Refreshed from a long weekend in Glasgow we thought we’d include some of our favourite things from the city (see fashion and food) amongst the mix of usual London based Friday Finds.
Thanks for having us Glasgow, we had a wee belter of a weekend!
- Fashion: more Mr Benn then Uncle Ben, FYI…
We love our vintage fashion as you may have gathered from a few previous Friday Finds. In Glasgow there’s a lovely little place called Mr Ben. It’s a treasure trove of retro goodies from old converse and docs to ‘Sgt. Pepper’ style military jackets and throwback tees. David grabbed himself a couple of new additions for his wardrobe including an oversized denim jacket and Fred Perry polo shirt, with obligatory tartan collar, naturally!
- Interiors: Scandinavian Midsummer pop-up
For the month of June, design exhibition designjunction has transformed interiors retailer Habitat‘s Platform Gallery in their Kings Road flagship store in to a Scandi hub featuring exhibitions as well as a cafe experience. As you enter the woodland designed space you’ll see a mix of Danish, Sewdish, Finnish and Norwiegn brands. As expected, there’s plenty of natural wood, beauiful craftsmanship and forward thinking design ideas which are bound to inspire.
Last week we attended the launch party which meant we got to try the scrummy food from the guys at Skandel – who have created the menu for the pop-up.
We’d recommend heading down and checking it out. All details can be found here.
- Food: Café Andaluz
Knowing a restaurant’s menu off by heart is usually a good sign that you love it (or go too much…). The former can be said for Glasgow’s Café Andaluz. A small chain including City Centre, West End and now an Edinburgh branch, they serve a large selection of Spanish tapas, fine wines and wicked cocktails. Mark opted for his ‘usual’ i.e. honey mustard chicken, chorizo in a red wine sauce and patatas bravas – our mouths are watering just remembering the mix of flavours! Wash it all down with one of their fabulous Cosmopolitans and you have yourself a really tasty treat. Check out the menu here.
- Places to go: Interesting installations
Set designer and artist Anna Lomax has created an exclusive installation for Fruit of the Loom’s premium line Seek No Further. The installation is only around until the end of June which is when the pop-up store will sadly be leaving us so hurry on down and check it out. There is also currently a 50% sale on so why not treat yourself to a sweater or two whilst you’re there.
- Just because: CATZILLA