We’re so excited to be heading back to Cork for another fabulous Chupi pop up in the beautiful River Lee Hotel on the 10th of November. It’s always such a gorgeous event and this year will be even better.

We love to visit Cork so we have compiled some of our top places to visit in this beautiful city.

Emily: Olori Boutique 

Olori Boutique on Oliver Plunkett Street is such a hidden gem, it reminds me of the boutiques in Paros, Greece. Olori offers a mix of Irish & International designers including Cathrine Hammel, L:a Bruket, Studio Nicholson, Pinko, ATP Atelier and Roisin Linnane. If you’re on the lookout for a luxury, timeless or even edgy piece, definitely pay Olori a visit. The gorgeous boutique us run by two sisters SusanJane Corbett and Lisa Grainger who are passionate about beautiful, stylish clothing, you’re sure to find a gorgeous forever piece in here.”

Una: Paridiso Restaurant

Paridiso is a beautiful vegetarian restaurant located right in the middle of Cork – a must for any vegans or veggies. With their emphasis on seasonal ingredients and complex flavours, Paridiso deliver the most amazing dining experience – not to mention the most delicious food. Their dark chocolate pave with popcorn icecream and peanut mousse is a must if you’re visiting!”

Amy: The English Market

The English Market is amazing and a must see if you’re in Cork. On my last visit, there was definitely delicious cheese, dried meats and fresh olives bought and consumed from the market – how could you not? I also bought two beautiful big ceramic bowls for my Mum one Christmas. I can’t wait to go back again soon; the people are all so friendly and helpful in Cork, it’s a special place.”

Suzanne: The River Club

The River Club is a stunning restaurant and bar with a very cool New York vibe. With it’s sleek bar area and all round gorgeous decor, it’s definitely a very stylish location.

For food you can’t go wrong with the Mac and Cheese; on our last visit to Cork, the Chupi team must have broken a record for the most plates of Mac and Cheese ever ordered! The Toonbridge mozzarella burrata and the English Market tasting board also went down a storm. Definitely a great choice for a fantastic meal out with great company and some cocktails.”

JoAnn: Fota Wildlife Park

“My favourite place in Cork is Fota Wildlife Park. On a summer’s day, it’s gorgeous to get outside and walk amongst the animals. As it’s a wildlife park their primary objective is to provide the highest possible standard of care and quality of life for the animals, which is so important as many of the species are endangered. The red pandas have to be my favourite!

After, we took a drive out to the gorgeous seaside village of Cobh and went for lunch in Seasalt. The perfect day out in Cork!”

Christine: Blarney Castle

“My favourite place to visit in Cork is Blarney Castle, home to the Stone of Eloquence. I love medieval Ireland and the castle and gardens are such a beautiful place to spend time in.”

Stephenie: Tabletop Cafe

Tabletop cafe is my favourite spot for a fun evening out in Cork city. It’s a cosy little cafe serving teas, coffees, wine and local craft beer with a huge shelf of boardgames. I’ve gone several times and have had a few intense games of Monopoly over a late night cup of tea – my ideal kind of night!”

Have you got your ticket for The Chupi Pop-up: Cork yet? We’re so excited to be bringing the Chupi Pop-up back to Cork. We’ll have all of our collections available to shop, including our brand new Sapphire Pieces & One in a Million Star Collection. Get your ticket on eventbrite now.

Photo credit: @theriverlee Instagram