After a short trot down the motorway from Galway, our first stop on Limerick's #LimerickStyle event was the luxurious boutique hotel Savoy Hotel for a wholesome brekkie.
Christmas cheer was in abundance and we were greeted in style, red carpet and all. Certainly felt like VIP's as we were photographed by the press and Limerick Style photographer on the day, the lovely Evelyn Pepperrell.
We had a full Irish with continental influenced croissants to finish.
I had a little whisper in Santie's ear for a day full of delight and thrills and my Christmas wish most definitely came true.
We were treated to a day of beauty and style starting in the stylish O'Donnells Boutique. There was certainly a piece or two to tickle anyone's fancy in this delightful shop. I fell in love with a turquoise scarf over a short black leather jacket .. sweet.
Next stop was the equally stylish Lily Boutique who actually managed to get every blogger off their phone ... well for just a minute for a mannequin challenge.
The family run Ryans Jewellers was the next stop. From diamonds to pearls we were immersed in a sea of sparkles. We got a lesson on pearls and how to know if a pearl is real or not .. sorry I am sworn to secrecy on that one; or else you can pop into Ryans Jewellers to find out for yourself!!!
We got to look at the diamonds close up which was like looking into the twinkling night sky and seeing the universe in its entirety. The lovely owners themselves were there and the fact that their staff have a total of 60 years service between them says it all (and they don't look a day over 21!!).
We were trending at this stage with lots of other local businesses also joining in. For example there was Balloons by Orla who had supplied the beautiful balloons, my favourite were the maroon and white ones, well I am a Galway gal what can I say!
Vision 2 Opticians were the next port of call. I had arrived with a broken pair of reading glasses and thanks to the girls I was back in action for a day of tweeting! I explored the eye testing area and picked up a recipe book on how to eat for eye health ... yes it's true carrots are good for our eye sight! A very information and extremely pleasant shop leaving one looking forward to coming back for more in the future.
We were treated to an Asian inspired lunch kindly supplied by Aroi Limerick. Aroi actually means delicious or tasty and it certainly lived up to its name! I braved the chop sticks and cleaned the bowl!
After leaving Vision 2 Opticians our next stop was The Attic Bridal Boutique. This gem of a shop would make any married Mum want to renew her vows ... any excuse to wear one of those gorgeous dresses!
Next on the style trail was The Ivory Closet which delighted with a splendid fashion show showcasing every girls dream dresses.
To ensure we kept our energy levels up we were treated to afternoon tea and treats at the lovely artisan cafe and cookery school The Hook and Ladder. A truly unique experience is what their mission says and, they certainly do not disappoint.
Teds was the final destination for Candy Cane Cocktails and a chance to kick off the heels and put the feet up.
Well done to all involved with #LimerickStyle - @StyleLimerick @itwbn @bloggeragentIRL and @TheSavoyHotel for a wonderful positive #LimerickStyle and for putting Limerick on the map as a hot contender for style capital of the West!
It's not just the rugby that will bring me back to the Treaty City, I look forward to #LimerickStyle 2!
Dolores Andrew-Gavin, Found IrishHealthHour. Energy Therapist, Soul Care Practitioner, Author.