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January 2020

New York

Packing for NYC

January 29, 2020

Hey guys.

I regularly get lots of messages asking what the weather is like in New York and what you guys need to pack if you are coming on a trip. Today in the blog I’m going to take you through what I think are your best options and the top 3 things to bring on an NYC holiday right now.

The weather has been pretty good at the moment. Some would say REALLY good! 2 weeks ago we had the warmest weekend with temperatures of 18 degrees. Considering it’s January and its only snowed once this year, we’ve been pretty lucky. Don’t get me wrong there is nothing prettier than New York in the snow, but it can also be a nightmare when you’re trying to get somewhere in a hurry and you’re trying not to slip on the ice! Not to mention how cold it gets. The weather is very questionable at the moment and not your typical NYC winter weather. So in my opinion the best thing to do, is to prepare for all kinds weather. Layers are going to be your best friend. So when choosing your wardrobe I would pick pieces you can layer under and over each other, that way you won’t be stuck.

Thermals

If it’s going to be cold, thermals are amazing. I have only just discovered these and I appreciate them a lot on a cold day. Wear them under your outfit to stay cosy and no one will even see them. Best part is, most thermals are also really comfy so you won’t even notice you’re wearing them.

Coats

Obviously a good coat is essential. Nowadays there are so many stylish but also very practical winter coats which is great. A coat with a hood is probably a good idea incase of random rainfall. Also when its cold a hood is the best for keeping your head warm if you’re not wearing a hat, and of course most importantly protecting your hair.

Shoes

A comfortable pair of shoes is probably the most important thing you should pack on your New York trip. You are definitely going to get your 10,000 steps in everyday, probably double or triple that! I would advise a pair of comfy, waterproof boots. Trainers will also work but if it’s snowing they’re probably not your best option. Wellies work great for snow and rain. Or if you want to invest in snow boots then that’s another option.

For Winter accessories, don’t forget to check out this blog I posted here for everything else you will need. Hope you enjoyed this post guys and hopefully this has been helpful if you are planning a trip here to New York anytime soon.

Chat soon,

Louise xx

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Single Life

Keep it in the family!

January 29, 2020

Here’s a good one, a few years back when I was single I joined POF (plenty of fish) I was just back from New York and my friend suggested it when I moved to Dublin. So I joined and was messaging a few different guys but then narrowed it down to 3 potentials, 2 of whom were quite nice, so we proceeded to exchange digits and went on dates.

It was coming up to St Patricks Day so they both had asked me what my plans were, and I said I was unsure. I ended up going out with the girls and one of the guys text saying “Hey if you’re out why not meet up”. So after a few drinks I agreed, had a few more drinks and a cheeky snog and he said he’d text me, which he did.

The following day the other guy messaged me asking did I go out. I said “Nah I didn’t bother”. He asked was I free this weekend. I said I was, but then he didn’t text again which was weird. So I asked was he ok? He replied straight away and said “Well not really, was out with my friends for a catch up over the weekend and I asked my brother if he had any women on the go. He said yes he met this really cool girl on St. Patricks Day etc. etc.” He asked for the name, and a photo – turns out they are BROTHERS!!

There’s 7 of them! I almost died!

Single Life

Christmas Red Card

January 29, 2020

So I met this guy on a dating website called Badoo. He is German but I had no luck with Irish guys so I decided to branch out & see if I was more suited to another nationality. He lived in Dublin so all good there!

He contacted me, we chatted, the usual. He suggested meeting up so I agreed to coffee in Dundrum. Wasn’t sure if I fancied him so didn’t want to commit to a night out etc.

Went for coffee & within minutes I knew he was certainly not the one for me. Had one coffee and I politely made my excuses. He made me pay for my own coffee which is fair enough I guess. A day or two after I messaged him & said I didn’t think we were suited so we should just leave things. He was ok with it but said he liked me & he tried to text me a few times before he got the message. This was spring 2017.

Jump to Christmas Day 2019…. I get an e-card with just a picture of this guy in a Santa hat with Christmas decorations around him & the caption “Merry Christmas” just so random!! Clearly I didn’t reply!!

This is just one of MANY crazy dating stories I’ve had, I could write a book.

Single Life

Suited & Booted

January 29, 2020

So I went on a date with a guy about 2 years ago that I met on Tinder. He was lovely and we got on really well over text. We decided to go on a date and it was the middle of summer and lovely weather so we decided on the zoo.

He had a job interview in town that morning so I was meeting him afterwards and we were going to head there together. So there I was waiting at the spire when he walks up to me.. in a full blue suit. We’re talking the trousers, jacket, shirt, tie AND waistcoat. And the suit was an awful fit it was way way too big and hanging off him in places. I kinda jokingly went haha nice suit hoping he was about to tell me he had brought a change of clothes. Nope. He had not. So I was in a t-shirt, jeans and sandals wandering around the zoo in 23 degree weather on a busy Saturday afternoon, with this man in a 3 piece suit!! The looks he was getting.. It was so embarrassing I still cringe thinking about it. And he didn’t even take off the jacket the whole time we were there, he must have been sweating!

Safe to say there was no date number two..

Single Life

Three Strikes & You’re Out

January 29, 2020

Here is a wonderful story from my college days of a lad from Cork that had some boundary issues cira mid 2000s.

Strike One:
We were suppose to meet to watch a football game in the new bar in UCC, he was late and arrived to my house complaining that it was now too late to watch the game comfortably in a bar!

Strike Two:
He has brought a 6 pack of cans and proceeded to down them like he was dying of dehydration in a desert. Then asked my house mate to spot him 6 more cans!

Strike Three: He is outta here
After the can he realise the liquid had to go somewhere and needed the bathroom. I told him it was upstairs (about 12 steps up). He looked shocked and with all seriousness asked me could he “not just piss out my sitting room window” as the  bathroom was “too far away”. Clearly I said no and how disgusting that was, yet he continued to argued for 10 mins to be allowed.


Needless to say he was not allowed and that while he was in the actual bathroom I got a taxi and sent his dirty arse packing. 


I mean there is taking the piss and actually a taking a piss. Put me off dating for a while!!

Single Life

The Drunken American

January 29, 2020

So my first date, after being in a 3 yr relationship, was in Limerick. It was with an American lad I met on Tinder and I thought IDEAL, Americans have been dating for yonks and this was 2014 and the Irish hadn’t a notion. So went on the date and he’d been at a works do beforehand, drinking Jameson with the Irish and turned up so gone he never arrived.

He starts off by complimenting how well I speak English for an Irish person. He then goes on to talk about his college course and how he had a module that involved Cadavers in first year. Now I try to be chatty and the likes so when we’re talking at this stage I have my hands out and he goes on to explicitly say how much he enjoyed dissecting the arm.. so naturally I take my arms off the table :/ and told him I felt like I was in the start of an episode of Criminal Minds.

He then invites me back to his and all I can do is refuse and order him a pint of water