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 […]

Did I get fit for summer?

As my two month summer gym membership at Culloden Estate and Spa comes to an end I thought I'd talk about how much just two months of exercise has changed my everything. No I haven't got super fit and lost tonnes of weight, but I have regained a love of exercising and moving, and it's […]

60 plus fantastic places to eat using the Belfast Restaurant Voucher

Gift-giving got tastier when Visit Belfast introduced the Belfast Restaurant gift voucher a few years ago. The delicious voucher enables you to purchase your gifts from £10 upwards, and they can be redeemed at 60 of Belfast’s top eateries including anything from Michelin Star fine dining and quirky restaurants, to gastro pubs and cafes The […]

#BEAUTYBITCH by Cathy Martin – QOD Blow out

#BEAUTYBITCH by Cathy Martin – QOD Blow out One thing you’ll rarely hear me complain about is summer. It is my favourite season – fruit is ripe and flowers are blooming, everything seems brighter, fresher, happier even. And that’s just nature! But summer can wreak havoc with hair. In summer we all want our hair […]

Exercise for a guy at almost 50 doesn’t need to be a chore

The journey continues and bloody hell it’s not easy, but it’s also not a chore! My summer membership at the Culloden Estate gym continues and it’s changing everything. I’ve just turned 48, so I guess I’m very aware that I’m nearly 50, and if that’s not  scary enough, imagine my shock when joining the gym […]

Top 5 Things to look forward to at Speciality Food Fair Moira

Top 5 Things to look forward to at this weekend’s Speciality Food Fair Moira It’s that time of year again! Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council’s Speciality Food Fair will return this weekend to the charming parkland setting of Moira Demesne. The Fair, which has grown to be a calendar favourite for local foodies, will run from […]

15 places for Afternoon Tea across Northern Ireland

Afternoon tea has become so popular in Northern Ireland that almost every hotel, restaurant and venue has their own signature take on it featuring exquisite little treats washed down with NI’s favourite drink, tea. Whilst previously considered a little old fashioned, afternoon tea is now a popular way to pass an afternoon. Northern Ireland’s hotels […]

Lashing Out And Talking Tips With Sensational Kiss

Beauty bitch: Lashing Out And Talking Tips With Sensational Kiss On one of the hottest days of the year, we arrived at one of my favourite establishments in Belfast – the rooftop bar at the stunning Merchant Hotel for the ‘KISS – Bring the Salon Home’ Summer Party and was immediately transported to a lash […]

Amazing new sneak peek of the stunning Titanic hotel

Amazing new sneak peek of the stunning Titanic hotel The iconic Titanic Drawing Offices and building where the most famous ship ever built was designed, is due to open this Autumn as a stunning hotel.  Once the workplace of many Harland & Wolff staff and where Titanic and her sister ships were born, the building […]

6 awesome reasons to love afternoon tea at Berts 

Berts, the 1930’s Art Deco inspired jazz club at the Merchant Hotel have recently introduced Berts Savoury Afternoon Tea. In a unique twist to the traditional afternoon tea in the Great Room next door, this Savoury creation will satisfy the needs of those of you who don’t have a sweet tooth. Although if you have […]

6 awesome reasons to dine at La Taverna

6 1/2 things we love about La Taverna La Taverna at Fratelli on Great Victoria street will forever be the place where the plans for me to be the new Northern Man columnist in Northern Woman were hatched! That all happened at the launch event, but I’ve been back to try out this reincarnation of […]

Throwing a revolutionary spotlight on beauty

#beautybitch :House of Fraser throws a spotlight on beauty House of Fraser is a one-stop-shop for everything for so many people, so when I heard that they were launching Beauty Spotlight – a revolutionary in-store beauty concept that aims to shine a light on the latest innovations in beauty products – I was more than […]