Hi Everyone,

Well we made it through January. The weather didn’t help the moods and sickness was floating around every house I think, but now its February and it’s time to think about the year ahead.

For those of you getting married we have a few alternative things to tell you about and Pauline, Wedding co-ordinator at Jacks in Cromane gives her advice on your perfect day.

On the fashion side of things, Don O’Neill shares his thoughts on what brides are looking for with his Fall collection.

We chat with Kerry girl Sinead Kissane about her role in TV3, and see what 2018 has in store for her. We also have some great advice for you to get fit and healthy and lots of interesting ways of getting the level of fitness you want.

Of course we are in full swing here for our Connect Hair and Beauty Awards which will take place in The Rose Hotel on March 11th. Finalists are announced and the voting is open so check out our social media for all information on voting. We are delighted to recognise these people. It sure is a growing industry and we are thrilled to recognise and support it. Tickets are limited and we advise early booking to avoid disappointment.

Mary Lucey talks to the very creative Mary J Leen stain glass artist, Mary was one of our winners at the Connect Kerry women in Business awards and we are delighted to see her go from strength to strength.

We are also supporting a wonderful coffee morning on Wednesday February 14th. Ballyroe Heights Hotel invite you to sample the delicious new range of in house baking, complimentary muffins and coffee and lots of beauty tips from Andrea who is now based in the hotel with ‘Beautique by Ballyroe’. Donations are welcome on the morning with all proceeds going to Adapt Tralee.

There is lots happening so lock away the January blues and get the smiles back on, remember 30 minutes walk per day clears the mind and reduces the waistline so get active.

Until next month

Mags x

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