Author: chriskavanagh

The Galway Races

It’s official, the Galway Races are finally here! This has to be one of Ireland’s most loved events year in year out. From the excitement of winning in Ballybrit to dancing the night away at the Radisson, the delicious food and street performers filling the city with an electric buzz that you can almost feel the hairs on your arm stand up, the Galway races have it all!

One of the first things everything thinks of when we plan of heading to the races is what on earth do you wear? The norm is a suit but you don’t always have to be wearing a three piece suit to look dapper! I’ve put together a few different options that would look great.
Race Look 1

  • Blazer: Selected Homme
  • Navy wool knit: Selected Homme
  • Chinos: Selected Homme
  • Shirt: Marnelli
  • Brogue: Brent Pope (Style: Papa)

I love the fact that you still look extremely smart even when you take off the blazer. This is a win win for me!


Race Look 2


  • Blazer: Selected Homme
  • Shirt: Remus
  • Waistcoat: Benetti
  • Chinos: Selected
  • Brogue: Tommy Bowe, Llyod & Pryce.

This attire is bound to turn heads for best dressed. It boasts elegance and style without being too loud. It’s extremely comfortable too which is very important!

Both of these outfits are available from Detail Menswear, Carlow.

Here are some of my favourite looks & inspo from Pinterest.


Enjoy the races & thanks for reading,

Chris.

Love Island 2018 Application NOW OPEN


So Kem & Amber won the Love Island 2017 jackpot! I was set on Chris & Olivia from the start but Kember deserved it! 

So here’s the exciting part!! Do you have what it takes to rock the villa of Love Island 2018? Are you Single & looking for some romance & love? If yes, ITV are now accepting applications for the next season which will air in 2018. Now is your chance to find that special someone!  

Here’s what they say:

“ITV2 are looking for vibrant singles from across the UK who want to head to the sun, in search of a summer of love. The chosen cast will spend time in a luxury villa, getting to know one another – but to remain in paradise they must win the hearts of the public who ultimately decide who stays on Love Island.”

Doesn’t sound too bad at all! 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

“You must be aged at least 18 (eighteen) years of age on or before the closing date of 30 April 2018, due to the nature of the Programme. 

1. You are not:  

a. currently employed by us, MCG or the Broadcaster and have not been previously employed by us, any of the ITV group of companies, MCG or the Broadcaster; or

b. a live-in partner or immediate relative (for example, mother, father, son, daughter, brother or sister) of an employee of ours, MCG, the Broadcaster or any of the ITV group of companies.

2. You must hold a passport which will be valid for the whole period of 01 May 2018 to 31 August 2018 (inclusive), and any other travel documentation (e.g. visas) required to allow you to travel and stay within the European Union during that period. You also agree to notify us immediately of any change to your passport or travel status. 

3. You must be exclusively available to participate in the Programme for a minimum of 8 weeks across May – July 2018.” 

Apply here: Love Island 2018 Application Form
#LoveIsland #ITV #ApplicationOpen 

Irish Debs Survival Guide 2017

Hey guys,

So it’s coming to the time of year where we ask that special someone to be our date for the debs. By now most of you will have that sorted but if not don’t worry! You’ll get that girl you’ve dreamed of to be your date just give her a call, better still take her for some food and ask her then. Ladies are way more negotiable when they’ve food in front of them! If all else fails bring one of the lads, chances are they won’t expect a box of chocolates or a corsage so who’s really the winner here?! 

Okay so here’s a few survival guidelines to think about before the big day. Whether you believe it or not, the debs is a huge deal for ladies, even though most of them might not admit that. Yes they’re going to be on the dance floor and having the craic, and yes they’ll be more than likely  downing shots at midnight with you while your tie magically makes its way from your shirt collar to their head. I’m not sure if it’s like a workout thing, do they use it to stop the sweat dripping into their eyes? Territorial perhaps? I’ve no idea! But honestly before all of those scenes happen you’ve got to focus on the pre-date. This is pretty important! Especially if you want to impress the girl of your dreams!! If you follow these guidelines you’ll be a Colin Firth junior. Always be a gentleman.  

So, if you haven’t already asked someone to be your date then you need to get going on this, it’s not long to go!

So first things first,

  1. The Suit

You need to make sure you look your very best! A two or three piece suit is generally the dress code for occasions such as this so I’ve picked out some of my favourite looks that are stylish & sophisticated and most importantly affordable. There’s no point in looking like Prince Harry if your date has to buy your drink! 

Look 1: Navy Travis.

•Available in Detail Menswear, Carlow.

  • Navy 3-piece suit from Benetti. The collection is Travis.
  • This is a super classic look that will make you feel like a A-List celeb. It’s a slim fit and can be altered to your preference.
  • Team it with a crisp white Remus slim fit shirt to give a sharp, clean contrast.
  • The accessories are the perfect colour for this suit. The red compliments the navy and gives elegance to the overall finish.
  • The tan brogues are by 6th Sense.



This look will seriously impress your date. What’s great is, it’s perfect for a wedding, the races or interview. Just tone it down with a tie and leave off the pocket chain & waistcoat for an interview, a tie on its own will suffice for this occasion.

Buy here: http://detailmenswear.ie

Look 2: Grey Travis.

•Available in Detail Menswear, Carlow.

  • Slim fit grey suit with navy accessories. What I love about this is the fact that it looks like a James Bond dinner suit. All I’m missing is the Martini in my hand, and if I’m being honest the acting skills & stunts along with it! Either way at least makes me feel like 007!
  • It’s a grey 3-piece from Benetti.
  • Shirt is Remus, crisp white.
  • Accessories available in store in Detail.
  • Dark brown leather shoes are Tommy Bowe. I couldn’t believe how comfortable these were!



This is also the perfect suit for a wedding or business meeting. Change up the accessories and you’re good to go.

Look 3: Remus Navy Print

Available in Detail Menswear, Carlow.

  • This is a suit by Remus and is 100% wool. It’s something a little extra special.
  • This would be a show stopper for the debs and you would be sure to be turning heads.
  • I’ve teamed this navy print with a burnt orange knit tie & navy pocket square with a hint of orange.
  • The tan brogues are by Tommy Bowe and team up well with the tie & pocket square. 


This suit is luxury! One of my favourites! The texture and tailoring in this suit is second to none. This would look great for a debs but it would be perfect for the Galway Races or a wedding.

Look 4: V By Very Bernard Brogan Collection

Available at Littlewoods Ireland.

  • This is a slim fit check suit.
  • Team it with a crisp white shirt, tan brogues and a contrasting tie & pocket square.
  • What I love about this suit is it’s from the brand new Littlewoods collection by Bernard Brogan. It’s sharp & striking.



Buy here: Littlewoods Suit
Look 5: Navy Slim Fit 

Available at Jack & Jones Ireland.

  • This is a classic slimfit navy, 2-piece suit.
  • Team with a crisp white shirt & a maroon tie & pocket square or else go for a light pink. It’s looks very well with navy also.
  • Wear with a pair of dark tan / brown monk strap leather shoes for a clean finish.


Buy here: Jack&Jones Suit

Make sure to ask your date what colour they are wearing most girls like to match for the debs.

2. Look Sharp

Hair: Book yourself in for a hot towel shave/ beard trim & a fresh hair cut. There’s going to be a lot of pictures taken, you don’t want to look like Tarzan. Unless of course you’re bringing Jane with you! Try out The Ottoman Turkish Barbers in Carlow. They’re amazing!

Skin: Go for a skin treatment to have your skin glowing. For any occasion I always book myself in for a Guinot Hydradermie Superstar facial. It’s so relaxing, your skin feels great and looks hydrated & youthful, you’ll also feel less anxious and ready for the night. There are a range of excellent treatments to choose from in Sam McCauley’s Fairgreen, Carlow. Head into the ladies in the salon and they’ll advise you for the best one for your skin type. Have a look at my skin in the pictures above and below, the picture in the suit was taken a week after I had the Hydradermie done and it’s still glowing the picture below was the an hour after the facial! Excuse the lack of hair gel & style, they give you a mini head massage too, it’s incredible! This is your big night too, treat yourself.  

Cologne: It’s always nice to invest in a good cologne. I’m currently trying out the Bleu De Chanel and I’m really loving it. It has a woody scent and it boasts sophistication and elegance. You can also pick this up in Sam McCauley’s, Fairgreen, Carlow. Girls absolutely love when a guy smells good!
Teeth: We don’t all have the budget for the expensive celebrity veneers but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t affordable options available to brighten up your smile. Try iWhite Teeth whitening kit.  It’s only €29.99 and they’re available in Sam McCauley’s.

Buy here: iWhite Teeth Whitening

3. The Corsage

The corsage is the stunning flower that is traditionally chosen by the guy and given to the girl to wear on her wrist when he collects her for the debs. (Don’t forget this, the parents will be watching!)

Call ahead to the florist as this time of year is extremely busy with debs. Go for something that will compliment the colour of her dress and your tie.

Tip: Ask them what their favourite flower is. Be romantic and surprise her with it!

4. Pick up your date

Is always nice to collect your date from their home. It’s great to get pictures and to meet the parents!

•Don’t arrive in a dirty car!! Take the time the night before to hoover it out and give it a wash so it’s nice & clean and won’t dirty her dress when she’s getting in and out. And no, unfortunately I don’t own that car or that house!

•Bring chocolates & flowers for the Mom and a bottle of wine for the father. If you’re being extra genourous a bottle of Jameson would get you the extra brownie points you’re looking for!

•When your date enters the room, immediately compliment how stunning they look. Give her a big hug and a kiss on the cheek. They’ve probably spent all day getting ready so it’s good to acknowledge that. “That dress is so beautiful on you” “You look absolutely stunning.”

•If you’re meeting the parents for the first time give a firm hand shake, there’s nothing as bad as a weak flimsy handshake, especially from a guy.  Suggest to get pictures of them with their daughter and yourself before you leave. You won’t be looking this good after the drinks so take as many as you can beforehand!

5.At the end of the night

•Thank your date for making your night the best one yet. Make sure she gets home safe and tell her you’ll see her the next day! There’s nothing as low as not making an effort after the date too!

So now, you look like Bond, you’ve got the corsage & met the parents! Now it’s up to you to dance the night away and sweep your date off her feet! Also, don’t let her buy the drink for you! Big No, No!!

Enjoy every minute!

Thanks for reading,

Chris.


 


A suite weekend at COLDPLAY

Hey guys,

I can only imagine the FOMO some of you are having after watching Coldplay videos & pictures  all over social media! For those of you that were there, I’m sure you’ll agree it was unbelievable!

By the way, is it just me or does this concert seem to have gone viral?! Anyway…
So I didn’t actually know I was going to this concert at all until my legend of a gf casually told me two days before the show! Thanks Fi..!

The venue was in Croke Park Stadium, Dublin.


So with little time to plan an outfit I headed to the shops to see what I could find and I have to say I found some pretty nice deals!


•Tee: Penneys €9

•Jeans: Topman €37

•Runners: Adidas Superstar Quilt €65 (reduced from €95), JD Sports.  https://m.jdsports.ie/product/green-adidas-originals-superstar-quilt/260627_jdsportsie/


I wore this grey denim shirt over the tee and it was perfect when we were sitting outside.

It was reduced in Penney’s too! €7 from €16 Bargain!!

•Grey Shirt: Penneys €7

Sunglasses: Rayban €129


The white strap on my wrist was actually a light, we were all given them when we arrived. They changed colour with the music! It looked class in the dark! 

They say that the best place for a concert is standing on the ground level but we were in the stand and it was great craic.

The suite we were in was nice and would hold around 30 people comfortably. It has top class views and you’ve the option of staying inside or sitting out. I’ll give you a look now!

Also for corporate suite tickets the food & drink is always complementary which is really good. There’s no queuing for the bar or for the toilets either which is SO good for events like this.


Peter looked after us for the evening, a gentleman.



There was a choice of hot & cold foods. All delicious, especially the desserts!

Delicious tomato & olive salad.
Spicy wings with a view!



The food for the evening.


The crowd getting settled in! The weather couldn’t have been better, the heat was unreal & the blue skies looked class! You couldn’t but be buzzing, atmosphere was second to none in Croker.

Fi and the famous bird tee everyone was commenting on! The birds change colour!😎

•It was €9 in Penneys!


Filling up!


That’s a lot of people!


The stage was spectacular too!


The pictures say it all!




I just couldn’t help myself!! Lethal sweet tooth! And yes, they were unreal!


•These Superstars were class and teamed perfectly with the green tee.


They have a quilt like finish to them which is so different that the typical leather look.

When you haven’t eaten all day and the menu is class!!



Always have a unreal time with this girl, thanks for an unbelievable weekend Fi.

Thanks for reading,

Chris.

#Coldplay #HeadFullOfDreams #CrokePark #SummerConcert #JulyDateNights

IBBA 2017 Behind the scenes!

Hey everyone,

I always tend to keep my blog posts short & sweet but this one is a highlight for me so it’s a little bit longer!

So as most of you know, I was nominated for this years 2017 Irish Beauty Blog Awards in association with Tan Organic. I was nominated in two categories. The Best Newcomer & Best Male Blog. After weeks of votes & sharing I was shortlisted for both and became a finalist in Best Male along with 4 other male bloggers. Honestly, I was ecstatic to have made the final Top 5 in Ireland!

So when I realised I had made the top 5,  I wanted to make sure I looked my absolute best on the night. For me, there was only one answer for this, Detail Menswear in Carlow town. Detail have always been my go-to mens shop since I was a teenager and you always receive unbelievable service from all of the lads in there. For any occasion I have coming up from dinner dances to weddings they’ll have what I’m looking for. It’s one of these stores where you know you’ll find exactly what you want in no time and without having to make that trip to the capital. Top quality suits & brands on my doorstep, what more can a man want?! and when it comes to shopping us men love hassle free, let’s be honest, it’s in our nature! When I said hassle free, I meant it. The very first suit I seen was the suit I ended up going with! That’s how I like to shop!

Suit & shoes by Irish brand Benetti. Full range in Detail Menswear, Carlow.

I explained to Philip in Detail Menswear, how I wanted a skinny leg on the suit pants as I was going for the no socks look and there was no problem at all. When I came in to collect it, everything was ready to go, perfect leg, exactly what I was looking for, tailored to fit me perfectly, like come on, I had to show off my lovely ankles & Irish tan lines!! Although some may think otherwise!

Mr. Philip McDonald, owner of Detail Menswear Carlow/Kilkenny.


As I received SO many compliments about my suit and where I got it I couldn’t wait to share that with you all. The suit itself is by an Irish brand called Benetti, I always think it’s important to support Irish brands. Benetti are the official tailors for the Football Association of Ireland, which is pretty cool. I felt like a million dollars in it!

Link to buy: http://detailmenswear.ie

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Enjoying a whiskey in Lillie Bordello’s.


The night was better than I had ever imagine. When we walked in, the bar was full of stunning cocktail glasses ready to be filled with the top quality Dingle Whiskey. It was a free bar may I add, so enough said! The Irish Beauty Blog Awards didn’t hold back on this party at all, it was quality! The front bar was filled with pop up areas from all of the sponsors from Tan Organic to Beverly Hills Formula, Love Suits & the most delicious cupcakes I’ve ever eaten from Jenscouture Cakes!

The nerves had kicked in when the ever so talented MC, James Butler, started announcing the nominees for Best Male Blog and at this stage I was in a world of my own. The next thing all I heard was “Chris Kavanagh!” and I couldn’t believe it! I WON!!!!! I thought I was imagining it but when I looked at my girlfriend and seen the delight in her eyes I knew it! WINNER!!!!!


It honestly still feels surreal, I was up against some of the best in the country such as James Butler, Mr. Indumentum, Darren Kennedy, & Rob Lipsett to name but a few and to think me, a guy with only 1.4k followers claimed the title. Im absolutely honoured and grateful. Thanks to all of you & your votes for helping to make this possible.

So here are some of the moments from the night! Hope you’ve enjoyed reading! Thanks again to all of you for supporting me on this blogging journey, a GAA guy from St. Mullins in County Carlow, blogging about fashion & lifestyle, sure look, why not! I’ve always had an interest in fashion and I’m so delighted to be sharing my style with all of you.

 

 


Before I finish I have to show you the goodie bags! They’re class! I’m excited for trying out the Beverly Hills Formula Black Pearl toothpaste. I think I’ll leave the eyeshadow & lipgloss  to Fiona to try out! Have a look at what we all got to bring home!

 

 

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So many fantastic sponsors of the awards this year and the event wouldn’t have been possible without them. Huge well done to all of the team at the Irish Beauty Blog Awards for putting on such a top quality event. You can tell so much hard work went into it. Thanks for having us. The Irish Beauty Blog Awards 2017, a night to remember!

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Fiona & I.

Hope you enjoyed reading!

Chris.

 

#IBBA17 #BestMaleBlog #MensFashionBlog #Mensstyle #AwardWinningBlog

Summer Steal Student Budget!!!

Hi guys,

So the exams are over and it’s time to enjoy all of the events the summer has to offer, but an event means an outfit and it’s pretty important that us men look our best especially as summer parties are never short of the ladies!! Summer months are always crazy for weddings, parties, christenings, BBQ’s and the likes so I’ve put together an outfit that would work well for any of these occasions but won’t break the bank! Check it out..


Us men can master the white trousers too, ladies watch out!!

  • Shirt:           €8.        Penneys, Carlow.
  • Trousers:  €18.       Penneys, Carlow
  • Shoes:        €18.       Penneys, Carlow
  • Shades:      €3.        Boohooman.com

So there you have it, this whole outfit for ONLY €47.00!!!

Brown leather shoes, €18.00 Penneys, Carlow.

Shirt €8 Trousers & Belt €18, Penneys, Carlow.

Head to toe Penneys, €44.00.

So that’s my summer steal for this month, we’re dressed and ready to party!

Thanks for reading,

Chris.

#mensootd #summerstyle #mensstyle #menwithclass #ibba17 #mensblog #fashionblog

Irish Beauty Blog Awards SHORTLIST

Hey everyone,

Absolutely thrilled that I’ve officially been shortlisted for two categories in the Irish Beauty Blog Awards! I was delighted that I was nominated but to think that I’ve made the shortlist is just amazing, and in both categories! http://www.beautyblogawards.com

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Fota Island Resort, Cork.

I just wanted to do a quick blog to thank each and every one of you for voting, without your votes I wouldn’t have made the shortlist. I’m new to blogging as most of you know but so far so good, hope you are all enjoying reading it! 19225614_1886815571584727_8367612846507404411_n

So the categories I’ve been nominated in AND shortlisted also are Best Newcomer & Best Male Blog. There are so many great bloggers in my categories so it won’t be easy but all the extra votes help! Here’s the link for the shortlist! http://www.beautyblogawards.com/nominee-shortlist-place-your-vote/

The sponsors are fantastic this year, so many have come on board to support the awards and the bloggers ourselves. Fuchsia Makeup are main sponsors for Best Newcomer while Love Suits Sales & Hire are sponsoring Best Male.

http://www.fuschia.ie

https://www.lovesuits.ie

So again, thank you all SO much for your votes, the awards night take place June 29th in Lillie’s Grafton Street, maybe I’ll see some of you there!

Thanks,

Chris.

#IBBA17 #MaleBlogger #IrishBlog #IrishBeautyBlogAwards #ChrisKavanagh #StyledByChris #Blog

Father’s Day Gifts €20 or less!

Hey guys,

Okay so June is here and that means Father’s Day. How many times did you end up getting the same gift year in year out. Spending a fortune on gifts that, let’s be realistic, he probably never used!?
I’ve put together some gift ideas from local stores and locations that I tend to spend a lot time in myself. Have a look to see my top picks. Hope you find it helpful! 

Father’s Day Gifts €20 or less

  1. Guinness Storehouse.   €14                      Factory tour & pull your own pint in the gravity bar. Tickets from €14 online.https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/tickets 
  2. Multifunction Hammer Tool.   €19.95         €19.95 The Gadget Store.  These are incredible, keep mine in the car and comes in so handy.http://www.thegadgetstore.ie/pocket-multi-function-hammer-tool.html
  3. Man Cave Shampoo & Face Wash with Caffeine.     €3.99                                                   €3.99 – €5.49 Boots. http://www.boots.ie/mancave-caffeine-shampoo-200ml-10178136
  4. Babyliss Men 3 in 1 Groomer. €11.04            €11.04 Sam McCauley’s Chemist. For the unwanted hairs..don’t lie, we all have them! http://www.sammccauley.com/mobile/Product/babyliss-3-in-1-groomer/21567/2242.2.2
  5. Ted Baker Socks Gift Box.  €20                       Kildare Village Outlets. Reduced from €34 to €20. Three pairs included in gift box.
  6. World’s Best Dad Cup.    €2.50.        Penney’s Carlow. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with this! Already bought one! 
  7. Hot Towel Shave.  €15                                  The Ottoman Turkish Barber, Carlow. One of the best towel shaves I’ve had. Top class. Who’s father wouldn’t love this…
  8. Tapas Fondue Set by BOSKA.  €10.    Brown Thomas.com.                                       Fill it up with chocolate, grab some strawberries & mallows and Bob’s your uncle!http://www.brownthomas.com/living/kitchen/cooks-tools/tapas-fondue-set-200ml/73x5814x853530.html
  9. Root7 Whiskey Wedge.   €17.60.         Brown Thomas.com.http://www.brownthomas.com/living/table-top/glassware-barware/whiskey-wedge/73x5297xcorkwedge.html
  10. Nike Gym Tee.  €12.                                        JD Sports.ie Perfect for the gym Dads. Come in a range of colours also. https://m.jdsports.ie/product/blue-nike-academy-17-t-shirt/214937_jdsportsie/ 

Luxury Gifts

Some of my Top picks in Luxury Gifts for the man of the house this Father’s Day.

  1. Apple Watch.  €479.                         Apple.com.  For the tech savvy Dad’s. Who doesn’t want one of these!https://www.apple.com/ie/shop/buy-watch/apple-watch/space-grey-aluminium-black-sport-band?preSelect=false&product=MP022B/A&step=detail#
  2. GANT Knitwear Pullover.  €99.           Detail Menswear, Carlow. Available in a range of colours & styles. http://detailmenswear.ie/shop/casual/gant-knitwear-2/
  3. Supercar Race Experience.  €159.    Mondello Park, Kildare. Perfect for the thrill seeker.http://www.mondellopark.ie/supercar-experience-2/
  4. Leather Wallet by Hugo Boss.  €140  Brown Thomas, Ireland. Very tidy & neat in your pocket, no bulk. Can’t handle bulky wallets.http://www.brownthomas.com/gifts/gifts-by-occasion/fathers-day/signature-8-leather-billfold-wallet/157x2773x50311739001.html?cgid=gifts-fathers-day&dwvar_157x2773x50311739001_color=Black#start=1
  5. Dior Sport Cologne.  €64.           Debenhams, Ireland. This is one of my favourites. Women seem to flock to this scent!! http://m.debenhams.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10052_10001_123171000999_-1?CMP=SSH&tmcampid=28&tmad=c&sku=8509642&cmp=KNC__683763090_37308244073__&mkwid=s%7Cpcrid%7C155423129685%7Cpkw%7C%7Cpmt%7C%7Cpdv%7Cm%7Cprd%7C8509642&gclid=CjwKEAjw1PPJBRDq9dGHivbXmhcSJAATZd_B_hoof6PnPz1GMBfSUXQ_H9C1O9ihQgEeDWPBBEb5GBoCT3bw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  6. Clinique Mens Essential Kit.  €40.     Brown Thomas.com. These are fantastic. Smell amazing too! Great for oily skin.http://www.brownthomas.com/brown-thomas-navigation-catalog/clinique-for-men-essentials-kit—oily-skin/34x1835xz6lc010000.html?cgid=root#q=Clinique%2Bgift%2Bset%2BBrown%2BThomas&lang=default&start=1
  7. Purple Stripe Shirt. €80.                    Hackett, Kildare Village, Ireland. This can’t be purchased online unfortunately but great selection of colours & styles in store which is great! 
  8. Leather Loafers by Kurt Geiger.  €65. Brown Thomas.com. These are a steal, reduced from €130 to €65. Bargain! You’ll have the main man looking slick! http://www.brownthomas.com/brands/kg-by-kurt-geiger/devlin-horsebit-loafers/878x10004x0445030109.html?cgid=kg-by-kurt-geiger#start=1
  9. Krups Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine. €149.50. Harvey Norman.ie These should be in all kitchens by law!http://www.harveynorman.ie/small-appliances/coffee-machines/nespresso-en/krups-nespresso-pixie-coffee-machine-titanium.html
  10. Mount Juliet Green Fees.  €75.    Mountjuliet.ie.   A course that everyone has to play at least once!http://www.mountjuliet.ie/golf.html

So there are some of my favourite gift ideas for the old man this Father’s Day. Perfect for all budgets! 

“Dad…A son’s first hero & a daughter’s first love..” 

Thank you so much for those of you that have voted for me in the Irish Beauty Blog Awards, it means so much. Thank you!

Thanks for reading guys, hope you enjoyed. 

Chris. 
[All images are from corresponding web links.]

June Bank Holiday Weekend

Hey guys, 

So just a quick blog about the June Bank holiday, firstly it was a great one! I’ve been super busy with events the past few weeks so delighted to be able to get back to you guys! 

I was honoured to be on the judging panel for the Miss Kilkenny Final on Sunday night. It was a class evening with 21 stunning ladies competing for the coveted title. 

The title went to Miss Niamh de Brún on the night. The final took place in the Newpark Hotel & Spa. Fabulous hotel and the rooms were amazing. Luckily for us we were booked into the Penthouse and wow, it was class. 



So a great event, fabulous venue, thank you so much to Fiona Foley, Director of Miss Kilkenny,  for asking me to join the judging panel. 

Highly recommend the Newpark if you’re looking for a place to stay in Kilkenny. 

Hope you enjoyed reading guys,

Chris.

Casual Street Style

Hey guys,

All you need for this look is a hoody, tee, sweat pants and fresh kicks! You can spend as much or as little as you want. I’ve searched some of my favourite online stores to find some class pieces for you that are similar. Links below. 

The reason I love this look is firstly because it’s so comfortable and secondly even though it’s a sweat pants and hoody it fits right in with Irelands most expensive fashion street without being in a suit and tie! It looks slick and fresh, I love it.

It’s also great as it’s light but still keeps me warm which is good, as Ireland’s summer is generally a one week annual event as you know!

Outfit in Pic:
Hoody- Jack Wills
Tee – Zara
Sweatpants – Boohoo man
Adidas – Superstars

Links for similiar:
Hoody – http://www.jackwills.com/en-ie/pinebrook-zip-up-hoodie-100012317009.html?cgid=Gentlemen_hoodies_sweatshirts#start=21 

Tee – https://eu.riverisland.com/men/t-shirts–vests/plain-t-shirts/black-muscle-fit-t-shirt-293141 

Sweat pants- http://ie.boohoo.com/boohooman-skinny-joggers/MZZ82758.html?color=148 

Adidas Superstars – http://www.lifestylesports.com/en/restofworld/all-footwear/adults-superstar/invt/11869700 

Have a good evening guys,

Chris.