Fashion ~ Spring #OOTD

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My outfit of the day was styled for the unpredictable New York weather. Today, it was overcast with a slight chill. I enjoy going for afternoon walks to people watch in my neighborhood. However, I’m one of those people who doesn’t really feel the cold as long as you’re in the sun. Dressing from the shoes and up, I chose my favourite rag and bone black leather Newbury boots, light Cos tights, J.Crew‘s green chino shorts, classic white rag and bone tank and a black cardigan by The Kooples in case it became a bit nippy. Sometimes it’s nice to keep things simple with a pop of colour. Observing pedestrians and consumers in Turtle Bay is quite entertaining while rocking Ray-Bans. Stay tuned for upcoming street photography.

Culture ~ Communities Unite

Prayers and thoughts go out to the dozens dead and those affected by the bombings this morning in Brussels, Belgium.

According to Reuters, at least 34 people were killed and over 180 injured at Zaventem international airport and Maelbeek metro station during rush hour in the Belgian capital.

Speaking with friends who live in Brussels, it was a relief to know that they are out of harm’s way through the safety check on Facebook.

The city is on high alert at level 4. Airports are closed. Flights were cancelled. Metro stations are in lock down mode. People in Brussels are urged to remain at home to keep roads clear for emergency and security officials. Live updates are on Le Soir.

We all feel the effect as Europe has been targeted. The New York Times reported that ISIS claimed responsibility. With heightened security, many wonder will our modes of transport and travel begin to change over time to prevent explosions. It’s times like these where communities must unite. Standing together for solidarity and support is important to overcome extremism.

C

#PriepourBruxelles #PrayforBrussels #PrayforBelgium #TenirBon

Travel ~ Discover Dublin in NY

Yesterday marked the 255th anniversary of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York.

Different types of people welcomed Mayor Bill De Blasio back and joined together to march from 44th Street and 5th Avenue to the American Irish Historical Society.

Celebrating in New York is a massive highlight for all those who love the colour green, lucky charms, clovers, whiskey, Guinness and Irish Culture.

I started at the beginning of the parade and walked along Fifth Avenue until I arrived at the American-Irish restaurant, Neary’s. The best cabbage and corn-beef in the city! Then I visited my favourite pub, The Press Box for a few pints to catch a football match, relax and enjoy the evening.