they handled it.  They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it.  These women are my superheroes. "

Elizabeth Gilbert

One fire beach

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

One Fire Beach was one of those places we happened on by chance.  A great meal at Kasai our first night, an orange trimmed boat trip later and we're spending the day at another one of Piccoletto's ventures.  Music on blast, some of the best drinks and food we had during our trip and suddenly we're living our college days all over again (or for the first time).  Where 4.30 pm is melon time and chopping up a watermelon becomes a mini-celebration on this little stretch of the Amalfi coast.

A day in the sun here was a complete treat.

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Word to the wise, when in the Amalfi Coast- always take a coloured trimmed boat trip.

Family time | Amalfi Coast

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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Apologies for the long extended radio silence sweet readers! It seems fitting that getting into the habit again should start with our recent family trip to the Amalfi Coast.  A long journey for my brother, sister-in-law and Isabelle and one that was also tainted by our not-so-friendly-quite-unruly-character of a host but one that started and ended with a ridiculous amount of scenic views, belly laughs and carb overloading.

Our family has had its fair share of stories to tell, the usual and not so usual frustrations but this trip was a really, really good one.

'Families are like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.'


The irish Serge and Jane

Thursday, September 8, 2016

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Lads + Wedding snaps

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Coffeewerkandpress | Galway

Sunday, July 17, 2016

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A little escape to Galway (just as its crowned Capital of Culture 2020) to watch BellX1 under the big top, wake up to coffee in one of my favourite shops in the city and just as previous, wanting to be back just as quickly as we left.  Adore this city.

A Lens + Larder Dinner | Kildare Village

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Kildare Village welcomed Lens & Larder Village life as part of a new calendar to celebrate the wealth of emerging talent in the creative field in Ireland.  The gorgeously talented people who rallied behind this dinner (Imen, Cliodhna, Grace, Aoife, Mark and memorable artisan suppliers) left me loving this sweet island's offerings more than ever.

A four-course meal served family style included starters like turf- smoked Atlantic salt-baked beetroot, St Tola's goats cheese, caraway and dill preserved wild garlic.  Connolly's organic eggs pickled pink.  A main course of fresh caught halibut roasted whole on the bone with nettles and grounded elder.  A Farmette dessert that was a star in its own right: buttermilk tart with Toonsbridge ricotta and honey from Helen Gee's bee hives.

An encyclopaedia of food knowledge and preparation brought to life.  It was the type of dinner that reminded me that we were made for this type of community- for conversations around a table, for closeness, for warmth shared over a meal.
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A beautiful gathering from start to finish. Absolutely cannot wait to see what's in store next. DSC_0169

Perspective + light

Monday, June 20, 2016

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

At the core of it, people that have hobbies or side projects say that they are on a path for continued improvement, intellectual curiosity and well roundedness.

 Dawn Sharifan
(Slack’s Director of People Operations, via Nathalie)

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