Great to see the opening of Totally L Clothing TLC in the heart of Carrignavar village. Talking to The Muskerry News Lorraine O’Neill told us, “Totally L Clothing TLC is for every lady who, like me, loves clothing and coffee, the women who know that looking good enables you to feel good. When I’m asked what age group, I cater for I hesitate as I have dressed girls in their twenties to women in way higher decades and my main objective is for them to look in the mirror and just feel happy with what they see. So it’s not all about age, it’s much more about attitude in ‘TLC’.” Lorraine opened the doors on Friday June 13th as she says, “..without anticipation as I knew I was in the right place at the right time. I do believe in definitive timing and following your gut. I faced challenges and had many exciting times over the years of self-employment in retail and hospitality and hindsight, reflection, and experience are three key elements that took me to a country road as opposed a motorway at this stage of life which makes me truly happy and grateful.” Swapping traffic jams and rush hour for calm, and a route comprising of country and cows her journey to work now takes 15 minutes from her door in Glanmire to her new ‘happy haven’ in Carrignavar. “My new business in fashion kicked off because of Covid. I worked in sales & marketing and helped my husband with our local coffee shop in Glanmire ‘Cream’ for 15 years prior to this. We had an amazing time and met some wonderful people through Cream but sadly it wasn’t viable to reopen post covid, like so many other businesses in hospitality.” The boutique is open 10am to 5pm every weekday, except Wednesday (when they close for catch-up with our deliveries and online service) and 10.30am to 5pm Saturday. “However,” Lorraine reminded us, “We are also 100% flexible and work around our customers with the option to meet outside our opening hours for one-to-one shopping.” Another unique service they offer is ‘Sip & Shop’ for groups of ladies who like to incorporate a little shopping into their night out. We provide the chilled prosecco; they can get together in our shop as the first stop in their night out. So if you’d like a taste of Italy or France and other European countries in the stress-free surroundings of a beautiful village, where traffic is never an issue make sure you take the time to call by and say hello!