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Pilates with a view

Lugging around Christmas shopping isn’t great for the back and shoulders so we were delighted to discover a brilliant Pilates studio right on our doorstep. Anna Frankland’s Reform Pilates is opposite the Dart station in Blackrock. It may be in a car park, and reached via several flights of unglamorous stairs, but reach the top and you find yourself in an eyrie of calm with a sensational sea view. It’s utterly convenient … Continue reading


Gourmet to Go: Avoca Food Market

Everyone who’s been to Avoca loves their food selection. And if you haven’t heard, the Kilmacanogue store has opened an all-new Food Market – a luxury gourmet grocery hall which carries an extraordinarily good range of artisan food, wines and kitchenware. They have also hand-picked a clutch of well-deserved partners, including James Whelan Craft Butchers, Michie Sushi, Poulet Bonne Femme’s legendary … Continue reading