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Michael Quinn hairdressing The man himself gives us the latest trends from MTV to static electricity

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MTV hits Belfast

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Davina Sands on affordable High street fashion

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CITY7 Tech An app a day to keep the bank balance at bay

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Winter wardrobe tips from Victoria Square

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Magner’s Specials. Socials from the launch

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CITY7 Directory

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Follow us on: BEAUTY ENTERTAINMENT LIFESTYLE FOOD ARTS STYLE TECHNOLOGY

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CITY7 Belfast’s Ormeau Avenue

hosts three of the best bars in the city. Northern Ireland NME Club of the Year 2011

The Limelight

has been going strong for over 20 Years, hosting live acts in their prime, from Oasis to Primal Scream to Paul Weller and Tim Robbins.

Katy Daly’s Bar

next door offers a warm friendly Irish pub atmosphere with food served Monday to Friday 12pm-2:30pm. Now in it’s 7th year the Spring & Airbrake has hosted many famous acts, from folk to rock, dance to classical, the room can be adapted to suit any genre. At the weekend clubs take over the venues. Dirty Disco at The Limelight on a Friday is the perfect way to blow off some steam and

start the weekend with a bang. Expect classic tunes from back in the day alongside current chart hits, lasers, visuals and good times. Saturday night sees all venues opening up to one with three Dj’s playing an eclectic mix of rock, dance, indie and classics to 2:30am. With drinks promos across the clubs we cater for birthdays, wedding parties, stag & hen doo’s and don’ts! Each room is available for hire at reasonable rates for private parties & events. For full listings of shows and clubs check out www. cdcleisure.com or find us on facebook. We’re also available at twitter.com/ cdcleisure and if you’d prefer to pick up the phone! You can reach us on 02890 327007

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QUEEN’S

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ENTERTAINMENT

radar presents

WED 9TH NOV

KEITH FARNAN with JAPE

Friday 16th December Mandela Hall Doors 8pm Tickets £20

STEPHEN CARLIN

WED 23RD NOV QUEENS COMEDY CLUB 19TH BIRTHDAY!

BERNARD O’SHEA BRETT GOLDSTEIN MANDELA HALL

£5

COMPERE: COLIN MURPHY NON-STUDENTS WELCOME WWW.QUEENSCOMEDYCLUB.COM

PROFESSOR GREEN Fri 28th October, Mandela Hall, 14+

GENERAL FIASCO Sun 30th October, Mandela Hall, 14+

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Thu 10th November, Mandela Hall

Fri 18th November, Mandela Hall

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Friday 23rd March Mandela Hall

FRIDAY 27TH JANUARY

MANDELA HALL DOORS 8PM TICKETS £15

Sun 27th November, Speakeasy

SKRILLEX

Sat 3rd December, Mandela Hall

Doors 8pm Tickets £17.50 www.spiritualized.com

Bombay Bicycle Club Sun 4th December, Mandela Hall

WWW.QUBSU-ENTS.COM Tickets available from Queen’s Students’ Union, booking fees apply elsewhere. Also available at ticketmaster.ie and all Ticketmaster outlets. Queen’s Students’ Union, University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NF. Tel: (028) 9097 3726. Fax: (028) 9097 1375. CITY7 MAGAZINE ISSUE 4

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… s e v a of Sh If you prefer a hair free chin (or at least your girlfriend does!) as opposed to a wild, unruly beard, then I am almost certain you will at some point have cursed the chore that is shaving and the time consuming and sometimes unpleasant side effects that it brings. Well fear not, Jacks is here to offer up some simple but helpful hints…

those razor burn rashes and missed patches! Allow an extra 10 minutes and you could look like the hunk on that advert! 3. Brush Up

1. Preparation is key

Blunt blades is your first big no no! Make sure you’re stocked up with all the right equipment before you start. Clean your blade after every use and replace after 3 shaves. Always shower before you shave as the heat will help to open the pores and soften the skin for a smoother more effective shave. If you suffer from in-grown hairs then use a suitable exfoliator product before you shave to soften up the bristles and help release any trapped hairs.

5. Apply the finishing touches

It may seem old fashioned but investing in a good shaving brush can help you to achieve a superior shave. Brushing also helps remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face, ensures that the cream covers every part of the area to be shaved and if you use a circular movement it also lifts the beard away from the face, making it easier to cut and giving a closer shave. At Jacks we recommend men-u’s synthetic premier shaving brush. The bristles generate an amazing amount of lather, require less shaving cream, rinse easily and dry extremely fast, making it much more hygienic than animal hair. 4. Purchase from the professionals

Using an anti-bacterial face wash after you have shaved is one of our top tips. It will cleanse the pores and remove all the shaving residue to help avoid that dreaded shaving rash. Men-u’s healthy facial wash has a high concentration of tea tree oil and is ideal to help cleanse and protect from spots and shaving rash. Also included is witch hazel for its soothing, healing and astringent properties. Wash your face with cold water to help close the pores and finally don’t forget to moisturise! Keep your face young looking, wrinkle free and soft to the touch with this simple daily task. Men-u’s facial moisturiser lift soothes and moisturises post shave and has mint & menthol to cool and refresh. 6. Leave it to the experts

2. Take your time

It is most men’s routine to crawl out of bed, peer through a half steamed up mirror, stick on the first product that comes to hand, drag the disposable razor across their face and stifle a scream to finish when they slap on the aftershave! A good shave is never rushed and a little time and tender loving care in your shaving process will greatly improve the finished look and avoid

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Using the right products in the correct order can alter your routine and transform your shave. Always pick up your shave products from a professional outlet like Jacks of London so that you can get help and advice on the best products for your skin and schedule. It can be a minefield so why not make it simple for yourself! Jacks of London highly recommend the men-u shaving range as it caters for every skin type and offers a simple but effective routine.

Don’t shave everyday; allow your skin to rest. And if you really want to treat yourself and get some shaving tips first hand along the way, then why not visit Jacks of London for a traditional cut-throat shave. Our experienced Barbers will indulge you with a 40 minute relaxing experience which includes hot and cold towels, soothing oils, mini facial massage and professional men’s product ranges that will leave you feeling silky smooth for days.

*All products mentioned can be bought in any Jacks of London store or online in our Jacks shop.


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Getting Hitched? Jacks of London offer the ultimate pre-wedding grooming packages for the ‘real man’. Relax and help shrug off those wedding day nerves whilst avoiding any nasty last minute shaving horrors… Choose from 3 package options; Standard, Classic or Deluxe. All packages include our Traditional Cut-Throat Shave service. Enjoy complimentary beer and champagne with your wedding party. Take away one of our Jacks Goodie bags. Prices start from £27pp.

For more information visit,

www.jacksoflondon.co.uk/groomingthegroom

Shave promotion Pick up your regular smoothie card in any Jacks store! Rack up 4 Cut-throat shaves and enjoy your 5th Cut-Throat shave for half its normal price. Only £12.50!

Visit any Jacks of London store for more information on our traditional Cut-Throat shave services or visit www.jacksoflondon.co.uk

Terms and Conditions apply: Half price shave can only be claimed on production of card. Must be booked 1 week in advance stating the promotion on booking and the free shave service cannot be claimed on a Saturday or Sunday.

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Ask the Expert

MICHAEL QUINN Michael Quinn Hairdressing, Royal Avenue, Belfast.

Since Michael opened his salon doors in Belfast city nearly ten years ago, he has become one of the most highly regarded stylists in Northern Ireland. Throughout the years he has worked with a vast clientele which includes celebrities such as The Saturdays, Mischa.Barton, and our very own Christine Bleakley. Michael has a wealth of knowledge in his field and is on hand to hear your hairdressing hitches.

Q1 Sharon Davis: With the holiday season approaching, I am looking for some interesting ways to do my hair for my office Christmas party and other events. What are some good do-it-yourself looks that I can try at home for a night out? Michael: This season seems to be all about the classics when it comes to hair and fashion. With the re-emergence of the ponytail, a world of endless possibilities has been opened up for nighttime hair styles. To spice up a pony, try parting your hair on the side and back-combing hair at the crown of the head to create volume before securing your ponytail. This bouffant-inspired hairstyle, worn by the models at designer Peter Som’s Autumn/Winter runway show, 8

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CITY7 is easy to do at home, and sophisticated enough for an office do or a family Christmas party. It is also easily tamed or volumised depending on your mood or the occasion. To learn more holiday hairdos and professional styling tips, why not enroll yourself in a master class with one of our team in the salon. We can teach you one-to-one how to achieve the Christmas party looks at home.

Q2 Catherine Watson: I have always admired Selena Gomez’s fashion sense, and she always has the best hairstyles! Now that she has been announced as the host of the MTV EMA’s in Belfast in November, I would love to try a Selena-inspired hairstyle to an after-party. Do you have any suggestions? Michael: Selena is known for wearing her hair in laid-back styles with relaxed waves. This look is one of Selena’s favourites, and is easy to do yourself at home. Begin by applying a volumising mousse, like Matrix Go Big Extra Strong Hold Mousse, to the roots of towel-dried hair. Dry your hair using a round brush and hair dryer on a medium setting to add more volume. To pump up the volume even more, try turning your head over and drying the underside of your hair as you hang upside-down. Now that you’ve got the volume, to achieve the curls I would highly recommend ‘The O’ by Cloud 9. The O is an innovative product which heats up rollers one at a time in a matter of seconds, so it makes the whole process very quick. Take your first section of hair and once this section is ready, drop your required roller into the pod, wait for the beep, then take out the roller. Starting from the tip of the section, roll up to the scalp and the soft grip technology will grip the hair. Leave in for 20-30mins and once the rollers are taken out, spray with a salon hairspray to hold the texture.

Q3 Joanne McCloskey: Every year when the weather gets colder my hair becomes filled with static electricity! When I come in from being outside, my hair stands straight up and only gets worse when I try to brush or comb it. How can I fight the static frizz during the winter months? Michael: Static electricity is usually a problem that occurs when your hair is dry. In the winter months your hair can be dried out by the cold harsh winds outside or the blasting of heaters indoors. One tip is that a natural bristle brush is less likely to conduct static electricity than a plastic one, so invest in one of those. To avoid static, try switching your shampoo and conditioner to a thicker, more moisturising formula. Matrix Total Results Moisture Cure 2-Phase Treatment comes in a convenient spray bottle and can be used as a detangler or as a leave-in conditioner which also defends against environmental aggressors. Utilising Fiber Gloss Technology with Glycerin and Apricot Oil, this product is a 2-phase sensation! The white phase provides smoothness and intense shine while the blue phase – lasting moisture and softness. The unique, lightweight formula revitalises both the internal and external hair fibre.

Michael Quinn Hairdressing will be hosting an exclusive Champagne & Canapé evening on Friday 25 November in The Shoe Factory where the latest hair trends will be presented by the team and guests will learn how to create their very own party look for the imminent party season.For your chance to win a pair of tickets to the VIP event then send your hair questions to info@michaelquinnhairdressing.co.uk CITY7 MAGAZINE ISSUE 4

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MTV TO ROCK IT UP IN BELFAST I t’s hardly an exclusive given its now late October so if you’re not already aware that the MTV EMA’s are coming to Belfast there is something seriously wrong. If you have been in the dark up to now you can rest assured the next week is going to be one of the biggest events Belfast has ever seen. Think the Clintons visit way back when we all threw loads of stones (I think we still do a little) multiply that by all your fingers and you’re getting close, if you’re still not getting it then here’s a few facts - The 2011 MTV EMA’s will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people (according to very recent news regards population that’s tapping on the door of 20% of the total world population ) via MTV’s global network of over 60 channels reaching more than 640 million households around the world. If that fact alone isn’t enough to grab your attention then we think you’d be best returning to your Barley fields and turning the Wireless off for a few days.

So who all’s coming? Well the list seems to have grown on a daily basis. A snapshot of the names to appear on the night, not forgetting super hot host Selena Gomez read a little like this – Lady Gaga, Queen, Adele, Bruno Mars, Cold Play, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, LMFAO, Katy Perry and not forgetting our very own home grown rock stars Snow Patrol. If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket for the Awards night or one of the satellite gigs then count yourself as one of the chosen few. By the time you are reading this you’ll have either bore witness to the Greatest night Belfast have ever seen or you’ll very soon be part of it. CITY7 salutes everyone involved in bringing the EMA’s to Belfast and we hope the city is finally recognised around the globe for what it actually gives to the world of music, and from the island as a whole that produces some of the biggest artist the world has ever seen, it’s about time we had the pleasure of showing them all how to throw a bit of a bash! C7 6th November 2008

Echo Arena, Liverpool

• P!nk provided a shattering finale to the fifteenth MTV Europe Music Awards with a stunningly energetic performance of So What, joined by 230 fans who engaged in a pillow fight which ended with the whole audience being showered with 40,000 four inch white feathers.

5th November 2009

02 World, Berlin

• The 2009 EMAs saw over 120 Limousines taking artists around the city, 1400 flights for staff, crew and talent, and 600 false eyelashes and over 25 different glitters for dancers and artists. 7th November 2010

Caja Magica, Madrid

• The MTV EMAs broadcast live around the world to more than 600 million households via the MTV multimedia network. More than 46 million votes were cast by music fans voting for their favourite EMA artists – a massive 32 percent increase over the 2009 awards.

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ABSOLUT MODE EDITION

Reflecting The Many Faces of Fashion

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lobal brand ABSOLUT vodka is continuing its innovative position within the fashion industry with the release of the latest limited edition bottle – ABSOLUT MODE. New for Autumn 2011, the redesign of the iconic ABSOLUT bottle reflects the world of fashion through twelve facets wrapped with a band in midnight blue silk cloth with text embroidery. Inspired by the timeless fashion photographies that became popular after World War II, and the experimental films of the sixties for beauty giants L’Oreal and Elizabeth Arden, the bottle reflects the faces of fashion surrounding it. Globally acclaimed stylist Katie Grand was inspired by the bottle to create beautiful imagery for the international advertising campaign, and locally stylistas including designer Una Rodden and FASHIONWEEK director Cathy Martin have been raving about the bottles. Said Una: “Elegant, sophisticated and different, the ABSOLUT Mode bottle is surely going to be popular with the fashionistas of Northern Ireland. I love the fact that you can now match your drink to your favourite party outfit and it will look as fabulous as you! A definite must-have purchase for any ABSOLUT and fashion lover alike.” and then Cathy Martin added: “As part of the campaign, fashionistas are invited to visit www.absolut.com/mode for a digital styling service and the chance to be an online stylist to create a unique ABSOLUT mode look.” The new bottle is the latest in a long line of ABSOLUT fashion collaborations and earlier limited edition bottles such as ABSOLUT DISCO, ABSOLUT ROCK, and last year’s ABSOLUT GLIMMER, have all been immense successes. Since being first bottled 30 years ago, ABSOLUT has been driven by creativity. The Swedish vodka brand’s commitment to the arts has always been based on mutual inspiration, and the creative nature of the brand has attracted some of the leading artists of our time to develop their own personal interpretations of ABSOLUT.

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The Pop-Up Restaurant that’s a home from home

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ith the influx of roving supper clubs, the landscape of Belfast’s dining scene seems to be shifting with a vacant restaurant premises in Callender Street in Belfast City Centre being transformed into a new restaurant concept for three months. A team from Mourne Seafood Bar has taken on the premises for a pop-up restaurant, HOME. The 50-seater restaurant will be open for business seven days a week, late into the evening and will operate a BYO policy. Over the next three months, chef Ben Arnold and manager Stevie Haller and crew, under the guidance of Mourne Seafood’s Andy Rea, will transform the space into a new restaurant concept collaborating with ReFound using unwanted and salvaged furniture as the canvas with artists transforming reclaimed pieces into unique, functional furniture for dining and which will also be available to buy. Everything from the coat stand, tables, chairs, pictures will be available for purchase. Manager Stevie Haller said, “Pop-up restaurants are the latest food craze with chefs taking over underutilized spaces or vacant kitchens providing an outlet for chefs to express their culinary creativity.” “Pop-up restaurants are trendy, in high demand and can vanish as quickly as they appear, making them awesome but often elusive for securing a table. We’re already experiencing a high level of interest from prospective diners”. Jill O’Neill of ReFound commented, “HOME will take our ReFound pop-up shops to the next stage to sit in an environment with our furniture. The idea of HOME worked perfectly with the ReFound ethos of re-found experiences. As soon as customers walk in, the food will inspire homeliness and comfort, listening to music will inspire memories and furniture that will remind you of your childhood. From the moment you walk in, we’ve tried to create and evoke a homely sense. The environment will change on weekly basis as and when furniture is sold and replenished. 14

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The menu for HOME has been created by chef Andy Rea of Mourne Seafood Bar and dishes on the menu include “Old school” ham shank and split pea soup, organic roast beetroot salad with walnuts and goats cheese croquettes for starters. Main courses on the menu include Dexter oxtail cottage pie with whipped potato top and seasonal vegetables; cod with wilted greens, roast tomato and shallot confit and polenta fries; local herb roast chicken with Irish style cabbage, potato sauce and bacon bits. While to finish desserts range from oaty spiced apple crumble with vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate cake with chocolate sauce, berries and crème fraiche. Reservations will be accepted for evening bookings on 07936292502. HOME, 8 Calendar Street, Belfast. www.homepopup.com


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QuickFire 7: Where do we find you..   Dining Out Wolfles (Dundonald)   Enjoying A Beer -  Empire Comedy Club   Having a Coffee Not much of a Tea or Coffee fan but its got to be Starbucks for a big Frappuccino.   Lunch with friends O’Briens Victoria Square   Partying -  Box / Eivissa / Heaven / Scratch   The shop we’ll always find you If it’s not Hollister (bring a torch) then probably River Island or House of Fraser   Belfast’s Best Kept Secret It wouldn’t be a secret if I told you ;)

Contact: TWITTER:  twitter.com/DJRyanA FACEBOOK: facebook.com/DJRyanA SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/djryana WEBSITE: djryana.com

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City7 catches up with Cool FM DJ Ryan Annett

Interview : Ryan Crown Photography: Steven Reid

What does a typical day involve for you Ryan?

A typical day for me always starts with music. When I get up I’ll have a quick browse over some blogs and websites. I’m mainly looking for fresh tracks for my Cool FM show. You have to stay on top of the game and keep the listeners happy by playing the newest tracks.  

Tell us about your shows on Cool FM. What kind of music should we expect if we tune in on Saturday & Sunday?  On a Saturday night, I host “Cool Clubbing’, from midnight to 6am. Its 6 hours of the latest commercial club mixes, biggest floor fillers & old school anthems. I’m the guy you hear in the small hours of the morning playing pumping tunes. On a Sunday from 3-4pm, it’s time for ‘Future Hits’. It’s a warm up set before the Top 40 Chart show playing fresh music that’s set to hit the charts in a number of weeks.  

Obviously, with new music being such a big part of your shows, what should our readers be listening to?  There are literally so many massive tunes out there. I’m loving, Rihanna ft Calvin Harris - We Found Love, Professor Green ft Emile Sande Read All About It & Example - Midnight Run. Or just listen to ‘Future Hits’ on a Sunday ;)  

Apart from pumping tunes over the airwaves at Cool, where can we catch you through the week in Belfast?

 When I’m not doing the radio, I try and stay as busy as possible. You can catch me on Wednesday for ‘BoxRox’ in Box Nightclub, then it’s over to Evissa for ‘Love/Hate’ on Thursdays, Friday, its Heaven Nightclub & then it’s back to Belfast for Scratch Nightclub on Saturdays!  

Your career makes for a full diary, when you get some spare time, how do you like to spend it?

 Spare time in the DJ world is very hard to come by as it’s very hard to switch off. I’m always thinking of music, preparing for the radio show or sorting out sets for my next gig. Me & Steph, (my girlfriend) enjoy going out for a bite & I love the Comedy Club in the Empire. I’m also a big fan of the Belfast Giants, so you’ll always see me at their home games in the Odyssey.  

Is there anything coming up in Belfast or anything that you’re working on at the moment?

 Well recently my friend Chris Hughes, from ‘Hughes Leisure’ has started a campaign to promote enterprise & business in schools. I’ve been hosting the Enterprise Factor all over the country travelling from school to school. I’m also involved with Dare Dreamers Social Enterprise. I run a course designed to help young people break into the media industry. I work with the young people on the DJ-ing element of the course showing them how to mix tracks, gain confidence on the decks and prepare them for their first big gig!

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Hidden Gems

A Sea of Secrets from CastleCourt

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ith party season right around the corner and a whole host of chic and affordable autumn/winter trends available at CastleCourt, Belfast, there is no excuse not to look fabulous this season.  Every fashionista will know that finding the most stylish outfit takes dedication, time, effort and a lot of searching and scouring each store with meticulous precision for the perfect items.  CastleCourt has a range of stylish stores, from Debenhams, GAP, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge to Laura Ashley, Leo, Muse, Blue Inc and H Samuel, so there is something to suit every style and budget.   To update a drab wardrobe without breaking the bank, a few hidden gems is all it takes to bring a look bang into this season.  A statement necklace in a jewel tone (Turquoise Pendant Necklace, £5.50, Claires, CastleCourt or Maroon & Black Beaded & Green Knitted Cape, £33 Mustard Blouse, £33, Bracelet, £80.00, Leo, Wallis; Grey Jeans, £45.95 & Black & Gold Shoulder CastleCourt) will add an r Feathe Bag, £39.99, Gap; Mustard Hat, £3 & extra glitz and glam to Turquoise Pendant all Necklace, £5.50, Claires; a LBD look and a collar Court. Castle in le availab necklace (Black & Gold Half Moon Collar, £15.00, Wallis, CastleCourt) will give any top or jumper a 1940s feel in an instance.  Floral patterns and checks are both en vogue and are, again, an easy way to update a plain ensemble (Flower Pumps, £25.00, Dorothy Perkins, CastleCourt or Roxy Red Checked Bag, £55.00, Quiksilver, CastleCourt).  Lady like accessories with dainty details such as butterflies or birds will also add a bit of extra glam to a floral look outfit (Bird Necklace, £3.00, Muse,  CastleCourt or Butterfly and Pearl Necklace, £8.50, Claires, CastleCourt).  Colours this season are richer; burgundies, spice colours, warm rust, rich greens and creams (try Red Bucket Bag, £28.00, Dorothy Perkins, CastleCourt).  Match these shades with mannish shapes, tweeds and flat shoes for an up to date, powerful look. 

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Autumn/winter 2011 will see the seventies trend continuing; team high waisted trousers with elegant blouses for an effortless laid back look. For a fashion forward twist, add some fur (Fur Gillet, £32, Exhibit, CastleCourt) or a few cuff bracelets (Gold Cuff with Ceramic Detail, £18.00, Dorothy Perkins, CastleCourt) to bring the look bang into the new season.  Classy, sheer maxi dresses or skirts and pleated options (Sheer Pleated Rust Skirt, £35, Miss Selfridge, CastleCourt) are another must to ensure an update to date wardrobe.  Camila McCourt, Marketing Manager of CastleCourt said:  “As a centre, we pride ourselves on having a wide range of stores that reach a wide audience from young, tall, petite, curvy, those on a budget and those who want to flash their cash, so there really is something for everyone.  We are encouraging everyone to Tobacco Fur Coat £70, come and see what the Warehouse; Maroon Jumpsuit £50 & Gold centre has to offer, with so Pendant Necklace £10, Dorothy Perkins; Black many stores, customers Platforms with Leopard Print Sole will see that looking super £29.99, Quiz; all available in CastleCourt chic doesn’t have to cost the earth.”

Fur Coat, £70, White Studded Detail Blouse, £50 & Maroon Shorts, £30, Warehouse; Gold & Black Half Moon Necklace, £15, Wallis; Tan Plaited Belt, £6.50, Claires & Tan Shoe Boot, £50, Dorothy Perkins; all available in CastleCourt

Royal Blue Top, Maroon Dress Jacket, £39, r, £32, Dorothy £26 & Black Cropped Trouse nt, £15, Wallis; Black Perkins; Black & Gold Penda Sole, £29.99, Quiz; Platforms with Leopard Print   all available in CastleCourt.


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Essential Belfast city sleuth Grainne McGarvey reveals her essential list of what’s hot this month... PICTURE THIS Super talented local photographer Carrie Davenport’s ‘Take A Picture it’ll last longer’ exhibition in the Ulster Hall is worth a visit. It features music photos from home-grown talent as well as international stars and is a great way to see an overview of the Irish music scene as a whole. It is running until 25 November and more information can be found by contacting photos@carriedavenport.com

NO PLACE LIKE HOME The team behind Mourne Seafood Bar have transformed a vacant restaurant premises on Callender Street into HOME – a 50 seater pop-up restaurant. It will be open for business seven days a week, late into the evening and will operate a BYO policy. Collaborating with Refound to use unwanted and salvaged furniture with artists transforming reclaimed pieces into unique, functional furniture for dining and which will also be available to buy. Everything from the coat stand, tables, chairs, pictures will be available for purchase. Reservations will be accepted for evening bookings on 07936292502.

CAN’T COOK WONT COOK If you want to get into the festive spirit but like me you are a ‘can’t cook, won’t cook’, this is the course for you. David Semple will be teaching the art of traditional Christmas bakery at the Belfast Cookery School, showing you how to make your own Christmas cakes and mince pies with your own mince meat. You’ll even get to take home your own masterpieces to mature in time for the festive season and you can even enjoy a glass of wine or sherry as you go along. Classes can be booked online at www.belfastcookeryschool.com 20

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CITY7 STEP BACK IN TIME If like me you are not terribly au fait with local history but want to know more, then the Titanic Walking Tour is a great way to learn more about our most infamous export. Granted the launch of ill-fated ship didn’t end well, but you’ll learn that it was fine when it left Belfast! Tours leave daily at 11am and 2pm from the Pump House which conveniently also serves hot nibbles to keep you warm on the way round. More information can be found at www.titanicwalk.com

SMARTY PANTS SÍODA Lingerie is of the only Irish handmade silk lingerie label designed and manufactured in Northern Ireland. It launched at Belfast Fashion Week’s “Up and Coming Designers” show and is definitely one to watch. It is pronounced ‘she da’, meaning silk in Irish and literally the essence of the label. This cute Aoife Camisole and French Knicker set is £155 from www.siodalingerie.co.uk and stockists in Belfast will include Orchid Lingerie. A great present for men in need of inspiration!

FROM IBIZA WITH LOVE Glowsticks at the ready as the latest super club, El Divino arrives in Belfast. Located where the Edge bar used to be (near Central Station), the club will certainly be the place to be when the big name DJs are in town. The three floors offer something different – just as well being so far outside the main hustle and bustle of the main bars in the city centre. The jury’s out on whether it will be full on a normal weekend, but if the crowd on opening night is anything to go by then it shouldn’t have a problem.

PROOF SHOPPING IS GOOD FOR YOU! Proof Boutique will offer upcoming designers a shop window on Belfast’s Ormeau Road without the expensive overheads. Opening on October 22 it will feature the best of Northern Ireland’s fashion and accessories designers, including Riona Treacy (design featured left), Bridgene Graham, Shauna Fay, Ruedi Maguire, Pluck & Devour, plus Goddess and Swift. Proof boutique is organised by local milliner and NI Fashion Designer of the Year, Gráinne Maher and if you are interested in having your work stocked at Proof please email Gráinne at g@grainnemahermillinery.com

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reland’s largest consumer fashion event, Belfast FASHIONWEEK,last month announced the winner of its second Diet Coke Design Award at a buzzing finale catwalk show. Roseanna McReynolds, 21, a recent fashion graduate from Stewartstown in County Tyrone, had her design selected and showcased from scores of entries from would-be fashion designers from across the country. Roseanna’s winning design followed the Diet Coke theme of ‘Love it Light’ as she took her inspiration from nature and in particular, the Glasswing butterfly, which is one of the lightest creatures on earth. The party dress design includes a combination of hand embroidered organza which emulates the patterned wings of the butterfly while the skirt was composed of black feathers, which are very much a part of nature and also a key theme on this season’s catwalks. And as well as a fantastic prize which includes a scholarship to London College of Fashion, Roseanna was also given the opportunity to work alongside Irish couture designer Una Rodden to bring the design to life in time for the catwalk at Belfast FASHIONWEEK. Una Rodden said, “This is my second year working with the winner of this competition and it has been great to lend support, once again, to a young designer who is at an important stage in her career. I was on the judging panel for the competition and although all the entries were very impressive, Roseanna’s in particular

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stood out. She provided a book of homemade fabric samples to support her design entry and this showed us that she had a particular passion and flair. She had also clearly considered the Diet Coke brand identity through her choice of colours, so this was another bonus for her.” Roseanna not only had her very own design showcased on the final night of Belfast FASHIONWEEK, but her dynamic, modern look also featured in a professional fashion shoot with photographer Khara Pringle, and to top this off, Roseanna was also awarded a mini scholarship to the London College of Fashion which will allow her to further develop her love and talent for fashion. Roseanna said of the competition, “I had just graduated from my Fashion Design course at De Montfort University in Leicester when I heard about the competition so I thought I would just go for it! I couldn’t believe it when I was told I had


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second season and this encourages us to know that young designers are blossoming and developing, and the aim of this competition is to support that, so we’re delighted. Roseanna was a worthy winner and her garment looked so striking on the catwalk so we hope to see lots more from her as she continues to focus her efforts on her design skill. Given the positive response to the competition again this season, we would hope to bring something similar to the next season of FASHIONWEEK, so anyone interested should keep their eyes peeled for news.”

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elfast’s style mile, the Lisburn Road, has welcomed a new addition to its culinary scene with the opening of Hooples, a sharing restaurant creating 15 jobs. The 50-seater licensed restaurant will be based on a plate for sharing ethos and features a modern, design-led interior that will serve as a backdrop to head chef Martin McGivern’s menu of inspirational dishes presented with a contemporary style. The restaurant has a sleek interior with flashes of chrome against an electric blue background, softened by hanging light installations together with classic black and white Hollywood movies projected onto a blank wall. Head Chef Martin McGivern commented, “We’ve created the menu at Hooples around the concept sharing. I love the whole ethos of sharing food and for me eating is such a sociable occasion whether it is being with friends or family, spending time grazing over assorted plates of food the whole table can tuck into”. The menu will provide wide appeal from pot of cured goat’s cheese, carpaccio of Finnebrogue venison, crispy squid with green and pink peppercorns to Fermanagh freerange chicken. A carefully crafted wine list will complement the menu with distinct international selections. Manager Chantel Butler said, “With its prime location Hooples is a terrific location for lunchtime and evening dining including parties. To the back of the restaurant there is a private dining room suitable for meetings, presentations, launches and screenings. From the outset we strived to create a relaxed setting whether it be at a table watching the hubbub of the outside world go by or pull-up a stool at the bar and watch the theatre of the open kitchen”. Hooples is open Monday – Saturday from 12 Noon.

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How to wear A/W Style at Victoria Square Rebecca McKinney, personal stylist at Victoria Square, explains the five key trends shown at the Victoria Square Autumn/Winter Fashion Preview: Autumnal Jewels “Colour blocking for Autumn celebrates all that is vibrant and rich; with key pieces in emeralds, rich rubies, garnet, sapphire and citrine shades. Punctuate black with colours that dazzle like gems, for a rich, luxurious look. Wear with snakeskin - the animal print of the season - and you can’t go wrong. Monsoon in Victoria Square show colour blocking at its best this season with a stunning green evening dress (£180) or a colour pop clutch. Meanwhile, River Island’s Gucci a-like dresses will help you make a stunning statement this party season!”

Autumnal Jewels-Emerald Pleated Maxi Skirt, £139; Cappucccino Chunky Knit, £120; Snakeskin Belt,£49 &Felt Floppy Hat, £49,all from Reiss; Shoe Boots, £34.99,River Island, Victoria Square

Seasonal Heritage - Checked Jacket, £70; White Bow Tie Shirt, £28; Red Bodycon Tube Skirt, £15; Doctors Bag, £40 & Ankle Boots, £64.99, all from River Island, Victoria Square

Seasonal Heritage - Checked Shirt, £75, Chunky Jumper, £95 & Chinos, £79, Tommy Hilfiger; Red Chunky Scarf, £20, Accessorize; Brogues, £90, Kurt Geiger, all from Victoria Square

Autumnal Jewels - Oasis Flare Trouser £45; Untold Mustard Blouse £75; Biba Scarf, £65;Pied a Terre Bag, £225&Ted Baker Hat £49,House of Fraser;Kurt Geiger Sparkle Shoes £130, Victoria Square

Seasonal Heritage “Great Winter heritage is back and the only way is ladylike. Fill your wardrobe with 1940s style pencil skirts, tweeds, chords, prints and pleats; camel, capes and faux fur to work this look for everyday dressing with a difference. Accessory addicts will love this trend, with everything from chunky heels, gloves, trilby hats and frame bags hitting the shelves of Victoria Square retailers. Call into Topshop for their great range of tweed blazers and quilted jackets –the perfect transitional wardrobe pieces. Think homespun heritage dressing, with ponchos and wraps in quirky patterns taking centre stage. Victoria Square is full of practical and gorgeous alternatives, like blanket style coats from River Island and House of Fraser. Perfect to fall into fashion this autumn.”

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‘60s Chic “The 1960s revival is back at Victoria Square, but with a 2011 twist. Find your inner Mod and work this look to perfection in striking monochrome tones or bold flame colour pops of orange and red. From chunky knits to tunic dresses that flatter every figure, this look will carry you through autumn and into winter with style. Experiment with light androgyny, by echoing clean Sixties lines with sleek, no fuss accessories. Choose fabrics that hold structure, like felt and wool to bridge the gap between ladylike and mod for ‘60s modernity.”

‘60s Chic - Orange Shift dress, £110 & Faux Fur Stole, £45, Coast; Dotty Handbag, £30, Accessorize, all from Victoria Square

‘70s Glam - Leather Look Trousers, £14.99; Blouse, £9.99; Faux Fur Coat, £39.99, H&M; Pointed Loafers, £175, LK Bennett; all from Victoria Square

‘60s Chic - Purple Block Dress, £34.99; Orange Mini Satchel Bag, £14.99 & Gloves, £6.99, H&M, Victoria Square

‘70s Glam - Shirt Dress, £175, Faux Fur Boots, £235 & Handbag, £275, LK Bennett; Trilby Hat, £26, Accessorize; all from Victoria Square

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‘70s Glam “To be fashion forward this autumn, it’s all about the ‘70s! Embrace the look during the day in ladylike, workable separates from high necked blouses and wide legged trousers, to faux fur gilets thrown over mid length dresses and floppy hats. At night, let you inner 1970s diva go wild with jumpsuits in bold colours, teamed with fur stoles and layers of jewellery. The original ‘70s brand, Biba at House of Fraser, showcases the daytime look perfectly, while River Island steals the show with their glamorous evening looks. Accessorize becomes a one stop shop for that bold, bright 1970s scene.”


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Winter Sparkle - Reiss Sequined Trousers, £175 & white t-shirt; Accessorize Chain Necklace, £15, all from Victoria Square

Winter Sparkle “As the evenings become cooler, fashion undoubtedly hots up with pre-Christmas party dressing that is truly breathtaking. Feathers, sequins, lace, velvet and embellishment details make a statement this season, with opulence setting the tone. Experiment with icy winter white, faux fur, luxurious lingerie and romantic Victoriana Gothicism for all round evening glamour, the Victoria Square way.”

Winter Sparkle - Warehouse Gold Sequined Dress £90 & Biba Clutch, £125, House of Fraser, Victoria Square

The Victoria Square Autumn/Winter Fashion Show was curated by Rebecca McKinney, Victoria Square’s personal stylist, who is available for one-on-one style consultations – perfect for those looking to build a new capsule winter wardrobe. To find out more about the fashion trends and retailers available this season at Victoria Square, or to enquire about the Personal Stylist Service, visit www.victoriasquare.com CITY7 MAGAZINE ISSUE 4

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Top of the Class Get top marks for your fashion cred with this amazing collection from the high street. From cosy knits to glittery tops, cute bootees to cosy snoods, you can look cool from the lecture theatre to the club. With prices from just £6, you won’t have to live on beans on toast! Fashion Editor Davina Sands does the hard work so you don’t have to! 1 Pom Pom Duffle, £36. Dunnes Stores 2 Dress, £21, Dunnes Stores 3 Chunky Hoody, £21, Dunnes Stores 4 Sequin Top, £26, Dunnes Stores 5 Bow Ear Muffs, £65, Dunnes Stores 6 Ltd Edition 70’s Pocket Flares, £17, Primark 7 Knitted mustard poncho £8, Primark 8 Houndstooth jacket £24, Primark 9 Burgandy snood £6, Primark 10 Metallic Bootie, £34.99, New Look 11 Urban Outfitters, urbanoutfitters.co.uk 12 Urban Outfitters, urbanoutfitters.co.uk 13 Urban Outfitters, urbanoutfitters.co.uk 14 Global Mix textured jumper £20, Matalan 15 Global Mix stag intarsia £16, Matalan

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Let’s Get Wasted Students turning Trash into Treasure The Department of the Environment’s Rethink Waste campaign is sponsoring an innovative programme of free ‘Rethink - Revamp - Restyle’ workshops for students across Northern Ireland. The award-winning Fashion Souk is set to deliver the series of free workshops to raise recycling awareness amongst 18 - 25 year olds, and the students get to take their completed works home after the workshops, so they benefit in a practical way by restyling furniture for their homes. Following the success of the first series of workshops that took place at the start of 2011, this batch of creative classes entitled ‘Let’s Get Wasted’ will take place in Belfast during the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) from 19-26 November and in the North West from 07 November - 07 December. Upcycled furniture is becoming increasingly current, not only because of the growing popularity in shabby chic interiors, but also because the recession has led young people to seek out alternative methods to furnish their home. Not only are vintage items often better quality with interesting design features, revamping items helps reduce waste to landfill and sets the trend for smarter shopping. Environment Minister Alex Attwood said, “The Rethink, Revamp, Restyle workshops are an inspiring, innovative and fun way to communicate and demonstrate the benefits of upcycled furniture. Reusing an item of furniture saves the energy associated with manufacturing a new one, which has an enormous and positive impact on reducing CO2 emissions. 10 million items of

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furniture are thrown away in the UK every year, 3 million of these items could be easily reused; more could be repaired. I would encourage students to attend these workshops and discover how furniture upcycling can help reduce waste sent to landfill.” The student furniture and textiles workshops will demonstrate that, instead of blowing your budget to buy brand new furniture and clothes, with imagination and a little know-how you can restyle discarded furniture and soft furnishings and transform you oldest favourite T shirts, jumpers and skirts into something new, allowing them to live on in another form. Reusing and revamping will not only add personality to a


CITY7 dreary student flat, but will also save money. All workshops are completely free of charge and once furniture and textiles are restyled and recycled, students are invited to take home their works of art to use themselves! Creator and organiser Alyson McElroy said: “The reuse ethos is at the heart of everything we do. This programme of student focused workshops is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate how easy it is to breathe new life into unwanted items and thus divert waste from our ever decreasing landfill sites. We provide materials for each workshop and participants will take home the furniture and textiles they have repurposed. Our facilitators will cover everything including how to revamp old-fashioned tables and chairs to transforming jumpers into scatter cushions & wine holders. It is usually said one person’s trash is another one’s treasure, but we want students to recognise the treasure in their trash and inspire them to get creative, find new ways they can make waste work for their pockets and the environment.” Free Belfast workshops and showcase event will take place from 19 - 26 Nov (European Week for Waste Reduction) and from 7 November to 7 December across Coleraine, Derry (showcase event on 19 November), Ballymena, Ballymoney, Magherafelt, Limavady, Strabane and Newtownabbey. Log on to www.rethinkrevamprestyle. com to register for a workshop at a college campus near you. Let’s Get Wasted is sponsored by the Department of the Environment’s Rethink Waste campaign.

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But what fascinates me is how and why a man is deemed ‘attractive’. These iconic men are charismatic, passionate and talented, but they are not conventionally handsome. I find them much more interesting to draw, all the lines, wrinkles and imperfections make for a much more interesting picture. ” Since graduating from the University of Ulster with a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles in 2004, Sara has established herself as one of Northern Ireland’s leading fashion stylists. Her work regularly appears in magazines, TV, fashion shows and major ad campaigns. ‘La Belle et La Bete’ takes place on Thursday 10 November 2011 at Frame of Mine Gallery, Ormeau Road. All drawings are A3 and will be sold at a price range of £265-285.


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One Punch Awareness campaign launched by Police Service The Police Service of Northern Ireland today (Thursday 29 September) launched a new poster awareness campaign to raise awareness of ‘One Punch’ attacks. The campaign aimed at young males aged between 18–25, highlights the risks of getting involved in an argument or fight which could ultimately lead to serious injury or death. Speaking at the launch of the One Punch initiative, Detective Chief Inspector Karen Baxter said, “Our figures show that over the past seven years (2004 – 2011) 18 people have died as a result of one punch attacks and many more have been seriously injured. With just one punch, lives have been destroyed and families lives have been wrecked. “The majority of these incidents are fuelled by alcohol and can have a devastating impact a victim, their family and for the offender, who will likely face a murder or manslaughter charge and have a criminal record for the rest of their life.”

Dr Russell McLaughlin said, “I have been treating the victims of injury for many years and unfortunately I am all too aware of the potentially fatal consequences of a single blow to the head. This campaign has the potential to save lives and prevent disability in young adults who unfortunately tend to be the victims of serious injury and assault.” Supporting the campaign Chief Executive of Victim Support NI, Susan Reid said, “We see the consequences of these thoughtless acts and we understand how far-reaching the impact can be for victims, their families and friends as well as people who witness the incidents. We wish it didn’t happen but if it does we are here to help people with support, practical help and any information they need.”night with rowdy parties, nor do they want to have their property damaged.  Have fun without spoiling it for yourself or others.

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s London Fashionweek kicked off, Northern Ireland experienced its own fashionextravaganza, with the launch of the new autumn/winter 2011 collections at Victoria Square. Adorned in a heady mix of high street and designer labels, some of Ireland’s top models put their best fashion feet forward at an exclusive press preview of the new season collections now on sale in Victoria Square. Five fabulous fashion trends, inspired by looks on the international runways, sashayed down the catwalk in Victoria Square’s main mall in front of an exclusive gathering of invited press, followed by a second public show. From the plush new colour-blocking ‘Autumnal Jewels’ trend, characterised by rich, vibrant emeralds, rubies, garnets, sapphires and citrines to the chunky knits, cosy tweeds and faux furs of the ‘Seasonal Heritage’ trend autumn/winter fashion at Victoria Square has many faces. Taking attendees on a trip through the ages, the eclectic show previewed autumn/2011’s homage to three different decades. From the fabulously feminine form-fitting fashions of the forties

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characterised by pencil skirts, fitted blazers & trilby hats (Seasonal Heritage trend) to striking monochrome styles inspired by the Swinging Sixties (‘60s Chic trend) and full-on Seventies glamour (‘70s Glam trend) – Victoria Square showed how men and women will be stepping out in style this autumn/winter. The show finale, based around the ‘Winter Sparkle’ trend had all eyes focused on Christmas, with a stunning array of sensational Christmas party wear and accessories that are sure to be a hit at Victoria Square this festive season.


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avis “Mave” Rodgersis a Belfast based Poet who starting writing a little later in life. She’s now an amazing eighty-year old lady, and has two thousand short stories and five thousand poems in her repertoire, many of which are published. Jill Parton, Lecturer in Education at Belfast MET said of Mave “She writes about her life experiences and Belfast in the most amazing way. Her pose reminds me of O’Casey, there is definitely a play in there somewhere” So please sit back, and let us take you on a journey through Belfast.

I Belong to Belfast Belfast, my home town a truly wonderful place Tramcars took shipyard men to work, another day to face The Titanic, was built there, by the sweat of their brow It’s first long voyage, an iceberg struck, on the seabed rests now It’s still talked about until this very day. Many passengers perished as they knelt to pray Now Belfast people are well known for dishing out the craic They never take offence at this, of laughter they don’t lack We’ve Samson and Goliath , two big cranes seen far and wide They really are a talking point, as they sit side by side The Black Mountain, Cavehill and Divis Mountains looking well St. George’s Market on Friday, from a needle to an anchor they sell Belfast laughter flows gently, sure there’s peace, it’s all around Let your feet do the walking as you wander round our wee town Now Napoleon’s Nose I must mention, every day we see Views from the Mourne Mountains as they sweep down to the sea The City Hall, it’s in the centre, Stormont a stone throw away Come along for a visit see for yourself, I’m sure you will want to stay Belfast Castle, it’s great to dine there, just heaven to stay overnight You’re sure to be back for more of this, everything’s perfect, just right Our well-known George Best, it was a cert for him to score Forgive me if I don’t mention the many, many more Take a wee dander round the backstreets of Belfast, our wee town You could be offered a we drop of the “creator” to make your head go round Entertainment the likes you’ve never seen A happy time had by all, tell friends where you’ve been Then along to Mountpottinger’s Entry, A must to nip into the Morning Star Good Luck, Good Health, God Bess You, my dear friend You’ve travelled far By Mavis “Mave” Rodgers

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Magners Unveils its Specials Experience

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he Magners Specials range have all the cachet, heritage taste and refreshment values that consumers expect from the creators of ‘Original’ but they come with an a mazing twist that is truly and uniquely Magner-esque! The look is one thing but this is a case of ‘tasting is believing’ so Magners have undertaken one of the most ambitious sampling programmes of recent years to give consumers the chance to taste and savour for themselves.  We know from the response over the last few months it has taken the market by storm - it is genuinely a product that gets people talking ....and coming back for more and proving what we all knew already: ‘there’s method in the Magners’. Pictured are some of the many guests who were invited to sample the new Magners Specials range. Gemma Garrett Cosgrove who was a VIP guest at Victoria Square Race Day enjoys sampling the new Magners Specials range.

The glamorous trio of Sarah Jane Robinson (left) Tanya Trimble and Fiona Williamson take time out during the Victoria Square Ladies Day at Down Royal

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Pictured (l-r) Sampling the new Magners Specials range at the Ulster Tatler People Awards at the Waterfront are Joleen McKee, Michelle Renehan, Anita Ross and Donna Ross.


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Adding sparkle to the New Magners Specials range are Rebecca McKinney, (left) and Kerry Vance at the Victoria Square Ladies Race Day at Down Royal.

Aisling Duffy (right) Tennent’s NI, suppliers of the new Magners Specials range is pictured with Miss Northern Ireland Finola Guinnane and Robbie Bremner at the launch of the new range.

Miss Northern Ireland Finola Guinnane is pictured with the new range of Magners Specials.  The three new flavours have been blended with tradition to create a new, indulgent twist on Magners Cider.

Magners Specials girls Charlotte Sythes, Sarah Ennis and Tara McLaughlin

Sandra and Mark Gowdy pictured at the launch of the new Magners Specials range which took place at St George’s Market, Belfast. Omar Khayyam

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year in the making, and curated by local art consultant Carrie Neely, FRESH is the highly anticipated collaboration of new work by the internationally-acclaimed artists Brendan Jamison and Peter Richards alongside award-winning emerging artists, Ciaran Magill and Alvin Hobson. FRESH explores the relationships of human activity within urban and rural landscapes through the perspectives of the real, the abstract and the psychological. A confident use of vibrant colour and a sense of narrative unite these four artists in creating a playful contemporary exhibition that transforms ArtTank into an orchestra of colour, harmony and rhythm.

Carrie Neely Contemporary Art is an art consultancy based in Belfast Northern Ireland which was established in 2009 and now holds a portfolio of over 500 local and international artists. Carrie Neely has been consulting in Art and curating exhibitions for 14 years and is also an arts TV presenter for the BBC, and has recently been nominated for ‘Arts personality of the year’ in the Ulster Tatler People of the year awards, 2011. Carrie has delivered some of Belfast’s most exciting and contemporary exhibitions in the last two years and is dedicated to local art and artists. Exhibition runs to 18th November

FRESH: ArtTank

Brendan Jamison Belfast-born Brendan Jamison exhibits globally with many of his works in leading international art collections including MOMA New York and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

ALVIN HOBSON Having spent his life in rural Armagh, the surrounding fields and farms have clearly infused Alvin Hobson’s creative thinking through interpreting mechanical and natural shapes that he discovers on his daily wanderings through the local farmlands.

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CIARAN MAGILL

Peter Richards

Since winning the Diageo Emerging Artist Award in 2009, Ciaran Magill’s paintings have been purchased for many corporate, public and private collections.

Award-winning international artist and Director of Golden Thread Gallery, Peter Richards represented Northern Ireland at the 2005 Venice Biennale, the world’s most prestigious global art event.


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Understated or completely ‘out there’, the Jacks of London team will help you find your look! The latest in Cutting, Styling & Colouring Real Cut-throat Shaves Free Beer Vibrating Massage Chairs Music and Gaming Zone NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY Open 6 days a week | 8am to 8pm weekdays.

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It is now possible to get the slim, trim, fit and toned body you’ve always dreamed of, to achieve a body confidence that up until now has eluded you; something you thought only possible for the rich and famous with access to personal chefs and personal trainers! After 30 years of scientific research, clinical studies and ardent testing, a ground-breaking discovery has been made in the weight-loss world and is set to change the way we look at weight loss forever. Capsiplex was launched in the UK earlier this year and caused havoc in Harrods, selling out in a matter of hours. In the US Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and even Brad Pitt are said to be loyal fans… the waiting list around the world is growing.

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CITY7 How does it work? In short the unique formula boosts metabolism, suppresses your appetite and helps your body burn fat and lose weight in a safe, healthy and natural way. The science: Capsiplex is a completely 100% natural slimming aid made up of Capsicum extract (chilli pepper), and small amount of caffeine, black pepper extract (piperine) and niacin. - Capsicum basically turbo charges the metabolism. It is also proven to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, increase energy and suppress appetite - Piperine encourages thermogenesis, ie increases body temperature so that calories are burnt at a faster rate - Niacin helps to release energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins so that they are better utilised by the body - Caffeine, in small amounts, also ramps up metabolism and helps break down fat Proven to burn 278 calories (comparable to 80 minutes walking or 25 minutes of jogging!), you will lose weight from week one of taking Capsiplex. Just one capsule a day is all it takes to lose weight and get the super-trim body you have always dreamt of. Choose a slimmer, fitter, healthier you with Capsiplex. Capsiplex is now available in Northern Ireland exclusively at Therapie Clinic, call 02890 438 397 to place your order. Postage and packaging available nationwide. Check our our website on www.therapieclinic.co.uk.

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CITY7 the 8th Biggest spirit Brand in the World. (impact, 2011)

the largest liqueur Brand in the World. (impact, 2011)

serve ice cold DISTRIBUTED BY JAMES E. MC CABE LTD (Incorporating Hollywood & Donnelly) Contact us regarding Jagermeister activity in your outlet on 028 38 333102

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BEAUTY HEBE Clinic 182 Lisburn Road T: 028 9068 3594 Hebeclinic.co.uk Clinic of aesthetic medicine. Northern Irelands exclusive dermal fillers (without needles) and Botox experts. Andrew Mulvenna 10-12 Cromac Square T: 028 9024 9191 Andrewmulvenna.com 4,500 Sq Ft of stunning Metrospa. NI’s education academy for L’Oreal and GHD. Voted in the top 10 of Cosmos 10 best UK salons. Bellaire Hair & Beauty 133 Royal Avenue T: 9066 6885 Offering the very latest in treatments, services & technology. Battisti Hairdressing 255 Lisburn Road T 028 9066 3138 Battistihairdressing.com Hedonist Hair 97 Botanic Avenue T: 028 9023 1428 Hedonisthair.com Hedonists award winning stylists and technicians are ready to treat you with care and attention. We have a friendly, relaxed yet efficient and professional salon 58

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Keith Kane International Unit 8 Carryduff shopping centre T: 028 9081 3622 Open Monday – Saturday. Recognised as one of Irelands leading hair salons. Endorsed by industry giants Schwarzkopf, Wella & L’Oreal. The guild of master craftsman and not forgetting the good salon guide 5 star rating. Zuni Hairdressing 1a India Street Botanic Avenue T: 028 9033 2345 Zunihairdressing.com 2010 L’Oreal colour trophy winners. Also offering student discounts. Their beauty sanctuary, specialises in Dermalogica facials and hot stone theripies. Peter Oliver Male Grooming Saturday opening from 8:30am with late opening Thursday’s Bloomfield Avenue T: 028 9058 9889 Lisburn Road T: 9038 1992 Ballyhackamore T: 028 9067 1058 Newtownards T: 028 9181 9092 Kircubbin T: 028 4273 9001 Blush Beauty Boutique 94 Bloomfield Avenue T : 028 9065 5000 A boutique Haven of relaxation andRejuvenation, Blush offer a range of top class beauty treatments and packages that will

leave you looking and feeling great. We also specialise in Vajazzle for all you TOWIE fans! Body Vibes 527 Lisburn Road T: 028 9066 0137 Bodyvibes.co.uk Body Vibes is an exciting new power plate in Belfast lower Lisburn road. Currently offering 1 free trial to all new customers. Man-Grooming for Men 801 Lisburn Road T: 028 9066 5599 Man-gfm.com A premier salon for men specialising in the latest trends in gent’s hair. The official gents hairstylists at the Brit awards 2011. Wide range of treatments available as well as wedding packages.

ENTERTAINMENT Ollie’s Club Ollie’s club offers the definitive luxury club experience. Nestled in the heart of Belfast’s most vibrant entertainment hub, The Cathedral Quarter, this ultra-chic venue has reignited Belfast’s clubbing scene with its state-ofthe-art light and sound systems and magnificent surroundings. Generous quantities of deep red velvet and leather seating, mahogany walls


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CITY7 and restored original vaulted ceilings complete this lavish space, situated in the basement of The Merchant Hotel in what used to be the former bank’s vaults. Ollie’s also features a sumptuous Champagne bar and elegant private members bar. Ollie’s is open every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until late. It is available for booking for private functions outside of these hours. Mondays  Monopollies - DJ Hix (Cool FM) and Dj Tez Entry £3 Drinks £2.50 Thursdays  Ollie’s Rocks Chart, r’n’b, commercial dance, indie, rock, floor fillers and party anthems Entry £5 Drinks £2.50 Friday Entry £3 before 11pm, £5 after Commercial dance, r’n’b, hip hop, chart, party anthems and floor fillers Doors open 10pm until late Saturdays Entry £5 before 10pm, £10 after Vocal uplifting house, commercial dance and floorfillers  Doors open 9pm until late Love and Death inc, 10a Ann Street, Belfast Phone 02890247222 Facebook Loveand Deathinc Open for Food daily 12-9pm Enjoy a 2 course lunch with glass of wine for £11.50  

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Lilys Pub & Eatery 701 Lisburn Road T: 028 9066 4442 Located on Belfast’s lower Lisburn Road. Understated, beautiful & relaxed. Rain nightclub Tomb Street T: 028 9032 7308 Rainnightclub.com Tweet @rainnightclub FB.com/rainnightclubni From opening 20098 Rain quickly established itself as Belfasts premier nightlife venue. This award winning venue continues to increase the level of superior clubbing boasting 3 levels of unique art-deco infused styling, an extensive outdoor area and exclusive VIP suite. Open 7 nights a week 9pm-3am.

Dating back to the 19th century the market opens Friday & Saturday and also plays host to a range of gigs and concerts in the evening. Voted 3rd best foof market in the UK by the Observer food monthly locals and visitors can enjoy a huge verity from diverse food to vintage clothing.

Food No. 27 27 Talbot Street Belfast BT1 T: 028 9031 2884 no27.co.uk

Lifestyle Funky Foto Booths T: 074 1129 1211 events@funkyfotobooths.co.uk Funky Foto Booths supply mobile mobile photo booths for hire. The photo booth compliments any fun event. Fantastic entertainment for guests as well as a lasting memento of the event to keep. St Georges Market Oxford Street Belfast 028 9043 5704

No 27 Talbot Street first opened its doors to great acclaim in December 2007. Business partners Adrian Lowry and Head Chef Alan Higginson share a passion for great food in superb surroundings that everyone can enjoy. But when it comes to describing the restaurant they prefer to let others do the talking… The Ivory Restaurant 3rd Floor, House of Frazer Victoria Square 028 9032 4577 Theivorybelfast.com Lunch Mon – Sat 12 – 5pm Sunday 1 – 6pm Dinner Mon – Tue – 5 – 11pm


CITY7 Wed – sat 5 – 1am Special deals & pre theatre Menu available. COCO Linenhall Street T: 028 9031 1150 info@cocobelfast.com cocobelfast.com. COCO, Best Restaurant in Ireland (Hi Life Diners Club), Best Newcomer (Go Belfast ) is a jewel in the crown of Belfast ‘s restaurant scene. The place to see and be seen, COCO offers spectaculary good qualilty food at fantastic value for money. Lazy Sunday Brunch 12-4pm, open Monday-Friday for lunch & dinner, Saturday 6-late. For reservations Telephone: 028 90311150, email: info@cocobelfast.com web: cocobelfast.com La Bastille Restaurant 182a Lisburn Road Belfast,BT9 6AL 028 9066 7500 Labastillerestaurant.com Now under new management, La Bastille Restaurant boasts true, chic, parisienne style and class for Northern IrelandLa Bastille Restaurant provides authentic, traditional french cuisine with a modern twist in an intimate, romantic setting. Shu Restaurant 253 Lisburn Road Belfast, BT9 7EN 028 9038 1655 Shu-restaurant.com AA Two Rosettes 2001-2007 AA Seafood Restaurant of the Year: 2003-2004Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008 Georgina Campbell Best of the Best 2006,

2007, 2008 Food & Wine Magazine: Best Restaurant in Ulster 2006 Observer Food Monthly Magazine Awards: Best Bar Northern Ireland 2006 Tia Maria Best Restaurant in Northern Ireland 2003 Deanes Howard Street, Belfast 028 9033 1134 Michaeldeane.co.uk “Following the recent makeover of Northern Ireland’s most exceptional dining experience, Michael Deane’s city centre hot spot continues to fly even higher. For not only has the prolific chef’s hard working team been flamboyantly flying the flag of quality food but they have fashioned an outstanding all round package.” Georgina Campbell Guide Restaurant of the Year James Street South 21 James St South Belfast, BT1 T: 028 9043 4310 jamesstreetsouth.co.uk James Street South restaurant is located in Belfast city centre in close proximity to the main hotels, theatres and shopping areas as well as the historic Crown Bar. The restaurant is housed in an old linen mill and in 2003 the ground floor of the building had a huge makeover to make way for a contemporary, crisp and cool dining room and bar. Opened by Niall and Joanne McKenna the restaurant marries the best of Northern Irish produce with classical French methods of cooking creating menus, which change

regularly. Added to this a wine list of 100 bins with wines served by the glass, carafe (250ml) and bottle and service which is attentive and professional. James Street South restaurant is the perfect location for lunch or dinner, business or pleasure where good food, wine and service come beautifully together in comfortable relaxed surroundings. Barnabys 151 Ballyrobert Road Ballyclare, Co. Antrim BT39 9RT T:028 9335 4151 Barnabys Restaurant creates the perfect blend between traditional home cuisine and modern dishes, only using locally sourced meat and fresh fish from our Strangford shores. Our very own poly tunnel grows our salads and vegetables, even our delicious strawberries are homegrown by our chefs. Our desserts are home made by our pastry chef and our daily specials are always extremely popular with our regular customers. Renowned for its good food and service, our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in any way to ensure your visit to Barnabys is a pleasant one.

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Art’s Waterfront Lanyon Place T: 028 9033 4400 Waterfront.co.uk Ulster Hall Bedford Street T: 028 9033 4400 Ulsterhall.co.uk Crafty Belfast 29 Wellington Place 075 9928 9176 Craftybelfast.com Crafty Culture – Instore Tea and tunes with a BYO booze corkage charge. Try our toasted sodas, delicious chutney and cheess. All srved on a delicate china platter. Crafty Workshops Book into ou crafty style workshop in our salon or a crafty fashion workshop in our tea room. Book online at info@craftybelfast.com or call 075 9928 9176 The Lyric Theater Stranmillis 028 9038 1081 Stranmillis T: 028 9038 1081 Lyrictheater.co.uk

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Style Bennett & Collins 37 The High Street Killyleagh, United Kingdom BT30 9QF Tel 028 4482 1581 Closed Sunday/Monday Open 10-5 Tuesday to Saturday Bra Boutique 19 Aurthur Street Belfast, BT1 T: 028 9031 2277 thebraboutiquebelfast.com Belfast newest specialist lingerie store and sister store of Orchid Lisburn Road and The Lingerie Room Moygashel. Harper at the Merchant Hotel 35-39 Waring Street Belfast BT1 2DY T: 028 9024 3610 Northern Ireland’s only stockist of Valentino, Celine and Christian Louboutin of Paris. Harper at The Merchant Hotel will be a must visit for every fashionista.

Harrison Fashion Belfast 715-721Lisburn Road T: 028 9066 6016 Ballymena 62 Ballymoney Street T: 028 25630831 harrisonfashion.co.uk Brands stocked: Doma leather, Hudson, Seven7,Paige, Siwy, My Lovely Jean, Tag, Radcliffe, Religion, Mina, Yumi, Yuki, Alternative, Palace, Forever Unique, Woona, Arrogant Cat, Poppy Valentine, Butter London, Orion. Lingerie Room 7 The Linen Green Moygashel BT71 7HB T: 028 8772 3181 lingerieroom.com One of Northern Ireland’s leading lingerie specialists. Here you will find an exquisite range of lingerie, nightwear and swimwear to suit all sizes. We also specialise in bridal lingerie, maternity wear and mastectomy wear.We carry a full range of Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries. A fitting and advice service is available and personal attention for every customer will ensure you experience ... the ultimate in femininity. MeMe Exclusive lingerie 109a Bloomfield Avenue Belfast T: 028 9046 0992 lingeriebymeme.com Leading stockist of Lejaby, Simone Perele, Elixir, Little Minx,Cyberjammies, Gottex Swimwear, Gidoen Oberson Swimwear, Girardi Hosiery and many more!


CITY7 Orchid Lingerie 633 Lisburn Road Belfast BT9 7GT T: 028 90381313 orchidlingerie.co.uk Orchid Lingerie offers customers a unique experience while shopping for lingerie. Coupled with our sister store, The Lingerie Room, we source exquisite collections of lingerie, nightwear and swimwear from some of Europe’s top designers, bringing them exclusively to Northern Ireland. The White Bicycle 50 Bloomfield Avenue Belfast T: 028 9045 7719 whitebicycle.co.uk One of Belfast’s leading fashion boutiques for women aged 25 to 65. Established nearly 30 years ago, The White Bicycle continues to be one of Belfast’s leading independent retailers dedicated to women over the age of 25. I suppose it could be likened to Aladdin’s cave. With so much under one roof why spend time looking anywhere else? Velvet Boutique 661 Lisburn Road Belfast BT9 7GT T: 028 9066 5221 E: grainne@velvetclothing.co.uk W: www.velvetclothing.co.uk Velvet is a cutting edge, sophisticated boutique located on Belfast’s Lisburn Road, offering only the best in established and new international fashion labels World Class names such as

Schumacher, Anna Sui, Tory Burch and J Brand, exclusive to Velvet in Northern Ireland. Jill Graham Contemporary Jeweller 49a Market Square Lisburn,BT28 1AD T: 07828 210333 E: info@jillgraham.co.uk W: www.jillgraham.co.uk Tyrone born Jill Graham is a local jewellery designer, inspired byorganic structures and elements of plant life, specializing in producing high quality, contemporary jewellery. Using sterling silver and 18ct gold, each item is meticulously handmade in her Lisburn workshop. Icon Creative 410 Lisburn Enterprise Centre Enterprise Crescent Lisburn, BT28 2BP T: 028 9267 0522 E: studio@iconcds.com W: www.iconcds.com Stylish, design-led marketing and advertising to attract the customers you want and appeal to those you already know. We have extensive experience in fashion, travel, jewellery and other boutique sectors.

Check out our facebook page facebook.com/ TheBoudoir which will be regularly updated with pictures of new stock, promotions and informationon discount evenings!

TechNology W5 2 Queen’s Quay Belfast 028 9046 7700 W5online.co.uk Lyric Hifi 429-431 Lisburn Road Belfast, County Antrim BT9 7EY 028 9038 1296 lyrichifi.com Lyric Hifi is Ireland’s leading specialist hifi and home cinema store. We have been established for 30 years and in addition to our retail business we offer a bespoke installation service for complete home entertainment systems.

The Boudoir 4 The Linen Green Designer Village Dungannon, BT71 7HB T: 028 8772 9967 We specialise in ladies fashion & accessories with labels from Italy, Spain, America, Denmark, Germany, UK and Ireland. CITY7 MAGAZINE ISSUE 4

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ROGER SANCHEZ 06.11.11 (MTV EMA’S 2011 NIGHT)

El Divino, Mays Meadow, Belfast, BT1 3PH Telephone: (0)28 9032 2000 Email: info@eldivino-belfast.com Web: eldivino-belfast.com rogersanchez.com facebook.com/rogersanchezfanpage twitter.com/djrogersanchez youtube.com/rogersanchezmusic soundcloud.com/rogersanchez myspace.com/rogersanchez

Plus— Glamour Boy Steve Simpson Slim Jim Neil Houston Admission: £10, £12 after 11pm Doors: 9pm til Late


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