Who says you need to go abroad to experience all the food and fun of a Christmas market? Add this one to your pre-Chrimbo ‘must-do in Dublin’ list, stat: the Gibson Hotel’s glorious Christmas food market is open once again, hurrah! Transforming the hotel courtyard into a mini-German Christmas market, this winter wonderland includes cute little chalets bubbling over with hearty festive favourites Santa Claus would totally approve of.
See what I did with the headline? Boom boom (groan!) With all the cute cafes, hotly tipped restaurants and non-Starbucksy coffee shops in Dublin, it’s easy to overlook the restaurants in the city’s many fine hotels when it comes to eating out. I’m as guilty of this as the next person so last week it was a rare treat to sample dining at one of Dublin’s popular hotel picks, none other than the Hilton. Was it worth writing home about? You bet.
This week Aer Lingus launched their new direct flights to Toronto from Dublin so if you’re thinking of visiting this cool Canadian city here’s my guide to why you should visit Toronto this summer and what you should get up to while you’re there…
Arriving in downtown Toronto for the first time you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a concrete jungle. Everywhere you look is a towering block of condos and, if you don’t get asked if you’d like to snap up a condo during your stay, be insulted. I jest. Toronto is celebrated for its cool cosmopolitan spirit for a reason and away from Condoland you’ll find quirky neighbourhoods, amazing restaurants and enough sight-seeing to turn you into a diehard Toronto fan in no time.
Dublin hotel The Gibson just upped its art game by announcing urban street artist Fin Dac as its artist in residence. Continue reading News: Fin Dac at The Gibson, Dublin