Saturday, 18 June 2016

✈️ Hustlin' in Hong Kong

Hong Kong. Not a bad place for my first ever work trip. I went along to work at RISE - a startup and tech conference. I was there to do what I always do: create content. Between work, this blog and all my social platforms I'm a one woman content machine!

I only spent five days in the city, and even then I only had one free day to explore my surroundings. But it was enough to give me a taste for the city. And I absolutely love it.

On my first day there I had to work, of course. But the nature of my role meant that I wasn't tied down to venue. All I needed was a strong wifi connection and power and I was all set. One place of note was Classified in Wan Chai, a little coffee shop perfect for working over brunch. And with damn good smoothies.

What do you think of my Snapchat inspired photos, by the way? On my one day off in Hong Kong I did something that's not like me at all: I forgot my DSLR. Luckily, my phone was fully charged and ready to go, so all the photos you see here are phone pics that I then took into Photoshop to Snapchatify.

For me, the highlight of Hong Kong was lunch on the 49th floor of a skyscraper at Café Gray. Talk about lunch with a view. It was expensive, but well worth it to see the city from above while refuelling. The burger and fries were very much needed after a big night previous and a lot of walking in the humidity ahead. Let me point out that this was on my day off - I certainly wouldn't have been able to focus on my laptop with this in my field of vision.

In a blink, it was time to say goodbye to the city. From this post it seems like all I did was visit coffee shops! I didn't have much free time since I was there with work, but I saw enough of the city to know that I've got to go back. And I will! But not before I head on to my next destination for another work trip. This time it's Madrid.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Tropical Donegal + The Most Awkward Blog Sign Off Ever

It's been hot in Ireland for more than a day! For more than a week! My goodness, this isn't just summer: for Ireland this is a heatwave! Okay, this doesn't exactly make Donegal tropical, but I reckon these colourful trousers I'm wearing justify the title.

Top: Urban Outfitters // Trousers: H&M // Shoes: Office

As soon as the sun comes out, so do these slacks. Far too loud for the winter months, they only get a spin when the sun is out. This summer they're getting more wear than ever, what with the uncharacteristically lovely weather in Ireland and my trip to Hong Kong. But more on the Hong Kong trip in another post!

If this weather keeps up I'll be able to take loads of outfit photos over the next few months... Even with a decidedly slimmer wardrobe. This weekend I'm heading to The Grand Social Flea Market to be rid of some old clothes. And whatever I don't sell is going straight on Depop - I'm determined to free myself from all the old clothes I've been hoarding.

I have a sneaking suspiscion that this sudden change of heart - I've been a diehard hoarder for years - has been bought about after meeting the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Marie Kondo at RISE Conference last week. She just exuded calmness and happiness. It's got to be from embracing the minimalist way of live, right?

I'm clearing out the clutter, but expect more outfit posts regardless. I've a lot of new items that have yet to see the light of day on this blog so subscribe to see future OOTDs. And yeah. Thanks for reading, I guess! It's at times like these I wish that I had some kind of generic sign off... Or that blog posts could fade to silence like songs used to in the nineties............................................... Nope, they can't. K bye.