This is my first proper blog post of the year that’s a bit more personal. Don’t worry it’s not gonna be one of those soppy “New Year, new me” posts. This post is about the amazing weekend, time I had on Achill Island Co. Mayo with old and new friends courtesy of Smithwicks. I couldn’t have picked a better way to spend my NYE and ring in the New Year than with this crazy fun bunch! No incessant long ques for anything, pure fresh air, amazing company, amazing acts playing on the night and of course lots of Smithwicks!
We started the weekend of with a road trip with my friends Ciaran and Greg. The great thing about these guys is that not only were they good road trip buddies they are super talented photographers/creatives, so obviously we had to make a stop just after we got onto the island and take some snaps! After getting settled into our amazing house we took a lil dander around Keel beach and I got some amazing shots of me taken by Ciaran in my very fitting nautical outfit. Boots, turtlenecks, beanie and a warm jacket were an essential that day!
Nye was the best day of course as we started of with an early start hike in the mountains and for this we obviously had to really wrap up! Courtesy of Ember&Earth an amazing Irish brand that creates warm winter raincoats, keeping warm up in the Mountains of Achill was an easy task! You should check out the amazing brand an their raincoats. Once again the beauty of having talented creative photographer friends is that they can make you look cool AF on a hike up in the mountains, ergo these amazing shots by Ciaran. After the hike and a quick change we had some great food in the Amethyst bar and then it was of to the main event with amazing acts like Daithi, Lumo Club Djs and The amazing Stomptown Brass Band to name a few playing on the night!
The last day (saddest day cause we had to leave) was amazing! We got to see the first ever sunset of the year with an amazing picture perfect view and of course some cool photos were taken!
First Sunset of the Year
I can’t thank the Smithwicks, Wilson Hartnell team and my friends both old and new for an amazing start to the year. I needed that weekend more than you guys will ever know and I can’t wait to do it all again very soon this year (did someone say summer reunion trip lol). Check out a roundup of the weekend in this slick video made by my good and talented friend Greg.
Looking forward to creating more content, shooting both video and photos, more amazing collaborations, sharing more of my adventures and of course plenty of fashion related stuff this year. 2018 is going to be an exciting one. Have a great week guys here’s to a successful, happy, healthy and positive New a Year to you all!
Thanks for dropping by again….