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Month: July 2015

Pay Day Haul

Pay Day Haul

Hi GuysI got paid during the week and in typical Lynn Jo fashion spent way too much money on things I don’t really think I needed.I thought I would share my purchases with you. I only have intentions to post reviews of two of these […]

Jynx’s First Dukebox | Pet Posts

Jynx’s First Dukebox | Pet Posts

Hey guys!!So for the past few weeks Jynx has been waiting excitedly for her first Dukebox from Ruby and Duke.  We did a little unboxing video which you can see below: The items we received in the box were:Gor Hugs Bunch A round, pink pig that […]

Summer in New York | Guest Post

Summer in New York | Guest Post

Hi guys,

As mentioned a few posts ago I am going to be posting essays from a number of bloggers who were willing to share their plans for summer with me.
Today’s post comes from Liza Tait-Bailey (how amazing is that name?!).
Liza is a gorgeous student who set her blog up after she moved to Paris as an opportunity to document her travels. She has travelled to Morocco and studied in Abu Dhabi but today she is telling us all about her summer LIVING in New York. Does anyone else have major travel envy? My favourite feature of Liza’s blog is her bucket list. Maybe I might post mine on my blog, although I’d have to come up with a bucket list first.
If you want to read more of Liza’s tales of her travels you can check her out here.


There is a special kind of overheating that one experiences in July in midtown Manhattan at the end of the working day, when all around you New Yorkers are hurrying to the subway or bars to mark the sense of freedom that I have come to associate with 6pm. It’s something I had never considered before this summer, and every time I experience it I get a strange sense of amusement that I am here, witnessing this daily parade of sweaty, well-dressed adults.
As a rising Junior at New York University Abu Dhabi (that’s a special little NYU campus in the United Arab Emirates for those who haven’t heard of it), I am spending the summer interning with a social enterprise in New York. Global Goods Partners aims to empower female artisans in poor communities by providing a marketplace for their products. They pay a fair wage, and as a non-profit ensure that as much money goes back into the community as possible to provide necessities such as education and health care. And my job? Well I’m a marketing intern, focusing particularly on the social media side.
Interning has been inspiring and exhausting in equal measures. As a student, albeit one who is usually busy with about four projects at once, I usually have far more control over my time and the 9-5 came as a real shock to the system. That, coupled with my hour commute twice a day, means that I feel a frustration that I can only associate with being in an office in Manhattan all day. Being in New York this summer is amazing, being inside a building on W 30th street where the only window faces a wall, not so much.
It’s not all despair and dissatisfaction though! In true intern fashion I have learning a lot in so many areas: from non-profit lingo to the best practises for Pinterest, and met some really interesting people along the way. And outside the office? Well I’ve been making the most of being a temporary New-Yorker, in true tourist fashion.
Attending the Pride March on Fifth Avenue just days after the marriage equality act passed was a day I will never forget, as the sense of joy and love in the city was all consuming. Other highlights include seeing Wicked on Broadway, and of course enjoying all the museums that line Central Park (yes I did sit on the steps of the Met, because who doesn’t want to feel like Blair Waldorf?). Weekly bottomless brunches and walks along the highline, my all time favourite spot in NYC, have made me fall in love with this lifestyle, a shame since there’s only a few weeks left. Luckily future plans include taking a trip up to Niagara Falls and a cheeky visit to Costa Rica on the way home – my first jaunt into Central America – so I’m not too sad at the prospect of leaving. You’ll have to keep your eyes on my blog to see read about those adventures!




By the way guys I am delighted to announce I was nominated for The Blog Awards Ireland 2015 so a BIG thank you to anyone who nominated me and also don’t forget you can get 20% off a Dukebox subscription over at www.rubyandduke.com using my code LYNN20. Jynx’s first Dukebox should have shipped today so I can’t wait to share her opening it with you all. 


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Say Yes to More | Technical Difficulties

Say Yes to More | Technical Difficulties

Hi all, source For the past few weeks I have been arranging a series of guest posts from bloggers who are doing different things over the summer. The first of these posts was to go up this evening but unfortunately I am having slight technical […]