On Monday I announced my exciting news about who I’ll be working with and where, but now that the reality has certainly sunk in and I’m finally getting down to the less glamorous side of it all, I thought I’d give some insight into the preparation involved with moving to Paris. It’s probably not the most typical place for an Irish girl to go and chase her fashion dreams, with New York usually taking the spotlight, but my love for the city and that French je ne sais quoi has me packing my bag once again!
Back in December, I wrote a blog post while sitting in the airport, with a heavy heart and extremely heavy suitcases, as I bid farewell to Paris and France, a country that I called home for three years. I came back to the Emerald Isle with the aim of finishing my Masters in International Management and then finding a new career opportunity within the fashion industry – something that I’ve been orientated around for quite a few years.
Oh Thailand… The more I write about you, the more I crave the taste of pad Thai and the comfort of a ridiculous looking pair of elephant print trousers that the locals would never actually wear.
The Ultimate Thai Bucket List – where to begin?
Last week I visited Starla on South William Street for the first time. The concept of the boutique is both online and offline, meaning you can browse through their website and have your desired dresses delivered to your doorstep the next day, or go directly to the gorgeous boutique in Dublin. But, it gets even better! Starla also offers dress hire, so for those pieces that are a little over budget or that you think you will most likely only get one use of (think statement dresses like ball gowns and debs dresses!), you can enjoy your dream dress for a fraction of the price.
Back in January, I visited Berlin for the first time, making time for all of the must-see touristy spots and bringing you a Berlin Brunch guide, as we hid indoors from the sleet and snow. This time around, my Berlin experience couldn’t have been more different! The city was alive and bursting with colour as the sun came out and along with it all the weird and wonderful people that make Berlin the eclectic city that is is today.
If you’re lucky enough to be traveling to Thailand this summer, you’ll most likely be flying into the Kingdom’s capital. Whether you’ve been warned to get in and get out as fast as possible or told it’s the most magical place on earth, Bangkok certainly isn’t to everyone’s taste! However, I loved it and found a few places that were definitely worth sharing, other than the usual Khaosan Road and 100 baht buckets.
I’ve spent the last two summers traveling around South East Asia – it definitely has a big place in my heart! It’s a region that’s becoming increasingly popular for tourists although it still has a rough, adventurous side. You never know what way your day will end up on an island off Thailand or up a mountain in Vietnam.