Category: Lifestyle

Friday Favourites – Tone & Tan Beauty Salon
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by on September 21, 2017September 21, 2017

Friday Favourites – Tone & Tan Beauty Salon

Norma Stone starting working as a Receptionist in Tone and Tan Beauty Salon when she was just 16 years old.  She loved her Receptionist job, cleaning the Salon and getting the Treatment Rooms ready but really wanted to become a Beauty Therapist.  So Norma decided to apply to Cork College of Commerce to do her...

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Big Brands at Jessica Loves!
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by on July 6, 2017July 17, 2017

Big Brands at Jessica Loves!

As a small Shop Owner, I have been working very hard behind the scenes the last few weeks to secure two new Big Brands to come on board with Jessica Loves.  Now that everything is signed, sealed and almost delivered I can finally share this news with you!  The first one you might have already...

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Friday Favourites – Leahy’s Open Farm
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by on June 15, 2017June 15, 2017

Friday Favourites – Leahy’s Open Farm

On the 7th May myself and the kiddies took a day trip to Leahy’s Open Farm, a family run, family friendly open farm located in Dungourney Co. Cork.  Eddie and Eileen’s Farm is open every day to the public from 11am to 6pm and is jam packed with fun activities both indoor and outdoor. There is a...

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Are You Festival Ready?
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by on June 14, 2017June 26, 2017

Are You Festival Ready?

Are you heading to a festival this Summer?!  If so, we’ve got you covered at Jessica Loves Gifts & Homewares! First you will need somewhere to store all your savings for ticket purchases and booze!  This Festival Fund Tin Money Box is perfect and priced at only €5.50 sure you’re already saving money!! Speaking of...

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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…
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by on May 18, 2017July 17, 2017

Jessica Loves…

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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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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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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Flab or Fab – My 6 Week Journey
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by on January 23, 2017May 15, 2017

Flab or Fab – My 6 Week Journey

Anyone who knows me really well will tell you I should be at least 20 stone for the amount of rubbish I eat.  When I was younger I was ‘lucky’ to be called skinny and lanky and could eat all around me never putting on an ounce!  Fast forward to my mid thirties (yes I’m...

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