Author: Victoria

#RunningDiary – Week 2

With my first week of my #RunningDiary completed, I’m onto my second week of training for the Paris marathon next April. So week 2, what you got in store for me? More running you say? Okay, let’s do it! Day 8 Meant to be a rest day… but it wasn’t as I missed a day Read More …

Autumn Wish List – Part 1

September may have been the best weather we’ve had all year but all the Autumn/Winter press shows I’ve been attending in the last few weeks are actually¬†making me quite excited for the change of season. Of course, one of the occupational hazards of shopping/writing about fashion and beauty for a living is that I now Read More …

#RunningDiary – Week 1

If you happened to see my last post (here), you will have learned that I am planning I AM DOING the Paris Marathon on 3rd April 2016. I’m going to keep a running diary for the duration of my training to keep me on track and also to track my progress. Psychologically, I think it’s Read More …

Fitness Challenges

As anyone who follows me on Instagram (@victoriamartinstyle) will know, I like to partake in the odd fitness challenge from time to time. I’ve recently being following Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide programme and I’ve been seriously impressed with it. The first 12 week programme I managed to stick to religiously and Read More …

Things to Do in Dubai

Following on from my post last week (here) about what to expect from your first trip to Dubai, I thought I would focus this week on some really fun things to do once you get there. The great thing about a holiday to Dubai is that you can do as much or as little as Read More …

In Conversation With: Stephen Jones OBE

I was lucky enough to be invited to an intimate afternoon tea gathering at the fabulous Blythswood Square Hotel by Debenhams to celebrate the launch of the new Top Hat Collection by renowned milliner, Stephen Jones OBE. Stephen talked us through his long and illustrious career which began at world-famous, Central St Martin’s in London. Read More …

Lunch at Bill’s Restaurant

As if we don’t have enough amazing dining options in Glasgow, there is new kid in town. Everyone say ‘hi’ to Bill. Glasgow is the newest addition to the Bill’s Restaurant family and their first venture North of the Border. I’d heard good things about the London restaurant and was keen to try it out Read More …

Review: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Without doubt, my one desert island beauty product would be mascara. Afterall, what is life without being able to flutter your long lashes… and this ability has been known to get me out of a few situations over the years. For the past six months, I’ve been in a committed, loving and faithful relationship with Read More …

Leopard Love

As a personal stylist, the dangerous thing about helping other people shop is that, invariably, I can’t help but spot things along the way that I want to buy for myself. Case in point: helping my fussiest client (my mum) look for shoes for my brother’s wedding. She was trying on a couple of pairs Read More …

A Beginners Guide to Dubai

Since my brother, Scott and my best friend, Jayne both relocated to the Middle East, I’ve had no option but to travel to Dubai on several occasions to visit them. It’s been something of a hardship but a sacrafice I’ve been willing to make in order to see them both. The fact that they live Read More …