Living in the centre of Glasgow for around twenty years, and over a decade of that in Finnieston, meant that we developed a strong affiliation to our favourite haunts. Fitflop asked me to take them, and you, on a little tour in their new F-Sporty II sneakers and I happily obliged. You guys know I love my Fitflops, and I wear my uberknits every single day for workouts and dog walks, but these sneakers are now firmly on my radar too – they still have that uber comfort with the ergonomic sole but the gold stud detail just takes them to the next level. I don’t know about you, but I kinda feel like I find myself in flats so much more these days? Anyway, I think these style really well with jeans and skirts alike – in a nutshell they are pretty versatile and perfect for our Glasgow city guide…
The best way to start off is in Kelvin Pocket for what is simply the best coffee in town (can’t beat those real chocolate shavings on a cappuccino) and maybe a homemade brownie before taking a walk through Park Circus and some of the incredible architecture up there.
Stroll down the hill through Kelvingrove Park with a stop at the memorial fountain. We were so lucky to have this huge green oasis literally on our doorstep for years and I always loved our views, watching those trees turn through the seasons and the buzz of people on the sunny days.
Popping out on the Finnieston side will bring you to Roots & Fruits – the most wonderfully quaint little greengrocer and deli right in the middle of the city. Shop local, organic produce and don’t forget to take one of the sausage rolls (meat or veggie) home for later…
On rainy days the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is the place to take in some culture. With free entry and everything from dinosaurs to ancient Italian art this is one of my absolute favourite gems our city has to offer. And the stunning exterior really takes your breath away…
Head back along Argyle Street to The Finnieston Bar (the bramble cocktails are a personal highlight) and down a tiny hidden lane, out the back, you will stumble across this little haven of an outdoor terrace complete with festoon lighting, gin bar and vine tangled pergola overhead. Somehow, even though the bar itself is one of the originals and a main player on the Finnieston scene, this little sanctuary is relatively unknown and a perfect suntrap in the summer.
Let’s finish our night in Porter & Rye for what is undeniably the finest steak in Glasgow. Choose your dish (I recommend a Porterhouse steak for two to share), choose your knife (yes, really) and make yourself comfortable in one of the booths for a meal to be absolutely delighted by…
With thanks to Fitflop for sponsoring this post.