Review: Hansel & Gretel at The Mac

Hansel & Gretel, the classic fairytale about a brother and sister comes to The Mac. This isn’t your typical Hansel & Gretel story though. In fact the only connection is the examination of family life, the hint of greed from the parents and the witch who eats little children. This local musical production and original […]

Review: Peter Pan at The Grand Opera House

Peter Pan has flown into The Grand Opera house for a record breaking panto season and as with every panto he brings with him a wealth of theatre magic in this dazzling production. As always the star of the show isn’t the show itself, but the one and only May McFettridge as May Smee. We […]

6 1/2 things we loved about The Doyen and Morso

The former King’s Head pub opposite the King’s Hall on the Lisburn Road reopened as The Doyen recently with a much-needed makeover. The new food and entertainment venue boasts a traditional pub, cafe bar and spacious beer garden, along with a brand new Italian-themed restaurant, Morso. We’ve been to enjoy a few drinks in the beautiful bar and a […]

Belfast at Christmas : A City of Santas

Belfast at Christmas: A City of Santas Santa at St George’s Market Upstairs in the Restaurant, enjoy a Santa Brunch where families & groups can visit santa, receive a gift & photo and sit in comfort with a delicious brunch provided. Downstairs in the foyer you can visit a beautifully lit Santa’s Grotto where children can visit Santa receive […]

Review: What The Reindeer Saw

A brand new Santa has taken over the family business. The new successor to the Santa throne is inaugurated in front of the biggest crowd of elves ever, that would be us, the Lyric Theatre audience. We are hard working elves, we hand make gifts for the increasing population of children around the world, and […]

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 […]

Review: Alison Moyet, Ulster Hall

Alison Moyet, Ulster Hall 29 October 2017 It doesn’t happen often, but when artist, music, venue and set come together in perfect harmony leaving me an emotional mess, well something magical has happened. Finding my music groove in the early 80’s I inevitably heard some of the best pop music through my midnight listening marathons […]

Morbid Manor arrives at Tayto Park to scare the life clean outta ye!

It’s been on the to do list for a while, and last week I finally visited TAYTO PARK in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, (only an hour and 30 minutes from Belfast). But it wasn’t any ordinary visit, because the park has been given a Halloween makeover with creepy clowns and jilted jesters roaming the park waiting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]