Wednesday, 24 September 2014


We went on a last minute trip to Brighton on Sunday and it was lovely to enjoy what could be the last
of the summer sun this month! Living in London the seaside is only an hour away and it's so easy on the train to make it an day trip. I love the seaside, it always reminds me of being young and going on
family holidays to the Lake District or Wales, walking along the beach and getting excited at the prospect of the 10p slot machines in an ageing arcade. 

Brighton is still so new to me, I love the winding lanes of characterful shops, great atmosphere and it's not short of a pub or two! After a massive breakfast we headed along the beach front, had a nosey around some little shops.

Adam caught me cooing over this handmade spotted clay milk carton and heart chalk painted sign so treated me. You can find these along with lots of other beauties in 229 on the beachfront - I wanted everything in there and the owner is just lovely.

We then met my friend Helen for a drink in Meat Liquor - I drank a Summer of Love Cocktail which had vodka, fresh lemon, muddled red grapes, passion fruit and sauvignon blac. Sounds odd but it was so refreshing!

For dinner we ended at Jamie Olivers for some delicious pasta. I always hear mixed things about Jamie's chain however I've never had a bad meal, you get free prosecco on your birthday with his gold card (available via his site), a little taster, and his lasagne is the best I've ever tried (sorry mum!). The day flew by and I'd love to visit some non chain food and drink spots next time but it was still lovely to be in the fresh sea air as there's not too much of that on the daily commute to work. The macarons were a treat for the train home from Cocoa because there's never a unsuitable time for a macaron, although I'll be honest...they were no Ladurée.

My outfit choice for the day was comfortable and edging away from summer. It was chilly in the morning and then warmed up so the jacket soon came off. Links below for the current items in this Autumnal look.

Jacket: H&M £34.99   Dress: Zara  £29.99   Bag: Zara    Boots: Dorothy Perkins £35.00   
Necklace: ASOS £8

I'd love some tips for places I should head to the next time I go to Brighton so let me know if you have some hidden gems I should try!


  1. Looks like you and Adam had a great day. Really nice picture of the beach at the top too. Hope you're enjoying your new camera.

  2. It was lovely, the weather was perfect! Hopefully when Lucas is older you can come on a weekend trip to visit and we can go!