14 June 2015

The Moody Boar

Today was such a lovely day we decided to head to Armagh for lunch and take Carson to the park.  I had heard really good things about the Moody Boar at the Palace Stables in Armagh and was eager to try it out for myself.  Although it is very popular we rang ahead only half an hour before arriving to make sure there was room and the staff were really accommodating.  The sun was shining so we sat outside, which was perfect as the courtyard was safe enough for Carson to run about without hurting himself or disturbing anyone.  The menu was really good, I felt there was a good selection and everything sounded so tasty. I went for the selection of homemade bread with olive tapenade and olive dipping oil and the sea bass and pollenta chips for main and Carson had a children's steak burger and chunky chips.  The staff were lovely and very attentive and with the weather being so nice and sitting in the courtyard if felt like we were on holiday! Afterwards I took Carson to the park across the road where he had an absolute ball and really tired himself out playing about in the sunshine.  Brilliant family day.  Vicky x

My sea bass main
The lovely starter - Smoked Salmon 


The Palace Stables Coutrtyard

11 June 2015

Marc Jacobs

I've had so many complements about my black leather Marc Jacobs watch I thought I would do a quick blog post on it.  I think the era of the rose gold Michael Kors watch is nearing an end and a more basic, simple watch style is on the rise (well this is what the sales girl at House of Fraser told me upon purchasing) I do agree with her though I love this watch!  I have been wearing lots of silver jewelry lately so when I decided to get a new watch it had to be silver. The watch is only new out and not overly expensive pretty mid range.  I have wore it every day since purchase and know I will get lots of wear ut of it over the summer with all my laid back looks.  Vicky x

10 June 2015

Lovely stripes!

I am in love with stripes! There I have said it, from year to year they never go out of fashion....just a little update from time to time. A little French Parisian outfit for a chilled evening is my perfect get up these days.  This is actually a full outfit that I have bought recently. The Zara trousers are the comfiest item of clothing I own at the moment and the length is perfect. I had been looking for a soft trench coat for a while, I had seen a nice olive green one in Zara but they were constantly sold out in my size.  So just by luck while popping into my local Topshop I seen this camel coloured soft trench and once I tried it on I had to buy it (I recommend buying a size smaller as it is very over sized). The top from Urban Outfitters is really lovely and the material is amazing. It comes in three different colours (dark navy, red and green). Check items out below. Vicky x





8 June 2015

a day at the races....















I have been looking and planning (for quite some time) an outfit for ladies day at Newcastle race course in July.  I finally found a dress I love on the Virgos Lounge website, they have a really good sale on at the moment too!. 

I am not a very glam dresser at all so I find it difficult to find an outfit with a bit of glam but still comfy and covering my shoulders (my pet hate).  This outfit ticks all boxes.  The first time I seen one of the Virgos Lounge dresses was at my wedding, a guest wore one of the 3/4 length pale neutral coloured dress with embellished shoulders and the most gorgeous bag and shoes that I have ever seen and right there on my wedding day I knew I had to own one! 

The gold court shoes are from Dune and they have a slight green glint of them in the light along with the gold so they tone in well with the dress.  I was unlucky that I couldn't get a bag to match, however, I found this one from Debenhams for £22 which I though would go quite well.  All I have to find now is my head piece and I am sorted!  Looking forward to it!

Vicky x

7 June 2015

in love with Michael Kors....

A Dublin trip would not be complete without a visit to Brown Thomas.  While browsing all the lovely designer items and dreaming of what I would like I found the perfect Michael Kors bag for me! I introduce the Harper handbag....I'm in  love!  Plus this bag seriously goes with all my outfits (well that was what I told my husband on purchasing).  Vicky x






6 June 2015

Blonde Ambition

I've been getting bored of my hair I only really wanted it long and brown for our wedding and even then it didn't really turn out how I imagined (Oh well) and now that's over I feel it's time for a change. I have had my hair the same for the past 5 years so at my last hairdressers appointment I got my hair lightened which has lifted the dull brown over kill.  Now its a case of whats next?!   I've trawled through the internet and picked my 6 hair favs... 

1. Blonde ombre baby lights
2. Blonde full ombre
3. Just love this cut and style, blunt cut beach waves
4. Love this 60's cut with bangs
5. Similar to 5 but like the rich colour
6. Silver/grey.....do I take the plunge?! My hair would be this length at the moment...

Love the blonde blunt cut beach wave cuts but longer versions as I want to keep the length just yet as it took me 7 years to grow! Anyone had the silver/grey colour done ans would you recommend? I am kinda scared... help! 
Vicky x

4 June 2015

Dublin trip -part one

[The Dean Hotel] -- Chris and I took a well earned trip to Dublin over the last bank holiday.  It was really good to get away and chill with no 5 am wake up call (thanks to our 19 month old son!). The Hotel was amazing, the decor was lovely and the staff couldn't be more helpful. 
The bathroom with walk in shower....loved the metro tiles and the old sink!
 The lobby area was class, it seemed very relaxed and chilled.....vintage mid century industrial :)

 Complimentary drinks left for us on our arrival.....we will be back! Vicky x