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


What I’m Thankful For & Celebrating This Year

November 28, 2019

Hey guys,

How are you all? Happy Thanksgiving!!! Can you believe I’m nearly 3 months in New York now? Where has the time gone! So much has happened, so much has changed, I’ve already learnt so much… I feel like I’ve so much to fill you all in on! It’s been forever since I’ve had the time to sit down and write a blog post like this – I’m excited to reflect on everything I have to be thankful for after probably the craziest year of my life to date!  

There has been lots of ups and downs this year but for the day that’s in it I’m going to focus on the celebrations I’ve had the past year and the things that are worth celebrating. I’m partnering with Moet for this blog post – so I’m going to reminisce over some of the Moet Moments I’ve had this year & some that are yet to come. 

When I think about what I’m thankful for it’s quite simple for me really: Family, Friends & Work Opportunities. First of all, if you follow me on Instagram or YouTube you’ll know how important my family and friends are to me. This year has been a very tough year for my family, it’s made me appreciate them more than ever. I’m very excited to get home for Christmas to spend time with everyone & also to have my brother & sister coming back to NY with me this year for New Years. There will no doubt be lots of Moet Moments over the festive season 😉  

Friendswise – there is nothing like moving country to make you realise how good you have it. I have the best friends in the world in Ireland and it broke my heart to leave them. Especially being single the past year, it’s really just made me realise how lucky I am to have the friends I have. When I got my visa to move to New York we celebrated over a bottle of Moet, a memory & feeling of excitement I’ll never forget. Today, two of them arrive in the US where we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving together in my Aunt & Uncles in Connecticut – we will most definitely be cracking up this bottle of Moet together later on 🙂

And then I have to take a minute to appreciate all the new friends I’ve made since moving to New York, I’ve been here such a short time and I’ve already made some friends for life! How crazy is that? The difference a couple of months can make. We’ve shared many a Moet Moment together already, too many some might say haha!   

When I first moved country my sister bought me a bottle of Moet to celebrate moving into my apartment & the start of a new adventure. Me moving here was made possible by what I do, working as a blogger & content creator with the best group of followers/supporters behind me. I’m very excited for all the new opportunities that are here for me in the US. I’ve had some incredible opportunities this year – I had my own edit with Nastygal, a collection of my favourite summer pieces with H&M, I’m the face of the Adidas Sleek runners in Lifestyle Sports and I travelled to the Venice Film Festival with Armani – among many other things… I’ve had so many things happen I would never have thought possible & it really is a dream come true for me! Things that are worth celebrating, worth raising a glass to and acknowledging before the time is gone!  

Moving on from myself – my best friend bought a house with her fiancé, my other bestie got an amazing new job, my cousin just got engaged, my brother passed his driving test, my dad graduated… the list of things to celebrate is endless. There’s always a lot to be thankful for and it’s actually so therapeutic to sit back and make a list of them. I love to mark an occasion with some bubbles and to spoil my family/ friends with something special when they deserve to celebrate. The personalised Moet Chandon bottles are the perfect present – whether it’s for Christmas or otherwise. It’s the world’s most iconic champagne & it’s celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, so it’s a really special present. Who doesn’t love something personalised? It’s so thoughtful & having something personal written on it just makes it extra special!  

You can get the bottles personalised exclusively in Brown Thomas Dublin for free with the purchase of any Moet bottle (whether it’s a mini or a Magnum). Click here to learn more about it.   
If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving I hope you have the best day with family and/or friends, and if you’re not I hope this blog post has inspired you to take a minute to appreciate what you’re thankful for today, and what’s next on your list to celebrate 😉 

Louise xx

*This post is sponsored by Moet Chandon