Monet Magic: QOD 16 Week Smoothing Treatment

Imagine the sassy feeling of a good hair day of Jennifer Anniston proportions. Now imagine feeling like that for almost FOUR months. Sound like something you could get on board with? Looks like you need Monet Hair in your life, and their exclusive QOD 16 Week Smoothing Treatment. What is this sorcery, I hear you…

What Happened In Vegas…

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, it will have been hard to miss that I took a trip to Vegas in February to celebrate my friend Sonia’s 40th birthday, and celebrate we did. Fortunately, the six of us escaped the clutches of Sin City tattoo-free, with all of our teeth and without losing anyone…

Dance… it’s cheaper than therapy!

This time last year, I had written what I thought was a really cringey blog post on my first year of salsa dancing (for my sins, you can read it here). I published it, didn’t broadcast it too much and thought I’d got away scot-free without any of my dance friends seeing it. Except I…

Sunday Snapping: A Day In Dublin

Confession time – I didn’t take these photos on a Sunday. In fact, I actually took these photos in June, but I thought I would hold on to them for a slow week on the photography front, as they didn’t seem to fit anywhere else. When I went to Dublin to see Nashville In Concert,…

Guinness Open House Brewery Comes To Belfast

If you know me at all, this might seem like a bit of an unusual post, considering I am 100% not a beer drinker. So why, you may ask, was I frequenting a pop-up Guinness Open House Brewery event on a Wednesday evening? Part of it was all about the curiosity about an exciting new…

Streamvale Open Farm is for big kids too!

Allow me to set the scene. It’s the weekend, you’ve got a day off work, or perhaps if you’re still a student, you have the whole summer to fill with activity. You don’t feel like going shopping, the changeable Northern Ireland weather is just about nice enough to warrant doing something outdoors, but not quite…

Nashville In Concert: When The Bluebird Cafe Came To Dublin

Three days after an incredible concert and I’m sitting in front of my laptop, still buzzing a little and trying to figure out how best to put into words just what an amazing night I had at Nashville In Concert in Dublin’s 3Arena. After religiously watching four seasons of the country music drama that had brought the…

Four Weeks With My Fitbit

Three months after joining the gym and my health and fitness kick is still going strong. So far, I’m pleased to say that I’ve stayed pretty well on track, aside from the odd sneaky treat or take-away, but more recently, I decided to up the ante by investing in a fab piece of kit – my…

Review: Fusion Afternoon Tea at Solo Kitchen and Bar*

When you work in Belfast’s top luxury hotel, you see a LOT of afternoon tea, and sometimes even get to eat it if you play your cards right. However, one thing I hadn’t ticked off my list until this weekend was the ‘Asian Fusion’ Afternoon Tea. I love Asian food, I love cake – sounds like a…

Sunday Snapping: Belfast Castle Gardens

After two gorgeous Sundays spent snapping in the sun, I am presenting myself with a challenge that I hope I can live up to – and the clue is in the title ‘Sunday Snaps’. At least once per month, and maybe more if we get some more of this fabulous weather, I will share with you…

Review: Everybody Cut Footloose!

Some of my favourite Christmas presents are things that happen in the future, like holidays, shows and concert tickets, because you get a little unexpected treat later in the year. This was kinda the case with Footloose, except it wasn’t my Christmas present, it was my gift to mum – and a sneaky one to…

Sunday Snaps: Belfast Maritime Festival 2016

What better a way to spend a rare sunny Sunday afternoon in Belfast than at the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival? As my sporadic blogging (to put it lightly) might have indicated, life has been a little hectic of late, and blogging and photography fell by the wayside, but Belfast came to life this week and…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Top 15 Movie Dance Scenes Of All Time

As I type, I am currently listening to the latest release of Zumba music and nursing two incredibly sore legs, which are the result of three hours of salsa dancing classes last night – so, since I’m already having a pretty dancey day, it’s only fitting that I celebrate International Dance Day with its very…

Style That Works For You: Paul Stafford’s Style Secrets

After a successful first year at Directory 14, the Directory Style Events team have come together for another year of timeless, classic style solutions in the form of Directory 15. Having attended the Directory 14 events last year, I was excited to see what this year had in store. Sadly I could only attend one of…

A Bloggers Guide to Belfast FASHIONWEEK!

Yesterday, I received a challenge from fellow blogger Louise Vance. Having watched fashion stylist Rachel Zoe’s video on New York Fashion Week from a blogger’s perspective, she decided to give the concept a Belfast FASHIONWEEK twist. Taking the questions from Rachel Zoe’s vlog, she composed her own little questionnaire to find out what Northern Ireland’s…