Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock recently, you’ll have seen that Belfast has a brand spanking new restaurant in the heart of Cathedral Quarter, Six By Nico.
The restaurant is the brainchild of talented Scottish-Italian chef, Nico Simeone and is the third restaurant to open its doors in the already hugely successful chain (there’s also one in Glasgow and another in Edinburgh).
The concept is simple yet genius. Every 6 weeks, Six By Nico serves a brand new, 6 course tasting menu, each themed differently. From Tuesday 5th March to Sunday 14th April, the tasting menu in Belfast is “The Chippie”.
We were very fortunate to be invited down last week to try the menu for ourselves by the wonderful PR team and were hosted by the gorgeous Cathy Martin and I couldn’t have been quicker to accept the very generous invitation.
I love a good spa day. I mean who doesn’t?! That opportunity to completely switch off and unwind in beautiful surroundings doesn’t come along often, so when it does, seize it!
It was my wonderful Mum’s birthday a few months back and given the fact that it was going to be her first without my Dad, my sister and I decided to treat her to something a little more special this year and take her to Galgorm Spa for the day!
We booked the Dawn Package which entitled us to use of the Thermal Village from 8am and a light breakfast served in Elements Café for £49.00 per person.
We have been lucky enough to have visited Galgorm a few times before so we knew what we were doing and where to find everything though if it is your first time visiting the Spa, the staff are more than accommodating and willing to help.
As I mentioned previously, I have been making a conscious effort to try and get a decent sleep at night. Things are hectic at the moment and it doesn’t take long before I can start to feel run down and end up feeling unwell. I have discovered some great products recently to help me wind down and get a good night’s sleep.
So what are my tips?
I’ve disliked my lips for years. I mean, they were okay, but they were naturally thin and my top lip would disappear pretty much entirely should I give a toothy smile – not ideal. I had toyed with the idea of lip fillers for quite some time, but always panicked and chickened out when it came to the crunch.
Since working with Therapie Clinic recently with my course of Image Peels, when the brand wanted to continue to grow our relationship and offered me the chance to try out fillers, it felt right.
For me personally, getting fillers was a way to increase my confidence and feel better about myself. I’m not telling you all to go out and pump yourself full of everything you can. But it’s the 21st century, if you want to change something about yourself and it will make you feel better, go for it. I’m totally supportive of that!
Ireland have some of the best brands and I think that it’s really important that we all try to support local businesses and brands where possible so this year, I’ve decided to share my picks for a gift guide exclusively featuring local, Irish brands!
Now I am aware that this gift guide is going up later than expected, but I’ve had a pretty manic few weeks and the best laid plans often go astray. Many of these items will still be available (or alternatives from the same brands) so you can also treat this as a gift guide for spending your Christmas cash in the New Year! 🙂
For any of you that know me, you will know that I am obsessed with my little dog, Ruby. She’s honestly the best friend I’ve ever had. She’s loyal, fun affectionate and is always happy to see me. Mr Lynsey and I treat Ruby like our child. We just dote on her and while some people will roll their eyes and think we’re those “crazy dog people”, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Needless to say when Christmas rolls around, Ruby isn’t left out of the festivities at our house and has her very own little stocking on the fireplace that we fill with goodies for her.
So if you are dog obsessed like me, here are my top picks for Christmas pups or even some ideas to treat your dog in the New Year!
Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year. I am genuinely that annoying person that starts talking about it at the end of Summer. I just can’t help myself. It’s just everything about the season that excites me – the lights, the food, snuggling on the sofa with a Christmas movie, the aroma of a Christmas candle wafting through the house, I could go on forever.
So what better way to start the Christmas month off than with a good old fashioned Christmas tag!