#beautybitch by Cathy Martin Facing Facts With Sensse

When the Sensse Facial Contour Definer arrived in the office there was definitely a tittle tattle and a whisper among the team to ascertain whether I’d ordered a sexy toy from Mya or Agent Provocateur, when in fact my pretty package contained a beautiful and ergonomic rose-gold-coloured, hand-held facial massager. (Gosh that was a mouthful!) […]

Take a BITE out of Treat Week with our Top Picks

Knives and forks at the ready – ‘Treat Week 2018’ is hot on our heels! The weeklong celebration of the tastiest eateries across Lisburn & Castlereagh takes place from Saturday 24th February to Saturday 3rd March inclusive, featuring one-off food and drink offerings in eateries from Moira to Dundonald. To help you indulge in the […]

#beautybitch by Cathy Martin :A Slice Of Urban Veda

I for one am so glad January is over, with its plethora of skin-damaging elements like excessive heating and frosty air, (and sometimes the lack of fresh air from staying inside so much). The combination has a terribly negative effect on my complexion and although February (so far) hasn’t seen much better weather, the budding […]

#BTtravels : Symphony of the Senses #ad

If you follow Belfast Times or Totally Tourists on instagram you might have spotted I went on a trip to London last Thursday night. On Friday, Royal Caribbean International launched the first ever interactive, theatrical cruise experience on dry land, bringing an exclusive preview of what will be the world’s newest and largest cruise ship […]

#beautybitch by Cathy Martin: L’Occitaine and Rifle Paper

When Provence, land of enchantment, meets the vibrant feminine flair of an inspiring stationery and lifestyle brand. This week last year I was milling around Provence searching for truffles among the oak trees of rural farms, so it is fitting that, this week this year, I write about a company whose very scent – when […]

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15 great ideas for things to do this year

15 THINGS TO DO IN NORTHERN IRELAND IN 2018 2018 is well underway now and at Belfast Times we are still going strong with our resolution to move more. Whether that’s getting out and about during the day, or with evening walks, it’s happening daily. Check out our Instagram to see it all! www.instagram.com/belfasttimes Looking ahead to […]

Wonderful walks you should try this year

Grab your walking boots and head outdoors to discover some of Northern Ireland’s most scenic locations this year. Tourism Northern Ireland has put together some suggested winter walks for you to enjoy; Belfast Early morning is arguably the best time to walk the Lagan Towpath as the mist hovers just above Belfast’s main river. The towpath […]

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10 great things to know when staying at the Europa

We recently stayed in the beautiful 4 star Europa Hotel in Belfast and discovered a modern hotel with a fantastic team looking after an iconic building right in the city centre. Invited along by the Hastings group to check out their pride and joy and to rediscover the Europa, a hotel I haven’t stayed in for a […]

#Beautybitch by Cathy Martin: Nothing Weak About Sleek Make Up

Nothing Weak About Sleek Make Up This week I have handed over the #BeautyBitch mantel to my lovely intern Debra, a student on a beauty budget, who is especially broke after an expensive social life and some family gift-giving at Christmas. I tasked her with reviewing some products sent over to me by Sleek, check […]

10 reasons to visit the Holiday World Show

10 REASONS TO VISIT THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH HOLIDAY WORLD SHOW Make ‘I will Travel more’ your New Year’s Resolution and plan ahead to make it happen.  Use weekends and public holidays to eke out your leave from work … start a savings kitty … and check out what’s on offer at Holiday World: an early […]

Go vegan with @TribalBurger for veganuary?

New Year. New You and all that…. Are you planning on going vegan in the new year for veganuary? Yes vegenuary is a thing 😁 Tribal Burger, Botanic Avenue, Belfast have just what you are looking for to show you how amazing vegan choices can be. Yes they are a fantastic burger joint in Botanic […]

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 […]