Wednesday 24 July 2019

The loves of my life... Louise Cooney


Top blogger Louise Cooney
Top blogger Louise Cooney

The Limerick native and top blogger chats to Chloe Brennan about her favourite people, places and things

The person

My boyfriend Gerard. No matter how serious life gets, no matter what's going on, he always has a silly joke to brighten up my day.

The memory

Working in New York for a year after college. It's where I started my blog, got my first taste of working life and got to live independently for the first time - I loved every second.

The moment of the day

Evening time - the moment after a long day that it's time to switch off, cuddle up with my dog Cooper and turn on Netflix.

The song

It's a Beautiful Day by Michael Buble.

The movie

I am much more of a TV-series girl than a movie lover but I look forward to Oscar season every year. This year I loved I, Tonya; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; The Post and Lady Bird. OK, maybe I am a movie person.

The book

I love a good thriller - Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, The Couple Next Door. I need a book I just can't put down

The hero

My sister Grace. She has faced a lot of obstacles following on from a car crash we were in in 2007, but she stays really positive and lives a great life despite this. She hasn't let her injuries hold her back at all.

The outfit

I don't think I could ever pick just one outfit (or #OOTD) but my favourite outfits usually consist of bright whites and pastels. I'm so happy it's finally spring - it's acceptable to get those summery tones back in my wardrobe.

The accessory

I love a statement bag - something that really adds something to an outfit.

The gadget

My iPhone 8 Plus. Where would I be without it?

The hotel

I recently visited the Galgorm Resort and Spa in Northern Ireland. I really loved it. I found the whole experience so relaxing. It was like we were in a different world.

The pet hate

Avocados - they're not ripe and then the next second they're gone off. They are a tricky one to get right.

The friend

I'd be lost without my friends from school and my friend Dearbhla - we met in New York and brought our friendship back to Ireland with us! I also have a great group of friends in the blogging community and from college. I'm very lucky.

The beauty product

I'm loving the new Nars Natural Radiant Longwear foundation. I love a flawless but natural finish from a foundation, and this is amazing.

The holiday

I absolutely adore going to Italy - Rome, Venice, Milan, Positano, Capri. Italy just never lets me down. Amazing food, weather and places to explore! Next on my list is Florence.

The piece of advice

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." Never be afraid to try something. There are no mistakes, only lessons.

The drink

I could live on orange juice alone - but the occasional gin and tonic doesn't go astray either.

The bar

I love visiting House, in both Dublin and Limerick.

The hobby

Taking photos and videos - I'm lucky that this is a huge part of my job. I studied photography as a part of my degree in college. I've always loved it.

The part of my body

My legs - they are my longest part by a long shot! I've earned myself the nickname Leggy Lou with my friends.

The celebrity

Olivia Palermo and/or Blake Lively. Style-wise they just never get it wrong!

The virtue

Kindness. It's all I look for in people and try to show myself.

The vice

Zara. I just cannot go in and come out empty-handed.

The smell

I always have a soft spot for anything lavender, it reminds me of my granny. At the moment I'm loving the perfume Magic Lavender Illusion by Viktor + Rolf - it's gorgeous.

The virtue

Kindness - it's all I look for in people and try to show in myself.


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