You know those ads on de telly for Norn Iron shopping malls? Excruciating, by turns hilarious and embarrasing for all concerned, I can never understand why they bother – Tylers, Dunnes and The Vilemore Cafe are not worthy of an advertising spend, if you ask me. Yes, Buttercrane Centre, I am looking at you. But. Yes, there’s a but – there’s always an exception to prove the point.
Ladies in Belfast will already be aware that a brand-new n’ spankin’ shopping and beauty opportunity has just arrived in the city. But for those of us from down south, who travel up for IKEA trips and weekend breaks (stay at The Merchant – a gorgeous 5 star boutique hotel that’s surprisingly affordable), Victoria Square will open up a whole new shopping experience. Check the website for the bewildering array of shops and brands, cos it’s the beauty hall at House of Fraser I want to tell yiz all about.
A nails inc nail bar, NARS, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, the brand new CK Calvin Klein line, Origins, Benfit, Sisley, Chanel and Estee Lauder are all on sale, but there are even more beaut.ieful brands available – that was all my breathless spy could remember off the top of her head. Plus, there’s a big fragrance hall too. Deadly or what? I can’t wait to make another trip back up north!