In case you all missed the 100’s of snaps (pamsfashion) last saturday, here’s the low down on what we got up to at Athlone Fashion Trail.
First off can I just say I was so delighted to be invited to attend this event by ITWBN as it was my hometown..I am all about supporting local in Ireland but particularly in Westmeath (My native homeplace) and my second home Cork! SO what was Athlone fashion trail all about??..well it involved us walking around Athlone town to visit some of the hottest shopping spots the town has to offer!!
I was giddy with excitement on Saturday 01st when I landed to our first stop Colm Quinn BMW for a quick breakfast, but it wasn’t the breakfast I was interested in, it was all the gorgeous BMW’s/Minis on display..Priorities!! Hubster if you’re reading this …christmas is coming no pressure!!
It was just lovely to catch up with my fellow bloggers from the ITWBN blogger network too and watch all the hair and makeup happening backstage in Colm Quinns showrooms with the fabulous Catwalk Models…As the first show starting at 11pm we were chauffeured in style in BMW’s to Kadee Bridal. The temptation not to hijack our BMW was unreal!
Kadee Bridal was amazing there are no words for the beautiful Bridal dresses we saw..I seriously want to renew my vows..they also had a beautiful spread and prossecco waiting for us, and what a beautiful showroom…so elegant and tastefully decorated.
With a quick walk over the river Shannon with beautiful views of the Cathedral and Athlone Castle, we arrived at Burgess of Athlone, it was founded in 1839 and is famous for being the longest established department store in Ireland.It caters for all ages, both men, women and children, not to mentioned a gorgeous selection of homeware. Some fabulous brands and gorgeous stock for Autumn/Winter ’16.
A quick hop and we were outside Olivia Danielle, love this boutique for the glamour, they stock amazing pieces and I know this as fact, as it was one place I went to, to purchase a dress for my brothers wedding. Expect to find unique pieces in here for all occasions along with a selection of casual wear such as Freddy Jeans!
Now before I continue, can I begin by saying about the next stop, that I literally have shares in this place, and if I don’t well I absolutely should have!! Its none other than my favourite shopping centre, Athlone Town Centre, It has every high street store a girl could want under one roof. But you can read all about it in a previous post here We were treated to a fashion show, show casing all of what the stores have to offer.
We most certainly had worked up an appetite after all the fashion shows and walking, so a quick nibble with delicious bites served from The Fatted Calf . This is one seriously tasty restaurant and one to pop at the top of your list of places to visit if your a foodie or even if you are not its just divine!
Back at it in the afternoon and it was some more gorgeous outfits from Athlone town centre.
(Above pic doing what we do best, capturing all the fashion to share with you guys!)
Next stop Clodagh Boutique which has gorgeous clothing catering for occasional and casual wear. Along with fabulous accessories.
And onto Nells Closet (an old haunt of mine before moving to Cork), this shop is a treasure chest, trust me when I say you will not leave empty handed! It has amazing stock and pieces…the wow factor! There was so many gorgeous dresses how could a girl even choose?
With a quick stop back at Burgess, we then headed to the Radisoon Blu Hotel Athlone for the wrap party. Now I wont lie this hotel holds a special place in my heart as its where myself and Hubbie wed, so its always nice to pop in for a visit.
The whole day from start to finish was amazing and to all the sponsors above I couldn’t thank them enough for their generosity and treating us like royalty. Athlone is undoubtedly one of the best shopping meccas in Ireland not to mention the midlands, the trail only scratched the surface as to what’s on offer in Athlone and I think you’ll agree, a must shopping town to visit and spend a weekend or even a week in as you’ll just about manage to get to every fabulous boutique there!
Thanks again to Goldenegg.ie, Galway now, Iradio, ITWBN and all sponsors for a fantastic, well planned “day out” No mean feat with 24 fashion starved bloggers!.
Off now to massage my feet, traipsing around Athlone in heels is not for the faint hearted!
Until next time
With my partner in Crime Tanya from My Little Love Stories, we need medals for those heels!