Friday, 29 August 2014

moroccon magic


A photo journal of four days blissfully lost in Marrakesh and Essaouira, Morocco.

The best part about travel is you get to check your worries at the departure gate. 
For those few brief days or weeks your time is yours and yours alone.
And your only commitment is to making that time spectacular.

Backpacking in the African continent for the first time with my love was a wild ride that I never wanted to get off.
The Moroccan sun in the magic hour is a complete trip. It's the biggest, boldest star.
We dedicated our hours to taking down sugar-cubed mint teas, listening to locals speak exquisite French, starry nights and stolen hours walking hand in hand.

Say yes to unplanned adventures, you never know where you'll find what your looking for...













Wednesday, 27 November 2013

keep the good things going














These shots were taken while England was still basking in the heat of the Indian summer and I lost whole afternoons tooling around London town with my sun hat and camera.

I don't know how, but Autumn passed me by in the rustle of a leaf. I swore I had it, but before I could say "pumpkin spice latte", it was gone ;)
Now here I find myself staring at the ass end of November and the mercury has sunk to below 8°.  
 Frozen fingers and bottle-warmed beds are now the flavour of the day.

 I've got a thirst on for thick wooly tights, Christmas get-togethers, tree decorating with Vince Guaraldi band and much anticipated dustings of snow powder. Also I'm making mental notes to stock up on mulled wine and gingerbread ingredients and surviving the winter months via self-induced food coma!

The season is almost upon us, friends, and it has a habit of keeping things sweet and light.
 I hope yours is a happy one x


Saturday, 16 November 2013

living heavy//travelling light














Hello again.

Excuse, if you will, the chorus of crickets that have consumed this blog these last few months.
Truth be told, I almost never made my way back here and even now it feels a little like I'm trying on an old dress that doesn't quite fit any more.

For a while there it seemed like life and it's wicked sense of humor had been pulling some of it's best moves to trip me up and send me out of step with the music. I let a few key events get the better of me until I literally stooped beneath the sad & sorry personal rain cloud I was totin'.

My bad run culminated in the death of my beloved Nana Kitty on Sunday who was, and will ever be, my hero. 

Coming back to Ireland for the funeral has slid all of my bad luck into a new perspective and I realize that any heart sickness I might feel now will somehow, over time, evolve into the footnote to a new, and happier, tale.

During a particularly rotten week when I was ready to crack some skulls my family whisked me away with them for a few days in Weymouth on the South coast of England. It's incredible what a dose of sea breeze, fresh, salty lungfuls of air and several rounds of tea and crab sandwiches can do for the bluest of the blues.

So here's to wiping the slate clean, picking myself up after yet another tumble, and finding comfort in old dresses.




Saturday, 14 September 2013

home slice













I've been quiet here on the internet for a couple of weeks. I just wanted to take a bit of time out to readjust to my new surroundings, lay down roots, dote on my new corner of the world for a little while and spend some time just "being".

I was lucky enough to arrive back while summer still had a few good weeks left in her and I've been whiling away the hours seeking out sunny pockets in the house and curling up in them like a cat, cycling with my cousin by the Thames river, strolling in the afternoon sunset, eating pub lunches and catching up with friends old and new.

A couple of weeks back I was invited to a London bloggers meet-up in Chelsea by the lovely Freya from Nishaantishu. It was such a treat to connect with some inspiring ladies who have curated such beautiful online outlets for their creativity. Here are just a few of the lovely bloggers present at the dinner, why not visit and wish them a happy weekend? >.<

Bobbi from Today I'm Bobbi//
Rosie from Cider With Rosie//
Tania from Joy Felicity Jane//
Becca from Becca Louisa//
Michelle from My Creative Photography//
Che from Indie Berries//
Lulu from Berry Diaries//
Xandra from Fashionable Light//

I didn't have my blogger cap on and only managed to take one snap of the mouther-wateringly delicious food I ordered on the night, preferring instead to focus on the flow of conversation with the ladies present. We talked shop, boys, photography and all things London and I'm so looking forward to more blogger meet-ups in the future!

Right now the September light is creeping in and the air is starting to snap with the cold. As a new season starts to roll in I've been cutting my teeth at my new teaching job....more on that to come!

Happiest of weekends lovely people, I've missed you. x


P.S~ my guest post for Free People was posted last weekend! You can read about my road trip here...x



Thursday, 29 August 2013

surfs up!








Here are just a few iPhone shots I took during my road trip to Cornwall with Free People last weekend!
I kinda rued never getting my driver's license because the minute I saw the turquoise VW camper the girls had rented I wanted to hop behind the wheel and drive it straight into the sunset! What an awesome set of wheels!!
The trip was a total blast and I had such a great time making lots of memories, sunburnt noses and shoulders, and a few awesome new friends along the way.
Full guest post coming very soon over on the BLDG blog.
I'll keep you posted >.<



I'm so glad that you're here! Why not hitch your wagon to Stars in Jars?
>.<




Thursday, 22 August 2013

free people road trip



Let me see....spectacles, testicles, wallet+ watch.

Ok, I think I have everything >.<
No sooner have I arrived here in London and I'm hitting the road again!
I could have done cartwheels on the moon when this exciting opportunity came up a few weeks ago.
To celebrate their UK launch, clothing brand Free People are hosting a weekend long road trip to the pretty seaside town of Newquay in Cornwall... and they invited me to come down and cover the event for their blog!

Wild stories of VW camper vans, live music and beach yoga classes have my heart skipping beats and I'll probably burst with excitement on the train down there today. To even be asked is such a huge honour and I'm stoked that this brand are launching in my homeland~ I love losing myself in their collections, they always stir the wildness in me.

If you fancy following the fun in Cornwall this weekend you can do so on instagram: #fproadtrip

Back soon!
(with sand in my jorts probably ^.^)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

mi casa













A little peek inside my new Chiswick residency!
 I can't tell you how good, and grown up, it feels to live in an an actual house again. After years of living in tiny Korean studio apartments and my room in my parent's home, to have so much delicious living space is kinda rocking my world right now.

I'm slowly adding twigs and feathers to my new nest. My bedroom is a work in progress, I've had a blissful few days re-watching Girls season 1 + 2 on the laptop while slowly unpacking and decorating. I'll be doing an IKEA run tomorrow to pick up some furnishings and doo dads to bring it all together and make it my own. All these months of pinning home decor will finally be put to good use as I'm full of ideas!



Hey! Did you vote for Stars in Jars to win the Free People UK Guest Blogger competition yet?
I was overjoyed to be selected for the final three and I sure would appreciate your vote!