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March 2015

Travel

Philadelphia

March 12, 2015

I definitely have been hit by the travel bug lately. Last weekend, I took a quick trip to Philly to see the Philadelphia Flower show. Philadelphia, being only 2 hours from NY and an $18 bus journey, seemed like a trip that had to be made. The company I work for (Tourism Ireland) had a stand in the flower show so I got some free tickets. It’s the biggest indoor flower show in the world and I have to admit it was pretty cool.

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The best part was the butterfly experience, which was basically a room full of butterflies. I’m not a bug person – not even the cute ones (ladybirds, butterflies etc) and at first it was definitely scary but look how pretty they are!

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After the show I did some exploring of the city itself. It’s such a beautiful, well-kept city. The arrival of Spring makes me so excited not only for the travelling there is to come but also just New York in Spring/Summer. There’s nothing I love more than just walking around in the city. I’m so looking forward to doing that without numb fingers and toes!

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Fashion

Some bits I have my eye on…

March 6, 2015

There’s nothing more painful than window shopping online when you don’t have the money to shop. I tell myself I’m just looking to make myself feel better, but then I always end up finding things I like when I can’t afford them. And typically when I do have money there is nothing I want.. isn’t that always the way it goes?

I thought I’d share some of the things I found (and want) recently, so anyone looking who does have the money can have the painful choice of choosing…

 

Travel

Pittsburgh & Washington DC

March 4, 2015

I feel so lucky that I get to travel with my job, especially considering it’s my first job, but its really not all play and no work – even though my Instagram might suggest differently.

We were travelling for events called the Jump into Ireland events where basically we promote Ireland to travel agents and media in different cities. This time we visited Pittsburgh and Washington D.C.

Pittsburgh was kind of what I expected… Fairly quiet, industrial, dare I say boring (I do live in New York). But like anywhere when you want to find something good in it you will. On my first night I got a tram up to the top of Mount Washinton where I watched the sunset over the Pittsburgh skyline. I can honestly say it was worth nearly getting frostbite.

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I then head back to meet everyone for dinner and sat next to Diane Keaton at dinner. What are the chances?

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The following day I checked out the Andy Warhol museum. He was born in Pittsburgh and moved to New York where he originated Interview Magazine as well as ‘Pop Art’ as we know it. It’s safe to say the museum’s rule of no photos didn’t go too well!
We had our first event that night and then the next day had to get up and head straight to D.C. for an event that night. The event we had in D.C. was held in easily the fanciest place I have ever been, the Metropolitan Club. Located right across the street from the White House. Washington is such a nice city to just stroll around so I said I’d take the day there on Friday instead of travelling back to NY and just enjoy it.
I have a feeling I’ll be back again before the year is out… One of these days I’ll see Obama.. or Kevin Spacey. Either will do!
Lifestyle

Goodbyes

March 3, 2015

The fact that I’m living in New York six months this month really hit home this week as I had to say goodbye to my colleague and best friend Dearbhla, who I didn’t even know before I came here in September. I absolutely love how easy it is to make friends here and how quickly you become great friends in such a big, busy city.

It being the sad occasion it was, obviously called for an all black outfit

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Dress – H&M | Earrings – H&M | Shoes – Carvela

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Definitely a goodbye I won’t forget for a while…. So for the meantime here’s a quote that makes me feel better.