Yes to Love |

Yes to Love

It’s a really important week here in Ireland, as we vote on something that shouldn’t really require a vote – equality for all our citizens. 

There has been so much incredible writing in recent days – this piece by Una, and this piece, about how marriage has changed and changed again, each time for the better, were particular highlights. 

I’m also super proud to have worked on this Love is Love piece for Bash Magazine, where we photographed four Irish gay couples who talked about how they met and fell in love, and what the upcoming referendum meant them (pic above of Etain and Michelle – you can read interviews with all of them over on

For the week that in it though, I thought I would share Barry’s Bespoke Bakery, a delicious and apt short film that Ben, my wonderful partner in crime, produced. If you have nine minutes, it’s well worth a watch. 

While there is so much good will out there, talking to friends who’ve been canvassing it’s become clear that a yes vote is in no way a done deal. So please, if you believe that everyone deserves the right to love whom they chose, make sure to vote tomorrow!


Nana by Niki de Saint Phalle |
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Link Love (and some snaps from the Basque Country)

Hola from Vitoria-Gasteiz, the pretty, historic capital of the Basque Country. It’s been a whirlwind non-stop couple of days, during which I’ve seen, tasted, learned – and photographed! – so much.

If you’d like, click through for some quick phone snaps from the last few days + some links I’ve been saving for the weekend, when Ben joins me in San Sebastian for some chillaxing… Continue Reading

BBQshoot for Garden Heaven Magazine |
Photography, Recent Work

Barbecue Food Shoot for Garden Heaven Magazine

BBQ shoot for Garden Heaven Magazine |

A few shots from a barbecue-themed food shoot for the Garden Heaven 2015 annual. The piece that accompanies these shots features great tips on easy-to-grow herbs, edible flowers and mouth-watering recipes – like these roasted stuffed figs with Parma ham, above.

BBQ shoot for Garden Heaven Magazine |

Above, a herb basting brush, and below, gorgeous herb salt and edible flower ice cubes. 

BBQ shoot for Garden Heaven Magazine |

The mag is on sale now – pick it up if you’re feeling green-fingered or want to try any of the recipes above!

Recipes and food styling: Lesley Tumulty | Prop styling: Marlene Wessels, assisted by Michelle Hanley | Photography: Nathalie Marquez Courtney

Stylish tech accessories |
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5 Stylish Tech Buys on my Lust List

In my circle of friends, I’m most definitely known as the nerdy one. This goes way, way back. Back to calculator rulers, Gameboys, mp3 watches, and teeny tiny phones. May always reminds me of my love of tech – in college, it’s around this time I’d use my saved waitressing tips to upgrade to a new phone, to better procrastinate during study time. So yes, my nerdiness runs deep, and, in recent months, has expanded to include all manner of gorgeous accessories. 

Here’s what’s topping my wish list…

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When We Were Young, a new series where bloggers talk about what they loved as kids
When We Were Young

When we were young: Ajda

Thursday are for throwing back, so it’s time for another instalment of When We Were Young, a new series that looks at what bloggers were like in their childhood. This week it’s wonderful, talented, warm and lovely Ajda, who was living in Dublin but is now food styling it up in Amsterdam. Click through to find out about the adorable things she got up as a seven-year-old in Surrey.  

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Donegal gorse |
living local

Donegal gorse

Isn’t it beautiful? I love how its bright yellow flowers light up the landscape, particularly at sunset, I love its coconut-y smell, and I love how some kind of gorse is always in flower – inspiring the old country phrase: “When gorse is out of blossom, kissing’s out of fashion”.

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Glenveagh National Park, Donegal |
Personal, Travel

These days

It has been a week of extremes, as I’ve been travelling lots, for both work and play. Over the past 10 days or so, I got a taste of jet setter life – truth be told, I’m not sure how skilled I am at it, but it was fun all the same. Continue Reading

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Have a lovely weekend

Hope you have something lovely planned for the weekend! I’m hoping to do a fair bit of reading and chilling as I head away on a girly break to Donegal. Here are some links I’ve been bookmarking this week. Continue Reading