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Medical Skincare: Where to buy Professional Cosmeceuticals

A healthy diet and a proper skin care regimen may not always be enough to keep your skin at its best. Sometimes you need stronger products and the expertise of a skin care professional to achieve healthy, radiant skin. That is where medical skincare comes to the rescue. 

What is medical-grade skincare? 

Medical skincare is in a league of its own when it comes to treating the skin. The best medical skincare products have the best ingredients, in the purest form, at the appropriate strength and in correct combinations, backed by research studies. 

Skin care companies, like Dr Zein Obagi Skin Health, Dermalogica or Elixir Cosmeceuticals, have invested in clinical research to guarantee that their products work. Their products generally have more stabilized ingredients, and are proven to offer results. 

Posted in: Landmarks

10 Fun Things to do in Glasgow

Glasgow is a unique city with a special kind of feel to it. You’ll never be bored in Glasgow because of this. This city has a unique combination of history, tradition and modernity in it, and we love it.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 fun things to do while you’re in Glasgow. There are museums and castles to visit, sports to enjoy and historic tours to see. If you’re someone that’s in love with history, you’ll love some of our suggestions.

Posted in: Nightlife

Feel the Night Vibe in Merchant City’s Best Bars and Pubs

Chic and stylish with bustling nightlife, Glasgow’s Merchant City is a great place to party. The traditional cobbled streets are packed with old style Glaswegian pubs and trendy bars. It caters for pub crawlers and cocktail drinkers. There are venues with live music and a great choice of gay bars.

You’ll find a lot of fun things to do in Glasgow.

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Six Popular Cafes in Glasgow’s Merchant City

If you work up an appetite exploring Glasgow’s Merchant City there is a multitude of fabulous places to stop for refreshment, ranging from restaurants and bars, to hotels and cafes. If you fancy breakfast, brunch, a light bite or a traditional cream tea there are many welcoming cafes from which to choose right in the center of this bustling and historic quarter. Here are six of the best to pop into for a respite from exploring.

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Welcome To Merchant City

Once home to Glasgow’s wealthy tobacco merchants, Merchant City has undergone a renaissance, transforming it into the cultural and Bohemian center of the city, dubbed the Greenwich Village of Glasgow.

Interestingly the name Merchant City was only coined in the twentieth century: in its original heyday the area was known as Trongate. Buildings dating back to the eighteenth century have been lovingly restored to create vibrant and thriving businesses.

Restaurants and bars buzz with trendy clientele.  Fashionistas can be found in the bustling shops housed in Merchant City’s designer mile and arts lovers can be found browsing the areas acclaimed arts venues.

Businesses in Merchant Square, part of the historic old Fruit Market, look onto an indoor courtyard hosting a craft and designer fair at the weekends.

The old Fruit Market

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City Merchant Restaurants Specializing in Traditional Scottish Fare

From tapas to sushi, from spicy Indian curries to fine French dining, Glasgow’s City Merchant quarter offers an eclectic mix of gastronomic delights in its many restaurants and bars. No visit to City Merchant would be complete without sampling the acclaimed Scottish cuisine, revered for its use of fresh local ingredients and quirky sounding dishes.

Nothing could be more quintessentially Scottish than the national dish of haggis served with neeps and tatties, or Cullen skink, the traditional Scottish soup made of smoked haddock, and Merchant City has restaurants specializing in these national treasure dishes. For a real taste of Scotland include a visit to one of these three Scottish restaurants: Babbity Bowster, Arisaig and City Merchant.

Babbity Browster

Babbity Browster in Merchant City Glasgow
Babbity Bowster on Blackfriars Street offers a taste of genuine Scottish cuisine, steeped in history. The historic building was originally an eighteenth century tobacco merchant’s house. The building fell into a derelict state before being restored in 1985 to its current use.