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From NYC with Love

nyc w: loveI’m in NYC and I am loving it here! Okay, so the hotel isn’t great and the WiFi keeps bumping me off but I was determined to write this. I got to New York last night and went to the Flatiron building and Times Square. It was so packed but worth it. However today we spent most of the day in Central Park and the Upper East Side and I totally had a Gossip Girl moment while sitting on the Met steps. I am in love with the Upper East Side – I want to live there! But I don’t know if that will ever happen because I’m not Blair Waldorf or Serena Van Der Woodsen. I wish I was, but alas no.

Anyways, New York has been great and I hope I can work here some day and live in the Upper East Side, while spending my Saturdays shopping on Madison Avenue. Until then, have a great beginning of the week Readers!

Signing off from NYC with love

x KMSH

From Castles to Cathedrals and a pint of Guinness

Hey Readers! My weekend has been filled with walking, sightseeing and more walking. My feet are thoroughly sore but I did see some very cool things this weekend. We started off at Dublin Castle, but news alert! It’s closed until July. I was a little bit disappointed but I will be coming back in July because I love castles! Ever since I saw Cinderella’s castle I was hooked! I don’t think I’ll ever end up living in one but a girl can dream, right?

After snapping a few shots of the exterior of the gate and castle, we went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Not to ruin it for anyone else but it was a bit of a let down, cathedral-wise. I have seen many and I mean MANY cathedrals throughout all of my travels but it wasn’t as spectacular as I thought it would be. The outside is gorgeous and the information you learn about St. Patrick is very cool, but it was a pretty average cathedral. (Maybe I’m just cathedral-ed out)

We headed over to the Guinness storehouse after seeing St. Patrick’s Cathedral only to find after many blocks walked, it closes at 5 p.m. Luckily for us it is open daily so we went today instead. If you ever visit Dublin this is a MUST SEE. If you are a student it is only 13 Euro and worth every penny. It is a very cool museum because you get to learn the history of Guinness, how it’s made and drink Guinness. What’s better than touring a museum with a Guinness in your hand? Alright, so you had to find out how it was made first but you have the opportunity to learn how to draft the perfect pint of Guinness at their Guinness Academy and do it yourself. A pint is complimentary and on the way you get a half of a half pint as a taste tester.

One part of the museum I want to highlight is their advertising section of the museum. It goes through the different forms of advertising that was used for the product and my favorite slogan I saw was “My Goodness, My Guinness!” I almost got the poster with that slogan but I didn’t like the poster itself, just the slogan. A fun fact, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease. That’s a long time! Will humans even be here still? I hope so, but Arthur Guinness wasn’t only a great beer guy, but an advertising genius! Think about it, who else can say that their storehouse has a 9,000-year lease? If this storehouse is supposed to house this beer company for 9,000 years, it has to be good beer right? Right! He probably was only thinking in terms of business when he did this but in my opinion this is one of the most profound and ingenious advertising stunts this world has ever seen. Watch out world, even if humans aren’t here in 9,000 years, Guinness will be. (I highly suggest looking up Guinness’ past advertising materials; they are very cool and interesting, especially if you are a PR or advertising student/professional).

Well readers, this girl’s heels were not used in all of this walking but will be worn for my birthday next weekend! My hopes are high and I think that after seeing parts of Dublin this weekend, they will only get higher and higher because of this amazing city.

x KMSH