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

New Affordable Skin Products You Will Want to Buy

July 19th, 2017|Friends and Family, Home, News, Style & Beauty|

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

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

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

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