Jessie Collins

Jessie Collins

Buy it, Gram it, return it

Buy it, Gram it, return it

A strange new trend is emerging in fashion retail - the ‘selfie purchase’, later returned to the shop. Conversely, a look at what style seekers are buying and keeping sheds a light on what people want from ‘the shopping experience’ right now

Are you experienced?

Are you experienced?

From movie-themed parties to 25ft organic fresh-flower walls, the experiential event is where the corporate money is going. But for tech companies and global leaders, it’s not just about capturing new business: it’s about keeping the workforce happy too. Jessie Collins explores a new era in corporate entertaining

Word weary

Word weary

The proliferation of slogans on everything from notebooks to hoodies is a trend that shows no signs of abating. And now, kidswear and kids’ accessories are fast becoming overwhelmed with mantras. But does this positive messaging make any difference, asks Jessie Collins, or is it all just white noise?

Some sage advice

Some sage advice

A natural and earthy tone, the calming shade of sage has become something of a sleeper hit in 2018, says Jessie Collins

Land of milk and honey: Clodagh McKenna

Land of milk and honey: Clodagh McKenna

Chef Clodagh McKenna has a new mission: to convince Irish people to celebrate our dairy produce and consume it as health food. Here, she talks to Jessie Collins about food for life, her mentor Myrtle Allen and working to a schedule

The royal touch

The royal touch

Rodrigo Pessoa was the youngest rider ever to compete in the Olympics. Now coach to the Irish showjumping team, and having just secured his first big win at the Nations Cup of Britain, he talks to Jessie Collins about what makes the Irish team special

Staying Power

Staying Power

Hotelier, TV presenter, director of Fáilte Ireland, author: Francis Brennan lives his life at a whirlwind speed. But he has no intention of slowing down, he tells Jessie Collins

‘For me, it’s about making tech accessible and fun and putting your life first’

‘For me, it’s about making tech accessible and fun and putting your life first’

The retailer Soda plans to revolutionise how we consume and understand tech. As it launches its first Irish store, at Brown Thomas Dublin, Jessie Collins talks to founder Grace Gould about harnessing technology for a happier life

Rage against the machine: Liam Cunningham

Rage against the machine: Liam Cunningham

As Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones, actor Liam Cunningham has won the sort of fame he’d never imagined. With the show approaching its final series, he tells Jessie Collins why he won’t be going gently into that good night

Nailed to  the wall

Nailed to the wall

The humble manicure has been taken to the next level. The National Gallery of Ireland and nail artists Tropical Popical are once again collaborating, bringing major artworks to the tip of your fingers

Their house is your house

Their house is your house

Killruddery, the Earl of Meath’s seat at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains, is 400 years old this year. As well as having one of the best baroque gardens in the country, it’s now a thriving tourist destination, farm and business. It has also been home to 17 generations of the Brabazon family. Jessie Collins talks to father Jack and son Anthony about mixed blessings, futureproofing, and sharing your home with 75,000 strangers

400 years and growing in Bray stately home  Family’s big plans for Killruddery estate

400 years and growing in Bray stately home Family’s big plans for Killruddery estate

The Brabazon family is marking 400 years in residence at the Killruddery estate in Bray, Co Wickl...

Lolly Strahan: The accidental caterer

Lolly Strahan: The accidental caterer

From a single pitch in Dublin’s George’s Street Arcade to eight outlets and counting, Lolly Strahan of Lolly & Cooks has nourished a food brand from its bare bones. She tells Jessie Collins why she still feels like an unwitting entrepreneur

Ready for their close-up: Meet the Insta-grans

Ready for their close-up: Meet the Insta-grans

The biggest growth group on Instagram are the over-65s, who are flocking to the platform for one unifying reason: ‘to repudiate invisibility’

Hidden Spain

Hidden Spain

Think you know everything there is to know about Europe’s largest southern country? Think again. Jessie Collins finds ten intoxicating treasures ready to be discovered in Spain