The loves of my life: Niamh de Brun
The bride-to-be and lifestyle blogger chats to Chloe Brennan about her favourite people, places and things.
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My fiance, TJ [Reid, legendary Kilkenny hurler]. He is my best friend, and I wouldn't want to share my life with anyone else. He is the funniest person I know, and he never fails to put a smile on my face. He is so motivated, determined, generous, and has great depth to him. I am looking forward to sharing my life with him, and can't wait to marry him.
I was so fortunate to have the best of both worlds, as I lived in Limerick and attended school and university there, and my family spent weekends and summer holidays in Kerry. My dad, Sean, is a part-time farmer, so I was well prepared for country life in Ballyhale [Co Kilkenny, where I now live]!
The moment of the day
First thing in the morning. Each day, I wake up healthy, and this is a real blessing.
Mr Jones by Counting Crows.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne - it is a book that helps train your mind to be positive.
My grandfather, John Lenihan. He lived to be almost 102 years old. He always gave me great advice, and he was very wise.
My engagement-party outfit - I wore a white lace, backless Nadine Merabi dress, with Louboutin shoes and a red YSL bag.
My engagement ring. I love it and what it represents. I wear it with pride.
My heart-rate monitor for the gym - I can't train without it.
My mum, Brid; we are so close. I phone her every day just to hear her voice.
Heading to Kerry each summer with my family. We have such fond memories there.
The pet hate
Negative people - I can't stand being around people who refuse to see the positives in life and in people.
Ballykeefe Gin with elderflower tonic.
The beauty product
Strobe Cream by Mac. I wear it under my foundation to give that dewy-skin look.
The piece of advice
Don't worry about people not liking you, and accept that you're not going to be everyone's cup of tea. You could be the ripest peach in the world and there will still be someone who hates peaches.
Mountain View in Ballyhale, Co Kilkenny - it's not a hotel as such, but a beautiful venue with a bar, restaurant, its own golf course and amazing views.
Online shopping and outfit planning.
The part of my body
My eyes; they tend to change colour.
Jameela Jamil - I adore her feminism and no-BS attitude.
Empathy and compassion.
Selfishness and hypocrisy [in others].
Fresh sea air on holidays.
Anything my mum Brid cooks.
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