Friday, 14 November 2014

Brighton

Brighton

There is something about being near the British coastline, that makes me feel alive.


Come spring, summer, autumn or winter I love it for very different reasons. The picturesque views, that change and move with the living tide. The seagulls who sing, playfully swooping to steal your food when your not watching and the wonderful smell that the sea offers.
Brighton
Brighton
Brighton

In winter the mood changes, gone are the majority of the bathers, leaving only the hardiest of swimmers, colours ebb away leaving a greyer tonal range and the blustery wind twists, whips and howls at your back. What's not to love.

Brighton
Brighton
Brighton

Brighton is somewhere that holds wonderful memories for me as a child, running along the pebbles, laughing, trying to eat hot fried doughnuts, visiting the arcades on the Victorian pier and stuffing as many pennies as I could in the slot machines.
Brighton
Pennies
For those of you based outside of the UK, Brighton is on the South coast of Great Britain. Brighton is a wonderful seaside town, with sea, food and shopping. With a mix of class and quirkiness Brighton has so much to offer from the little boutique shops in the lanes, artist caves along the beach front to the lovely restaurants and hotels in the Marina.

The Daniel Laurence shop has been a firm favourite for many years having a few of his wonderful sea prints in the house.
Daniel Laurence
Daniel Laurence
Daniel Laurence
The Laines are famous for their small boutiques laid out like a maze full of character and charm. They are split between North and South. Housed within the lanes you will find two firm favourites of mine Choccywoccydoodah and Angel Food Bakery. These are a foodies pilgrim, where any cake you can dream of can be made into a cupcake or a carefully crafted cake. 

Angel food bakery
choccywoccydoodah
choccywoccydoodah
choccywoccydoodah
choccywoccydoodah
When you have fulfilled all your shopping needs it is well worth having a wander across to the Royal pavilion built for the Prince Regent, it today houses the finest collections of Chinoiserie (Chinese 
influenced art).
Royal pavilion
Fresh air always has one effect on this foodie the positive craving for food, in this case it has to be fish and chips. Brighton is certainly the place to have it. 
Fish and chips
Brighton offers a wonderful day out regardless of the weather and a different experience is awaiting you for every season. 

What was your favourite outing growing up?

www.visitbrighton.com

Brighton


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29 comments:

  1. I haven't been to Brighton for years and years and now it's really far away :( I do quite fancy a return visit one day so I'm thinking of maybe doing a little day trip from London in the Summer :)

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    1. That sounds like a good plan for you and Simon a London and Brighton stay-cation. Lucy x

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  2. We also went to Brighton all time as it was where my Granny lived. Really brings back memories!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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    1. Brighton has a way of bringing me to live I would love to live there one day, the sea breeze and the wonderful walks. Lucy x

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  3. I've never been to Brighton before and I really want to, I love being by the coast! I always miss it so much when I'm at uni. It sounds like you had a fun trip :) xx

    Toasty

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    1. The beach is beautiful, very calming Lucy x

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  4. I've never been to Brighton before as it's very far from me but I'd love to go. We usually go to Blackpool or Brid for seaside adventures!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. You will have to visit one day. I have been to Blackpool but not Brid Lucy x

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  5. looks like such a beautiful and wonderful place!!! thanks for sharing the photos!!

    Animated Confessions

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  6. Lovely place, and so much to see and do!

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  7. Lovely photos as always, Brighton looks so beautiful! You always make any place look divine! Happy Sunday Lucy! :)

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

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    1. Hope you had a nice weekend. Brighton is beautiful so easy to photograph Lucy

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  8. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  9. Beautiful photos. We love anything associated with the sea/beach. We've never been to Brighton, it looks like a lovely place. Amazing cakes, such talented people :-) Hope you're well lovely.

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The sea is lover so picturesque. Hope you both had a nice weekend Lucy x

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  10. Brighton looks beautiful and the goodies you had to eat look delicious. I love that you had childhood memories there. Those are the best places to go back and see again.

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    1. Brighton holds lots of memories is very beautiful Lucy x

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  11. Those fish&chips look amazing! I agree, there really is something about the seaside :) I definitely need to pay Brighton a visit sometime soon!

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. The fish and chips defeated me they were huge but delicious Lucy x

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  12. Ooh I love Brighton - the Royal Pavilion, the Lanes...Your seagull photos are great. My childhood holiday memories are of visiting castles in Wales and quite a bit of rain!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. The pavilion is beautiful but equally is wales even in the rain Lucy x

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  13. Awwww man....that looks like a fabulous place to live! I live in Florida, and there's absolutely no character!

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    1. Brighton is beautiful. Florida has some wonderful beaches and the weather Lucy

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  14. I would definitely have picked up the dog head statue!!! So cute! I love coastal cities. Never been to Brighton - looks lovely though! I live near the Atlantic Coast (3 hours drive). I love visiting the beach cities. A very different lifestyle, and such a fun escape!!!

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    1. The dog statue is amazing but to be fair so was most of the shop that I would have happily bought. Lucy x

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  15. I love Brighton a lot. I love walking or cycling under the chalk cliffs! Kisses, Liuba x

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