Lifestyle | Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Brighton has a special little place in my heart. My aunt and uncle have lived there for a fair few years so I've been able to make many a weekend trip down there, with my latest being for August bank holiday weekend.

We went for the Brighton Mod Weekender, which was rather special this year as 2014 marked the fifty year anniversary of the Mod vs Rockers beach clashes of 1964 (wow that's a mouthful). To mark the occasion, the mod scene returned to it's "spiritual home" and not only was it a really great thing to be part of, but it was the perfect excuse to me to get dolled up in my 60's-style clothes!

Luckily for me, bank holiday weekend fell on the weekend of round two of the #SEBloggers Meet Up. It was lovely to be reunited with some of the girls I met back in April, but just as lovely to be able to meet some new faces. After sitting in costa for an hour or two simply chatting about anything and everything (there was one occasion where a fellow costa goer were asked if we were a mother's group, which was slightly bizarre), we ventured on over to Pizza Express for a lovely meal, where we were greeted by a 'talented' (a.k.a show off) waiter. Following our meal we headed off to do what bloggers to best: shop. I brought some lovely bits and pieces from the likes of Home Sense, Boots and Primark (a rather random selection of shops, I know) so expect to see some of them featured on here at some point in the not so distant future. I want to say a huge thank you to Lottie and Aileen for organising yet another incredible meet up; it was a fabulous day.

I spent the rest of the day exploring the rest of Brighton. My most favourite part of the town has to be the Lanes, a labyrinth of interlinked pedestrian streets filled with independent shops and quirky cafe's. It's just so darn cute! Every little shop I venture into is met with oohs and ahhs on my part and it's virtually impossible to leave without a trinket in hand. There really is something for every man and his dog. And there's also a real "anything goes" feel about that area of the town in particular and that's definitely why I adore it so much.

The Saturday night was one of those rare occasions where I could actually be prised away from the wifi for long enough for me to enjoy a night out. Myself and my dad went to a gig at Brighton centre, where we saw amazing bands such as Secret Affair and From The Jam. Before we ventured on over to the venue, we stopped off at Brighton pier for a quintessentially British fish and chip supper. 
It was lovely to be able to watch the sun set over the beach whilst we ate our food. I do salute the beach goers who braved the cold of the English Channel, but rather you than me. The iconic pier really is gorgeous. I love just sitting there, revelling in the nostalgia of a place that still just screams of the beautiful Victorian era. It's just postcard perfect. 

Have you ever been to Brighton?

1 comment:

  1. I have always wanted to visit Brighton. It looks like such a beautiful and interesting place. I love the bikes, the mod weekender sounds like the perfect time to visit Brighton. Xx