The Haute Ticket

Musings of the fashion and beauty kind, with a little travel thrown in.

Category Lifestyle

Take A Chill Pill

Sometimes you just need to slow down, take a moment, and breathe. Yoga isn’t just a trend; it’s a way of life. Just kidding, we say that about coffee and donuts too. Margaret swears by yoga and attends her weekly classes religiously. If, like me, the commitment of a weekly class (or of any kind, ha!) terrifies you, then Adriene is your go-to-girl for the best and most effective yoga

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How To: The Art of Hygge

The French would say ” la vie est pleine de petits bonheurs”, the Danes call it “hygge.” Whatever, it’s not a competition, but they are doing their very best to tear me away from my adoration of France. Francophile or not, I can still appreciate the easy, “hygge” way of going. Even it doesn’t roll off the tongue just as easily – “hoo-ga” in case you were wondering. I think. To

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Ice Ice Baby… How To Handle The Humidity

From baltic to balmy. Well, we asked for summer and we got it. Albeit in one day. The humidity is getting to us. Monica, we feel you. Staying cool and maintaining an emblem of chic is proving to be difficult given these soaring temperatures. It’s all well and good when you’re on holiday, poolside with a mojito and surrounded by strangers, it’s a different ball game when you are trying

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I Can’t Stop Drinking The Coffee

“I can’t stop drinking the coffee. I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing and the walking and the words putting into the sentence doing.” – Lorelai Gilmore It’s not hard to find a coffee spot in Ballymena. It is just a teensy bit harder to find somewhere that’s up to par. You see, being caffeine fiends, we are practically experts when it comes to knowing what’s good and

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Bella Italia

Somewhere in northern Italy, a former Harrison lady is cruising through cobblestone streets on a bicycle. Not one to pass up on the opportunity for a brief jaunt to the continent, I decided to wing my way there for a visit, thanks to Michael O’Leary and Barry’s tea in tow. First stop, Ferrara. Rather conveniently nestled just north-east of beautiful Bologna and south of fantistico Venice, Ferrara is right smack bang in

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EastEnders

It’s never too early to start thinking about holidays, but perhaps Christmas has taken a toll on that Mulberry purse of yours and you’re feeling a little, dare we say it, blue. And maybe you’re even in the red. Yep. Well, London may not seem like the obvious choice for a cheap getaway but trust us, it can be done. We’re spilling some secrets on Landan, some cheap, some not

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12 Things To Do This December

For those of you living under a rock, it’s the 1st of December meaning the countdown to Christmas is well and truly on. Crept up fast, right? Worry not, here’s how you can make the most of Decembrrr. 1. First things first! Be prepared! Get that Secret Santa present bought early, because no one wants to be stuck in the hustle and bustle of stressed out, last minute shoppers. Trust

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Your Autumn To-Do List

It’s October and autumn is officially upon us (hooray!). So I have decided to help you make the most of this season with a ‘to-do’ list. Embrace plaid. Checked scarves are everywhere. Yes we may look like a walking picnic blanket but we love it! Grab your apron and try your hand at making pumpkin soup. This seasonal favourite will keep you warm on those cold evenings and better yet

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A Postcard from Corfu; Give Greece a Chance.

A girls’ holiday to a Greek island is a rite of passage and no, we did not go to Kavos. We did it in style (and, dare we say it, with a little more class). I think it’s safe to say that Kommeno and Iōannēs will never be the same again. Holidaygate (coined by the wonderful Aisling) was, as the word suggests, a bit of a disaster.  Co-ordinating a lunch date

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The Belle of Belfast City Hall

While strolling through the city one fine Saturday après-midi avec one third of Office Shenanigans and former Harrison gal Catherine, we discovered that neither of us had ever set foot inside the City Hall.  It would appear we really don’t venture further than our little corner of The Lisburn Rd. Shame faced, we took the head staggers and popped inside for a look about. Steeped in local history, with beautiful

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