IN OUR LATEST EDITION...
In the July issue NW chats with award winning chef Niall McKenna, Mentalist Business Coach David Meade, and Ulster Rugby Operations Director Bryn Cunningham on life with children; local celebrities tell us the places they like to travel to and where they will be enjoying the sunshine this summer, while Kate Smith and Alison Fleming talk about their careers away from TV.
It’s also jammed pack with all your summer holiday fashion and beauty essentials along with advice on how to get a natural healthy glow or by using one of our recommend self tanners.
Now that the days are longer, the weather brighter, we offer advice on outdoor entertaining and how to furnish your garden allowing you to sit back, put your feet up with a drink, and enjoy your copy of NW.
Next offers plenty of fashion inspiration and style ideas for your summer wardrobe.
IT'S OVER TO DAD..
NW catches up with three well-known local dads who successfully manage the time they spend working and enjoying every moment they can with their young children.
A MEXICAN FIESTA...
When it came to organising their wedding Lewis and Tracey decided that the beach in Mexico was the perfect setting for them to tie the knot and to enjoy their day with close friends and family amidst the sunshine and tranquillity of Cancun.
We catch up with the charismatic Joe Lindsay who you may know as the presenter of holiday programme 'Getaways', his DJ-ing or his weekly newspaper column.
WISH YOU WERE HERE...
Continuing the holiday theme we asked a few well-known local faces to tell us the places they like to travel to and where they''ll be enjoying the sunshine this summer.
Julian Simmons admitted that no matter where he travels to, he's always thankful that he's going home to good ould Norn' Iron!
MY BRILLIANT CAREER
In this issue NW catches up with Siobhan Stevenson, Head of Collections Care with National Museum Northern Ireland.
She tells us, 'People are frequently surprised by the breadth of my job - one minute I am in the art galleries at the Ulster Museum. the next I am in my hard hat and steel toe cap boots when we shunt locomotives in the rail gallery. At the Cultra Hill Climb last year I got to put on my best 60's garb and drive a beach buggy!'
LIFESTYLE - playful & practical
Looking for a larger home to accommodate their growing family Katie and George stumbled upon this period property which had already been converted by its existing owners to offer a modern living space, filling the back of the house with light, as well as carefully considered storage throughout the home.
EASY OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING..
Summer arrives and with the perfect excuse for some alfresco entertaining, whether that's a picnic lunch on the grass, happy hour cocktails at sunset, a BBQ dinner party with friends, or a cosy evening gathered around as the light fades.
Give your garden a revamp and create the ultimate outdoor entertaining area with some low-maintenance finishes, clever reimaging, and all you need to get grilling.
WHICH COLLEGE IS NEAR THE TRINITY CITY HOTEL?
Answer this simple question and you could be in with a chance of winning a two-night stay, with breakfast and dinner for two, in the vibrant, smart four-star Trinity City hotel in the centre of Dublin.
To enter email: email@example.com with your answer plus your name, address and daytime number.
Strangford-based milliner Maire Claire Ferguson is well-known among those looking for the perfect hat, but if you have yet to come across her work you'll soon be able to see her designs in the new Ab-Fab movie!
All these stories and much more in the July edition of Northern Woman, on sale now.