Did you know Olivers now serve an amazing brunch?

Did you know Olivers now serve an amazing brunch? Just up the road from the buzzing restaurant filled Ballyhackamore, is a little gem of a restaurant, Olivers. Tucked in beside the big car dealer and with one of the fancy new Glider stops right outside, Olivers is one of the cool new kids in the […]

Brooklyn Sq: An American Italian restaurant with a lot of veggie and gf options

Brooklyn Sq on Shaftesbury Square (formerly Speranza) is an American Italian restaurant serving big portions of food from a big menu of pizzas, pasta, burgers, fajitas and much more. If you’re heading over to Shaftesbury Sq you can’t miss the huge Brooklyn Sq signage, it’s more Times Square than Brooklyn. Inside is the whole loft […]

Where are the most beautiful walking trails?

Grab your walking boots and head outdoors to discover some of Northern Ireland’s most scenic locations. 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 starts just minutes away from Belfast City centre, and sets off along the river and canal […]

La Primavera: The sights, sounds and scents of springtime in Italy

The sights, sounds and scents of springtime in Italy are set to take over the heart of Belfast this April, as St. Anne’s Square becomes home to The House of Peroni Presents: La Primavera from Thursday, 5th April, to Saturday, 7thApril 2018. A celebration of the start of spring and the season’s new bounty, including […]

The Great Light and Titanic Walkway open to the public #GreatLightTQ

Belfast’s offering as a maritime heritage destination has been given a boost today as the Great Light and Titanic Walkway officially opened to the public in Titanic Quarter. The opening event was also selected to launch The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 in Northern Ireland. The Great Light gave Mew Island Lighthouse on the […]

TotallyTourists Tuesday at Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart is one of the many National Trust’s gems in Northern Ireland. The recently extended demesne overlooks Strangford Lough a few miles south of Newtownards on the inner shore of the Ards Peninsula. Mount Stewart House Bought by the Stewart family in 1744, Mount Stewart house is a Neo-Classical treasure for the National Trust. […]

#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 […]