The Haute Ticket

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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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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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Let Them Eat Victoria Sponge Cake

“It’s hard to believe that just a little while ago this was nothing but ingredients.” – Phoebe Buffay Afternoon tea, the activity du jour for ladies who like to lunch, is all the more enjoyable when home spun. Let them eat cake, Mary Berry’s Victoria Sponge Cake. Mary Berry I am not, but what with it being Mothering Sunday, a bunch of tulips and afternoon tea for two with Mother

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The No Seconds Club

How not to host a dinner party. For those interested in baking, cooking, knitting, any form of domestic goddess goodness, you will not find such interests here. I am much too shallow a writer for that and live by the motto “if I can’t nuke it, I won’t cook it” which sums up my love affair with the microwave. Alas, coaxed and co-erced by my “friends”, I agreed to host

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The Snack Attack!

Picture the scene. It’s three o’clock in the office. That healthy salad at lunch hasn’t quite cut it. The blood sugar’s low and that to-do list is not getting any shorter. While it’s tempting to succumb to the dreaded ‘snack attack’, rather than reaching for those chocolate éclairs or the Nutella jar (it’s happened!), be prepared instead. Keep a few healthier alternatives at your desk. Some nuts and mixed seeds

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A Hop, Skip and a Lunch.

Belfast may be many things, infamous and notorious spring to mind, but it’s our little corner of the world. Although we will never admit to there being any part of the city better than the Lisburn Rd. (shameless plugging), we have been known to venture occasionally to the hubbub of the city centre. For those ladies who love to lunch, there is no better starting off point than the delightful

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