The planes are on their unhurried way across from the mainland to the Aran Islands, bringing visitors to Inis Meáin Restaurant and Suites, designed by de Blacam & Meagher and inspired by the landscape of the islands.
This place looks as though it's intended for people who'd like to commune with their inner selves. My inner self has sloped off in a huff for lack of communing ever since the children were born, but if it ever returns I'll have a date with it here in these elegantly sparse rooms. Their pace of life looks tranquil, their menu simple and good.
Reader, you'll exclaim in horror that there's no dusky pink in these photos, no chandeliers, no flocked wallpaper, no Eames chairs. I feel your pain. But wait, the island has a knitting company, the ultimate craft blogger's retreat. Your move.
[You must never, ever tell anyone this, but I don't really like Eames chairs. Except yours, of course, if you have one. Yours is special]