Valerie Jordan

Editorial Assistant and Freelance Writer

Location icon Ireland

Welcome to a diverse portfolio. I'm editorial assistant at Ashville Media Group and freelance writer elsewhere.

Portfolio
i-On Edinburgh, June 2013
06/02/2013
Coming into Fashion

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Fashion at Condé Nast Exhibition comes to Edinburgh

Premier Living Spring/Summer 2013
03/04/2013
Tartan Revival

Scotland’s national dress is enjoying a renaissance on the catwalk. From Chanel’s recent show in Linlithgow Palace inspired by Mary Queen of Scots to Moncer Gamme Bleu’s tartan-attired models in Milan, tartan has never been more chic. From homewares to handbags, carpets to crockery, there are plenty of fresh and contemporary ways to introduce some patterns into your life.

Premier Living Spring/Summer 2013
03/04/2013
Convenient Country Living

Who hasn’t dreamed of restoring a rambling farmhouse in the country? Perhaps putting a fashionable stamp on rural real estate? Dating from 1850, Pardovan House is a Victorian property that has been sensitively revived with the utmost respect to its period features. From the very first glance, Pardovan House

Stellar September 2013
08/01/2013
Kill it with the cover letter

How do you end up on the ‘yes’ instead of the ‘no’ pile? With a kick-ass cover letter, that’s how.

Stellar September 2013
08/01/2013
50 ways to burn 50 calories

Think you don't have time to exercise? Valerie Jordan reveals some fun, flirty and easy ways to melt away those calories.

Stellar October 2013
09/02/2013
The little click that could

Find €1,000 in your house. Strapped for cash? Stay at home and start earning – no web-cam required.

Premier Living Autumn/Winter 2013
09/02/2013
The Fabric of Life

Upholstery and drapery can make or break a room, so stylish, enduring design is crucial. Fast fixes are inadvisable, as they will quickly look tired – seek longevity in interior fabrics and furnishings and they will reward you through the years

Premier Living Autumn/Winter 2013
09/02/2013
Surrounded by Luxury

Walls may protect you from the Edinburgh winter, but that’s no reason to let them constrain you creatively too. So, why not ditch the usual humdrum choice of wallpapers and consider using fabric to surround yourself in sheer sumptuousness?

The Garda Times
02/01/2014
It's a Dog's Life

A group of very well-trained canines make up the Garda Dog Unit, at Kilmainham Garda Station in Dublin. The Garda Times met with Sergeant Conal Curtis to find out more about this specialist police unit and to learn what working like a dog really entails. Report: Valerie Jordan. Photos: Andreea Iosip.

Licensing World Iss 1 2014
02/14/2014
What's brewing in 2014?

Licensing World’s Valerie Jordan talks to players big and small about what to expect in the world of beer.

Licensing World Iss 1 2014
02/14/2014
That Je Ne Sais Quoi

Wine drinkers philander from region to region but it seems that passion for New World wines is fizzling out and love for the classic world wines is returning. Amour for the French varieties, in particular, is in bloom once again. Valerie Jordan reports.

InBusiness Q1 2014
02/03/2014
In with the Crowd

Crowdfunding is a contemporary concept of venture capital creation in Ireland, whereby businesses can bypass the banks and have their loans funded by members of the public. Valerie Jordan reports on how this relatively new model works.

InBusiness Q1 2014
02/03/2014
Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better.

Is the fear of failure an obstacle to business development? Or do we accept that certain failures are inevitable on the road to success? As a new exhibition opens on the subject of failure, Valerie Jordan looks at the fear of failing and how we can learn from failure in business.

Hotel & Catering Review March 2014
03/03/2014
Contemporary Cooking

Hotel & Catering Review met with Paul Flynn, Chef and Owner of The Tannery Restaurant in Dungarvan, Co Waterford, to discuss modernised dining, celebrity cheffing and the Irish restaurant scene.

Hotel & Catering Review March 2014
03/03/2014
There's Something About Kelly's

Kelly’s Hotel in Roslare has been welcoming guests for 120 years. As the fifth generation of the Kelly family joins the business, Valerie Jordan talks to owner Bill Kelly about his future plans and what it is that makes Kelly’s so special.

Business Ireland Q1 2014
03/03/2014
Messages in Motion

As Treehouse Republic approaches its fourth year in business, Producer Ciara Byrne talks to Valerie Jordan about creating meaningful communication through the medium of animation and motion picture.