A Different Kind of Thanksgiving – Competing in a Hackathon as a Marketer

Two weeks ago, on American Thanksgiving, I woke with a spring in my step because it is one of my favorite holidays. A day for family to be together to feast, while being thankful and appreciative for what we have. Growing up in DC, this holiday is about inclusiveness, so I always love spending it... Continue Reading →

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Afternoon Tea in Cork City

I love afternoon tea almost as much as I love brunch. And there are more and more places in Cork offering elegantly prepared and thoughtfully served afternoon tea, so I decided to make a list. If you're stuck for a gift idea for Christmas, birthday, Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day, a gift voucher for afternoon... Continue Reading →

A Comparison of Jarred Cranberry Sauces in Ireland

As an American expat in Ireland, Thanksgiving falls under one of the more unique experiences. Firstly, the grocery stores are not chaotic with shoppers seeking sage, cranberries, or the elusive last-minute turkey. Secondly, Ireland's appreciation for good food and family makes Thanksgiving a natural fit. Thirdly, life goes on without fanfare, festivities, or feasts -... Continue Reading →

The Silence of Unshared Milestones

One of the hardest parts of expat life for me is the isolation and silence of unshared milestones. Yes, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and more still exist and take place, but without much celebration or, for lack of a better word, fanfare. There have been 10 Halloweens here, only one with trick-or-treating. A few Thanksgivings I... Continue Reading →

Happy Halloween

I have neglected blogging here lately, but am trying to get back into the swing of things. One of the first steps to blogging more often is to not feel intimidated by what needs to be posted. Not every post needs to be a lengthy prose on the finer points of brunch in Cork or... Continue Reading →

The Legend of Leapy Hollow

One of the most whimsical elements of Halloween in West Cork is in the town of Leap. Residents decorate with the spirit of the holiday for their annual Leap Scarecrow Festival Here are photos from the town last October. Which is your favorite?

Photos of a Cork Zombie Walk

Each year as the leaves have fallen and the Jack O'Lanterns appear, the Cork Zombie Walk takes place in the city centre. This annual tradition, in spite of the macabre nature, is good spirited and fun-loving. The 2017 Cork Zombie Walk takes place TODAY starting at Three Fools Coffee at 5pm. Here is the event... Continue Reading →

Dockland Opens on Lapps Quay

Dockland, Cork’s new contemporary lifestyle restaurant, deli and bar, officially launches today (Tuesday) on Lapp’s Quay. Dockland is now open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 10pm Saturday, and 11am to 7pm Sunday. The new lifestyle restaurant provides dining options throughout the day, along with take-out from the deli. Customers can dine at... Continue Reading →

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