Beauty · Experience · New York · Travel

The Unanticipated Drama and Trauma of a Spa Day

I feel obliged to share this extremely traumatising event, that I have partially blocked out of my mind but unfortunately don’t think I’ll ever really be able to forget. The root of the experience lies in a seemingly economical Groupon deal. “$25 for spa day”? A paltry fee for access to a spa with unlimited… Continue reading The Unanticipated Drama and Trauma of a Spa Day

Experience · New York

Missing an Irish Christmas, but settling for the Fairytale of New York

This week we received probably my favourite ever gift from home. Amongst the usual chocolate and crisps, encased carefully in bubble-wrap lay two wine glasses embossed with the signature Gibney’s of Malahide script we know only too well. Gibney’s probably won’t miss them, but it meant so much to us. “To be used when homesick… Continue reading Missing an Irish Christmas, but settling for the Fairytale of New York

Experience · New York

It Is Right To Give Thanks And Praise!

Everytime I hear the word ‘Thanksgiving’, an anonymous choir of voices mumble “It is right to give thanks and praise” in my head. I haven’t been to mass in……quite some time, so I’m not sure why that religious reference remains so pervasive. This Thursday marks my second American Thanksgiving; my second year celebrating the fact… Continue reading It Is Right To Give Thanks And Praise!

Experience · Get Inspired

Jo:‘Going away gave me a clarity and bravery that I’d never have found otherwise’

County Cork native Jo Linehan took a gamble when she resigned from her coveted post as Junior Editor of IMAGE Magazine and booked a one-way flight to New York. The journalist and stylist spent several months networking and exploring the city, before ultimately deciding to return to Dublin. Here she discusses why the experience was… Continue reading Jo:‘Going away gave me a clarity and bravery that I’d never have found otherwise’

Experience · Fashion · New York

Is Classic The New Basic?

The basic bitch and how to spot her. Somewhere in 2009, a new term entered the vernacular. Thanks to a remarkably unfunny YouTube video, a phrase was coined that perfectly described the girl next door with a penchant for yoga pants, Ugg boots and Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. The Basic Bitch was born and irrevocably initiated into pop culture. The… Continue reading Is Classic The New Basic?