If you are looking for a glamorous day out, look no further than the prestigious Stobo Castle Ladies Day at Musselburgh Racecourse. On the 1st of June Scotland’s largest five star racing day event, Ladies Day, will begin in truly glittering fashion. A sell-out event famed for its inimitable atmosphere, its a day for the ladies & gentleman to dawn their finest outfits and really dress to impress!
When visiting a restaurant most of us go somewhere local or perhaps jump on a train to the next city. I can say however I have never boarded a plane and flew to a restaurant destination. This was indeed precisely what I did when renowned chef Nico Simeone flew myself and 69 other lucky passengers to Belfast to experience the latest addition to his Six by Nico restaurant portfolio. On the menu was the six course “Chippie” theme. One which I couldn’t wait to try.
Walking around the chilly streets of Glasgow in winter there are many tempting bars and restaurants beckoning you in with their warm, tempting food and appetising cocktails on offer. One such establishment which has been high on the list to try at The Gentleman Select is The Spiritualist Bar & Restaurant in which this month, I was very lucky to pop in and see the exquisite venue for myself.
As a frequent traveller here at The Gentleman Select I know all to well the difficulty in trying to eat and exercise properly whilst always being on the move. It can be so easy to simply grab some fast food and bypass the gym area because you are tired and want to rest up however continuing with those choices can be a slippy road to go down and even harder to come back up. Thankfully one particular brand, Pullman Hotels, is driving forward Wellness Tourism with a passion, aiming to get visitors making healthy choices when they travel. Recently I paid a visit to their stunning site at Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport for an exciting two days of healthy living, exploring their invigorating anti jet lag programme and spending time in the company of its creator and Pullman brand ambassador, Sarah Hoey.
A few weeks back I was lucky enough to spend an overnight in The Edinburgh Grand, a luxurious series of 5 star apartments at the heart of Edinburgh city centre. As part of the Chris Stewart Group portfolio along with the Old Town Chambers and Merchiston Residence, it is a venue I had heard much about and here at The Gentleman Select I couldn’t wait to visit.
In the past St Andrews was always a place I visited to play golf and why not, it is the home of golf after all with its incredible links courses presenting so many challenges. What I also love about the place is the narrow, cobbled little streets leading to quaint little pubs for drowning your sorrows after several wayward tee-shots during the day! Most recently however I visited St Andrews for a different reason. It was to check out the newly refurbished The Saint Bar & Kitchen, the ideal place to see what culinary delights this picturesque Scottish seaside town has to offer.
Horse racing or The Sport of Kings as it is also known, offers an incredible day out. Whether it be a little flutter on your favourite stallion or a glass of champagne and some delicious food, there is something for everybody. Excitingly the five star visitor attraction of Musselburgh Racecourse and its richest and most acclaimed race is back with its own headline raceday. The highly anticipated £100,000 Edinburgh Gin Scottish Sprint Cup.
I think one of my favourite things, aside from clothing and a little bit of sunshine, is some really good food and drink. There are some great options out there at the minute with new spots opening almost daily. Here at The Gentleman Select, its always fun suggesting restaurants and bars to try and recently I was lucky enough to visit one such place I would thoroughly recommend, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen in Edinburgh.