Happy New Beer – Taproom Event

To banish the January blues those lovely chaps at local brewery company Farmageddon will be having a taproom event at an actual brewery at the end of the month. And I have it on good authority that the prices will be cheap because they brew it all themselves. Even better, if you share the Facebook…

Noble Holywood – Restaurant Review

The really nice thing about what I do for a living is that sometimes I can just take the day off and do something nice. And recently the nice thing I did was jump on a train to Holywood to check out one of its newest restaurants,¬†Noble.¬† Before you visit Noble, there are three things…

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse – the new menu

I recently got to try out the new menu at the Marco Pierre White restaurant in east Belfast’s Park Avenue Hotel. The restaurant has been open for a couple of years now and I managed to wangle myself an invite to the opening at the time. Two things struck me – firstly, the food was…

Clarins – The Signature Facial @ House of Fraser

There are aspects of blogging I really love and being invited to try a Clarins Signature Facial is absolutely one of them. My very first facial was a Clarins one but that was a very, very long time ago, so I jumped at the chance to experience it again. I was delighted to meet Emma…

Instagram – Tips and tricks

I’ve just come back from a fascinating Instagram workshop at the Bullitt Hotel in Belfast. It cost 25 and the price included coffee and a donut, followed by a cocktail and nibbles. The whole thing was hosted by Marianne Smyth, one half of the Smyth Sisters Instagram account and professional photographer. This wasn’t about how…

The Empties

Do you know, I think this might actually be my first empties post? I was inspired to do one after this by my blogger pal A Life of Style. Anyway, firstly I’ve noticed that this is quite Clarins heavy. I apologize for that but these products are ones that I used to the very end….

DIY Guinness Bread from Browns

First things first, regular readers will know I’m a huge fan of the Browns Restaurants in Derry. You can read my review of Browns in Town here. You might also know that I have been known to bake on occasion. But I’m not much good at bread. There’s something about the salt/yeast ratio that always…

Inika – The Next Big Makeup Brand

Have you heard of Inika yet? You probably will soon. For the very least the brand has been getting some pretty cool endorsements, not least by onscreen beauty Holly Willoughby. Her makeup artist has been using Inika for the presenter’s appearances on Dancing On Ice and at the Brits.   I’ve just been introduced to…

The Ivory Relaunch

Iconic restaurant Ivory in Belfast has had a facelift. In case you don’t know what on earth I’m talking about, The Ivory is perched on top of House of Fraser in Belfast’s Victoria Square. the best entrance can be found at the corner of Chichester Street and Victoria Street. There are a couple of things…

I heart Pixi Beauty

I really, really do. Pixi by Petra is exactly the kind of brand that has the very product I needed before I even realised I needed it. Even better, I get to meet about once a year with Pixi’s make-up artist Amanda Bell. Apart from being just about the nicest person you’ll ever meet, you…