Belfast’s first Cocktail Week has something for everyone

A brand new week-long festival aimed at cocktail lovers will bring a top line-up of special events to Belfast this week. Whether you are looking for a ground-breaking cocktail creation, want to watch some of the world’s best bartenders in action, or fancy taking a step back in time to the age of prohibition, Belfast’s […]

Review: Titanic Hotel, Belfast

The new Titanic Hotel in Belfast recently opened to much fanfare and celebration. In the refurbished buildings of the old Harland & Wolff offices it’s a new iconic hotel for Belfast, the city with the most authentic and real connection to Titanic. Expectations were high and in many ways our night in the hotel didn’t […]

WIN a cookery experience with Neill’s Flour and Jenny Bristow

WIN A COOKERY EXPERIENCE WITH NEILL’S FLOUR AND JENNY BRISTOW Neill’s Flour is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and to celebrate, has teamed up with Jenny Bristow and Belfast Times to give away two pairs of tickets to a Jenny Bristow Cookery School Experience. The lucky winners will attend a cookery class on Home […]

Beauty bitch: Herald Heritage! Leighton Denny Expert Nails Review

Despite 12+ hours a day typing and countless others at home doing mummy duties and household chores most days, I really do try to keep my nails well-manicured, because often they are the first thing people see after your face and a great manicure can seamlessly pull your look together. Personally, I am big fan […]

Armagh’s Food and Cider Festival provides real ‘taste’ of the Food Heartland

Armagh’s Food and Cider Festival provides real ‘taste’ of the Food Heartland One of the key dates in the calendar for foodies everywhere is Armagh’s Food and Cider Festival which returns to the region from 21-24 September 2017. Celebrating the world class produce available across the Orchard County, the festival is an ongoing collaboration between […]

Tesco Taste Festival showcases NI

The 9th annual Taste Festival brought 66 suppliers of food and drink together under one roof to showcase the breadth of local lines available to customers of Tesco Northern Ireland. With more local lines being introduced year-on-year and new products being listed in direct response to consumer demand and developing food trends, Tesco Northern Ireland […]

10 Things you should know about basketball before the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic

Top 10 Things you should know about basketball before the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic This December, for the first time in history, competitive US college basketball will be played outside of the United States of America in Europe in Belfast’s SSE Arena. That’s right, the Sport Changes Life Foundation will partner up with […]

It’s time to treat yer man with a style upgrade

Mention a personal stylist and you automatically think it’s a ladies only option. You’d be wrong. I set the challenge for two personal stylists in the city centre to see if they could upgrade me a little. The brief for both stylists was, can you find casual but smart clothes to fit my not so […]

Beauty bitch: Howe good are these organic and vegan products?

As I age, I have become much more aware and better educated about what goes into (and onto) my body and skin. And despite technological advances in skincare, sometimes it is the most simple and natural products which have me most excited. I really love local companies and brands emerging too, so I was delighted […]

Top experiences during a mini break to the Costa Brava

Costa Brava, where 200km of Spanish coastline awaits to be explored. We recently visited Costa Brava, travelling the coastline visiting three key towns and a visit to the capital of Girona. It’s an area full of surprises, with beautiful Spanish coastal towns nestling in stunning bays and a wow worthy rocky coastline. Our top tips […]

Fantastic fashion as the new season of West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK launches

It’s a double dozen this October as West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK reaches its twenty fourth season. The new season launched today in Belfast and we were there to catch glimpses of what to expect at the shows in October. The now iconic event, which is firmly fixed in the social calendar, will see four days […]

Must see gardens across NI

We’ve always been big Mount Stewart fans and love heading down the Ards Penninsula to enjoy the beautiful gardens on the estate. Especially now they have been extended further out in to the demesne.  Although Mount Stewart is our favourite, mainly because it’s the closest to home, Northern Ireland has many beautiful gardens to enjoy. […]

Top Walking Spots in Northern Ireland

Top Walking Spots in Northern Ireland Revealed The Mourne Mountains have been crowned the ‘Best Walking Destination’ in Northern Ireland whilst the Causeway Coast and Glens are officially home to the ‘Most Epic View’ as voted for by members of the public in the inaugural WalkNI Awards. Celebrating all that is great about walking in […]