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…

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…

New beauty favourite – Hempz

A package of rather unprepossessing stuff dropped through my door the other day. Hempz has been around for 20 years but it’s mostly an American brand. It won’t surprise you that these are beauty products created from hemp seed oil. And no, you will not enjoy yourself if you roll this stuff up and smoke…

Staycation at the Dufferin Coaching Inn

To be completely honest, I’ve never really done a staycation before. Don’t be wrong, I’m not adverse to the odd night in a luxury hotel. But I’ve never driven just 45 minutes from home for the sole person of a change of scenery for the night. That was, until last weekend, and now I’m completely…

Beauty Review – Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum

So this blog post is a quick review of a serum I’ve been using for a while now. In case you haven’t heard of them yet, Pestle & Mortar are an Irish skincare brand. The company prides itself on a capsule range of skincare products using science and nature to create them. The company gifted…

The Foundry – Hotdesk Heaven for Freelancers.

The freelance worker is on the rise these days and I have to admit I’m one of them. I work for myself or, in reality, I work for a great many people and companies, spending my working days juggling tasks and deadlines. This isn’t a blog post about the trials and tribulations of the freelance…