Sadly, I’m still in England rather than celebrating in Ireland as I’d hoped (seeing as it would have cost more to spend a weekend in Dublin for St. Patrick’s than it will for me to spend five days in Dublin and Cork next month, I think I made the right call), but I did manage to celebrate a bit!
In addition to wearing the green dress above, I added some metaphorical green to my day by spending the afternoon at Brighton VegFest – more about that experience tomorrow. I had all sorts of great vegetarian and vegan food there, but I made sure to make it festive by picking up a vegan Irish Cream cupcake and some veg-friendly beer.
After VegFest and a long walk from Hove back toward Brighton along the seashore, my friend and I stopped in to Fortune of War to warm up, and I capped off the afternoon with a delicious Bailey’s latte. Last year, my then-roommate and I spent the unseasonably warm St. Patrick’s Day at West Meadow Beach with a travel mug of coffee and Bailey’s, so it seemed apropos to continue the beach-and-Bailey’s tradition here in Brighton. Fortune of War is definitely the best place I’ve stumbled upon along the beach to grab a Bailey’s latte – one of the other pubs charged me £5.50, but this place only charges £3.25 and the tables by the windows upstairs have a great view of the sea.
Hope everyone else had a good St. Patrick’s Day!