Weekend Photo Diary

Warehouse Jeans // Vera Moda Jumper // H&M Shirt // La Bolsa UK Bag

The Maritime Hotel, Bantry

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I mentioned in yesterday’s post that my boyfriend and I went on a little road trip to Bantry on Friday. It was very spur of the moment and we literally just booked it two days before, but isn’t it always the random trips that are the best? On the way there we stopped at a pancake house called, The Strawberry Field, which is just about 30 minutes from Killarney and is a real little gem! My sister had been there a few weeks back and hasn’t stopped talking about it since, so I was so glad to finally see it for myself. If you follow me on Instagram (@retroflame) you might have noticed that I have a slight obsession with pancakes/crepes so this little restaurant was like heaven to me! The menu seemed to go on forever, but in the end I went for one with hazelnut praline (tasted like Kinder Beuno) and vanilla ice-cream. 

Friday was a really beautiful day here in Ireland so the drive to Bantry was such a treat. I think that when you’re from Ireland, you sometimes forget that it’s actually a pretty nice place with genuinely breath-taking views. So this trip definitely reminded me that maybe living here isn’t that bad after all (when the weather’s good that is). In Bantry, we stayed in a hotel called, The Maritime, which was honestly one of the nicest hotels I’ve stayed in in a long long time! The decor, the service, the food (we got breakfast in bed on Saturday -such a treat) and the views left me wishing I was able to stay for longer! I’ll definitely be returning very soon.

Until then though, it’s back to reality and back to study. I’m currently in my final year of Commerce (Business) and exam season is just around the corner. So the blog might be a little quieter than usual for the next few weeks, but I’ll be sure to make up for it once they’re over and it’s time to go to NYC!

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend too!

Stylishly yours,

Erika x

  1. OMG Such awesome pictures,I love how everything in the shop is strawberry themed.. Yeh Friday was beautiful up here in Dublin too … too bad I was stuck in work.
    Im doing a business degree too im in second year though but i knw the exam feeling :( … Goodluck with your finals

    xxxx Debbie


  2. Sophie

    14 April

    Ah I’m off to Northern Ireland later this year to visit my boyfriends family and I’m looking forward to road tripping it to see the beautiful scenery. I’ve been told giants causeway is on the agenda!

  3. love your jewelries!

    XO Sahra

  4. Anna K.

    15 April

    I’m in Bantry regularly so must visit this place next time! Can’t believe I haven’t heard of it before

  5. Faraz Khan

    17 April

    Have a very good Weekend Photo Diary blog. I really appreciate you for this good work keep it up. You can also find a very good Weekend Photo Diary website at Classified shopping website Or Post classified ads world wide

  6. Raquel T.G.

    17 April

    Hi, Erika! I’ve just contacted you via LinkedIn :) I love your style, so here you have a new follower! I’m moving to Ireland in a month, it’s gonna be exciting!

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