Archive for the ‘Just for fun’ Category

From 1914 the Battlefield Rest was known as ‘the most exotic tram shelter in Scotland’ but faced demolition in the 1990s. Saved and brought back to its formal glory, since 1994 it’s been a popular Italian and Continental bistro. We met its saviour and owner Marco Giannasi. Why did you choose the Battlefield Rest? The […]

Six years ago The Cup & Saucer Vintage Tea Room was born out of a lifelong passion for baking and all things vintage. Almost hidden away in De Courcy’s Arcade in the West End of Glasgow, it is a testament to Samantha and Tony Newell’s passion for the vintage lifestyle – from its mid-century décor […]

This month, as part of our Christmas competition, we’ve been asking our followers about the Christmas traditions in their towns, villages and neighbourhoods here in Scotland. The response has been so good, that we wanted to share them with you and spread the Christmas magic across Scotland. Everyone in Scotland knows about the Christmas Market […]

Today we interview Piero Sarti, the owner of Pane e Vino, the Italian Delicatessen located in Giffnock.  What inspired you to create Pane e Vino? I have to say I have always had a passion for the food that surrounded me from a young age. It was this inbred passion for Italian food and wine that spurred […]

Today we are interviewing Alessandra Pili one of the owners of Accento Café, the first Sardinian Café in Scotland, located in Finnieston, Glasgow. Can you tell us a little bit about Accento Café and the team behind it? Accento Cafe is a family business, run by my sister Francesca, my brother-in-law Riccardo and myself. We […]

After 25 years as a location caterer in the film and television industry, Guy Cowan has a starring role in Glasgow’s Merchant City with his very own Guy’s Restaurant. We met with him to find out more about his restaurant and the area. Can you tell us why Guy’s is so special? We serve the […]

Today we meet Martin Scott, the owner of ISKHA, a contemporary cocktail bar and restaurant in Edinburgh’s West End, to find out what makes ISHKA such a popular destination. ISHKA is renowned for its magnetic ambience but how do you create this? Well, I have a great team here at ISHKA and a fantastic Executive […]

Coco Chocolatier pride themselves on being the creators of beautiful, single-origin chocolate that’s alluring, fun and most importantly delicious. We met Creative Manager Anna York at their Stockbridge store – one of two shops in Edinburgh to find out more. Chocolate is loved universally but what makes Coco so extra-special? Every piece of our chocolate […]

Over the past few weeks we held a competition on our Facebook page giving 3 of our followers £100 each to spend in IKEA. Entering the competition was so easy, we asked our followers to share with us the new pieces of furniture that their house needed, those old pieces they want to get rid […]

Today we talk with Stuart Wilson, from Wilson’s Catch of the Day, to find out more  about his business located in Finnieston, one of the coolest areas of Glasgow. Stuart Wilson worked for a renowned Glasgow-based fishmonger for 15 years – firstly as a chef in a busy seafood restaurant then as a fishmonger. When […]

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