Jan 19, 2011

I ❤ Dublin's treasures ! ❤

 I'm thrilled to have you know I'm in love ........ with Dublin city ! I tend to wander the streets and being the curious creature that I am I  always manage to discover hidden gems .

During the week I was strolling along Nassau st with my partner in crime Geraldine . We got to no.32 and she whisked me into the Morrisson Chambers . She wanted me to meet the lovely Eleanor who is the dashing lady behind Pearl beauty salon .

I was immediately captivated by this charming salon . What struck me most was the understated elegance and Eleanor 's infectious giggle .

I was doing my best to hide my normally perfectly  manicured nails but alas  having ditched my gels a few weeks earlier , my nail polish was disgracefully chipped !!!!

Eleanor would have to notice , and I felt humiliated ..... so I asked her about Shellac ." Yes I do Shellac nails however you're not getting them ! " she exclaimed . She insisted I give my  poor nails a break and by the summer my nails would be healthy once again !

Wow ! Was I impressed that someone had failed to succumb to my charms and not give into my demands ! Instead she gave me the best manicure and painted my nails aubergine ...  a rather divine colour that goes by the name  Seduction ! I am thrilled with my nails . Following my ten year gel nail addiction I am happy to inform you that there is almost nothing sweeter than clicking on one's laptop and feeling your own fingertips !

I loved Eleanor's honest approach so much so that I booked in the following day for a Cyrstal Clear Microdermabrasion . My new best friend informed me this was an excellent treatment for the more mature skin !!!
We proceeded with the treatment and yes girls ..... I am glowing !!!!

I ❤ you Eleanor ! X

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I had a photoshoot planned  this week with the lovely Biba . I was on the hunt for a celestial blue room . More about this later in the week ...

I suddenly thought of  TWI fabrics in mountjoy square . I arranged to meet with the charming Chris who immediately brought me through to this georgian building full of luscious fabrics and suddenly my focus shifted ! Rolls and rolls of fabric that I immediately wanted to wear !

As I walked through the main area I suddenly shreiked with delight .. Was that a metallic gold leather hide hanging from bannister ?

Chris was telling me TWI fabrics exists since 30 years , however  I had eyes only for the never ending display of colours , fun furs , lames , laces , trimmings .... Perfect location for a Sacred Style shoot !

TWI is a haven for designers , fashion students and all mere creative mortals ! TWI can meet all your requirements from the cutting room to the catwalk . They have everything from machinery to fabrics to trimmings and accessories .

I was really impressed with books of designer fabrics Chris showed me . These sumptuous fabrics are to order and  no crazy minimums required ! Chris will order 1 mt if required .

TWI 's competitive prices are also charming . I must admit I had not visited this wonderland of fabrics in a while but I know I'll be there soon because those metallic  leathers will miss me !!!

TWI also have a shop @ 181 Parnell Street . Dublin 1 . Alas people  , no more excuses ... with 2 shops in Dublin's city center , stroll  down to TWI and I know you will enjoy !!!

A massive thank you Chris for showing me around the best fabric store in the world ! 

Merci X


nickibugs said...

not "mature skin" darling, "couture" skin!!! i must go and get a facial soon, thanks for the tip! much love bella xxxnicki

mariafusco said...

Darling , you will adore Eleanor , she's a true sweetheart and fabulous with her hands ! Expect lots of laughter honey ! Tea soon ? XXXXXX