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

Does my bum look big in this?

September 7th, 2015|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Finding the perfect pair of denim jeans is never easy, no matter what age you are, but it is far more difficult when you are ‘of a certain age’. You know what I mean. The

Fashion and the Mature Woman

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

What to wear? That is the question! I love fashion and wish I was twenty (or even thirty) years younger so I could try out all today’s wonderful trends. But one thing I’ve discovered as

Wrinkles, wrinkles everywhere and not a cure in sight!

July 16th, 2015|Home, Style & Beauty|

I am always shocked (well, disappointed maybe!) when I look in the mirror and see my face – it’s not bad, as faces go, it’s just that I seem to think I should still look