Friday, April 4, 2014

A little trip to Glasgow

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Last week me and Rob went down to Glasgow for a couple of days for a belated birthday trip. We left late (when do we not) so had a pit-stop in Dundee to grab some lunch. Naturally we headed straight to Ketchup because it does the best burgers in the land, and that's where we'd been intending to go when we got to Glasgow anyway. We ordered a Chicken 'Italian job' (pictured above), a lamb 'Zorba the Greek' and a side of onion rings and chips. Rob had honestly THE best chocolate milkshake in the world to drink - definitely the kind old(er) people would drink and say it 'takes them back' - and it actually made me regret ordering an Irn Bru. First. for. everything.
We stayed at the Citizen M hotel, which we've stayed at the past couple of times, and I honestly couldn't recommend it enough. The rooms are lovely (just look at the size of those windows) with free movies and WiFi, the staff are always amazing and it's also really well priced. Rob had said we were going down for my birthday so they gave us a wee voucher for free cocktails at the bar; it's like they knew free alcohol is always the way to my heart. They have hotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London and New York as well which are worth checking out if you're heading to any of those places!
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Day two was spent having a wander about Glasgow with a lunch stop at Bread Meets Bread (not to be confused with Burger Meats Bun, where I had a wee date with Jen a couple of weeks ago, which is also pretty good). As you can probably tell from the photos it's not somewhere you'd go if you were on a health kick but sweet lord was the food tasty. Rob had the pulled pork burger and I had a bacon and curds grilled cheese toastie with a side of sweet potato fries. There's a really good atmosphere, the food's well priced as well as tasty and they also played some pretty bangin 80s tunes - what more could anyone want?

We then rushed back to get ready for an evening at Disney on Ice (best birthday present ever), which I didn't actually get any photos of because I was too busy being five and ogling at it all. The next day we were up bright and early to head home for my brother's 18th which had the opposite effect Disney had had the night before and left me feeling a little, um, decrepit. Now I definitely can't kid myself on in my head that I'm still 17.



Kelly Stroh said...

Looks like your trip was awesome! I have never been to glasgow before!

Loving both of your outfits


Abbie said...

Ahhh looks like a lush weekend away, all that good looks immense! xx

Gen said...

Amazing outfits!

Style Crescent said...

Looks like you had a lovely time! you look great and that food.. yummy! xx

Amy // The Girl In The Bowler Hat said...

It sounds like you had a lovely little weekend away! Glasgow is somewhere I'm really wanting to visit, so I'll definitely have to check out those places.

And your outfits look incredible (as always). If anyone can pull off a fedora it's definitely you!

Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat

Unknown said...

love the shoes you're wearing in both outfits, omg gimme! hope you hve a great time! :) xx
Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

Holl JC said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time away Amy, all that food is making me rather hungry! I adore your dress from the first outfit too, so gorgeous! x

Unknown said...

absolutely awesome outfit!

Unknown said...

Love both your outfits! Impeccable style!

Lily x

The Style Rawr said...

Awww, you look so good in a hat! Love that across the body bag.

Tara xo

Wardrobe Conversations said...

Love the polka dot outfit! Ketchup really do do the best milkshakes. You've now made me want one so bad! Hx

Unknown said...

Love both of these outfits!
Especially the spotty dress.
I would love to visit Glasgow.


VioletDaffodils said...

Amazing outfits as always :D I particularly like the spotty dress, its very cute :)
Hope you enjoyed your belated birthday trip, can't believe you got to see Disney on Ice, that sounds fab! I definitely want to see that at some point :)

isobel said...

ahhh amy you never put a foot wrong! love the outfits and the food looks incredible! I better get my arse up to scotland! xo

Sara Grilo said...

This post is perfect, the outfits and the food are amazing!

xoxo, S
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Jessie Aurora said...

Your post made me hungry
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Jeanne said...

Gorgeous monochrome looks! I love the dress!

claudia said...

Love both outfits but the second one is definitely my fav!

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Very stylish <3 Love the polka dot dress!!!

natasha linskill said...

absolutely love that peter pan collar dress + chunky boot combo

Jo said...

Aaah Glasgow. I walk past the Citizen M hotel everyday and it always looks gorgeous from the outside!

Love this dress though, so lovely! Especially perfect for this time of year!

Izzy said...

Very cute, looove that second look <3

The Quirky Queer

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

that polka dot dress is gorgeous! love it!


Paige Rhianne said...

Gorgeous!! Also probably wasnt the best time to read this post that food looks SO nice! Im starving! x

Kaz said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I've not been to Glasgow since I was about 12 and I'd love to go again.
Love your outfits, and oh WOW... that food haha.
Kaz at Sunshine Days x

Laura Rogan said...

Love the second look! And I really want all of that food! Yum!
The Fashion Wonderland

Hannah Hobson said...

This post featuring all this food has made me incredibly hungry!

Fabulous outfits though, look beautiful lady!
Hannah xo

Unknown said...

you look amazing and your photo's are great xx

Anonymous said...

You look amazing. I was born in Glasgow but haven't been back for soooo long!
Lucia's Loves

TheJulyRose said...

How is it possible that after just eating apple pie I'm now hungry after seeing your pretty pictures of food.

The Choices dress is really nice Amy, it suits you so much.

Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

Unknown said...

such lovely outfits and the food looks amazing!! :)

Christina said...

Great outfits! Is this jacket warm? It has the perfect cut and shape but I woudln't want to spend the money on faux leather if it's not warm enough..!

Lali said...

Beautiful pictures and a really beautiful look. :)
Happy Sunday, Lali