A weekend in Brighton

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Last month myself and my boyfriend took a trip to Brighton for a little weekend break. From growing up by the seaside I love a chance to get back to the sea, there is something refreshing and calming about being by the sea and so I was very much looking forward to a break away from the city. 

Whilst in Brighton we stayed at the B&B Nineteen in the Japanese Room which was such a lovely novelty and I would definitely recommend. The room was very minimalist and decorated with Japanese art. Outside the room was a little Japanese Garden with a Japanese bath! Such a great idea! The weekend we went it was a little cold but the water is heated for the outdoor bath so you don't have to be quite so brave! If you are looking for a B&B in Brighton for a bit of Zen/Me time then check out Nineteen Brighton (the breakfast was fab too).


                                               

Whilst in Brighton we wanted to do a little bit of the usual touristy things, but as we have been to Brighton a few times before we also wanted to mix it up and do different things to what we had done before. 

So Below are a few of the things we got up to in Brighton including some recommendations of our favourite places: 

Going on the Brighton wheel - We went in the evening which was so lovely to watch the sun go down and the views over Brighton are a must see. 

Going to Brighton Pier - No matter how many times you have been to Brighton I would recommend a trip to Brighton pier it's such a nostalgic visit, however note; if you decide to get churros and eat them on the pier beware that the seagulls in Brighton have no fear and will swoop on in and nab any snack you may have. So avoid eating outside of sheltered areas - at all costs! 
                                    

                                     



Eating a burger at MEATLiquor - Oh my these burgers.. I cant even explain how great they are and the chilli cheese fries!  These also have a restaurant in London off Oxford St so if Brighton isn't close then get too The London Restaurant fast! 

Going off the main Laines to find what stall/market you may find - When we visited we must have gone up and down the Laines several times before finding some really cool antique stool running out of a garage selling absolute bargain interior accessories.


Eating at Indian Summer – This restaurant does the most incredible Indian food with a modern twist, I will definitely be returning here. The flavours of all the dishes were incredible and the whole dining experience was so well thought out, I would recommend the Indian Summer Thali as it’s a great opportunity to try a few different dishes. 





The shops you must go to:

Head to Edited - This shop is filled with the coolest illustrations, art, gifts and jewellery, they stock some seriously cool graphic designers and illustrators. Check it out. 

Posh Totty - This little shop is full of the most amazing soy wax candles, copper interiors and dainty jewellery. 

Visiting Snoopers Paradise - Being the kind of person who loves to rummage to find a treasure I do enjoy a visit to SP, every time I've been I've found a great purchase, from a beautiful red vintage handbag to some 1960s vogues, it's a rummaging queens heaven. 


Beyond Retro – I am aware that they have a few stores now, especially in London, but this store in Brighton is without a doubt my favourite. For a vintage store, it’s so organised and feels a lot more well laid out than the London stores so it’s easier to find really individual pieces. I also always seem to find great bargains in this BR store and it’s never too busy as its set back from the main laines. 






It was still quite cold in Brighton the weekend we went to visit and so I took this Boden Icons coat with me to wrap up in and it came in super handy, I love the deep blue colour featuring the plaid and the laid back cool of it, it's a great coat for In between seasons but also keeps you so cosy on those days when it's freezing. 











 Outfit: Boots - Other Stories //  Coat - Boden Icons // Bag - Lulu Guiness // Necklace - Alex Monroe

Let me know if you have any Brighton recommendations!