Category: Lifestyle

Harper’s Hats High Tea Event
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by on June 8, 2017July 17, 2017

Harper’s Hats High Tea Event

On Sunday 28th May, I was lucky enough to attend the Harper’s Hats High Tea Event at Electric Bar in Cork City.  To say I was beaming with pride for my gorgeous, talented friend Lesley would be an understatement!  Particularly as we had both attended the Eimear Varian Barry Event at Electric Bar just a few short...

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Jessica Loves Shop Makeover
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by on May 18, 2017September 30, 2017

Jessica Loves Shop Makeover

So you might have noticed that I recently rebranded my business to Jessica Loves and am no longer trading as jester design.  It was a bitter sweet decision as jesterdesign has served me very well over the last three and a half years, however, the name was initially created back in my College days for a potential Graphic...

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Business Talks – St. Aloysius College
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by on April 15, 2017September 14, 2018

Business Talks – St. Aloysius College

On Wednesday 1st March, I was delighted to be invited up to St. Aloysius College Carrigtwhoill to give a talk to the Fourth Year Students all about my Business and Blog.  I was very flattered to be approached by Rose Goggin and the Girls on the school bank team to speak at their Career Day!...

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Friday Favourites – Castlemartyr Resort
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by on April 12, 2017July 17, 2017

Friday Favourites – Castlemartyr Resort

For Mother’s Day this year, my hubby surprised me with the gift of an overnight stay and spa treatment at the very picturesque Castlemartyr Resort.  I have attended Spa Days here in the past but never thought about an overnight stay as we live so nearby I always felt there was no point, but boy...

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In the End We only Regret the Chances We didn’t Take!
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by on March 25, 2017July 29, 2017

In the End We only Regret the Chances We didn’t Take!

I am sick to my stomach but have butterflies, I am nervous but excited and all because after weeks of thinking about it I finally did it… I made the crazy decision to open a Gifts & Homewares Retail Store and Studio at 105 North Main Street Youghal, Co. Cork! I cannot wait to get stuck...

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Exciting Changes to My Online Shop!
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by on March 21, 2017July 29, 2017

Exciting Changes to My Online Shop!

Lately I have found myself working well into the early hours again almost every night hand making and painting lots and lots of Craft Orders which is a great complaint I know, however, I am burning myself out… I am currently receiving orders through Text, Email, Facebook Private Page, Facebook Business Page, Instagram, Snapchat and...

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Cork Fashion Trail – March 2017
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by on March 6, 2017May 15, 2017

Cork Fashion Trail – March 2017

When I got the news from Marie Barry-Murphy of The Beautmum that I was chosen as one of 20 VIP Bloggers for #corkfashiontrail and would treated to a fabulous day out visiting the best Retail Stores and Food Establishments that Cork City has to offer – to say I was thrilled would be an understatement!!...

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Afternoon Tea with Eimear Varian Barry
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by on March 2, 2017September 14, 2018

Afternoon Tea with Eimear Varian Barry

On Saturday 25th February, myself and Lesley of Harper’s Hats attended the Eimear Varian Barry Event at Electric Bar in Cork City. Emer of Lockdown Models was MC on the day interviewing Eimear who brought us along on her journey from working in RedFm in Cork to working as a Waitress in New York to...

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Cloggers Bloggers Event – February 2017
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by on February 25, 2017May 15, 2017

Cloggers Bloggers Event – February 2017

Cloggers Bloggers is a Networking Group for Irish Bloggers set up by two lovely girls; Marie Barry-Murphy of The Beaut Mum and Richael Fletcher of Shell La Belle I’m quite new to Blogging, only setting up my Blog last November, so am delighted to be a member of this Group and to be able to...

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Friday Favourites – Baby Chic
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by on January 13, 2017May 15, 2017

Friday Favourites – Baby Chic

If you follow me on Snapchat @jesterdesign you will have seen the lovely package we received from BabyChic.ie earlier this week.  BabyChic.ie is an Online Baby & Kids Boutique with Clothing and Accessories for Newborns right up to 8 years of age.  My son Ben was kindly gifted a cosy Scood and my daughter Eva...

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Business Resolutions!
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by on January 3, 2017July 2, 2018

Business Resolutions!

For a couple of hours this morning, I managed to sneak back into my happy place that is my Craft Room! I’m now itching to get back to crafting, however, the kiddies aren’t back to creche and playschool until next Monday.  I needed to give my Craft Room a good clean, catch up on some...

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Friday Favourites – Flawless Beauty
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by on December 16, 2016July 17, 2017

Friday Favourites – Flawless Beauty

  This year I discovered a real Gem not only in Flawless Beauty Salon but in Gina O’Connell, Salon Owner, Beauty Therapist and to me Baby & Motherhood Therapist!!  From the second I met Gina, we chatted like we knew each other for years.  Gina was working from home late into the evenings and also...

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