11 May 2017

The Ice House Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo: Is It As Cool As Its Name?!

sisters bonding at the Ice House Hotel in Ballina, Mayo, Ireland

The Ice House hotel is all about the River Moy. It informs the history and name of the hotel, and provides a powerful and dramatic backdrop to your stay.

Everything is designed to take advantage of the spectacular river views. The spa and dining room not only overlook it, but both areas extend outside. In some guest rooms, at high tides, the water laps against the exterior walls. In ours, the floor-to-ceiling windows made us feel like we were actually at sea.

09 May 2017

04 May 2017

Dublin’s Northside: Where to eat, drink, stay and explore

Clontarf Castle Hotel on Dublin's Northside

Disclaimer: I live and work on Dublin’s northside and am head over heels for my ‘hood.  High time, so, for a shout-out to some of my favourite haunts. You need never step southside again…

03 May 2017

Best perfumes for spring 2017: L'Occitane, YSL, Neom Organics and more

Best spring perfumes Chanel L'Occitane Molton Brown Neom Clinique YSL

From recent fragrance launches to much loved favourites, these are my picks for an olfactory fling this spring. Because life's too short to have just one signature scent...

19 April 2017

The Kingsley Hotel, Cork: Allsun Adores!


We're used to Allsun recommending round these parts but this time she's kicking things up a notch with her first 'Allsun adores' post - about a spot that's close to my heart, too. Take it away, Allsun!

The Kingsley Hotel, Cork, has something very special.  From the moment you walk into the rather grand lobby you get the sense you’ll be taken care of.  Lovely, smiling faces greet you from the moment you check in, and that sense of welcome follows you right through your whole stay.

11 April 2017

Budget Beauty: 5 Affordable Makeup Bits I'm Loving


I'll ease back into things gently, with a round-up of bargaintastic beauty bits that have weaselled their way into my affections - and my daily makeup bag.

07 April 2017

Spring Beauty Trends: How to do blue


Ok, so blue eye makeup sounds a little daunting – but bear with me. It’s a massive beauty trend for spring, and it’s actually a lot more wearable than you might think.  In fact, I’ve really fallen for it; here’s how I like to do blue.