What truly makes Dublin chic is the ease of escaping the city to a stylish seaside village. Half an hour on a train and you magically step out to coastal Howth, a genteel fishing village perched below the Hill of Howth with one of the most beautiful scenic walks in Ireland. Check out some of the tiny shops in the village; there will be things to buy here available nowhere else. The place to stay in Howth is the King Sitric a small, exclusive guest house and restaurant where the best thing besides the lovely fresh seafood at dinner is the early-morning rustle of waves breaking a few feet from your bedroom window and seagulls wheeling and cawing. Awakening to these sounds – having left a window half open at night – I thought at first I was shipwrecked and floating on a raft. It should have been disconcerting but I felt gently relaxed and quite content.
The Glass Magazine, 2014 “A Chic Time in Dublin”