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…

Powerscourt Estate & Waterfall 

Today was so sunny and I honestly felt like I was back in Sardinia with the heat, so it was the perfect day to explore Powerscourt in Co. Wicklow. The gardens were stunning and would be the ideal backdrop for a photoshoot or wedding pictures. Sometimes I think it takes leaving home to make you…

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…

Swimwear Edit 

Either Summer is officially starting in Ireland or this week was the only Summer we are getting. Either way, bikini shopping is always fun. I’ve put together a list of some of my favourites, so whether you are lying in your garden under the clothes line or on a sunny beach somewhere exotic you can…

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 –…

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…