Category archives for: Lifestyle

Replace the cereal with a knife and fork…change your breakfast, change your mindset, change your world!


“Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper…” goes the old infamous saying, is there any truth in it and why is it so abnormal in our western society to eat this way? We are programmed from birth to do many things, brush our hair, go to school, work Monday to […]

The curly kale epidemic: a powerhouse of great nutrition


Near at the end of January and most of us are kicking proverbial butt with our 2014 health and fitness goals, except perhaps the minority of people out there I hear complain about January being a ‘long’ month. A month of depression, the low mood blues are out in force, resolutions left where they began […]

The Wellness Coach guide to surviving a Newry Christmas


It’s beginning to look like a lot like Christmas, mince pies everywhere, traffic jams, shops luring you into bigger sized trousers with Roses and Quality Streets sitting dazzling at you in pretty little bowls at every turn. The sound of Jingle Bells and The Pogues are echoed only by coughs and sneezes, December 25th is […]

Time to spring clean your wardrobe


Newry Times columnist, Style Coach Amanda Raffert may be familiar to many of you as a local style icon, and Buttercrane’s go-to girl for all your style needs. Amanda is a member of the International Association of Style coaches, which means that Amanda is well placed to offer style advice to the Newry Times readers. Amanda is […]

New Year, New Start – it’s resolution time!


We’re already over mid-way through what is often viewed as one of the most depressing, gloomy months in the northern hemisphere. Credit card bills, a result of the Christmas splurge, frustration at our lack of commitment to our goals set in 2012, dark and cold weather. Resolutions for 2013 made with gusto and already broken […]

Women want car accessories and men want beauty products – Christmas ´Wish List´ research shows

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Extensive research of over 500 members of the British public has come up with some amazing insights into men and women’s lifestyle choices this Christmas. The key findings from the nationwide research outlined below, shows that men are spending more time on the way they look than women, whilst women take more pride in their […]

Kardashian Kollection arrives at Dorothy Perkins, Buttercrane


Now you really can Keep up with the Kardashians and get your hands on the celebrity sister’s signature look bringing everyday glamour to your wardrobe. The key to this range is to try things on. Buttercrane’s Personal Stylist Amanda Rafferty got an early look at the range and said, “The garments are designed to be […]

Amanda’s top tips for Autumn Style

New Newry Times columnist Amanda Rafferty will shed light on how to look good on a budget

Get the low down on the top picks to update your Autumn/Winter wardrobe brought to you by Amanda Rafferty, Personal Style Advisor. Believe it or not, it’s that time again when we head out to the shops to make our autumn/winter purchases. Here is my snapshot of the more practical and realistic style choices that […]

Treating Acne from the inside out!


Acne and Eczema are often inter-related and most people are aware that they are disorders of the skin. Many of us suffered through our teens, buying bottles and bottles of Clearasil to look like the model in the advertisement! For some though, acne is still plaguing us well into our adult life and I hope […]

Turn it up to turn us on: It’s soundtrack over six-pack in the bedroom


What’s on your music playlist is as important as your physique when it comes to impressing a lover, according to research released today. The Science behind the Song study – carried out by leading neuroscientist Dr Daniel Müllensiefen, from the prestigious Goldsmiths, London University – confirms that we are just as likely to be turned […]

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