Each year that I am away from home, and everything I’ve ever known, is new. It brings a new experience, new lessons, and new loves. I moved from Dublin to New York City on November 5th, 2016. A full year prior I had called USIT in the carpark of my home gym asking what I would need to… Read More Celebrating Three Years in NYC: At Home In Manhattan?
Travel tips for NYC is definitely one of my most asked questions on Instagram, and even though I’ve been living in New York for the past two and half years, I don’t really do go into tourist mode quite often. That said, I have a good grasp on navigating the city; from getting from A… Read More Tips & Ideas For a Short Trip to NYC
It’s not being negative if it’s the truth, right? When I moved to New York, over two years ago, I knew the city would be rough and ready but I didn’t know in what way. Although I visited New York a number of times before my move in 2016, holiday time here is a sharp… Read More What No One Tells You About Living in New York
It’s been a short three months since I gave up Instagram, after about 5 years of sharing my daily life through the lens of my iPhone. When you remove that portion of your day it’s a weird adjustment. I’m not going to lie, giving up Instagram was tough…for about three days. The freedom has prevailed… Read More Life Lately: Giving up Social Media, Seeing a New Side of New York & Going Back to Ireland
Despite my current Instagram break, I still use it as a tool for searching hashtags, checking out menus and planning in advance what I’m going to eat. And so, because we live our lives through the app, I thought it could be useful to have this post of all the amazing foodie spots NYC had to… Read More Most Instagrammable Foodie Spots in NYC
Like most things that happen in my life, I feel as though I have already lived through them. Things happen in my head first, and then I execute. It was November 5th, 2016. The years prior had been a little rough for me mentally, but I wasn’t aware of it then. Anxiety was running high… Read More Two Tough Years In New York
After my recent trip to Ireland and overloaded visa content on my Instagram, I wanted to share more details on the O-1 visa so its all in one place to answer all your questions. Hopefully this post will give you the insight you’re looking for. So to get straight to it, I am on the O-1B visa.… Read More What is the O-1B Visa and How Do You Get It?
It’s funny that although I have lived in NYC for the past (almost) two years, I don’t actually stay in hotels here. That said, my job involves a lot of events so scoping out new hotel spaces is always on my radar. Even if you’re not willing to splash the cash on these hotel stays… Read More New York Hotels That Won’t Disappoint
Loved A visit from my Mam! To celebrate my visa being approved in May, my Mam came to visit me in New York at the beginning of the month. We had no plans and enjoyed rambling around the city, trying new restaurants and doing some shopping of course. Thanks to the Fitzpatrick Hotel, we had a… Read More June: What I loved, loathed, listened to and learned
Since I got the news that I am staying in New York (hell yeah!), my head has gone into planning mode. Summer is around the corner and so are all my plans. This list is a little all over the place (like myself), but I know there will be a surge of people visiting the… Read More The Best Things to do in NYC this Summer