last week i was invited by hendrick’s gin to visit their distillery near glasgow. i had never been to a distillery before, and hendrick’s happens to be a favorite of mine, so i was pretty excited about the trip. and i wasn’t disappointed, because i quickly figured out hendrick’s is not just quirky for the sake of their (fabulous) marketing, it’s just truly who they are. i had a wonderful time, and even won a teeny tiny curling trophy (it looks bigger, but it’s actually the size of a tealight).

i also loved my room at the blythswood square hotel, which used to house the royal scottish automobile club. some details in the rooms pay hommage to the hotel’s history, but the main thing that caught my eye was how every room is covered in iconic harris tweed. the hotel is as luxurious as it sounds, the restaurant serves amazing breakfast and lunch (didn’t try dinner) and the spa has no fewer than five different sauna and steam rooms – pure bliss.

photos by stephanie duval

  • Wow, I’m a little jealous! A great trip and I love that you’ve experienced a bit more of the UK!

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my name is stephanie duval, and i am a storyteller. this blog is where i share my favorite stories about design, travel, fashion and the nice things in life.

 

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