Style destination: Glasgow, Scotland
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What to do
House for an art lover
Designed in 1901 by highly celebrated Glasgow architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh but not built until the ’90s, the “Glasgow Style" Art Nouveau house in Bellahouston Park is a stellar example of fluidity of form, interplay of light and scrupulous attention to detail and design. 10 Dumbreck Rd., houseforanartlover.co.uk.
Lead illustration by Emilie Simpson.
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Where to shop
Whimsical wallpaper patterns reminiscent of Rorschach tests, traditional toiles with quirky contemporary scenes and reinterpreted Scottish motifs – the textiles and wallcoverings by Glasgow School of Art alums Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons are provocative, surreal and beautiful. 384 Great Western Rd., timorousbeasties.com.
Galletly & Tubbs
This swoon-worthy lifestyle store in Glasgow’s West End offers an eclectic mix of lamps, toss cushions, rugs, artwork, furnishings and curios with local and nternational flair, such as tartan-upholstered armchairs and super-soft throws from the British Isles. 39 Great Western Rd., galletlytubbs.com.
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Where to eat
Fifi and Ally
Known as much for its cupcakes and coffee as for its feminine decor, Fifi and Ally is a welcome break from a day of retail therapy along Buchanan Street and at the prestigious Princes Square. Kick back with the café’s big afternoon tea, featuring sandwiches, delicious cakes and champagne. Princes Square, 48 Buchanan St., fifiandally.com.
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Where to stay
Although the rooms are small in this boutique hotel, stay for the Vitra furniture – think Eames lounge chairs, Nelson Marshmallow sofas and Panton Heart Cone chairs – and close proximity to some of the best restaurants, shops and attractions, including the renowned Glasgow School of Art just down the road. 60 Renfrew St., citizenm.com/glasgow.