The biggest pitfalls Irish people make when decorating a room - Interiors expert Amanda Hilton Sawyer
Mark Twain once said that if you make your mark in New York, you are a made man. It's a wonderful place to be up, but an awful place to be down; the melting pot of success that spits you out as quickly as it holds you up. "It's merciless," laughs Limerick native Amanda Hilton Sawyer, who, having lived in New York for the last 25 years, made the decision to move back to Ireland 18 months ago. "Don't get me wrong, it's made me who I am today," she confesses. "There is no safety net, you sink or swim and that certainly pushed me to succeed. I evolved with the city but after so many years that stopped and I started to feel the pull to come home."