NATALIA CODONA

2nd October 2020

As the creative director of one of Glasgow’s most exciting arts and retail venues, COLAB, Glasgow born and bred fashionista Natalia is a lover of great clothes, great seafood and great music all of which you can find in abundance is Glasgow. Here she shares with us her favorite hot spots, must-have places to visit and a few hidden gems you need to check out when in Glasgow.

Natalia Codona

Favourite hotel?
The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel. The spa is an absolute treat to chill out and recuperate after a heavy weekend!

Best brunch spot?
Hutchesons Bar & Grill for their now legendary Bubbles & Brunch

Unsung hero of Glasgow?
Pianola, a little hidden Italian gem in the West End. The fresh pasta is to die for.

One to add?
Party Chat. Up and coming clothing brand based in the City. The brainchild of my old friend James Sutherland.

Where do the locals hang out?
Finnieston. Be sure to try Crabshakk for the best seafood in town and The Kelvingrove Cafe for a great cocktail and a blether with the friendly staff full of banter.

A taste of Glasgow?
Stravaigin for our finest haggis… go for extra whiskey sauce.

“Fun fact about Glasgow? You can go out for the day alone and come home with a party. It’s a very friendly city”

How to party like a Glaswegian?
The Priory Bar (don’t wear heels).

T total side of Glasgow?
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum to lose yourself in the incredible Artwork. (All museums are free in Glasgow)

Fashionista’s spot?
Ingram Street for high end fashion. For a rare find, visit Anna at Starry Starry Night in the West End for something special from any decade.

Hidden gem for shopping?
Niche Bazaar Studio. Creme de la creme of eyewear. Brenda at Niche recently sourced me a pair of limited edition Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses that are sold out across the globe. She is the queen of eyewear.

Best coffee stop?
COLAB at The Savoy. You can browse around a fine selection of independent local brands and admire a variety of art and photography exhibitions while you enjoy a great wee coffee at Kohi.

Winter or summer in Glasgow?
Summer for al fresco dining and a stroll in our stunning parks.

Natalia Codona

1st STOP
10am
Start your day with a cultural injection at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery. I’ve just seen the new Linda McCarney photography exhibit which was amazing.

NEXT UP
11.30am
Coffee at Kelvin Pocket in the West End. One of the best flat whites you will ever have and it’s conveniently located next to the underground so you can be in the city centre in five minutes.

AFTER THAT
1pm
Pop into 18 Montrose – their womenswear edit is always exciting.

HUNGRY FOR MORE
2pm
Always Hutchesons

SHOP IN STYLE
3pm
Cruise to check out all the latest high end designer collections.

DAY TO NIGHT
5pm-after hours
Back on the subway and head to Finnieston for a few drinks and fresh seafood at Crabshakk. Try and nab a bar seat for the people watching.

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