Sunday, 29 August 2010

Oh Brighton. How I love You So

This weekend me and the Mr took a little trip to Brighton, and my if there is one place I have always longed to visit, it has always been Brighton. From swooning over the setting of TV’s Sugar Rush, to the tales and quirks that would enchant me about this wonderful place.



Twenty-one years coming, I have finally been to Brighton and much to say want to jump right back in the car and go back again. A place completely after my own heart. From the blue sea...to the pebble beaches, and the junk shops filled with wild and bizzare artefacts and every vintage Ladybird book you could ever want for. To an endless amount of scooters and VW’s to admire and lust after. Oh and glorious carousel’s of course, one of my all time favourite things. Brighton is my savour.





We arrived on Brighton Pier early morning and was met with glorious sunshine, I ran around like an excited little girl at Christmas, passing a gypsy cavern and becoming quite acquainted with a 'Lotso Huggin Bear' in one of those awful grabbing machines, you know the ones that technically are a complete con, now what better way to spend 9:00am in the morning than right there.





We had a wonderful time exploring the street markets, the vintage shops, the several charity shops (Oxfam was my favourite) and of course Irregular choice and Cath Kidston were also delights.







I have forgotten what this shop was called; I was too busy staring with fascination at the window display made up of old sewing machines.

All in all a wonderful little trip, I am ever so inspired and fascinated. And if you were wondering... we ended up winning the said 'Lotso Huggin Bear' (and consequently carrying him around the rest of the day) okay several thirty pence's worth later, this one doesn’t quite smell of strawberries but he sure is cuddly♥
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17 comments

  1. I love Brighton but haven't been in soooo long. I think the shop in your last photo is All Saints? xx

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  2. Isn't Brighton a fab place? I adored The Lanes, eating chips on the beach and lazing on the Pavillion lawns.
    I've still got the plastic Chairman Mao poster I picked up for a song and the colourful Georgian terraces of Kempstown inspired me to paint our last house a cheerful Meditteranean blue.
    Gorgeous post, great photographs, I want to go back! xxx

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  3. I adore Brighton too! One day I hope to live there! xx

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  4. i was at brighton this weekend too! looking for houses as i am moving there. .and i fell in love with the sea, the vibe, the shops and the food.

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  5. Oooh, I've never been to Brighton but always thought it looked fab! Love the deck chairs shot - so iconic. Glad you had fun! x

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  6. I've never been to brighton, it looks lovely - it may have to go on my list of places to visit. xxx

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  7. Brighton looks awesome! I would love to visit :) looks like its full of great photo opportunities too, with the pier and quirky little shops xx

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  8. Oh it looks like you have had a lovely time and had some blue skies too! I have never been to Brighton but it looks beautiful and ooh, now I know there is a Cath Kidston shop.....!! hehe x

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  9. I've not been to Brighton before, but gotta say, this sells it to me! And coming from a tacky seaside town myself, that takes quite a lot :p

    Thank you for reminding me of the existence of 'Sugar Rush' - I used to love that programme!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  10. looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time! :) despite me going earlier this summer i'm rather jealous of you, hehe! oh, and i'm intrigued to know whether you bought any fabulous secondhand goodies!

    jazzabelle. xxx

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  11. ooooh, I forgot about sugar rush! That was such a great show!

    Love Brighton, especially wandering around The Lanes and eating candyfloss on the pier!

    P.S. The shop with the sewing machines is All Saints.

    Olivia xx

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  12. I've never been but it looks fab! Anywhere that has an Irregular Choice shop is alright in my book.

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  13. i love brighton in the sun - not so much on the windy days! xxx

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  14. Yeh that's All Saints! I love that shop too.

    Thank you so much for your comment, it was so lovely of you!

    I love Brighton too, I've always said I'll end up living there when I'm older. Candyfloss and fish & chips. Yum.

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  15. It's been donkeys years seince I visited Brighton. I went when the children were little and they had such a good time. We took a big bag of 2 pences for them to play on the arcade. (it was a long time ago) I remember the Lanes as well. Great photos by the way. I notice you are a shoe lover ?

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  16. I have longed to visit here ever since my devotion to sugar rush began! I never knew you watched it too! It looks so lovely and like there are some amazing shops! xxx

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  17. aww ive never been to brighton beofre but ive always wanted to go! :) great photos! x

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