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Nifty Thrifty

Yesterday, as I interviewed the best dressed couple at the Spring Vintage Ireland Fashion & Decor Fair, the winning lady explained to me that she was a ‘second-hand Susie’ (or was it Sally?); her husband echoed her description referring to his own dress. Of course everyone in the running was a ‘second-hand someone’ – this […]

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The Beauty of New

I am a lady that loves old. Old stories; old clothes; old furniture; old postcards; old friends; old songs; old movies; old traditions; old photos; old style; old manners; old magazines; old letters; old … Today however, as I finally launch my shiny new website, I am reminded of the importance of new. New can […]


From The Mouths of Babes…

Last year my annual resolution was to have more fun or HAVE.MORE.FUN! as was adopted by way of repeated chat following the chime of midnight that welcomed 2013 (and for a fair few hours beyond). I feel satisfied that I managed to be both mindful of my resolve and active in its pursuit. Not the […]


Awoke Vintage – The New York Diaries

I have an obsession. This is my second time to New York in 2013. I know this may seem somewhat indulgent but when I came over back in March it was all in the name of family. As I explained then, my Melbourne-based brother and sister-in-law were travelling to NY – for the first time […]


Namaste – The New York Diaries

This morning I woke up aching: that satisfactory stiffness that comes from knowing you have done something positive for your body; in my case, yoga. One of the many things I promised myself that I would do during my month away is to spend some time exercising every day. Over the weekend, I set about […]

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