Taking Risks with an Asymmetrical, Deconstructed Cold Shoulder!

July 12th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

I have been a fan of the cold shoulder for 18 months, ever since I bought a lovely grey sweater which I have worn almost to death. I fancied myself as quite daring; I certainly

4 Rules to Break after 50

June 28th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

This week, I am delighted to introduce you to my friend, the beautiful and fashionable Nina Bandoni from Florida. Nina and I were both part of the Fierce 50 Revolution launch way back in February

Chez Sara – charming wine bar in the heart of Malahide

June 22nd, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

GG and I are regulars at the quaint little restaurant and wine bar Chez Sara on Old Street in Malahide. It is important to book, particularly at the weekends, but sometimes we pop in around

Not Botox or Fillers- just Silk Pillowcases!

June 14th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

You know how I like to share, but I am always very careful about what I recommend when I talk about the beauty products I use because firstly what works me might not be suitable

Three books for holiday reading

June 7th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

It has been a while since I wrote about what I am reading and so I decided to tell you about some of the books I have enjoyed over the past year. Maybe you need

Frayed Jeans Trend – Do I dare?

May 31st, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

I am not trend driven at all. Well, I probably was when I was young, but certainly not now. I wear what I like and what I think suits me. Obviously, I get some help

Unique hand-crafted jewellery you will not be able to resist

May 24th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

This week I want to introduce you to another creative: Mary Drea. Maybe you have already read about her. Image Magazine recently named her as a jewellery designer to follow (she trades under addiebeads at

Beside the Hilda – confessions of an Instagram husband!

May 17th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Love & relationships, News, Rants and Random Thoughts|

My husband Graham (a.k.a. GG) gives his take on living with a blogger. There was a time when dinner out with my beloved was a quiet, romantic outing over a pleasant meal, when clothes’ purchases

Diffusing online shopping with Diffusion

May 10th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I first met Kate Gleeson when the stylist daughter and I were shopping for her Debs' dress in Kate’s shop "Diffusion", in Clontarf in Dublin. We bought the most beautiful dress there by an up-and-coming

Rock ‘n’ Roll is alive and KICKING

May 4th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

It was Marilyn Monroe who said “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”. I reckon she meant boots because the stylist daughter Courtney has again collaborated with Shoe Lab with

Allicano – no longer a secret

April 26th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Shsh! I am going to tell you a secret. Why? Because I am a sharing kind of person. Maybe some of you already know about this little gem, this wonderful little boutique called Allicano. It's

Avoiding ‘the morning-after-the-night-before’!

April 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Uncategorized|

The older I get, the less I am able to drink and the less I want to drink. Now, I am no saint and I have to say I am rather partial to a gin

‘Selected’ stylishly Scandinavian

April 12th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Have you heard about the Danish label Selected Femme/Homme? I have only recently discovered it since it arrived at the end of last year in my local shopping centre Swords Pavilions, but you can also

Pretty Provence, Peter Mayle and me

April 5th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Having just returned from a break visiting friends in Provence, it is easy to see why Peter Mayle, the British author of 'A Year in Provence', fell in love with the area about thirty years

The most versatile shirt-dress ever!

March 29th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Uncategorized|

Regular readers know that I cannot resist a good bargain and so when I found a Halston Heritage Shirt Dress on the discount rail at Arnotts in Dublin a few weeks ago, I promptly snapped

Monart Spa Mid-Week Break to Remember

March 23rd, 2017|Friends and Family, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News|

The 2017 Jaguar sports coupe purred up the drive just in front of us as we arrived for our mid-week break at Monart Spa near Enniscorthy. One of the valets on duty took out the