During the blistering heat of summer 2018, Glasgowist spent ten days introducing a team of French journalists to the best people and places in our city. We visited street food markets, vegan cafes, cultural landmarks and music bars. There were dinners in Rogano, Hutchesons, Ox and Finch, lunch in The Gannet and A’Challtainn, drinks in the Kelvingrove Cafe.
Conversations took the team to concerts at Saint Luke’s and King Tut’s. Some days they’d discover a new business to visit, a building to photograph. Our visitors found out what taps aff weather really meant as their arrival coincided with an unbroken period of glorious sunshine.
The trip was to get a sense of Glasgow. The journalists then wrote the cover story for an international magazine published by Nespresso coffee.
There were other journeys beyond Glasgow for features. They dived for scallops off the Isle of Mull, walked at Loch Lomond, had afternoon tea at Three Sisters Bake in Killearn and ventured towards the highlands.
We visited Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, shortly before he retired. A world-class chef, it was a pleasure to spend some time with him. He took us to his secret garden. Not many people are allowed to disturb the tranquility. A remarkable place, it’s a regional treasure.
Late last year the magazine was distributed to 700,000 readers in 45 countries and translated into five languages.
Each edition of So Nespresso profiles a different city, with Glasgow joining the likes of Seoul, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Mexico City.
Glasgow was selected for a profile to coincide with the Nespresso store opening on Buchanan Street.
The magazine is a tremendous showcase for the city right now. It comes at a time when tourist numbers are rising and Glasgow is competing with other locations for business investment.
Glasgowist readers can now have a look at the pages below.
People and Places featured in So Nespresso magazine include:
Pot Still Bar
Gallery of Modern Art
The Spanish Butcher
Siobhan Mackenzie Kilts
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Ethical Shellfish Company
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
MacGregor and MacDuff
Three Sisters Bake