Who are you and what do you do?

I’m James Kavanagh and I Snapchat every detail of my life. So much so that I’ve gotten into trouble for the kind of stuff I post. Follow me, but with caution. I also co-run a food business Currabinny with my boyfriend William. We cater events, do markets – the like. Our dream is to own our own café. We’ll get there.

Why do you do what you do?

I got tired of doing what other people wanted me to do, so I just took a leap into paving my own path in life and trying to make a living from it – and, so far, it’s working! I Snapchat my life because I’m a total over-sharer. I am involved in the food business because food is my number one obsession in life. I think about it 98% of the time. The other 2% is dedicated to candelabras. Obsessed with those. 

Describe your audience

Mainly gas girls and gays aged 16 – 40.
 

Images credit Aaron Hurley.What’s your media diet?

Architectural Digest (I am also obsessed with interiors), Twitter (that’s where you find out all the breaking news – who died etc. Everyone’s dying, aren’t they?) & TheHunRealIssues – a website where serious issues are broken down for people with low attention span like me.

Three people you respect?
Goldie Hawn, Enya & Iris Apfel.

What excites you right now and Why?

Food in Ireland. I feel it’s having such an exciting moment. EVERYONE is cooking, EVERYONE is looking out for farmer’s markets of a Saturday and EVERYONE is eating out. It’s an exciting time to be involved with food.

Proudest post? Finest moment to date? Most embarrassing moment to date?

Number 1 & 2 would be the autism awareness video I did with my nephew Sean (who has Atypical autism). It went totally viral. Huffington Post, Today Show NYC, RTE etc. Seeing a massive conversation happen about something that needs to be talked about & accepted is really refreshing. Number 3 happened just this morning; I spilled my Americano all down my white jeans. Yep.

Images credit Aaron Hurley.

What channels are your fav and why?

Snapchat & Instagram. Snapchat is the new reality TV show. I adore getting a look behind the scenes of someone’s life – I think that’s down to being Irish – we’re so bloody nosy. Instagram is my next fav because it’s a feed of gorgeous imagery. I’s v important to nourish your eyes with gorge images at all times.

Tell us a secret - something we should know about you?

Sometimes, I like to wear a long wig & heels while I clean the house. 

What’s the master plan?

A café in Dublin & Cork (where William’s from). And also a line of Currabinny products in some gorge shops like Fallon & Byrne & Lilliput Stores.

Where do we find you?

Instagram: JamesAlanKavanagh 

Snapchat: JamesKava 

Twitter: JamesKavanagh_ 

Facebook: MrJamesKavanagh 

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