Beauty Spotlight Team

MY WEEK Hello everyone. We have not really had anything more than a taste of summer in Ireland. But I remain hopeful that some consistent warm and sunny weather is on the way. Meanwhile, I take pleasure in playing some golf, meeting up with friends and doting on my grandchildren. It is important that we

I have been reading, but I realise that I have not shared my best reads with you since last year. Life has got in the way, my friends. And perhaps I have been lazy, preferring to read rather than write. But I have three books for the holidays to share with you. We travel the

Style Not Age

My birthstone is turquoise, though I also have the rare and expensive tanzanite as a second option. I was doing a little research and here is what I found. ‘Reminiscent of the sky and sea, turquoise is a potent protective stone that can get rid of negativity and represent self-realisation, inner calmness, creativity, stability and

Porto

Porto is the perfect city for a short break. We travelled with Travel Department in mid-May and it proved to be the perfect time to visit. I was delighted to accept Travel Department’s offer of a press trip. And, of course, GG (Gorgeous Graham) had to come too. Travel Department Regular readers know that I

Rain coat

‘What, this old thing? Oh, I have that for years’. I know that I, for one, have used that phrase on many an occasion. Sometimes it is used to hide a new purchase. Other times it just rolls off my tongue if I receive a compliment. Gail chose this month’s ‘Style Not Age’ theme and

The Taj Mahal

Hello, my friends. I am feeling positive as we enjoy the holiday weekend. And I hope you are too. I have lots of happy news to share with you. We need to celebrate when we can, don’t we? And count our blessings. GRANDDAUGHTER As many of you know, we have three wonderful grandsons – Logan

The colourful Iris Apfel, who reached a milestone 100 years last August, is our inspiration for this month’s ‘Style Not Age’. It was my turn to choose and her collaboration with H&M launches today. So I thought it would be fun to take our inspiration from this style icon. WHO IS IRIS APFEL? Even if

Scarlet Skin Tightening treatment

I recently visited Nicola O’Byrne at The Skin Nurse Clinic for a Scarlet RF Treatment. Nicola is passionate about the work she does and has worked within Dermatology medical clinics since 2001, latterly at The Beacon. A founding member and former chairperson of DANAI ​ (Dermatology Aesthetics Nurses Association Ireland – www.danai.ie ) she acts as

Peelo Handbag

Choosing your favourite handbag is like saying you have a favourite child. So, there will be no ‘handbags at dawn’ here! I love them all! I love a crossbody if I am shopping. I like a clutch for a dressier event, though I do have a clutch with a strap which I also use for

The Hardiman

The Hardiman Hotel is the perfect place to stay if you are visiting Galway. LOCATION Dominating the southern end of the city’s Eyre Square, The Hardiman Hotel is right beside the train station and bus depot. We travelled down by train and had a most pleasant journey. How trains have changed in recent years.  There

Visiting Seville, while we were staying in The Algarve in Portugal, was surprisingly easy…just a two and a half hour drive from Faro and we didn’t even use the motorway. We arrived in time to check into our hotel and grab a quick lunch before we met our guide for the afternoon. As you can

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