Secret to sanity: We play a lot in the snow. And by play, I mean, the kids wander around the yard and driveway during the daytime as I attempt to shovel at warp speed before they get bored and venture too close to the road.
I’ve been thinking a lot about honouring my ancestors lately and in particular, how I can honour my grandmothers. I know I am fortunate and not every woman has access to the same opportunities.
Baby it’s cold outside. Take it from a girl who has experienced the effects of leaving summer in balmy Australia for Christmas in bitterly cold Canada, complete with a 70°C temperature difference: you’re going to want to pack a few things to save your face, hair and the rest of you from the frost! This one is a bit girlyContinue reading “NYC in a nutshell: Packing and prepping for winter in Manhattan”
Bright lights! Big city! New York is a feast for the eyes and I stayed right in the thick of it in Midtown Manhattan for Social Media Week NYC. As someone who’s grown up dreaming of working in New York at some point in my life, going back for more than 48 hours was a BIGContinue reading “NYC in a nutshell: Attractions, sightseeing and people watching”
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”
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: 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”
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”
Even though we have been living in Brisbane for over three years, we seem to discover new things right under our nose each week. Recently, these have included: – the revamped Museum of Brisbane and its Expo 88 exhibition, hidden inside the recently renovated City Hall where you can take a sunset clock towerContinue reading “Winter weekend warmers”