10 hotels that will make your Christmas special

It’s something we talk about every year, checking into a hotel and letting someone else make our Christmas sparkle. We did it once, and let Disneyland Paris bring us Christmas joy. You really can’t beat the magic of Disney’s Main Street on Christmas Day with snow falling every hour! Closer to home our local hotels […]

BEAUTY BITCH: When you don’t care if it’s baltic! Cryolipolysis

So just over two months ago I ventured to Cinch Clinic in Holywood to try out their new Cryolipolysis treatment on my inner thighs and, in short, I’m happy to say the results are super positive. So if you need to shift a few pesky pounds before Christmas, and are prepared to drink 2-3L of […]

10 new foods to try at the BBC Good Food Show this weekend

10 new foods to try at the BBC Good Food Show this weekend The BBC Good Food Show rolls into Northern Ireland this weekend for a second year of live entertainment, top celebrity chefs and great regional produce at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. A lasting legacy of the Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink, Northern […]

6 1/2 reasons why we loved brunch at the Gallery

The Gallery Cafe Bar is a recent and welcome addition to the Dublin Road. The stylish café features an elegant open-plan restaurant, bar and art gallery, with décor influenced by New York’s meatpacking district. Having just returned from New York we craved a little reminder of the great city, so off to The Gallery we […]

Sneak peek: Babel, Ireland’s largest rooftop bar and garden

Babel, Ireland’s largest rooftop bar and garden opens to the public tonight (20th October) at 1030pm. Bullitt, the hippest hotel in the city is celebrating its first birthday by opening the new rooftop bar tonight with a VIP launch party from 8pm. The contemporary new space includes a plush indoor bar; an open-air terrace with […]

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 […]

A cookery experience with Neill’s Flour and Jenny Bristow

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED 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 […]

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 […]

Treat your man to 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 […]