I’ve been writing for around 20 years. I contribute regularly to Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, where I have an author page, and Travel Begins At 40. Further stories have been published in A Glass of Bubbly, The Good Life France, Travel Inspires, Captured Travel (Australia) and Honey Good (USA).
“I’m very active on social media and while my stats are (very) modest I genuinely enjoy engaging with people from around the world.“
As a divorced mum in my twenties, I went on to read English Literature with Clasical Studies at University of Reading. I worked in public relations for 20 years and opened the first temporary office for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars at Goodwood in 2001, when the site was simply a muddy field. Since then, I’ve worked in the arts and heritage, and tourism sectors. My work has provided the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life and I enjoy every minute.
Now in my sixties, I’ve turned to freelance writing, bringing all my skills, contacts and experience into play in my third career.
I also write a journal about the destinations, events and exhibition that don’t make it into a feature, for one reason or another. I’m not so much about the big hero photos (although I’m always open to those wow! moments) but more about the detail, the beautiful and the fascinating, that make for a more meaningful experience wherever I am in the world.
“The Languedoc Wine Council hosted Irene for a press trip in the summer of 2019. Irene has been a very easy going person, that integrated well in the group (although of very different profiles than her own), and was interested in every activity and person she was introduced to. She has been very serious in verifying her sources and the details of what she chose to write about in her articles. We have enjoyed reading and sharing Irene’s pieces, and we are proud that they translate our affection for our beautiful wine region. She is more than welcome for a future visit”. Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc.
I have worked with many organisations including: the Italian National Tourist Board; Visit Piemonte; Eating Europe; Pas-de-Calais Tourism; the de Savary Properties; Tewkesbury Park Hotel and Golf Club; Leiths School of Food and Wine; Visit Dublin; Gisborough Hall; Saga Cruises; The Royal Crescent; and more.
I’m open to discussing future collaborations and opportunities with publications, brands, companies and tourism organizations. See a selection of my published work and photographs online. I hope you enjoy browsing. If you would like to work with me please get in touch for a chat via the contact page. Or DM me on Twitter or Instagram.