31 Mar 2016

What's In My Bag + House of Fraser Giveaway!

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House of Fraser Handbags| Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

I introduced my new bag at the end of last week, but thought it best to properly show off it's beauty by delving in to the contents that it houses on a daily basis. The bag itself is from Fiorelli via The Hut and is so perfect for Spring time with it's beautiful floral print paired with a pastel pink & white colour scheme. I love this style of bag, boxy and structured, but roomy enough to fit everything I need without becoming misshapen. Satchel bags like these are always on my wish list, I think they're totally classic and just plain pretty!

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House of Fraser Handbags| Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

It's probably stating the obvious to say that I nearly always carry my phone, camera and purse around with me. I've had the Samsung Galaxy S6 for nearly a year now and still love it. It's got a great camera for the off chance I don't have a camera on me, plus it's obviously brilliant for keeping up with my social networks and playing Neko Atsume all day every day.

Since buying the Canon G7X back in January barely a day passes where I don't take it with me. It's a nifty little thing, which packs a photographic punch without taking up lots of space. Luckily, this bag can fit my DSLR when I need it, but for everything else this is perfect. It also helps keeping it on hand for my weekly vlogs which you should totally check out... hint, hint.

My purse is from River Island and plays home to all of the important stuff - cards, driving license, old random bus tickets, expired vouchers... that sort of stuff.

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House of Fraser Handbags| Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

I'm surprised that there were only two lip products in my bag when I tipped it out for this post, but I'm not at all surprised by what they are. My all time favourite MAC lipstick, Brave, which I wear most days and an old style Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick from Soap & Glory. This one is the shade "Raplumzel" and is nearly finished, but it's no longer available so I'll be pretty gutted when it's finished. Also from Soap & Glory is my must have Hand Food in the Sugar Crush scent, which is my absolute favourite. My hands get really dry at work so I always make sure to have this to hand (pun totally not intended...).

I probably need to wear my glasses more, especially with the amount of screen time I put in on an average week, so I try to keep them nearby all the time. My current pair are from IOLLA and always garner plenty of compliments. Months later, I'm still obsessed with the smoke tortoiseshell and I'm yet to see anything as unique readily available elsewhere.

Other random crap hanging about in my bag includes receipts for Easter eggs and extreme Boots sprees, my favourite Spearmint Tic Tacs, my keys and probably a few hundred kirby grips too...

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Now for the fun stuff. Fancy winning yourself a £30 voucher to spend at House of Fraser? Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below to be in with a chance of winning a voucher to spend in store or online. 

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29 Mar 2016

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo - #SassyBooks March

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo - available here


A book with tidying in the title was never going to be top of my "to-read" pile, but after months of hearing readers everywhere rave about The Life Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo we decided to give it a shot for the March #SassyBooks choice. My mum can attest to the fact that I often procrastinate when it comes to tidying, so it will probably come as no surprise that I put off reading this book too. 

Confession time: I've not finished it. I struggled, a lot. It's just not me. I thought this book would turn my hoarding ways around and allow me to lead a life of minimalism and practicality, as well as helping me break the emotional bonds I have with those random knick knacks that might come in handy one day. 

I'm a cynical person, and my moods are changeable to say the least, so the thought of going through every item I own and questioning the joy it brings to my life felt a bit... silly. Fair enough there were some interesting anecdotes and I enjoyed the insight in to the cultural differences between the United Kingdom's approach to tidying and that of Japan. 

Some of the tidying tips could be filed in my brain under "useful" for future reference, but on the whole I felt like it just didn't apply to me. I don't have the time and it doesn't really suit my lifestyle. Fair enough, it might work better for others, but I found it laughable at points... I'm just not destined to be a continuously tidy person! Sorry mum ;)

For next month we decided to go for a book that has a lot of appeal, and one that most people already own to make it even easier to join in. I'm actually really excited about this choice, because I've not read it again for a while now and I'm looking forward to getting stuck back in to the world of Hogwarts. Yup, the next book is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Sorcerer's, if you're American!).

Why not read along with us? Find out more about #SassyBooks Blogger Book Club and keep up with our chatter over on the hashtag too!

Will you be joining in with #SassyBooks next month? We'd love to have you!

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26 Mar 2016

Saturday Share #24

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25 Mar 2016

A needle in the heart from a silhouette

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Fiorelli Bags | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Fiorelli Bags | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Fiorelli Bags | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog
Jacket - New Look (similar), Top - Marks & Spencer
Shoes - Adidas, Necklace - Primark

Bags are my thing - I just can't resist a pretty bag - so it's not really a surprise that I literally gasped when I first set my eyes on the Mia Grab Bag from Fiorelli. The structured shape is exactly the sort of style that I like, but the beautiful print adds more interest than my usual plain bags and makes it perfect for spring. Unlike the last addition to my bag collection it's on the smaller side, however I'm finding it to be the perfect size to fit my daily essentials and discourages me from carrying a ridiculous amount of stuff around with me - much to my back's delight! In true blogger style, one of my main concerns when choosing a new bag is being able to accommodate my SLR comfortably, which, despite it's misconceiving size, this bag has no trouble with.

To really show off the stunning print I wanted to keep the rest of my outfit simple, opting for my usual beloved shades of grey and my trusty leather jacket. I've been wearing these ripped jeans near enough constantly for the past few weeks, as I love how they add a bit of interest to a relatively plain outfit.

Fiorelli Bags | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Fiorelli Bags | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Fiorelli Bags | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

If you hadn't already noticed, I dyed my hair again... These photos make it look very warm toned which is what I was trying to avoid, but I think I'm just destined to spend my life slightly ginger. It was a bit of an impulse decision as shown in my weekly vlogs, but I fancied a change and I'm really enjoying having darker hair again!

The past couple of weeks have felt non-stop, but I'm starting to work out my new routine and have lots of exciting things on the horizon. As per usual, there will be lots of food coming up on Colours and Carousels over the next few weeks, but I have a few other things up my sleeve too. It's nice to feel desperate to pour my heart in to a blog post again, it's been a while since I felt this eager to write! Now I just need to find the time... Cutting down on the hours I put in to playing The Sims could be a  start.

What's your vice - bags or shoes? You can totally choose both, I would!


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21 Mar 2016

Byron Glasgow

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Surely no business would be brave enough to bring a new burger joint to a city that boasts its very own Burger Boulevard, am I right? Apparently not, because burger afficionados Byron have recently expanded their operations in to Scotland (finally) with branches opening in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

You are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to burgers in Glasgow, in fact my Glasgow Burgerthon barely scratches the surface. With a whole host of big name chain restaurants, booming independent businesses and even the odd pop up, it's a city for burger lovers. But how does Byron compare?

Byron Review Glasgow | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Byron Review Glasgow | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Last week I headed along to check out the new restaurant for myself, bringing my trusty blogging companion Lis along to assist in the judging. She took me for steak a couple of weeks ago, so it was only fair - right? Benefits of blogger friends!

Located on West George Street, the new Byron restaurant is the perfect place to stop off for a bite in the city centre. It's a couple of streets up from the biggest concentration of burger restaurants, which I imagine will work in their favour. The large, roomy restaurant benefits from being housed in one of Glasgow's many former bank buildings, which are usually pretty impressive if you aren't already familiar with them.

Straight away I was struck by how friendly the staff were - as well as their amazing "Cheese" slogan t-shirts which I'm desperate to have in my wardrobe. They were all smiling, welcoming and obviously knew the menu well. This was particularly handy when it came to matching milkshakes with the best booze, as they seemed to have the perfect combinations nailed already! Irn Bru and Bourbon milkshakes make for a surprising treat, I'll have you know.

Byron Review Glasgow | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Byron Review Glasgow | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Byron Review Glasgow | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Byron Review Glasgow | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Speaking of the menu, let's talk about the most important part: food.

Byron's main focus is producing something that's relatively simple. but producing it well. If you're not a fan of burgers or salads, then it's not really going to be your kind of place. Alongside their "proper" beefburgers, they also serve a selection of chicken, mushroom and bean burgers, with the ability to create your own with personalised toppings which is always a nice touch.

I'd heard people raving about the "Freddar" cheese too many times to ignore, so after lots of deliberation I ended up with a classic beefburger topped with this magical cheese concoction and some crispy fried onions. "Freddar" is made up of three different types of cheese, Red Leicester, classic cheddar and some parmesan, making for a rich, flavourful addition to any burger. As a big cheese lover, I was sceptical as to how good it could really be, but I think with a little more tang it would be perfect.

The burgers themselves are recommended to be served as medium rare, however the servers are quick to mention this in case you prefer otherwise. Medium rare is perfect for me, and I absolutely love when a restaurant takes the time to cook a burger to your preference. It makes a difference! I found my burger to be incredibly tender, but surprisingly easy to eat. It was well seasoned, although maybe could have benefited from a little more jazz.

The selection of sides on offer doesn't stray too far from what you'd expect, however the courgette fries are a bit of an usual addition that I've heard mixed reviews of. I suppose it would depend on your initial feelings towards courgettes, and I am not a fan... so I played it safe with some pretty damn good sweet potato fries.

Byron Review Glasgow | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Byron Review Glasgow | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

One thing I really loved about Byron is that the burgers didn't feel too heavy, and as a result I felt like I had plenty of space available to try and tackle a dessert. Not that being full usually stops me... The dessert menu is short but sweet, and covers most bases. I obviously opted for a chocolate brownie, as always, and hot damn it was insane. So soft and ridiculously indulgent, as well as being made in house. It was huge, and I'm disappointed to say that I didn't finish it, but I gave it my best and I'll definitely be heading back for more.

Overall, it's tough to compare a big burger boss like Byron to the array of independents in Glasgow, but I'd say it's a pretty good choice. Whilst it wasn't perfect, it has a nice "refined" vibe and the food was of a really good standard. It's a safe choice in my eyes, and the larger restaurant size is a big benefit. Byron isn't overly expensive, but you'll definitely find cheaper elsewhere if that's a deal breaker for you. All in all, I'd definitely go back again... even if it is only to try conquer the brownie and steal one of the "cheese" t-shirts.

Have you paid Byron a visit yet? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments!

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18 Mar 2016

Nobody's Child

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Nobody's Child Ethical Fast Fashion | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Nobody's Child Ethical Fast Fashion | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

It's been a while since I discovered a fashion brand that had me itching to share their goodness with the world, but since getting a proper introduction to Nobody's Child at their party in Glasgow earlier in the week I've been raving about them to anyone who will listen. My wardrobe has been lacking something recently, and for so long I was being left uninspired by what was available on the high street, but after checking out the range at Nobody's Child I have a fair few ideas up my sleeve one again...

The event itself was held in Blow Finnieston, where we were able to get up close and personal with the brand and it's founders to the soundtrack of carefully curated girl power pop. Top that off with plenty of prosecco and drool-worthy doughnuts from Glasgow's hottest Tantrum Doughnuts and you've got a recipe for a party! I'm still dreaming about those doughnuts now...

Nobody's Child Ethical Fast Fashion | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Nobody's Child Ethical Fast Fashion | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Nobody's Child Ethical Fast Fashion | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Claiming to be purveyors of "fast fashion with a conscience", Nobody's Child provide on trend fashion produced with "intelligently applied principles" at prices that won't make your bank card weep. I was very pleasantly surprised when I checked out the price points of some of my favourite items, with the most expensive piece on their website being just £30. As a bit of a bargain hunter, this makes me one very happy girl.

Nobody's Child Ethical Fast Fashion | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Nobody's Child Ethical Fast Fashion | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

A quick browse through the website throws up a vast array of styles to choose from, from slogan sweats to statement jumpsuits, but I've shared a few of my highlights below. Particular favourites include the black floral peplum cami and the black floral bomber which are sure to be Spring staples this coming season.


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What's your favourite piece from the collection?
Let me know in the comments!

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12 Mar 2016

Saturday Share #23

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9 Mar 2016

Boots Skincare Haul & First Impressions

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Boots Drugstore Skincare Haul | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

My skin always used to be so well behaved, but recently it's started playing up. It's been frustrating as aside from the odd dry patch and a touch of dehydration, my skin has been relatively good since getting over my breakout phase in my early teens. For some reason that I can't quite pinpoint, my skin has apparently had enough of being a goody two shoes and has been throwing a massive strop. My usual trusty routine was doing very little to calm it, so I set off to the Boots website to try find some new skin saviours.

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Boots Drugstore Skincare Haul | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

The first stop on my quest to better skin was a new cleanser, and having heard some great things about the Boots Botanics range I decided to order the All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream, encouraged by the fact it was half price. I had expected this to be a more traditional cleanser that you use with water, mostly because I hadn't read the full product page, so was a bit surprised to see that it's just used with cotton pads. It does a decent job of removing my face make up, however my face doesn't feel all that clean afterwards so I tend to follow it up with another cleanser. I have a lot of similar products in my collection, but I much prefer this to the likes of the Simple Cleansing Lotion which is a lot heavier on the skin. So far, this hasn't broken me out but I'm not noticing a massive change in the brightness of my skin either.

Back at Christmas I was given some of the normal Boots Eye Make Up Remover pads and had worked my way through the tub pretty quickly, so decided to pick up some of the Cucumber Eye Make Up Remover Pads to try out. My eyes have been quite puffy lately, which is why I was drawn to the cucumber scent, but otherwise these work just as well as the original version and do a great job at wiping away stubborn eye make up. It is a bit on the greasy side, but as I use this very early on in my routine it doesn't have that much of an impact.

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Boots Drugstore Skincare Haul | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

To really fight the puffiness, I figured I would pick up the Cucumber Eye Gel from the same range as it was a mere £1.50. For the price, I wouldn't expect a miracle worker, but as someone who more often than not forgets to use an eye cream I've been pleasantly surprised with the results. The cooling effect makes a big difference to my under-eye area and it sinks in quickly, with no trace of sticky residue to be seen. It's super affordable and has been an easy way to incorporate more under eye care in to my routine, so I'll keep using this for now.

I've raved about the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Pads before, which you can read in this review, so as soon as I noticed that they had 1/3rd off I added them straight to my basket. I think these have possibly been reformulated since I last tried them, but I'm just not finding them to work as well as they had before. Maybe it'll just take a bit more time because of the state of my skin at the moment, but I've not been seeing the instantaneous results that I'm used to from these. I might need to give the "extreme" version a go instead and see if they work anywhere near as well as I remember.

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Finally, a bit of a cult product. The La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ has been raved about in the blogosphere for years now, but as I'd not previously had much of an issue with breakouts I hadn't been all too bothered about trying it. Over Christmas I'd had a little sample size that I'd been pretty impressed with, as it cleared up a small hormonal breakout quite quickly, so when I was able to pick it up on Boots for a little over £8 thanks to various deals and voucher codes I figured it was worth trying out.

Whilst it makes quick work of clearing up my breakouts and calming my angry skin, I'm not quite sold. I think my main issue with Effaclar Duo+ is that it's not quite moisturising enough for my skin to be able to rely on it alone. I find that it leaves a bit of a residue on my skin, which I'm really not a fan of, but I think I'm willing to overlook it for the fact that it is so calming. I don't see myself picking up a tube at full price again, I think I'll just stick to a targeted treatment instead, but it definitely made a difference to my blemishes.

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On the whole, my skin is slowly getting back to normal. I can't pin point it on one specific product, instead I think it's more the combination of new products and a new routine, but I think I'll be keeping these new additions in my daily line up for a few more weeks at least! Whilst I wasn't blown away by any one particular product, I can see that these do work and understand why some of them in particular are so raved about.

What skincare saviour do you make a beeline for when your skin is acting up?

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7 Mar 2016

When I'm with you I'm standing with an army

How to style a denim skirt | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

How to style a denim skirt | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

How to style a denim skirt | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

How to style a denim skirt | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

How to style a denim skirt | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Top, Skirt, Jacket (old) - New Look
Bag - Accessorize
Necklace - Claire Barclay Draws
Shoes - Adidas

I know that it's technically not Spring until the end of the month, but since March began I've been unable to shake this gnawing feeling that my wardrobe needs a full blown update. My Winter fashion consisted solely of pyjamas, cosy jumpers and maybe a pair of jeans if I was leaving the house, so moving away from that is becoming a bit of an issue when my current wardrobe leaves me feeling so uninspired.

For me, denim used to only feature in my wardrobe in the form of jeans or my beloved oversized denim jacket, but I'd been hunting for the perfect denim A-line skirt since last summer. It arrived in the form of this beauty from the denim range at New Look which I knew would be a good bet based on previous experiences. What with us edging towards sunnier days, I wanted to add a bold pop of sunshine in the form of this gorgeous yellow Accessorize tote bag, which is the perfect size for people like me who carry their lives with them on a daily basis. In keeping with the sunshine theme I obviously had to add the latest addition to my Claire Barclay Draws collection which is this adorable Get Happy necklace. One of my favourite colour combinations is yellow and grey, so instead of throwing on my usual black leather jacket I thought I'd switch it up with an old favourite in the form of this coat which I picked up in New Look a few years ago, paired with the shoes that grace my feet on a daily basis - my grey Adidas Gazelles.

I'm trying to ignore just how busy this week is going to be as it makes me tired just thinking about it, but I've got some pretty fun stuff on. In typical Charlotte fashion there's lots of food involved, including a pizza battle, but there's also some slightly unusual activities for me including a bit of bouncing around... All will be revealed ;) 

In other news, New York is all officially booked! Come the 18th of May I'll be making my first journey out of Europe and flying solo across the Atlantic to meet my best friend in the Big Apple. It's all a bit surreal at the moment, but I've started making my shopping list already and I've been spending a fair bit of time scrolling through city guides on Pinterest. If anyone has any recommendations of what to do, where to eat, the best shops to hit up then please send them my way! I'm looking for blog posts, video diaries, random articles you found on Facebook, that one pizza place your cousin's aunt's friend's husband recommended - the works.

How is your wardrobe making the transition in to spring?

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5 Mar 2016

Saturday Share #22

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3 Mar 2016

Ways To Spend an Evening in Glasgow

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I'm sure you're all fed up of me rambling about my new job by now, but I promise this will maybe be the last time... for now. Anyway, one of the best things about moving in to a new position is the fact that I no longer have to work till ridiculously late and instead have my evenings to spend however I please. I've already done a bit of cooking, and I've certainly watched a lot of TV, but as the weather starts to improve slightly I'm trying to get back in to the habit of leaving the house and doing the things I love in Glasgow again.

Shopping


Something I will always rave about is Glasgow's shopping, because it's hard to beat. The Style Mile boasts an incredible selection of high end and high street alongside three brilliant shopping centres, all within easy walking distance and slap bang in the city centre. Much to my inner shopaholic's delight, over 220 of Glasgow's biggest and best shops are open for late night trading on a Thursday meaning that I can well and truly make a night of it! It's a real beauty lovers paradise, with a massive House of Fraser on Buchanan Street, mere moments from Space NK in Princes Square and Debenhams in the St. Enoch Centre. Now do you see why I can hardly resist a shopping spree?
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Food and Drink


It's no secret that Glasgow is home to some brilliant burgers, but much to my delight that's not all. From Carribean to Chinese, you can get pretty much every cuisine under the sun in the city. Excellent news if you love food as much as I do! Some highlights worth mentioning include Paesano for the best pizza in the city, Jellybear for all of your sugary needs, Topolabamba & Cafe Andaluz for tapas heaven, and Martha's for a guilt free bite. That's just the tip of the iceberg, with hundreds of other amazing independent businesses living alongside the big name restaurants you'd expect to see in a city of Glasgow's size. It's never ending, and I absolutely love it.

It wouldn't be a guide to an evening in Glasgow without mentioning some treasures for a tipple or two, and there is absolutely no shortage of these. Whilst you can find a bar or pub on just about every street in the city, some of my favourites include Hummingbird, Bunker, Firewater for a drink on the cheap, Bar Home, WEST Brewery and The Butterfly & Pig.
Late Night Glasgow | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Culture

If you're feeling a bit more cultured, then you won't be at a loss in the city. Alongside our gorgeous museums and art galleries, Glasgow is also home to the fantastic Stand Comedy Club where you can see the latest and greatest comedy stars, as well as some up and coming comedians too. Many venues in the city host comedy nights, such as Yesbar and the aforementioned West.

There are some real cinematic gems in the city, such as the Glasgow Film Theatre which is always a treat, as well as The Grosvenor in the West End. Not only that, we also have the tallest cinema in the world in the form of Cineworld, which you most definitely cannot miss. 

Glasgow's music scene has a stellar reputation and it's totally understandable when you see the host of events taking place. With a plethora of venues on offer, from the cosy King Tuts to the jaw dropping Hydro Arena, there's something happening in the city pretty much every night.

You'd really struggle to be bored in Glasgow with the amount that's on, so it's no wonder that this city holds such a special place in my heart. You can check out even more things to do in Glasgow over at People Make Glasgow, as well as a few more of my favourites over on my Yelp profile.

What's your favourite thing to do in Glasgow?


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