September 30, 2016










brighton pier


A couple of weeks back Ryan and I went down to Brighton. I think we got the last fully sunny day of the year – the sky was shades of blue all day! As I write this, it’s still sunny outdoors, but tomorrow it will be October and summer will surely be ending soon. Brighton is such a great place for a day trip and I’m surprised it’s been over a year since I last went. Excellent food, cute shops, kitschy pier, endless sidestreets to explore and obviously: the beach!

I wore my mermaid bikini to Brighton… along with my grungiest shorts. They’re vintage eighties and Ryan actually said “if you’re blogging this, shouldn’t you change your shorts?” as they’re just so old and baggy. If I was the kind of person to plan an outfit in advance and make use of a location such as the sea, then you probably could have had some excellent photos. Instead please know that I was comfy enough to nap both on the train and the beach (!).

I think previously on this blog the only pictures featuring the sea have been the Indian Ocean, more familiar to me and a lot less… yellow? The sea was an eerie shade of greeny-yellow which I expect is due to sediment or something although the effect is quite other-worldly and strange.

Brighton is such a colourful and fancy-free place, effortlessly conjuring up the idea of holiday and excitement. I’m a huge fan of cheesy amusements like the kind on the pier. How hilariously depressing are the stuffed, noosed Mario and Luigi dolls? Or the carousel dotted with seagull shit? It’s all so quintessentially british seaside and I love it. We also bought endless snacks from Infinity Foods and tried VBites for lunch – excellent burgers!

PREVIOUSLY IN BRIGHTON: Brighton Rock / Black And White

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7 comments so far.

7 responses to “Brighton”

  1. I love seeing the world through your eyes 🙂

  2. beautiful pictures. Your shorts are ok. I rather be comfy than be uncomfortable at the beach.

  3. I’ve never had the chance to go to Brighton – but it looks lovely. I love old fashioned piers especially!

  4. Cate says:

    I love your shorts, comfort is key! Brighton looks like such a cool place I’d love to visit there one day xoxo

  5. Jane says:

    Brighton looks like so much fun to visit. British seaside towns definitely have a distinct look to them. Love your bikini top!

  6. I love when I see pictures of a place I like or miss or would love to go for the first time, and Brighton is one of this kind of places – that I plan to go for years and never did, being so close to it 🙁 I loved even the color of the water 🙂 and I love kitsch places 🙂 and decoration. I think your shorts look good, and I loved the bikini. So good that you had fun, slept on the beach and train and had great snacks! Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Laura says:

    i like the shorts! haha! and these pictures are so pretty and summery! xx

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