Websters Theatre & Bistro

Nestled in the heart of Great Western Road sits a church. Many people walk past it, not noticing the hive of activity slowly breathing new life into the building. The building in question is Landsdowne Parish Church which was designed by Glaswegian architect John Honeyman in 1863, but now it has been lovingly transformed into the…

The Future of Holmwood House, a discussion day

  Hidden on the Southside of Glasgow is a spectacular sight. Holmwood House is a pure wee gem of a building which is under-visited, under-appreciated and often forgotten  by the everyday punter.  Rachael and I were lucky enough to be invited to an informal discussion day where we chatted about how the National Trust for Scotland…

Forward! GWL March & Exhibition Launch

On a humid Saturday in Glasgow, we were treated to the spectacular sight of Peace Crusaders dressed all in white, sashed and beribboned, on the Green.   We hadn’t accidentally gone back in time (thank god, we love having the vote and the internet too much), we had arrived at the meeting point for the…

Exhibiton Review: Surreal Encounters, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous exhibition is this summer’s blockbuster at The Scottish National Gallery’s Modern One.  It’s deserving of this epithet, as it’s spread over numerous rooms, and even the front lawn…  Yes, there’s a purpose-built playground.  Which obviously we couldn’t help but try out, for the sake of this review.  It was the…

GSA Degree Show 2016

  Last week both Rachael and myself were lucky enough to be invited along to the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2016. Although we very much enjoyed partaking in the free booze, we both managed to take some great photographs of the work displayed at the Reid Building and the fantastic fashion show. For…

In Vogue at Stirling Castle

Yesterday the sun was shining on Scotland, so with copious amounts of Factor 50+ applied (we’re Scottish ok?!), Karen, Ian our STV cameradude and myself headed to Stirling Castle for ‘In Vogue’, an event which promised to celebrate ‘the brilliance of Renaissance haute couture…  Welcome to the dazzling world of 16th-century style.’  As a Vogue subscriber and make-up junkie who studied fashion…

Spring Lowdown: What to do now it isn’t so cold

Spring has well and truly sprung!  There are daffodils everywhere I look, and it has even been vaguely mild.  I have taken the serious step of putting away all my thickest winter jumpers and replaced them with my lighter knitwear.  Knitwear is still necessary, because I live in Scotland, and I’m a realist.  So, you’re…

Study Day: Modern Scottish Women: Painters & Sculptors 1885-1965

Yesterday Karen and I went into the capital to attend the  Scottish Society for Art History Study Day which accompanies the Modern Scottish Women: Painters & Sculptors 1885-1965 Exhibition currently being held at Modern Two.  The event was held in the rather swish Hawthorne Lecture Theatre at the Scottish National Gallery on Princes Street and consisted of…

Exhibition Review: Turner at the Scottish National Gallery

An exhibition?  In January?  Are you mad?  No I’m not, and never fear, it’s free!  I know you are all poor, tired, fed up, and wondering whether humans could hibernate, but this is exactly why you should pile some clothes on top of your jammies and drag yourself to the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh for…

Book Review:WI Cookbook The First 100 years by Mary Gwynn

The WI gives you an opportunity to learn something you didn’t know or couldn’t do yesterday – Marchwood WI member I have a confession. I’m in my 30’s and I can’t cook. Tragic, I know.What makes this situation worse is that my mum is actually a Home Economics  (also known as ‘Home eccies’ in Glaswegian)…

Book Review: Facepaint by Lisa Eldridge

I love make-up.  I love red lipstick and how glamorous and bad-ass it makes me feel when I wear it, I love eyeliner, and highlighter and shimmering shadows.  I therefore thoroughly enjoy watching make-up artists creative tutorials on youtube, and Lisa Eldridge, make-up artist for the likes of Gucci, VOGUE, and celebrities like Kiera Knightley and Kate…