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Solomon Fine Art
Start off the day by perusing one of The Westbury’s nearby galleries; Solomon Fine Art is right on the hotel’s doorstep and home to fantastic rotating exhibitions.
The Westbury Mall 2 Balfe St, Dublin 2, D02 AP63 Tel: +353 86 814 2380
You couldn’t ask for better shopping than the offerings in the Creative Quarter. Wander through the independent shops of the Westbury Mall and you’ll find a treasure trove of delights. Stable is a celebration of Ireland’s rich textile heritage, with contemporary pieces made using traditional methods. If you’re looking for a unique fragrance from one of the world’s finest perfumers, try Parfumarija, and you can find beautiful leather gloves at Paula Rowan.
The Powerscourt Centre, a beautiful Georgian townhouse on South William Street, is filled with excellent stores like Atrium which showcases an excellent curation of Irish design. Around the corner on Drury Street, the Irish Design Shop has a great selection of quirky gifts and jewellery.
The Westbury Mall, 2 Balfe St, Dublin 2, D02 AP63
Fab Food Trails
Instead of sitting down for lunch, take in the huge variety of excellent food available in the local area with a guided tour from Fab Food Trails (www.fabfoodtrails.ie). You’ll discover brilliant spots like Sheridan’s Cheese and Cocoa Atelier, and if you book a Food & Fashion Trail you’ll get an insider look at local shops, too. Note that booking is essential.
+353 1 497 1245
Make the most of the excellent all-day dining menu in Balfes (www.balfes.ie), and enjoy a sharing plate and a cocktail before heading out for the evening.
2 Balfe St, Dublin Tel:+353 646 3315