Weekend in Glasgow

Saturday, 3 November 2012

It was B's birthday last weekend so as a treat I booked us an overnight stay at the new Citizen M hotel in Glasgow.  The hotel is on Renfrew Street just a 2 minute walk from the Buchanan Bus Station which was handy for us as we got a bus through from Edinburgh (so much cheaper than the train, and only took and hour an 20 minutes).

The hotel is super cool - everything is ultra modern and slick, styled in black and red, with cool gadgets everywhere.  Check in is via touchscreen (there was a member of staff on hand to help) in the very funky lounge / "living room" area on the 1st floor. 

the lounge - image taken from the citizenm website

Now for the room itself....the bed is HUGE- it takes up half of the room and fits wall to wall, with a window making up the third side. It was soooo comfy, which I think it why I managed to sleep for about 10 hours straight!

Everything in the room is controlled by one remote - from the TV (including an extensive free movie database), to the coloured lighting, to the air con/heating and the window blinds.  It was like being in the future! 

B relaxing on the huge bed

Cute sign for the door

Playing with the lights....

A bit of red-light action

Green gets a thumbs up

The bathroom set up took a bit of getting used to - the shower and toilet are in a closed off area near the door with frosted glass on all sides (as you can imagine this means there is next to no privacy...so I wouldn't advise staying here with a boyfriend unless you are past the being embarassed about using the toilet stage!).  The sink however is outside this glass area, in the main bit of the room (although there is a curtain you can pull over to split the room in half) - it felt quite weird washing my face whilst still being able to watch the TV, haha!

image taken from the citizenm website

In the evening we went out for dinner at Paperinos in the city centre - we'd been to the West End one a few years before when B booked me a surprise trip for my birthday, so when I saw they'd recently opened up a new restaurant I thought we should give it a go.  The meal was lovely, although I did end up regretting going for the 3 courses as I was completely stuffed afterwards!

this pizza is delicious, but it is filling*

Once we got back to the hotel we got a drink from the bar (vodka for B, cocktail for me) and had a wander round the living room area and a sit down in various cool chairs.  Then it was back up to the room for the final Thick of It and then The Change Up (I thought it was really good, but B fell asleep so not sure he liked it that much!).

cool wall art outside our room

this net was on the wall in the computer room - looks awesome

enjoying a mojito in the lounge

I don't do OOTD posts on here very often (mainly because I don't have time in the mornings to take pictures of what I'm wearing as I'm always in a rush) so here's some rare outfit and face of the day photos!  They were taken on my iphone so the quality isn't great I'm afraid.

Outfit of the Day

dress - River Island (last season - have linked to similar)
belts - River Island**
jacket - Primark
necklace - River Island (last season - have linked to similar)
ankle boots - Primark

**One came with the dress and the other came with the cream version of the dress which I also have

Face of the Day

Hourglass Veil Mineral primer
Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation
Rimmel Stay Matte powder
Benefit Hervana blush
Benefit 10 highlighter
Benefit Instant Brow pencil
Stila Into the Light eyeshadow palette (sunset & kitten)
ELF liquid eyeliner
Yves Rocher Sexy Pulp mascara
Revlon Lip Butter in Cupcake

Overall I really enjoyed our short little weekend away - I absolutely LOVED the hotel, it's exactly the sort of place I love to stay, modern, huge comfy bed, and lots of gadgets!  We are actually thinking of going there for a quiet New Years Eve just the two of us, so I might be back soon!

*cheeky little Anchorman reference for you there

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