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Stopping while you travel to reflect

We’ve been in London for over a month now and are getting ready to move into our new apartment. Before we wheel ourselves and our belongings to our new neighbourhood and I write about my experience living out of a suitcase, I thought I’d take a moment to...

Books to inspire: written with passion and purpose

“Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man’s physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.” – Charles Baudelaire I...

A change of scenery: Being an Expat in a new city

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl Now this is a post I started last week, as we have just landed in a new city and a new country (again)! We have moved to London and are...

NYC in a nutshell: Shopping in Manhattan

For those of you who know me well, I’ve always been a collector of fashion magazines and more recently, a follower of fashion and lifestyle blogs, Instagram accounts and Pinterest design inspiration boards. The irony is, I don’t often splurge on high...

NYC in a nutshell: An experience of a lifetime

Or as I should call it, how to cope in subzero temperatures during one of the coldest winters in a decade to hit the Big Apple: “You’re in New York! The city of dreams! Even if it’s -15°C, you should be outside in the great outdoors exploring!”...

NYC in a nutshell: Food and drink

NYC in a nutshell: We all know there are heaps of blog posts, TripAdvisor reviews and Instagrams floating around the WWW tempting you to eat out, sample cocktails, order take away or try new recipes at home. I believe the scientific term for this is: food porn. Now I...

NYC in a nutshell

I made the trip to New York from Dublin in February for 10 days – it was a mix of business and pleasure as I caught up with Aussie colleagues and friends living in the city. We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Chandler in Midtown Manhattan near the Flatiron...