Style Saturday

Spring/Summer 2017 and it’s the 23rd season of Belfast Fashion Week.  Over the years I’ve seen catwalk shows in car parks, museums and churches, I’ve got up close and personal with the trends attending afternoon teas and sushi lunches, and all throughout I’ve seen it grow and evolve.  I’ve enjoyed the events and fashion updates … More Style Saturday

Belfast Design Week

Due to my travels I’m regrettably missing the second year of Belfast Design Week.  The team behind BDW, the Design Salon have put together a fantastic array of talks, film, workshops and exhibitions following on from last year’s success.  This year’s programme includes a stand out event for me – the Designed By fashion show.  On … More Belfast Design Week

EHOD 2016

After a fantastic 2 days of exploring behind the facades of some of Northern Ireland’s built heritage during the European Heritage Open Days in 2015 (which you can read about here) I was kindly invited to take a sneak peek at what EHOD has in store for us this year. Keeping it local I decided to … More EHOD 2016

Twilight Market

The Twilight Market was back for 2 nights with an array of local food and drink traders and a selection of local handmade crafts too.  Pop-up restaurants included Neill’s Hill offering quinoa and spicy Italian hot dogs but I couldn’t look past Coppi’s Sicilian goat ragu which was nicely washed down with a crisp Long … More Twilight Market

Near the Sweet Stream

The Botanic Gardens of Belfast provide a tranquil place for city folk to gain some respite from the hustle and bustle of the streets in the Queens Quarter.  Weekday lunchtime the park lures workers from their offices for a dose of fresh air, you’ll find families and dog walkers enjoying the lawns at the weekend and on a rare hot day people … More Near the Sweet Stream