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February 2015

Travel

Toronto & Niagara Falls

February 18, 2015

I’ve just returned from the most amazing long weekend in Toronto and Niagara Falls with my boyfriend. It had been a month and a half since I’d seen him so to say I was excited was an understatement.  4906080

One step outside the airport doors and the cold caught me. Toronto was the coldest weather I’ve ever experienced. I feel like I should be a weather woman with all the reports I give on the weather over here. But -18 on our arrival really wasn’t what I had expected. Here is a video from our first morning.

I had booked hotels for Toronto months ago but only days before I cancelled them and rebooked nicer hotels for a better price on www.hotwire.com. It gives you a really good rate on hotels and only tells you their star rating and in what area they are located – you only find out after you’ve paid which hotel you got. It’s kinda fun and I’ve yet to be disappointed so definitely worth checking out. Our view from the Sheraton Centre Hotel:

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Outfit Details:

Hat – H&M

Cape – Boohoo.com

Necklace – Urban Outfitters

Boots – Ivanka Trump

On Valentines eve we took a trip to Niagara falls (less than two hours from Toronto). It was off peak in Niagara Falls, as it was so cold and most of the falls were frozen. It was really cool to see it that way though. I had been there before in the summer when it was roasting and packed and there was something very magical about how quiet it was this time. We had the most beautiful hotel room over looking the falls.

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We returned to Toronto for Valentines night where we went for dinner in the CN tower – the tallest building in the world until 2010. It’s 115 stories high. I honestly forgot I was afraid of heights until I was in that lift going up to the restaurant. The 360 degrees restaurant itself is appropriately named – with glass windows surrounding the revolving restaurant. I can safely say it was the coolest place I’ve ever eaten. After dinner we went down to the glass floor, where you can stand over 1000ft above the ground on a pain of glass… not the most relaxing experience in heels.

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Outfit Details:

Dress – Boohoo.com

Shoes – Boohoo.com

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On Sunday morning, we headed for the mountains to attempt to ski – both of our first time. We had a lovely, crisp -20 degree day on the slopes. Safe to say I stuck to the beginner slopes and enjoyed watching all the really talented toddlers pass me out on their skis.

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As nice as it is to get away, and to be reunited with my boyfriend – it’s always hard to leave knowing we’re going to be apart for such a long time again. I feel lucky that I get to have the best of both worlds and there are definitely worse places to be coming back to than NYC, my home for the year. The feeling flying in over Manhattan never gets old. Sparkly lights can make any one feel better.

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Travel

Miami & Nashville

February 9, 2015

The timing of our trip couldn’t have been better, situated nicely between snowstorms. Myself and my colleague Dearbhla set out for Miami after work on Friday, January 30th.  7259348_orig

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We arrived just in time to head out to experience Miami’s famous nightlife. Our first stop was STORY nightclub, where we met Steve Aoki after he finished his DJ set, not a bad start to our holiday.

Saturday was our beach day. I’ve never experienced winter sun before, it was such a nice break from being bundled up in hats, scarfs and all the layers we need in NY to stay warm.

We were lucky enough to talk our way into LIV nightclub that night – one of the best nightclubs in the world apparently. Definitely LIVed up to expectations with bottle service of Belvedere for free 🙂

Sunday we woke up to the news that our flight had been cancelled due to a huge snowstorm forecast for NY that night. We managed to fit in a quick stroll along Ocean Drive, seeing the Versace mansion before heading to the airport where we learned we would be stuck in Miami for another night – poor us!

Our flight was re-routed via Nashville and Washington DC on the way home.
We loved every second, and thanks to the storm it ended up being more of an adventure than either of us could have predicted.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Orla Kiely Event in Soho

February 4, 2015

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After finally getting back to NY last week I attended the cutest event at the Orla Kiely store in Soho. We were welcomed with macaroons and champagne in Orla Kiely mugs – not bad for a Tuesday.

The store itself is decorated in Orla Kiely’s signature beautiful prints and I managed to get a sneak peak at AW 2015.

I have to say my favourite part was the Instagram printer that printed photos with the hashtag #OrlaKielyNYC. I think I know what I’m getting next Christmas 🙂

It was such a gorgeous event from the food and drink to the designs and people I was surrounded by.

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