If you follow me on Twitter, you'll probably know I was recently in Dublin.
I went to Dublin to see the one and only Beyonce in concert and if you've been following my blog for a while, you may know that this isn't the first time. Last May, I went to see B also, which you can read more about here.
I thought I'd share with you's how it became to be the best weekend ever. Literally. Ever.
We stayed at the Grand Canal Hotel which is literally minutes form the Aviva Stadium. It was also a happy coincidence that there was a rugby match on that weekend and Ireland won so the atmosphere was incredible.
As soon as we checked in, we headed down Grafton street for some retail therapy! We headed straight to Brown Thomas and my Mum got her eye make-up done at the Chanel counter.
We went around Stephen's Green but didn't end up buying anything. I know, weird right?
This is when the most incredible thing ever happened. Me and my Mum were walking out of the shopping centre when my Mum stopped me. Standing metres away from us was one of 'Les Twins' who are Beyonce's male dancers. They've been featured in many of her videos and she actually said during her concert that they were: 'Her best friends'. I was in complete shock, I couldn't even process who it was standing in front of me. Larry from Les Twins, who performs with Beyonce every night on the tour, metres away from me.
This then happened..
I do just want to say that I did get two pictures and the other is a nicer/smiley one but I thought this one would be more appropriate considering I was trying to act calm on the outside even though, really I was screaming in my head! Haha
Safe to say that after that, I walked around with my Mum talking to me about Shoes and Dresses and I honestly, still don't have a clue what she said. All I remember is standing in the middle of Oasis and crying. No joke.
We then grabbed some food at the hotel (Let's be honest, I was no use to anyone after meeting Larry!) and then we headed back to the room. I got a bath and tried to process what happened. It was a nice relaxed Friday and an amazing start to Dublin!
The next morning, we got up early, got breakfast and headed out for some more retail therapy. We decided to go to another shopping centre that one of the taxi drivers had mentioned in passing. I'm so glad he did! The place being Dundrum Shopping Centre. WOW.
If you like shopping, you will love it her. I couldn't actually photograph the scale of this place in one single picture. It's the largest shopping centre in Ireland and boy, isn't it just. I have honestly never seen a bigger shopping complex in my life. It was unbelievable.
The shops made it even better. You had House of Fraser, Harvey Nichols, Jamie Italian, Body Shop, Nandos, M&S, Aldo, Kiehl's, L'Occitane, Inglot...EVERYTHING. I would have to do a whole separate blogpost of just the shops here. It had 4 floors and you would need about a week to get around every single one of them. (Even for an experienced shopper like myself!).
While in Dundrum, we decided to get ours nail painted at Nails Inc. I went for Baker Street which, if any of you are Beyonce obsessed like myself, you'll know this was the colour she wore when she made her first public appearance after having Blue Ivy.
It's a gorgeous royal Blue and I love it!
We headed back to the hotel, got ready for Bey and went to the concert!
Me and my Mum at the concert!
The beautiful and talented Queen B herself. Bey was absolutely incredible. Definitely the best concert - Even better than the last time I seen her. This concert was definitely focused more on empowering woman and showing the different sides of women and I have to admit, I did cry a few times!
On our last day in Dublin, we just relaxed in the hotel reception. We got lunch, chatted and just enjoyed the last few hours of us being in the beautiful city.