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…
“Home is where the heart is – but more importantly, home is where the craic is.” -Me, 2016. The summer is coming to an end and as that ‘back to school’ feeling associated with September rears its head, a touch of homesickness has began to creep up on me. It goes without saying that I have missed… Continue reading What I Miss Most About *HOME*
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
Despite consistently pinning inspirational and motivation quotes of advice to various boards on Pinterest, why is it that I am so reluctant to follow them. In the run up to my move to New York, my mam wisely preached her three golden rules (in no particular order). With the sensibility that can only come from… Continue reading Sound Advice I Can Never Seem To Follow
….and ending up as a waitress. I moved here last year on a one way ticket with two of my best friends, two suitcases and an open mind. Fast forward eight months, and now I am even more uncertain about what I’m doing with my life than I ever was in Dublin. When people ask… Continue reading The Reality Of Chasing Your Dreams In New York
As the saying goes – you can take the girl out of Ireland, but you can’t take Ireland out of the girl. I might live in the fashion capital of New York, but my heart still yearns for Penneys. Sure the Big Apple has Madison Avenue boutiques and hip East Village thrift stores, but there… Continue reading Pilgrimage to Penneys: Why a 5 hour journey across the US was worth it