Archive for the ‘Just for fun’ Category

2020 has been a pretty tough year all round, and just when it finally looked like we might have some more freedom, it feels like we’ve almost returned to lockdown life. And we now know all too well that it doesn’t feel great to have our freedom taken away. But if us Scots are  anything, […]

What better way to celebrate moving into your new home than by throwing a house-warming party? It’s the perfect opportunity to show off your des res to family and friends. Alas, it’s also fraught with danger: from running out of food to kitchen appliance meltdowns and even wardrobe malfunctions. Want to guarantee you’re the host […]

Wound up by winter? Jaded by January? Well, get your gogglebox in gear, pass the popcorn and settle in with s1homes for a spot of screen therapy. These are the telly highlights that make spending time at home a truly cosy and communal affair. So, let the credits roll on your guide to the shows […]

Instantly recognisable from their regular appearances on TV, there are many famous properties that can inspire amazing design ideas in our own homes. While we may not be looking to rent a country mansion or buy a five-storey New York townhouse, there’s a lot to be learned from the big stars of the small screen. […]

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 […]

We asked 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 that takes place in Edinburgh, with rides and the Big […]

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 […]

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