Louise Cowie is a broadcast journalist and die-hard Dundonian.
By her own admission, she sings Dundee’s praises to anyone and everyone who will listen.
Below, she shares her favourite places to while away a day in her home city, during a stay at Urban Quarters.
Nothing sets you up for the weekend like a bracing walk along Broughty Ferry beach. The picturesque former fishing
village, which boasts a15th century castle, is easily reached from Dundee city centre.
After all that exertion, you can't beat re-fuelling at Visocchi's. The family run cafe, come restaurant has been a
favourite for all things Italian since the 1950s
It's back into town to visit DCA. Here, you can keep yourself entertained for hours, between the cinema, gallery and print studio. A visit
wouldn't be complete without a browse round the shop where you can snap up some unique jewellery, crafts and cards.
But retail therapy is exhausting isn't it? So, head downstairs for some sustenance at the Jute Cafe Bar.
Now for some R and R. Kezia Rose is a one stop shop for beauty treatments, from massages to manicures. Believe me when I say, Kezia is
a miracle worker and will make you feel.
Now, to show off the new nails... Did someone say cocktail making? From the comfort of your kitchen? The Cocktail Co come to
you, giving you expert tuition in how to make Cosmopolitans and Clover Clubs and everything in between. They cater for all
gatherings big and small and you can be guaranteed some very tasty tipples.
If you can tear yourself away from the Tom Collins, a day in Dundee wouldn’t be complete without a trip to The Wine Press. If liquid grapes are your thing, you'll find them in all incarnations here. I recommend washing them down with plentiful anti-pasti platters.
It's been a long but perfect day .......