What to Wear this Bank Holiday Weekend

Portstewart Strand Strolls

Come the weekend, rain or shine, there’s no place better to enjoy the fresh air and family fun than Portstewart Strand’s beach walk. Surrounded by crafty family businesses with hidden treasures, as well as quaint coffee shops for the perfect cozy pit stop and a quick nibble. Happily browse the unique and creative pieces in A Broader Picture, perfect for adding some arty decor to your home or as gifts for others. Another gorgeous little nook is JamJar Coffeehouse, filled with fresh scones and delicious creamy hot drinks to suit your taste. Be sure not to be tempted in for too long – outdoor adventure is calling!

When it’s looking grey on a Saturday, we all know it’s tough to find the motivation to brave the outdoors. We think this Joules Cowdray Sweatshirt in Mara Ditsy is the perfect piece to layer up under your warm waterproofs. Its soft cotton will keep you nice and snuggly on long adventures with the family. With our unpredictable Irish weather, having waterproofs at hand is a must. We love this stylish bright coat by Lighthouse – cosy and warm on the inside, vibrant and sunny on the outside, it’s sure to make a statement on duller days!

                                                         Coffee shops/Cafes/City:


Be they not too often, on sunnier and warmer days it’s nice to venture out a little further and Belfast is a great spot to enjoy both busy and comforting surroundings. Filled to the brim with all your shopping needs, we also love South Belfast’s Lagan Towpath walk. Close by is a great dog friendly local coffee shop, 5A Lockview Road, where you and your pup can enjoy a warm brew or a refreshing bowl of water.

Urban Pup’s variety of leads, collars and matching harnesses are a great way of bringing a Spring into your step on sunnier walks. We love this Floral Cascade Harness – there’s even a matching bandana!

This unique print Joules Harbour Jersey is bright, fun and on trend for Spring. It’s light and comfy enough for a day of strolling around the shops, but also soft and warm enough to sit outside and watch the world pass by. Pair it with Joules Tourer Cross Body Bag in Bright Lime for an injection of colour. A great bag for conveniently packing away all personal belongings – yours and your dog’s!

                                                                        Family Fun Day


Ballymoney is host to a great day out for the family with its Rosepark Farm, 98 Bravallen Road. Not only is it fun for kids of all ages, it’s also a scenic spot surrounded by wooded and rose walkways. Educational too, it lets you and your little ones explore nature, interacting with a variety of animals, from rabbits to reptiles! Just £3 entry per person and well worth it for a fun packed day out in the fresh air.

This Joules Lucie Classic Fit Shirt is timeless and we just love its smart, chic but relaxed feel – a perfect weekend piece. It will make you feel put together and allows an easy transition from farm to lunch (at our very own Cafe Country only minutes away!). Pair it with our Joules Welly Print Navy Anya Spot to bring a pop of fun to your overall look. You’ll definitely be needing some wellies for this farm trek!

                                                                     Picnics in the Park


If the weekend weather tempts alfresco dining, it’s always fun to take the family out to your local park or even out in the garden for some tasty lunch in the sun. Sitting out doors even for some ‘me’ time is a great way to relax – reading your favourite novel or playing with your dogs.

This Joules Picnic Rug French Navy Shells picnic blanket is bright, vibrant, and screams Spring/Summer. It’s great if you have lots of bags to bring on your picnic journey – it wraps itself right up with a handy strap making it compact and easy to travel with. Pair it with the Joules Navy Shells Picnic Rucksack, a compact and easy way to have everything you need for picnic fun in one handy backpack. It includes plastic cups, napkins, forks and even wine glasses!

So whatever you do this weekend, we have you covered! Let’s hope the rain stays at bay and the sun shines all day!

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