An Absolut-ly Awesome Night

Nothing says mystery quite like receiving an email to your office email address, inviting you to a secret party at an undisclosed location on a Friday evening in March.  So what did I do? I turned up of course, but not before Googling the event to satisfy my curiosity. My stealthy Googling told me that…

5 Things I Realised When I Started Early Morning Gymming

When you lead a busy life, finding time to go to the gym is seriously tough. Now that I work in Belfast from 9-5 and have a 30-45 minute commute (traffic depending) each direction, my old routine of early morning swimming and tea-time gym sessions are a thing of the past. And my night time…

Sunday Snaps: Postcards from Portstewart Strand

I love Portstewart Strand. Having studied at university in Coleraine and lived in Portstewart for two years of my student life, there’s a little part of it that feels homely and makes it one of my favourite places for a weekend road trip. However, this was not my only reason for a drive up the…

Belfast Fashion Week Celebrates 21 Seasons

West Coast Cooler Belfast Fashion Week – one of the most eagerly anticipated events in any Belfast fashionista’s calendar. For me, this would be my sixth season, but on the 21st January, the event itself was very fittingly launching its 21st season, yet another milestone for founder Cathy Martin. Having found its home last year in…

Salsa Dancing: Why 2015’s Resolution Was My Best Yet 

If you’ve followed my admittedly scattered blog posts over 2015, you will undoubtedly have noticed that salsa dancing has taken over my life, and I’m not even a little bit ashamed. All of a sudden, 25% of my Facebook friends are salsa friends, I find myself turning down nights out on the tiles so that I…

5 Tips For An Austrian Adventure

Yes, I’ve been travelling again – it’s an addiction! With festive spirit in the air and Christmas just around the corner, I thought that it was the perfect time to take an impromptu jaunt to one of the famed European Christmas Markets, and what better way to do so than to combine this with a visit…

Theatre Review: The Merchant Of Venice @ Baby Grand

Have you ever seen Shakespeare’s lyrical prose transported to the 1920s? How about a production of Shakespeare where all of the scene changes are conducted to the theme tune of The Sting? I have. You might think that it wouldn’t work, but surprisingly, it was this unlikely combination that made the show such fun. The…

My Belfast FASHIONWEEK Round-Up

You would think that after a trip to New York, I’d be totally shopped out, right? Not one bit! Whilst on one hand, my timely visit to NYC meant that I had a whole new wardrobe just waiting to be taken out for a spin at Belfast FASHIONWEEK; on the other hand, I was far…

Beauty Review: Bellamianta Tan*

With Vita Liberata, Baby B Browne and now the new Bellamianta fake tan, it seems that Northern Ireland is determined to cover up those pale and pasty limbs! For some girls, fake tan is a part and parcel of a weekly beauty routine, and for that I applaud them. I’m not ashamed to say that…

20 Things In Store At Belfast Fashion Week 2015

Two weeks ago, I attended the very glam Belfast Fashion Week press launch, alongside some fellow bloggers, fashionistas and members of the press, as we eagerly awaited the inside scoop on what is in store for Belfast Fashion Week’s twentieth season. In keeping with their them, 20 models strutted their stuff through BFW HQ at…

I’m BACK! 10 Things I’ve Been Doing This Summer

This blog post is part apology, part catch-up and part a kick up the backside to begin blogging again. Since returning from my holiday to Greece – you know, that one that I couldn’t stop blogging about – things have been a little crazy. Not only did I start a new job, I also made…

Greek Island Hopper Part 4: Ios

I’m in IOS baby! Well, at least I was two weeks ago -sobs- Ios was our last port of call on the Cycladic Islands and, in contrast to Mykonos and Santorini (which had a blend of pretty streets, historic sights and great nightlife) Ios is pretty much a party island, known for its nightclubs and…

Greek Island Hopper Part 3: Santorini

Santorini – where there are more donkeys than taxis, more wine than water, more steps and streets and more churches than days of the year. But most of all, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the privilege to visit, and one destination that I would return to in a heartbeat….

Greek Island Hopper Part 1: Athens

After a quick layover in Amsterdam, this was the beginning of our real adventure. We met our Contiki group at the Poseidon Hotel, around 45 minutes outside of the city of Athens and facing the beach. Our hotel had gorgeous sea views, but it was on our second day in the city that we really got…

Jet, Set, Go: How To Spend a Layover in Amsterdam

What does Amsterdam have to do with a Greek Island Hopper? Very little, in usual cases. For us, it was the first stage of our adventure, as we enjoyed a brief layover in the city. We spent one night in Amsterdam on either side of our trip, which started and ended in Athens, so these…

The Holiday Edit: Greece Fashion Wishlist

My Greek adventure is getting closer by the day! It’s got to that time of the week where I just want to pack up and go, but instead I have decided to create a little fashion edit to keep my excitement at bay. Most years when I go on holiday, I buy an entire new…

6 Monday Moments: 1st June 2015

It’s June! How on earth did that happen? I don’t know if the year is just flying in or if the miserable weather outside is just making me feel like it should still be winter, but anyways. It’s June, and I’m going on holiday in less than two weeks, so this is a good day….

6 Monday Moments: Monday 18th May

This is my second blog post of the day, which is most unlike me, but I have totally neglected my Monday Moments feature since the my first couple of posts, and I feel like it’s time I got them started again. This list is pretty much a holiday-orientated one, because I’m finally starting to feel the holiday…

4 Ways To Spend A Girly Day In Stranmillis

As someone who went to university on the North Coast, I not only missed out on those crazy student nights in Belfast, but also the chilled out lifestyle that comes with living in Belfast. Instead of spending Saturdays on the Lisburn Road or strolling around Stranmillis, I was walking on the beach and treating myself…