Golden Nugget: The Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum in the now trendy West End area is filled to the gills with awesome exhibits on everything from early Scottish clans to French Impressionist works. They’ll also be getting their famous Dalí masterpiece, Christ of St. John of the Cross, back from on loan at the High Museum in Atlanta in February 2011. Best of all, the museum is free.
The Utility Kilt!
Where to Sleep: The Citizen M hotel opened this past September and is a budget-friendly show piece. We’ll say the rooms are petite with a wall-to-wall bed that takes up three quarters of the space, but the Frette duvet makes it super comfy and hard to leave. Then there are the design and tech accents, like Philips remotes that control everything from shades and temperature to the funky mood lighting ranging from harlot red to electric blue. And as an afterthought (it didn’t work well in our room)—the television. The room is definitely spare, a large suitcase is a PITA to store, but the low rates, (we’ve seen $75 per night for this winter) are a steal for short stays. The free WiFi and in-room on-demand movies (even adult flicks) and Macs in the Vitra and Eames-decorated lobby are big bonus points.
Parting Gift: Oh, just try the haggis already. There's even a vegetarian version available. Yes, it’s traditionally sheep’s innards, but just don’t think about it. We had it with scrambled eggs and it tasted like savory, spicy sausage. Not convinced? Fine, get thee some Scottish shortbread or some Nairn’s oatcakes for less than $2 from Tesco’s supermarket. Some guys might be tempted to purchase a kilteven the everyday “utility” versionbut once you get home it’ll just seem silly outside of a Halloween costume, so skip it.
[Photos: Chanize Thorpe]