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 fashion or big name brands and I love looking through thrift store racks, vintage and antiqueContinue reading “NYC in a nutshell: Shopping in Manhattan”

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!” These are all inside thoughts I had while briskContinue reading “NYC in a nutshell: An experience of a lifetime”

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 am guilty of the odd FP snapContinue reading “NYC in a nutshell: Food and drink”

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 District and spent the weekend before theContinue reading “NYC in a nutshell”