What I wore in 2017 in my fashion round-up

January 6th, 2018|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I embraced the kimono and the cold shoulder  fashion trends in 2017, though I had flirted briefly in 2016 with the latter.  A full-blown romance was conducted with this particular fashion item so that even

The Best of 2017 in Health and Beauty

January 3rd, 2018|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I was not even sure if it came under Health and Wellbeing, when I wrote about my love affair with gin. The title ‘How to stay Healthy, drink Gin’ confused a few people and I

Christmas Jumper ‘5-over-50’ Style Challenge

December 18th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I have never really been a fan of the Christmas jumper trend. I know it seems like I don’t have a sense of humour, but I can assure you that I do; it just doesn’t

Dyrberg/Kern in Arnotts has a Christmas Present for You.

December 7th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Arnotts in Dublin has been my ‘go-to’ shop for years: it is pretty fair to say that you can get practically everything there, so I am always popping in and out. I was very happy

Adding panache to my outfits with a Radley Bag

December 4th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Testing ‘By Terry’ Light-Expert Click Brush

November 15th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

‘By Terry’, founded by Terry Gunzburg, the French cosmetic guru behind Touche Eclat (a product that I have never liked), has just recently come across my radar. I had been invited to an evening in

5-Over-50 Boot-up

November 6th, 2017|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

‘These Boots are Made for Walking’ sang Nancy Sinatra and that was this month’s style challenge for the '5-over-50' group. I am a boot lover and have at least a dozen pairs. When the stylist

The Bias Cut online shopping website is anything but biased.

October 30th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

My first introduction to the online shopping website and pop-up boutique www.the-bias-cut.com was through the Facebook group ‘Ageism is never in Style’ (a forum for all who agree that ageism in the fashion industry needs to

My Standing Ovation For Peter O’Brien’s Collaboration with Dunnes Stores

October 25th, 2017|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

What’s not to love about Peter O’Brien’s collaboration with Dunnes Stores? Few Irish designers have enjoyed such international acclaim as Peter O’Brien who for two decades worked in some of the world’s best-known fashion houses:

Review of ‘Eyes to Mesmerise’ by Charlotte Tilbury

October 11th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

I am a fan of some of Charlotte Tilbury’s products: for example, her Wonderglow and her Light Wonder. In fact, I wrote a review of both of them here.  And I think they are reasonably

Hat Atttack 5-Over-50 Style Challenge

October 2nd, 2017|Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

It is the first Monday of the month and I am back with my 5-over-50 blogger friends for our latest challenge ‘Hat Attack’.  I returned to Anthony Peto, Dublin, for my hat. You may remember

Kimono trend is here to stay

September 20th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

A kimono can transform an ordinary pair of jeans and a top into something extraordinary. It can add a certain allure to a dress and I have seen it raise a pair of shorts and

5-over-50 challenge ‘Amazing Lace’

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

I am going to confuse you all by posting on a Monday, but I am delighted to have been asked to join a collective of  ‘over 50 UK bloggers’ for a 5-over-50 style challenge and

Ladies’ Day at the RDS Horse Show – a memorable experience!

August 16th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

It is not often I get a chance to wear a hat, so when I was invited toDundrum Town Centre Ladies’ Day at the RDS Dublin Horse Show last week by Qatar Airways (the main

Jewellery fit for a Queen

August 9th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

Not many people know this but the Queen of England, the 24th President of America and I have something in common - we each have gifts of custom-made jewellery crafted by Irish goldsmith and jewellery

Stripes…the love affair continues.

August 2nd, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty, Uncategorized|

Last summer, I wrote a blog post about my obsession with stripes - you can read the post here. The love affair with stripes has continued this year! What is it about me that when I