Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Belfast. My City. My Style

How you dress and the city you live in can define you. Here's my hidden gems. My city. My style. 

The anatomy of my look 

I buy most of my shopping online. Gone are the days where you went into a store and if they didn't have your size it was game over.

ASOS is my go to. Nine to five I'll rock a short dress with a nipped in waist and some ankle boots. Off duty in the summer it's skinny Levi's, bright cami's and tropical prints.Throw on a pleather jacket when it gets cool.



I obsess over shoes with quirky details stars, perspex bows, panda shaped heels or bunny ears. Life is too short to wear boring shoes. 

My favourite accessory is my Kate Spade Caution To The Wind Cross body bag. It's metallic and logo-tastic meaning it looks great equally on a night out or for a trip to the shops.



I spend way too much time in the gym it's only here where I dress like a ninja head to toe in black most of the time but recently I've been dabbling with geometric print leggings and fabletics capri bottoms. Nike and VSX are also a winner.

Hidden Gems 

I love a riffle around St George's Market on a Sunday. Leave your diet at the door. The food is irresistible and seems to taste better in the ambience. This is the spot for a coffee, home-made bakes and one-off pieces of art. I love having a perusal of the stalls while the sound of the local musicians ring out. 

Pink Poodle boutique in the west end of Glasgow is my favourite store. I picked-up an eclectic porcelain pug necklace made by And Mary that cheers up any outfit recently. There's jewellery, clothing and gifts galore thankfully they have an on-line store but nothing beats a visit in store.Shame it's a bit of a trek from Belfast.



Eat

I love to eat local. Belmont Road is literally on my doorstep. Here you'll find lots of excellent eateries. Cafe Smart does the best brunches. The smashed avocado, poached eggs, sun-dried tomatoes and bacon on wheaten bread hits the spot.

If I want a treat I'll head to Bakery Street. Yes the burgers, steaks and meaty dishes are fab but the deserts are where it's at especially the Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream & Berries.


On a health kick? Slims Healthy Kitchen has tasty wholesome food. You don't have to break your diet. Post workout you should grab a peanut butter bananza protein shake. Delicious.

Bennetts is also a great spot for dinner. I went for a fishy dish on my last visit. Pan fried Turbot and baby potato, asparagus, carrot and chive white wine sauce. I can't wait to go back. 

Drink 
A cheeky dark and stormy cocktail is the ultimate indulgence in my books. There are two places in Belfast city centre that serve them well. Perch rooftop bar if the sun is shining and Bert's Jazz Bar in the Merchant Hotel. Just don't go too fiery with the ginger ale. Zen also serves exquisite cocktails it's a toss up between their perfect classics or a french martini.