Dublin, London, Seoul, Paris and New York: Irish designer ORLA KIELY shares her FAVOURITE SPOTS in each city …
“My parents and family live in Ireland so I travel back and forth four times a year. I always spend Christmas in Dublin.”
I eat … at Etto, 18 Merrion Row, Dublin 2.
I revisit … The National Gallery and love the renovations.
I shop at … Optica, 6 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
A family ritual is … walking on the beach from Shankill to Killiney.
A favourite view … is from Killiney Hill.
I admire … Mary McAleese.
I live … in a Victorian house in Clapham, South London.
A morning ritual is … Walking the dogs Olive, our labradoodle, and Ivy, a westiepoo.
Favourite gallery … Tate Modern.
I am inspired by … walks through Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon.
I shop at … Liberty London, Great Marlborough Street.
Coffee … Monmouth Coffee, 27 Monmouth Street.
Necessary indulgence … Theatre.
I listen to … the Isle of Dogs soundtrack, which includes music from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai and Drunken Angels.
Favourite gadget … iPhone.
“We had a memorable family trip when we took the kids to Japan, where we combined business and a holiday.”
I stay at … La Casa hotel, 527-2 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gs.
Restaurant … Volpino, 10-7 Dosan-daero 45-gil, Sinsa-dong.
Favourite district … Ikaewon.
I stock up on … Face masks.
Travel essentials … Dr Jart skincare products.
“Dating from the 17th century, Le Pavillon de la Reine is in Le Marais, an area we love.”
I sleep at … Le Pavillon de la Reine, 28 Places des Vosges.
I eat at … Chez Omar, 47 rue de Bretagne.
I buy … vintage from Porte de Clignancourt market.
I walk … around Place des Vosges.
Design destination … Centre Pompidou, Places Georges Pompidou.
Bookstore … Ofr Bookstore, 20 rue Dupetit-Thouars.
Favourite quartier … Haute Marais.
I spa with … Espa products.
“When we found our store on Mercer Street we instantly fell in love with the space and thought the area was perfect for our customer.”
I pack … My favourite dresses and cardigans.
I stay … At The Bowery; 333 Bowery, New York 10003.
I book … The latest play; I was lucky to see Hamilton on Broadway.
I read … A good guide book.
I eat at … Five Leaves (18 Bedford Avenue) and Roberta’s (261 Moore Street) both in Brooklyn and Kiki’s in New York (130 Division Street).
Culture vulture … Cooper Hewitt Museum, 2E 91st Street.
Best discovery … 10ft Single by Stella Dallas in Brooklyn – a great vintage clothing boutique.
Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London from May 25 – September 19.
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