The Haute Ticket

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

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How To: French Riviera Chic

Everyone’s heading to France this week for some sort of sporting event. While we do enjoy watching fit sportsmen running around in shorts (no shame here) we are much more excited about the prospect of a brief sojourn in the South of France. The French Riviera, otherwise known as the playground of the rich and famous, is the perfect place to sport a Breton and some culottes. If not there, then where? Don’t

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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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What To Pack For A Beach Holiday

Packing for a holiday can sometimes be a little stressful (just ask Margaret) and even more so if you are squeezing your essentials into a teeny tiny carry-on, panic can escalate pretty quickly then. If sun, sea, sand and lots of yoga are on the schedule then you can opt for beach-chic simplicity which means that you needn’t worry about packing the kitchen sink. Luckily for you, we have taken

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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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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Budapest. And we’re excited. As much as I love lazing on the beach, supping a mojito; it’s hard to beat a city break avec les filles. Strolling through a city, sipping un café au lait is right up my street. Throw in a couple of my best friends and it’s a great way to recharge those batteries and the culture vulture in me gets a spin out too. So far, so

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Lancôme Absolu Voyage Make Up Palette Review

“… Flying makes me nervous. I get uneasy seeing the National Guard go through my makeup case.” – Carrie Bradshaw Tell me about it. Squeezing my lotions and potions into a teeny little bag (a freezer bag no less!) for a globe trotting fashionista like me is so not chic. Once upon a time I scoffed at make-up palettes, but now, what with a shared bathroom with nada space and

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