Appetite for distraction

A rising star in the social media sub-category that is ‘useful lady Instagram’, Cork-born property developer Laura de Barra will thrill you with her flat-flipping panache and ability to re-grout a bath with a hangover

13th January, 2019
Laura de Barra: embracing each task with a mixture of power and glamour

Oh my God, I’m never gonna be the same again. Fuck me, that was intense.”

Forget your latest Netflix binge, forget Birdbox, forget Luther: the most gripping entertainment for me heading into 2019 is Cork-born London dweller Laura de Barra and her daily grind around the mean apartments of her adopted city.

Laura is a property portfolio developer and on her way to becoming an Instagram star. She sources properties, flips them to...

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