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 · 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?

Lifestyle · New York

The Loneliest Place in New York? Your Fridge

  Over the last few years,my eating habits have been consistent. When I moved to Vancouver, I started to learn about the intrinsic link between your diet and how it affects everything from your mood to your skin (I didn’t even know what an avocado or a sweet potato was until 2011.) In the ensuing years, I… Continue reading The Loneliest Place in New York? Your Fridge