19. June 2013 12:00
A boutique hotel in the heart of George Street. Le Monde has 18 individually designed themed suites inspired by some of the world’s most exciting cities from Tokyo to New York and everywhere in-between. You will be transported miles away whilst you stay right in the heart of Edinburgh's new town. If that’s not enough Le Monde also offers a first class bar and restaurant catering for your every need.
19. June 2013 11:12
McBerry are renowned for their fabulous variety of distinctive on-trend dresses and this season didn't disappoint. Honing in on celebrity trends and catwalk favourites, this is one brand certain to bring a playfully feminine aesthetic to any look. The signature dramatic feather creations have earned McBerry a cult following, offered up with a chic colour palette, these pieces are a sensational option for any Summer event. With details including intricate sheer lace and voluminous feathers the collection illustrates infallible evening power pieces.
Showcase one of the striking pieces by teaming with sky scraper heels, a stylish clutch and minimal jewels for a simply luxe approach.
19. June 2013 10:00
Situated inside the World renowned Merchant Hotel in the heart of Belfast's glamorous Cathedral Quarter, Bert's Bar is one of the city's most opulent evening hotspots. With a live jazz band seven nights a week, Bert's Bar is famously reminiscent of the intimate Jazz venues of 1930's New York City.
The luxurious furnishings and resplendent bar area combined with the mellow acoustics of the live instruments generate a smooth and sultry ambience. For indulgent cocktails, succulent food and exemplary service, Bert's Bar is Belfast's most exquisite establishment.
Top Tip: Arrive early to nab a seat at the marble-topped bar, where you can watch your beverage being artfully created while nibbling on a serving of hand-cut potato chips.
19. June 2013 10:00
Built to commemorate, celebrate and acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's launch, Titanic Belfast dominates the city's ever-changing skyline and stands out for its iconic architectural magnificence, the design of which was inspired by several maritime themes including ice, water and ship hulls. Incredibly popular with tourists and locals alike, Titanic Belfast is within scenic walking distance of the city centre and makes for a wonderful day trip.
Titanic Belfast has become renowned for its fabulous Afternoon Teas, After Hours events and gala dinners, famous for its panoramic views over the city. Grab a hearty lunch made from local produce at Bistro 401 or enjoy speciality tea and delicacies at the Galley Cafe.
Top Tip: After your self-guided tour, be sure to take a walk around the centre and stroll down the actual slipways on which the Titanic once rested.
19. June 2013 09:49
Aston Martin has taken its ultimate grand tourer, the Aston Martin Vanquish, and chopped the top off for this latest Volante model from the British marque. The car’s WH architecture mixes bonded aluminum with carbon fiber to maintain rigidity in the absence of a roof. The designers of the Vanquish Volante have opted for a soft top which folds away in just 14 seconds. Powering this beauty is a V12 engine good for 565bhp and 457 lb-ft of torque and capable of pushing the Volante to 187 mph. As such, the Vanquish Volante will accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds (two tenths slower than the Vanquish coupe) All this doesn’t come cheap as the Vanquish Volante Prices start at £199,995, and the first deliveries will hit the UK at the end of 2013. Pretty young thing, isn't it?
18. June 2013 17:27
Glasgow’s most popular & well established cocktail bar. This has to be one of the most chilled spots in Glasgow. Blue Dog really works its laid-back jazz bar vibe, with cosy brown furnishings, 1970s-style wallpaper and a piano tucked into the corner – this is not just for show either, in fact it gets a good work-out most nights. That's what's so nice about this place: it has that rare combination of both style and substance and the crowd reflects this. If you can't find your favourite tipple on the menu, they will be happy to make it for you.
Signature Cocktail: Blue Dog - White Gold Rum, Blue Curacao, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice & fresh Passion Fruit
Celebrities Spotted: Keira Nightley, Minnie Driver, Paulo Nutini
18. June 2013 14:39
With the Summer seasons comes fabulous occasions, from weddings, races, regattas and garden parties, each one deserves very special footwear. Here at Cruise, you will find a huge selection of highly desirable heels, from the spectacular and sensational to the elegant and understated, something for every woman's taste.
Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin , to name just a few, have showcased some terrific statement pieces of footwear that will compliment any outfit by standing out or blending in, whatever the desired look. You will discover an immense choice, from hot seasonal metallics, to on-trend bow features through to all over encrusted detailing. Sling backs and platform soles still feature heavily alongside the newer, seasonal single pointed soled heels that deliver a real 50's feel.
Browse women's footwear here
18. June 2013 13:20
Stay on trend with exaggerated and encrusted necklines from Pinko this Summer. Ornate detailing and elaborate embroidery will never be obsolete so buy into items that you can treasure and recycle, maintaining a current look with a recurrent trend throughout the seasons. Adorned with crystals and beading, Pinko's Spring Summer collection promotes sophistication with defined paneling, draping and elegant embellishment. A notable feature of the collection is the use of removable embellishment, with gowns and evening wear showcasing detachable necklaces.
A favoured garment from the collection, the Tarzan dress supported an asymmetric silhouette with fastening necklace. These versatile gowns can not only be reinvented with alternate accessories but the removable necklace can redefine and transform any outfit. In addition to the draped Tarzan gown, this season's collection was characterised with figure defining blazers, fabulous evening wear, light knitwear and glistening casuals. Recognised for signature embellishment, this Summer's Pinko collection certainly didn't fail to deliver.
18. June 2013 12:26
Looking for a hotel that rocks in the Granite City? Right between the Don and the Dee you'll find the Malmaison Aberdeen. It's easily the most exciting hotel in Aberdeen, whether you're here on business, enjoying the golf, or simply seeking a romantic city break for two. This Aberdeen hotel puts you at the heart of Scotland's most surprising city: a place where history and culture co-exist with some of the most stunning scenery on earth. So start your day off with 18 holes, and maybe take in some of the city's baronial splendour, before cocktails in MALBAR, dinner in the stylish brasserie and perhaps just a wee nightcap in the heavenly Whisky Snug.
18. June 2013 12:18
Nestled down an endearing side street in the centre of Belfast and adjacent to the historic City Hall, Made In Belfast's off-the-cuff, mismatched decor and shabby chic antique furnishings are inspired the founder's World travels. This nomadic, thrown together atmosphere gives Made in Belfast its wonderfully unique identity and creates an incredibly exciting and interesting dining experience.
All of the ingredients used by Made In Belfast chefs are locally grown wherever possible, and all meats are ethically and sustainably sourced. The food is rustic and familiar, despite drawing influences from global cuisine, making Made In Belfast the ideal, and consistently top-ranking, hotspot for foodies with a love of experimental cuisine, but without all the pomp and circumstance.
Top Tip: Meat lovers must try the Irish Beef and Guinness Pie, and to satisfy a sweet-tooth, try a dessert which is just as mismatched as the interior design, the White Chocolate Pop, Popping Candy and Glastry Farm Raspberry Sorbet.
Units 1 & 2 Wellington Buildings
Wellington Street Belfast
028 90 246 712