Hello, My Name is Paul Smith at The Lighthouse, Glasgow
In my day job I am lucky enough to work for The Lighthouse in the centre of Glasgow. If you don’t already know about The Lighthouse, it is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. Essentially it’s a tourist attraction, exhibition and events space all wrapped up in a beautiful Charles Rennie Mackintosh building just off Buchanan Street.
This month we were lucky enough to open a super exciting new exhibition, “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith”. The exhibition is centred on the work of the British fashion designer Paul Smith. Obviously, having been working on this exhibition I am totally biased, but it really is fantastic. The exhibition has been beautifully curated by the Design Museum, London along with the team at Paul Smith and it’s incredible to have it here, in Glasgow.
Paesano opened in Glasgow just a few months ago, after being recommended to go by several friends I stopped for a visit at lunch time last week.
The location is good, tucked in the blocks between Buchanan Street and Merchant City it’s convenient for shoppers and office workers, as well as those who are heading out specifically for dinner and drinks.
I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Primark. It’s not somewhere I find myself shopping a lot – the queues are annoying, I don’t think the clothes fit well and generally the fitting rooms are a disaster so trying anything on is a no-no. However there are things that I do like about it, for cheap basics like face clothes, hair bobbles and pyjamas you really can’t beat it.
I visited the other day and managed to catch a quiet time (score!), I took the opportunity to stock up on a few bits and pieces from their accessory collections – as well as some face cloths which I haven’t pictured – they really are just white face cloths! The spring travel items have just arrived and as someone who loves anything related to storage and organisation, they look great. I picked up a large nautical style make up or toiletry bag for just £3.00, a cute new cat-eared phone case for just £1.00 and an iPhone cable for just £2.50 – I don’t know how good this will be, but I wanted one to keep in the car and this is waaaayyy cheaper than official Apple ones and seems sturdier than some I have seen. I also chose some cute bracelets and essential hair bobbles. All in all not a bad little haul for just over £10!
I mentioned a few posts back that one of my non resolutions was to read more this year. Here we are almost at the end of January and I have no idea what happened to the month. Seriously, anyone else think they slept through it? Anyway whilst I’ve been quite productive in other ways I haven’t yet finished a book.
My current reading list.
I did however notice that The Bloggers Hub are starting a book club, and the first book is one I got for Christmas, #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal. I’ll be starting it tonight and hopefully have a little review up next week. Once I’m done the next book on my list is another Christmas present, Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes. Packed full of beauty know how and tips, I’ve already sneaked a peek at various chapters and it looks great.
2015 has arrived and with it a lot of changes for me, work wise especially. I’ve found a new marketing job which I am super excited about and it’s part time, meaning I’ll be able to pick up some freelance work and also dedicate more time to the things I enjoy, which includes everything blog related! As well as blogging more I’m also committed to finishing the renovation on the flat, getting fitter, being organised and reading more… not resolutions as such, just things I’d like to do more of!
I’ve decided to ease myself into my first post back with a little blog about my furriest family member Hugo. In the last post he looks so tiny, he’s grown so much in the last few months. In fact he got big enough to knock over the Christmas Tree… twice.
Since getting him I’ve become a total cat lady. Appropriately there is a cat video festival in Glasgow this February, which I’ll definitely be attending. If you’re also cat obsessed you can get tickets here – and they’re free!
Just a short post today, introducing our new addition to the family. Meet our kitten Hugo, he is now just over 9 weeks old. He’s a little fluffy tabby kitten, who already has an eye for danger – mostly climbing on everything and squeezing into the smallest spaces imaginable.
Hugo finally sitting still enough for a nice photo!