Founder Favourites

In the spirit of the festive season and in line with our shared values, I wanted to share some of my favourite spots that embody the essence of female empowerment, community support, and the celebration of exquisite craftsmanship.

At Loulerie, we believe in the power of supporting fellow female-founded businesses and nurturing our local community, and I hope these recommendations resonate with you as much as they do with me.

The Sidecar Bar at The Westbury Hotel

Nestled in the elegance of The Westbury Hotel, The Sidecar Bar is a true gem. Recently launching a stunning new cocktail menu, every detail, from the illustrations to the presentation, is nothing short of incredible. It's my go-to for celebrating special occasions. I took my mom for our christmas night out and she loved the Gold Digger. I also had a glass of Cremant, my new favourite glass of bubbles. The Westbury truly transforms into a magical haven during the Christmas season. 

Appassionata Flowers

For me, Christmas is incomplete without the beauty of flowers, and no one captures that essence better than Ruth and her team at Appassionata Flowers. Whether it's a special gift, a stunning table centerpiece, or the exquisite book "Bláthanna," their creations are a feast for the eyes and a perfect addition to the festive spirit.

Nordic Elements

When it comes to home decor, Nordic Elements is a treasure trove of beautiful gifts. I recently attended an enchanting evening with Helle, the owner, who shared her traditions for a perfect Danish Christmas. Their simple and elegant ideas, like using a sprig of eucalyptus to create a napkin ring, resonate with my love for Danish design, especially during the holidays.

April and the Bear

Siobhan and her team at April and the Bear have created a wonderful edit of gifts and interiors. Their fun approach make it my go to shop of that special personal gift. I especially love their champagne coupes. They add a special touch to every moment at home.

Monkstown Laser Skin Clinic

For skincare enthusiasts, Monkstown Laser Skin Clinic, led by Peggy and her knowledgeable team, is my go to all year round. A gift voucher from here is a thoughtful and pampering present for anyone who loves skincare.

Host Ranelagh

For a delightful experience, especially for foodies, Host Ranelagh is a must-visit. I recently celebrated my anniversary here and fell in love with the cool NY vibes and the super-friendly team. The sharing menu was divine, and I'm already looking forward to returning.

I hope you enjoy exploring these special places as much as I have. Wishing you a safe, joyous, and happy festive season!

- Louise x