Category Archives: Collecting my thoughts

Everything You Need to Know About the Fashion Industry Explained Using the Titles of Jackie Collins Novels

Currently, the shenanigans of Europe’s most historically elegant fashion houses have become epically soapy. Fast-paced storylines, dramatic characters, backstabbing, power struggles, money, and, of course, glamour. And you don’t need to know what happened before to follow along. Just sit

Everything You Need to Know About the Fashion Industry Explained Using the Titles of Jackie Collins Novels

Currently, the shenanigans of Europe’s most historically elegant fashion houses have become epically soapy. Fast-paced storylines, dramatic characters, backstabbing, power struggles, money, and, of course, glamour. And you don’t need to know what happened before to follow along. Just sit

Lost and Found

Hi there. I know I’ve been a little neglectful lately and I hope you’ll bear with me. It’s been a frenetic entry to Fall. Probably because I’m putting a lot of pressure on myself to get this novel in decent

Lost and Found

Hi there. I know I’ve been a little neglectful lately and I hope you’ll bear with me. It’s been a frenetic entry to Fall. Probably because I’m putting a lot of pressure on myself to get this novel in decent

September issue

It’s Fashion Week and the streets are alive with the ring of change. I’m brim full of ideas. It’s a time to look forward to what to wear––and read. I pre-ordered the new Sarah Waters weeks ago and it has

September issue

It’s Fashion Week and the streets are alive with the ring of change. I’m brim full of ideas. It’s a time to look forward to what to wear––and read. I pre-ordered the new Sarah Waters weeks ago and it has

Puttin’ On The Rizz’

I am zipping down Broadway when I jam on my brakes and skid to a stop on my Citybike. The Rizzoli bookstore has opened near Madison Park. That stretch of bike lane doesn’t usually offer much in the way of

Puttin’ On The Rizz’

I am zipping down Broadway when I jam on my brakes and skid to a stop on my Citybike. The Rizzoli bookstore has opened near Madison Park. That stretch of bike lane doesn’t usually offer much in the way of

Go Set A Watchman––Review

Go Set a Watchman is a must read. I’m so happy to say that. I wanted to enjoy it and enjoy it I did. I happily traveled with Jean Louise/Scout back to her hometown. I couldn’t wait for it; bought

Go Set A Watchman––Review

Go Set a Watchman is a must read. I’m so happy to say that. I wanted to enjoy it and enjoy it I did. I happily traveled with Jean Louise/Scout back to her hometown. I couldn’t wait for it; bought

Coffee and a Book

Anyone else..? Today’s “water cooler moments” usually revolve around TV, sports or pop culture events. But it’s quite powerful to feel part of an historic literary happening. I couldn’t resist… I’m going in without preconceived opinions or prejudices…

Coffee and a Book

Anyone else..? Today’s “water cooler moments” usually revolve around TV, sports or pop culture events. But it’s quite powerful to feel part of an historic literary happening. I couldn’t resist… I’m going in without preconceived opinions or prejudices…

Throwing Shade

Happy Summer, all! I’m just back from a lovely vacation on Cape Breton––an island never before on my radar that was full of lovely surprises––and thought I’d darken your doorstep just to say I’ll be checking in with you soon,

Throwing Shade

Happy Summer, all! I’m just back from a lovely vacation on Cape Breton––an island never before on my radar that was full of lovely surprises––and thought I’d darken your doorstep just to say I’ll be checking in with you soon,

China Through The Looking Glass

I’m off on holiday for a couple of weeks but before I wheel my suitcase off out of this city’s humidity, I’ll leave you with some images of another recent traveling experience of mine. These pictures don’t even do justice

China Through The Looking Glass

I’m off on holiday for a couple of weeks but before I wheel my suitcase off out of this city’s humidity, I’ll leave you with some images of another recent traveling experience of mine. These pictures don’t even do justice

The Hostess Skirt

We had our flat warming party at the weekend––only one year after we moved in. On the ball, we are. Anyway, I had been thinking for ages about what to wear. I don’t host much so it needed to be

The Hostess Skirt

We had our flat warming party at the weekend––only one year after we moved in. On the ball, we are. Anyway, I had been thinking for ages about what to wear. I don’t host much so it needed to be

Trendspotting at Sludge Lagoon

This charming name refers to a picturesque patch of water near where I grew up. I’m home in Ireland for a flying visit and thought I’d report on a fashion happening. In some places, (say, Burberry) earth tones are always

Trendspotting at Sludge Lagoon

This charming name refers to a picturesque patch of water near where I grew up. I’m home in Ireland for a flying visit and thought I’d report on a fashion happening. In some places, (say, Burberry) earth tones are always