Eat more fish… and demand Irish seafood

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

If you haven't been to the Galway market recently it’s worth taking a trip to see Gannet Fishmongers’ impressive fish and seafood display. Named for the famous fish-guzzling Atlantic seabirds, The Gannet team are experienced professionals whose mission is to get the people of Galway eating — and loving — fish.

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Learn tai chi in Galway

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

With the increasing interest in the West in making healthy lifestyle choices, finding ways to destress and regain balance, tai chi is becoming a popular choice due to its physical and mental health benefits. Stress is widely regarded as the underlying cause of many illnesses and tai chi is designed to teach practitioners to relax and reduce or avoid stress.

Improved sleep patterns, elevated mood, confidence, and deeper inner calm through daily practice make tai chi a very popular exercise. Improvements in digestion and bowel function, cardio-respiratory function, immune system and cognitive function, physical and psychosocial improvements in MS patients, reduction of falls among the elderly, and beneficial reports by those with arthritic conditions and osteoporosis have all been documented.

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Flower power

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

Floral prints, bright stripes, and textured blocks of colour in clean cut shapes usher in Peruzzi’s cool yet feminine spring/summer collection.

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BareMinerals at Brown Thomas

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

The world’s pioneer of mineral make-up, bareMinerals, will be available at Brown Thomas in mid March.

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Mum’s the word

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

Flowers, perfume, chocolates, cash, or a voucher for dinner at a nice restaurant? If you are trying to come up with a suitable gift for your mum for Mother’s Day and have a tight budget look no further than your local Aldi store.

It is offering a touch of celebrity lifestyle glamour with its designer brand fragrances (€24.99 each). Perfumes in the range include Brand Beckham’s “Intimately Beckham”, Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Lovely”, and the classic “Anais Anais” by Cacherel. If your mum has green fingers she will love the Zantedeschia/Calla Lily Kit (€12.99 each). It contains two bulbs, a root bag, compost, and a ceramic pot.

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Buzzing with health

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

If you are battling a cold or flu or just feeling below par generally check out Manuka Health’s MGO Manuka honey.

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Put a spring in your step

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

If winter has taken its toll on you and you feel weary and lack energy maybe you should consider getting a tonic to restore your lost vitality.

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Competition

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

To celebrate the launch of Galway’s newest Lancôme department at University Late Night Pharmacy it is offering one lucky reader a professional skin analysis with Lancôme’s diagnosis machine in addition to a Lancôme hamper.

Lancôme experts will help the competition winner select a suitable skincare regime before presenting her with the free hamper of skincare products to suit her skin type.

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Splash out at Brown Thomas spring beauty and fashion event

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

Splashout, the spring beauty and fashion event, will take place from Thursday March 5 to Mother’s Day, Sunday March 22 in all Brown Thomas stores. The event will see a host of visiting international make-up artists demonstrating the hot colours and trends for face, nails, and body.

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Elysium Day Spa shortlisted for beauty industry Oscars

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

Elysium Day Spa & Laser Clinic, Moycullen, has been shortlisted to the final five for the IBPA Salon of the Year award.

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How important is colour?

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

It has been proven that the human eye responds positively to harmonious colours. Colour is the first thing you notice when you see someone. Wearing the right colours for you can make you look better, healthier, and even taller! A trained colour consultant can show you what colour palette suits you best. During a consultation you will:

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Great value at Belladonna

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

It was a great feat for leading Galway bridal shop Belladonna to have one of its stunning wedding gowns featured on RTE’S Afternoon Show last Thursday.

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Coping with workplace stress

Thu, Feb 26, 2009

When you wake up in the morning does your heart sink at the thought of going to work? Does facing exacting deadlines, a bullying boss or unco-operative colleagues fill you with dread and fear?

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Benefits of regular exercise

Thu, Feb 26, 2009

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that all people regularly do activities that address each component of overall fitness: cardiovascular endurance through aerobic activity, strength through weight training, and flexibility achieved through stretching. Each of these types of exercise can improve our sense of psychological well-being. However, because the most profound effects on mental health are derived through aerobic activity, it is the major focus.

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Value for money in Busy Bees

Thu, Feb 26, 2009

Parents can enjoy great value for money in Busy Bees activity centre in Oranmore, so there’s no need for children to miss out on playtime.

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The latest fashions at your fingertips

Thu, Feb 26, 2009

In recent years online shopping has become something of a phenomenon with any retailers worth their salt offering customers the chance to sit in the luxury of their own home and buy what they want at the click of a button.

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Forget Me Not at Belladonna Bridal

Thu, Feb 26, 2009

Belladonna has been hosting some wonderful designer weekends over the past two months, and next Friday and Saturday the company will host a weekend not to be missed with Forget Me Not Designs.

Brides from all over the country will be coming to Belladonna to meet the designers from Forget Me Not Designs. Geraldine Tulloch and Katerina will be present to assist brides in choosing from their wonderful collection of wedding gowns. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet with them and have a bespoke dress or unique couture gown individually designed for you.

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Galway personal trainer expands her business

Thu, Feb 26, 2009

One of Galway’s leading personal trainers is busy expanding her business, proving that people are still keen to invest in their health and well-being despite the economic downturn.

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Style Counsel

Thu, Feb 19, 2009

Q: I am finding it difficult to find trousers to suit me. I am not very bottom heavy, but I have put on some weight on my stomach and find it hard to disguise this. Have you any suggestions for some trousers I could wear to work?

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Enjoy the ultimate hair salon experience

Thu, Feb 19, 2009

Everyone must cut back on non-essential treats during a recession, but come boom or bust hair will need cutting and styling, and hairdressing is holdings its own despite the downturn. What’s more, a visit to a salon now offers the perfect chance to treat yourself without feeling overindulgent.

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