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…

Have a Field Day with home fragrance candles

I’ve never blogged about interiors before but I do love them. I’m as much of a sucker for a good paint colour or stylish sofa as anyone else, but my real weakness is candles. I LOVE candles. Any trip to Ikea will see me come home with literally hundreds of the things. When I shop…

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…

Restaurant Review – Browns in Town

I love going to Donegal. it’s a great place, lovely stuff to look at. But in all honestly one of my absolute favourite things about going to Donegal is that you go through Derry to get there. And when you go through Derry, you get to go to Browns in Bonds Hill. Now, Browns is…

And the winner is – Alfaparf Competition

And so the results are in! Thanks so much to everyone for entering but in the end ther can be only two. The winners of the Alfaparf Milano Competition are…. Drumroll please… Christine McGreevy and Donna Caldwell!   Congratulations you guys! All you need to do is email me your address details and I’ll have…

Kiss -Luscious Lashes and How to Love Them

I’m just back from a brilliant event by Kiss – the company that specialises in nails and lashes at Belfast’s Merchant Hotel. We were treated to nibbles, cocktails and the awesome Paddy McGurgan and his team from the Make-up Pro Store who spent their time fitting us with nails and lashes. I’m actually partial to…

The Bull & Ram, Ballynahinch – The Review

In all honesty it seems a little superfluous doing a review of the Bull & Ram because in its short life anyone and everyone worth their restaurant reviewing salt has already been there before me. If you need convinced then check out this rave from the Guardian’s food critic Jay Rayner. And this guy doesn’t…