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The Good Coffee Cartel

Oh my, isn’t it exciting when you discover a new coffee shop? Not only that, but one that happens to be a 5 minute walk away… and is dog friendly? The Good Coffee Cartel is nailing it.

The Good Coffee Cartel is a coffee place, roaster and retail shop.  Get ’em checked.

 
 

Squinty Bridge

Every morning Indie and I take a walk before work. It means I get to sit at the computer in peace. The past couple of days have felt very spring-like, so I took my camera with me. This is the Clyde Arc—or the squinty bridge as it’s known by locals.

 
 

Indie’s First Time Off A Lead

Indie’s almost 12, yet I’ve never let her off the lead. Well, that’s not true. There were a couple of occasions and she ran away. She follows her nose—even if that puts her in dangerous situations. It does mean she never gets much of a chance to stretch her legs and run around.

Somebody on Facebook posted about a dog run in Glasgow and by the next day I’d booked a 30 minute slot for Indie. I didn’t know what to expect, so I packed a ball and some toys for her to run around with. It turns out she never left my side and just wanted to dig in the snow. It was very cute.

 
 

Coffee Break at Black Pine

Now I’ll be arranging all of my client meetings at Black Pine Coffee! Last weekend I met a couple whose wedding I’m shooting next year. I ordered a coffee brewed with the Chemex and nursed it while a dog stared at me.

 
 

Brunch At Wilson Street Pantry

Whenever friends visit Glasgow, I struggle to settle on where to take them for brunch. This is because Glasgow has so many good spots.

Scott and I found ourselves in the city centre—where options are a bit more limited—so we headed to Merchant City for brunch at Wilson Street Pantry.

The light was as lovely as the food and coffee.

 
 

Finnieston Crane

A winter sunset at Finnieston Crane. These early (4.15PM) sunsets are lovely!

 
 

Indie Enjoying the Evening Sun

One of my favourite things to do is take my dog, Indie, to the pub with me. It’s very sociable. A lot of people will approach you and start conversations. She also enjoys being by my side while I sip on a gin and tonic.

 
 

Drizzly Glasgow

Ugh, Glasgow was looking mighty depressing on this day. I’m trying to get into the habit of carrying my camera everywhere, and let’s be realistic—in Glasgow that means a lot of dreary shots like this.

 
 

YO! Sushi Is Back!

Yo! Sushi was a staple of Buchanan Street. I was a regular for takeaway and was disappointed when it closed some time back. Now it’s returned! This time setting up camp on West George Street in the old Pizza Hut building.

My friend, Laura, and I haven’t caught up in 6 months. We’ve been busy being adults. So we decided to have our mate date at Yo! Sushi, despite Laura expressing reservations about sushi. “I like the ones with vegetables and that’s it.”

The menu had all of my favourites—udon noodles, gyoza, tempura… Even Laura gave her meal a glowing review and was adventurous with trying new dishes.

We finished our meal by sharing dessert(s) and drinking matcha lattes.

10/10. Will be back.

 
 

An Evening Tasting Scottish Gin and Tonic

On Friday I went to The Finnieston’s pop-up gin bar as part of a 5PM deal. I love gin, but I’m disappointed when it’s served with the wrong garnish or the bartender doesn’t take pride in its presentation.

This wasn’t the case on Friday. We were presented with a list of premium, Scottish gin and tonics of which we could choose three. Jamie, our bartender, gave us recommendations based on our preferences and told us a bit about each gin.

They went down a little too well. I have to admit we didn’t stop at 3.

Living in Finnieston, I drink at The Finnieston quite often. Their gin cocktail, The Nautical, is my favourite. It was really nice to spend some time in their upstairs bar, which I didn’t even know existed, and have more of an intimate setting with the bartender who could talk us through our drinks.

 
 
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