It’s Day 351 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I finished the day in an Irish pub wearing pink and plaid. My morning consisted of church and alternating between re-reading the conclusion to a two-part series and revising the timeline for the sequel of my novel, Seasons of Her Soul. Then, late in the afternoon, I shopped to stock up on some necessities. While out, my hubby called to let me know he and my stepsons and a friend had just finished their 18th hole. He wanted to know if I’d like to grab dinner. Because we’re taking everyone out for BBQ tomorrow, I hesitated. Then he let me know he’d won a $50 gift card to Dingle House in a golf tournament! Regular readers know I try to be a good steward of my resources, especially since I’m building my business. Consequently, I adore gift cards and took him up on the invite. Since I was already out running, I didn’t have a chance to change. I wouldn’t have gotten dressed up if I had, but I do love any excuse for a cute dress…Looking around once we were seated outdoors I noticed the female servers wore tartan skirts and the males kilts. Suddenly, I felt right at home in our local Irish pub in my pink and plaid!
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose avid reader, though I’ve never been across the pond, I’ve travelled there countless times in my mind. Maeve Binchy, one of my all-time favorite authors died about five years ago, and I still miss the thrill of opening up one of her new books. Just I told a coaching client who finished reading my novel today – books are like friends (or places) you can visit any time you like. Reading the pub’s menu of quintessentially Irish dishes proved to be a delight as well. Irish Meatloaf (wrapped in bacon), Bangers and Mash, and Shepherd Pie were among the offerings. After making our selections we sat with lights strung above our heads, cobblestone beneath our feet, servers bustling about in their tartan and a plate of hot fish and chips making my mouth water (I’d forsaken my plan to have spinach salad as soon as that aroma hit me!), I felt I could have been in Maeve’s native Ireland. And would have even if I hadn’t gone to the pub in pink and plaid. Because it wasn’t about I wore, but the atmosphere and the stage the pub had set. It made me want to visit again. Good books and restaurants have that in common.
When my husband told me where we’d be dining, he said, You enjoy trying new things more than others. How about you? Are you Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose about trying new restaurants and/or foods? I hope you’ll check out Dingle House – http://www.dinglehouse.com or an Irish Pub near you.
Be savvy & chic,
~ Pink Collar Coach