The show could not go on without these five Irish power players. Fashion Week might sound like a breeze: wearing chic outfits, schmoozing with the beautiful people and swilling champagne at star-studded after parties. But behind the glamour, there is a whole host of hard-working unsung heroes. The Big Apple has been invaded by the… Continue reading FYI: 5 talented Irish people behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week
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
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
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!
When in Rome do as the Romans – when in the States, stick a feather in your hat and call yourself Yankee Doodle. At the ripe age of 24, I would consider myself to be very laid back and relaxed about most things – or as we colloquially call it in Ireland, “flaked.” But being in… Continue reading New York Notions!
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?
Several years ago, a family friend of mine sat next to a successful fashion designer on a plane from Dublin to New York. At the time, I was still in university studying for my journalism degree but I had romantic ideas that I would head Stateside once I obtained that piece of paper. My friend told… Continue reading Only In New York…