Six Months In New York 

After arriving in New York in late September, I am officially 6 months here. How has it been settling into a new country? Settling into the US for me was easier as I had lived here for 3 months previous, although moving here more permanently is different. When you are on a summer visa your priority…

Christmas in New York City

Everyone looks at me with a strange side eye look when I tell them I’m not coming home for Christmas. Surely I must be crazy? Doesn’t everyone try and make their way home at Christmas time? Well not if you’re broke from living in New York City and not if you feel like home has…

Apartment hunting in New York 

Apartment hunting in New York is a nightmare- there is no easy way to say it. Moving to New York sounds glamorous but deciding which apartment is least likely to get a rodent infestation is the reality. If you find somewhere that seems perfect, more often than not it isn’t. That being said I’ve managed…

Summer in Sardinia 

Sardinia has always been on my very lengthy bucket list. Its beaches seemed like the closest to the Caribbean beaches you could get on a short haul flight from Dublin. I can say it didn’t disappoint. We stayed in the San Marco apartments overlooking the turquoise ocean and white sandy beach. The San Marco hotel…

Break at the G Hotel

Recently I had the most amazing few days staying at the five-star G hotel in Galway. Galway has always been one of my favourite cities for food, atmosphere and shopping. This was my first time staying in the G and hopefully won’t be my last. The Phillip Treacy designed hotel has the most amazing interiors –…

Recent Zara purchases 

These are my most recent purchases from Zara online to bring me back to college and when in between the summer and autumn seasons. Zara.com is very easy to order from, delivery was quick it came in 3 days and the best part is being able to return in-store. Printed bodysuit  I love this, when…

New York Fashion Week- Highlights

Marc Jacobs  There were ready to wear items mixed with eccentric couture. Lots of over the knee socks, an abundance of colourful layers and dreadlocks. The collection was for the young and daring with sequin dresses, a multitude of fabrics and daring patterns mixed together.   Ralph Lauren  With muted tones, the collection focused on…

Ultimate J1 Packing Guide 

So, I am just home from the summer of a lifetime and was thinking back to when I first booked my J1 and how nervous I was. One of the things I googled multiple times was ‘What to pack for a J1’. At the time I thought surely there must be some trick for packing…