It’s All Happening At The Fitzwilliam Hotel

To brighten up a rather dull January, the folks at the Fitzwilliam Hotel invited myself and a few other media types over for a slap-up lunch. I’m not going to go on about the food because I’ve waxed lyrical about the food at the Fitz before, but needless to say it was all delish. I…

Pixi by Petra Review – It’s All About Simple Make-uP

I think it can be difficult, when writing about skincare and make-up, not to find yourself in a rut. We all have our favourites, the tried and tested products that we’ll go back to time and again because we know they work or look good on us. So it can be hard to find brands…

A Slice of Mexico in East Belfast

Me and him have just returned to east Belfast after living on the southside for a couple of years so we’re starting to rediscover all the little treasures the east has to offer. We decided to nip out for a bite to eat one Friday night recently and wanted into the Mandarin City Chinese restaurant…

Tasty Treats @ Bullitt in Belfast

Trendy concept hotel Bullitt has opened in Belfast and it’s the place to be these days for just about everything. Fancy a gourmet coffee? They’ll see you right with their Kees Van Der Westen coffee machine. Need a place for a meeting in Belfast city centre? They have superfast wifi and USB points. There’s the…

Thai-Riffic! (sorry)

I really am loving Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink, not least because I keep getting invited to these wonderful events. Belfast’s latest culinary offering has just opened its doors and even though the weather was tipping it down on the night the great and good of the city were cramming themselves in to try…

Working From Home – The Survival Guide

I’ve been working from home full-time now since March. I’ve learned a lot but for this particular blog post I decided to consult an expert. My friend Charlotte lives in England with her husband, dog and three cats and has been working at home for 10 years so she’s an expert. She can also give…

The Mac Attack

I don’t have a lot of experience with Mac for some reason but I was lucky enough to meet senior make-up artist Debbie Finnegan earlier this year. My favourite thing about Debbie (apart from her flawless skin, hair, style etc etc) is that she’s from Northern Ireland. She’s risen through the ranks at Mac from…

Bake Box – The Most Delicious Subscription Box Ever

Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of the subscription box and I’ve written about them before, here and here. But when I saw this one I actually bagged the PR company for a sample. As a Great British Bake Off mega fan I was all over the Bake Box! It’s a brilliant concept…

The Grub Crawl from McCombs Coaches

Recently, myself and a few fellow bloggers were treated to the most extraordinary day out. We went on the very first McComb’s Grub Crawl. A tour that brought us round some of Northern Ireland’s innovative food and drink makers before we had a slap-up lunch. So what I know is that the grub crawls won’t…

The Five Things You Need To Know About Swimming

The Suit If you’re going to swim properly, you need a proper swimsuit. Itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikinis are fabulous for being seen on the beach but if you want to do some proper swimming then you need a decent swimsuit. Why? Well for my first swimming lesson I wore one that didn’t quite fit…

The High Street Rant – Part Two

I’m NOT a fashion blogger and I never will be. Even more so I’m certainly not a plus-size fashion blogger even though I happen to be plus-sized. I never planned to blog about plus-size fashion – until that fated shopping trip just before Christmas. I got so annoyed by what was on offer in the…

The High Street Rant – Part One

I am not a fashion blogger and I have no intention of becoming one. That doesn’t mean I don’t like to shop though. After some pretty dismal shopping expeditions before Christmas I’ve decided to vent my spleen over a couple of things that really, really annoy me about shops on the high street. Now don’t get…