Putting my best FOOT forward

August 2nd, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Those of you who are regular readers know that my feet are not my best asset and shoe shopping can be a nightmare. I squeezed my not so dainty feet into shoes that were too

Yes we can wear stripes!

July 26th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

  I have a penchant for stripes; maybe I was a zebra in a different life. I particularly like dresses with stripes and am not averse to wearing them horizontally either. The dress below is

Ageless Beauty…Make-Up class

July 19th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Style & Beauty|

I am the first to admit that I am not good with make-up. Usually it takes me three or four minutes to slap on a bit of foundation, eye-liner, and lipstick. Obviously, I spend more

Summer style dilemmas

June 3rd, 2016|Style & Beauty|

I find it very difficult to buy clothes for Irish summers. Do any of you feel the same way?  First of all, we never know what kind of summer we are going to get and,

Foot in Mouth?

May 24th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Style & Beauty|

It is just as well that GG (aka Gorgeous Graham) doesn’t have a foot fetish, because my feet are sadly lacking in the beauty stakes. Do any of you remember the photos published in papers

Guest writer Geraldine gives food for thought

May 7th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

I always feel good when I have been to see Geraldine, for two reasons. First of all, my hair always looks a hundred times better when I am leaving (yes, she is my hairdresser)

Boutique shopping in Malahide.

April 21st, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

‘Paula’s’, formerly known as Elle B2, is more than a boutique. It is a meeting place, a coffee shop without the coffee, a confessional. While I was there, regulars were dropping in for a chat.

Shoulder of mutton not dressed as lamb!

March 28th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

I like my shoulders. As shoulders go they are pretty good. There are two of them, they are smooth and so far unlike other parts of my body (my knees obviously) they haven’t started to

Orange crush

March 23rd, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

While the colour red is more often associated with emotions of anger and passion, orange has no such negative connotations. Combining the energy of red and the vibrancy of yellow, it is a positive and

Shopping in Malahide

February 8th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Many people are returning to boutique shopping for a variety of reasons, not least the personal service, and Malahide, my home town north of Dublin (Ireland), has a plethora of wonderful boutiques! Catering for diversity

Down at heel? Never!

December 21st, 2015|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

What do you do when you can no longer wear high heels? I have always loved high heels. I feel better; I know that I look better. I am an average 5 foot 4 ½

The Yellow Brick Road

December 2nd, 2015|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Following the Yellow Brick Road brings you to The Emerald City, but this bead and crystal shop stocks far more than emeralds; it’s an Aladdin’s cave, a veritable treasure trove on Bachelor’s Walk in Dublin.

Charlotte Tilbury and me

November 11th, 2015|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

I have always been very lazy about my make-up. When I was younger, I wore very little and even then probably only when I was going out at night. I remember my mother-in- law’s horrified

CACI……Does it work?

October 13th, 2015|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Style & Beauty|

What do Jennifer Lopez, Barbara Windsor, Cliff Richard and little old me have in common?  They are big fans of CACI facial treatments and now I am too. As you know, I am keen to

Suede Coat

September 30th, 2015|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

I never really got the opportunity to wear 70s fashion way back in the 1970s. Firstly I was in school and following that a poor college student.  A pair of pink flares and a paisley

Playing dress-up in Arnotts

September 24th, 2015|Style & Beauty|

Predictability is my middle name when it comes to shopping and dresses. According to my family, most of my dresses are variations on a theme ….fitted and knee length in winter and fitted and maxi