Last month Thomas and I indulged in a little mini-break in Glasgow to celebrate our three year anniversary and it was so much fun!
Glasgow is such an exciting city to visit and I always enjoy spending time there, even although I’ve stayed just 20 minutes from the city my entire life. There’s always something new going on, an event happening or a new restaurant or bar to try out.
Where we stayed
We stayed at the citizenM, which is right in the centre of the city. We stayed here two years ago whilst I did a review of the hotel for this blog and we enjoyed it so much that we decided to go back. There were a few other hotels in Glasgow that we looked at staying in but as we booked so last minute (we literally booked online then headed straight into the city!) they were fully booked.
I love how quirky the citizenM hotels are and the huuuuuge beds are just so comfortable and relaxing. The rooms themselves are small, but have everything you could need and are perfect for a short break like the one we had.
I also love the fun features like the mood lighting that you can play around with on the handy iPad, the fact that you can put the blinds up and down on the iPad and that there are loads of free movies etc to watch on the big TV. We spent a few hours one afternoon watching a movie snuggled up on that big bed and it was perfection!
Where we ate
Because the citizenM is right in the centre of Glasgow we had loads of choice on where to eat and decided to go for somewhere new (because we tend to be creatures of habit and go to the same places ALL THE TIME). We picked the Amber Regent Chinese restaurant and it was so good!
Where we drank
For a few casual drinks we headed to The Raven, a casual bar with craft beers and yummy drinks for reasonable prices. It was the ideal spot for some mid-afternoon refreshments.
Before (and after!) dinner we headed to one of our favourite spots in Glasgow – Gin71. It’s a gin bar that has – you guessed it! – 71 different types of gin available.
It’s housed within an old insurance company building and has a really beautiful interior. Think tiled floors, ornate ceilings, art-deco touches and quirky art work and you’re on the right track.
It’s also a table service bar and has a pretty great atmosphere every night of the week. Ideal!
Overall it was a pretty perfect way to spend our three year anniversary and celebrate the fact that we’re also buying a house together! It was also nice as Thomas left just a few days later for a three week long work trip so it was the perfect way to spend some quality time together before being apart for a little while.
Life is all go at the moment. Stay tuned!