Thursday, 30 October 2014


Hot-Buttered Rum ApplePie-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Recipe >HERE<

Hey guys,

Here in Ireland, the weather has taken a turn of a dramatic stormy sort. With dark cloudy days and nights I'm not ashamed to admit have brought on a case of the 'hot water bottles'. So it feels like the time to do a bit of a cosy beverage, food-y kind of get up, with some saucy recipes with an oddball spin, just for the season...

Putting this selection together. from some of my most valued food blogs was an absolute pleasure (as you will discover, if you follow the links below). There's also a few newbies in here for their interesting recipes, I think I'll be sure to try a few of these out in the coming weeks.. 

Below each image I've also added some cheeky, original recipe links from their 'homelands', so if your feeling it you can give them a try for yourself!

All images/ recipes sourced from the following homes, respectively: 

Maple Spice Almond Milk w/ Hint of Pumpkin
Recipe >HERE< 
Moroccan Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Soup w/Coconut Ginger Cream + Pistachios.
Autumn Sangria with Hard Cider
Recipe >HERE< 

Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Recipe >HERE<
Mexican Hot Chocolate with Tequila & Cayenne Pepper
Recipe >HERE<

 Twig Mini Caramel Apples
Recipe >HERE<
Salted Caramel, Apple Snickers Cake
Recipe >HERE<

Let me know if you give these recipes a try and I hope you enjoyed my first Winter-y post 
of the season. 


Monday, 27 October 2014


"Try lots of textures like suede/ silk/ velvet in complimentary tones and favourite winter staples to nail this one"
Recently I did some shots down a quiet street, just around the corner from my from my house in Dublin. I had been asked by the lovely ladies at Xpose Magazine to interpret my favourite accessories trend for A/W2014 and a few tips on how to pull them off. 

Now I've been looking forward to dressing for the colder months (Ireland seems to have a lot of these) for a while now, I feel totally at rest in my skinnies and winklepickers with a favoured coat, which I adopt for rest and play. So when it came to decided my style of choice this season, I knew it would have to embody a fresh take on my favourites.

I decided on keeping the same silhouettes, textures and staples but replacing the colour palettes entirely. Steering away from navy/ burgundy et all and settling on nudes and washed out shades.

Try textures like suede/ silk/ velvet in complimentary tones and favourite winter staples to nail this one and if you're feeling like hopping on the fashion train, try accessories in nude/ camel/ oatmeal for a new taste in the accessories department.

Photos by the excellent Shane O'Connor of Sketchy Inc. & Tabitha Magazine

Friday, 17 October 2014


"Kind of like gazing into a sartorial crystal ball and seeing the authentic happenings behind a the all important staged result."

For me, the words behind-the-scenes hold a large pinch of excitement. I'm not sure if it is because it feels like we're getting to see something we're not supposed to- like some inappropriate fashion flasher- or if it is simply that feeling of getting the 'real' experience. Kind of like gazing into a sartorial crystal ball and seeing the authentic happenings behind the all important staged result. Either way, getting to peek at the cogs and screws of the magazine machine always lures me in, like some gullible water dweller looking for its next meal (delightful-I know).

Friday, 3 October 2014


"No more! Would the standard model of a full length, over-organised/ over-posed snap be enough in this already satiated movement, there needed to be more and it needed to be real!"
As Fashion week rounds up and winds down coming to the end of it's final week, a thought hits me. Something big is different... I mean no, not in the area of nonsensical hype over every tiny scrap of Fashion Week news, but altered in the sense that the mood was different, particularly on the street. Those pavements (Or sidewalks depending on the FW we are referring to) are the ground zero source for Street Style and those simple old cement installations have bared witness to more outfits of varying extravagances than you could shake a embellished statement stick at. 
See: Anna Dello Russo or almost any hipster loitering outside LFW. 
However, I don't think I'm imagining it when I say there has been a definite step back from these 'peacock-ing ' tendencies in general this year and so.. the plot thickens.