Every July our family spends the month in Dublin, where the rugbyman has lot of rugbythings to do 🙂 and mom and kid take the chance to visit around and (sometimes) help him out.
On my second summer there, we had the privilege to live in a tiny flat in Monkstown, which is a tiny town facing Dublin gulf, full of tiny beautiful spots and shops.

My over-all favourite place has been the Avoca restaurant named Salt Café.
It is not actually only a restaurant, it is a restaurant-cafè-grocery-butcher-delicatessen: a gorgeous foodhall, a pure delight for the palate and the eyes.
I discovered it on my way back from a walk along the sea, pushing my little baby boy who was 3 months old then (travelling with a 3 months old would be another interesting topic for a post, I think).
I was just walking by when I started seeing those windows…
My first bought were some chocolate brownies which me and my rugbyman are still talking about, two years later.
Our second, third, fourth… Well having such a place so handy made us become really addicted to it and so we tried almost everything and found it always super-yummy!



This beautiful place is run by Avoca, as well as many other spots around Dublin and Ireland, I discovered later reading their brochure.

So what is Avoca? It is an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world’s oldest surviving manufacturing companies and Ireland’s most exciting stores, foodhalls & cafés.
The Avoca Handweavers Mill was established in 1723: wow what a wonderful history!
Their famous woollen throws & blankets are exported around the world, as well as their homewares, accessories, fashion and lots of other Avoca ideas.

Avoca throws rugs, throws, blankets in natural fibres – all pure new lambswool, mohair, cashmere, angora, even cotton and linen making homes beautiful, people stylish and life cosy right across the world.


They have opened up a number of shops and restaurants/cafès and a gorgeous garden around town: they’ve already filled up my to do list for July 2017.

Visit their website www.avoca.com to discover more about this beautiful company.

Talk to you soon 🙂



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