Posts Tagged: Irish writer in New York

We’ll Always Have Paris

It is still difficult to comprehend what happened in Paris last weekend. Tonight as I write this there are reports of terrorist threats on cities as diverse as Brussels and Atlanta. Inside a crowded downtown Manhattan cafe, we hear a

We’ll Always Have Paris

It is still difficult to comprehend what happened in Paris last weekend. Tonight as I write this there are reports of terrorist threats on cities as diverse as Brussels and Atlanta. Inside a crowded downtown Manhattan cafe, we hear a

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

School’s out!

My latest article for FashionUnited describes some changes afoot…From one day to the next, the ground shifts. It can be exciting or anxiety-ridden. I aim to choose the first but as a lot of people confront the reality of the

School’s out!

My latest article for FashionUnited describes some changes afoot…From one day to the next, the ground shifts. It can be exciting or anxiety-ridden. I aim to choose the first but as a lot of people confront the reality of the

Tea-d Off

I’ve tried to adapt. Change is good. It keeps things fresh, they say. Minty fresh, in fact. A couple of months ago I was forced to accept that my favorite hot beverage at Starbucks, Tazo Zen tea, a refreshing blend

Tea-d Off

I’ve tried to adapt. Change is good. It keeps things fresh, they say. Minty fresh, in fact. A couple of months ago I was forced to accept that my favorite hot beverage at Starbucks, Tazo Zen tea, a refreshing blend

Helmut Lang Exhibition

As a devotee of his runways in the late 90s and early aughts, I was mighty curious to see this exhibition. The press release describes his use of materials “with a certain history, elements with irreplaceable presence and with scars

Helmut Lang Exhibition

As a devotee of his runways in the late 90s and early aughts, I was mighty curious to see this exhibition. The press release describes his use of materials “with a certain history, elements with irreplaceable presence and with scars

Kat, Edward, Gatsby, Capote…and Kevin

The Plaza Hotel is legendary. It opened in 1907 when rooms cost $2 50 per night. Now they cost around $800. At the time it placed the largest ever single order for gold-encrusted china and boasted 1,650 crystal chandeliers. In

Kat, Edward, Gatsby, Capote…and Kevin

The Plaza Hotel is legendary. It opened in 1907 when rooms cost $2 50 per night. Now they cost around $800. At the time it placed the largest ever single order for gold-encrusted china and boasted 1,650 crystal chandeliers. In

Kat and Edward at Christmas

When Silk for the Feed Dog was published in September 2013, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. There was the obvious reason: I was setting it free to be read and hopefully enjoyed––or to be ignored or, God forbid,

Kat and Edward at Christmas

When Silk for the Feed Dog was published in September 2013, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. There was the obvious reason: I was setting it free to be read and hopefully enjoyed––or to be ignored or, God forbid,