Style Travel · April 8, 2019

Back To Brighton

Last week I headed down to Brighton on Tuesday with the wonderful people from This Works (and a group of some wonderful women from the online world) for an evening by the sea, and an introduction to their beautiful new morning Morning Expert collection. Having not visited Brighton in over a year (!) I was so excited to finally be back to one of my favourite UK destinations (and somewhere I’ve learnt I’ll be heading to on my hen party very soon too- eek)!

Although primarily a press trip, Carrie and I decided to extend our stay by the coast for a little longer (just call us wild and spontaneous), for a day to explore, take in some fresh sea air and revisit some favourite places. Arriving on the Tuesday to blustery downpours, we decided to hold out for Wednesday’s forecast before heading back on the train- and couldn’t have been more lucky to wake up to blue skies and a wind speed that promised my hair would probably stay in place too- unheard of!

After wandering down for breakfast after a wonderful nights sleep (I guess the clue would be in the brand press trip), we headed out to soak up as much Vitamin D as possible!







After heading down to the sea, stopping to take some photos and then heading into town- we both agreed how much it felt like ‘old school blogging’. The idea of having a day trip, camera’s in hand (a little like an A Level Photography visit) and just photographing for the pure joy of it and documenting it afterwards. No grand expectations, curated images and perfect outfits. Just what we had packed based on a weather forecast, and being somewhere for the love of a location, and not a place we’d saved especially.






Of course there’s nothing wrong with those things- variety is the spice of life, and, ahem, Instagram. But it’s the candid diary moments of pure unadulterated exploration that are why I started this spot in the first place, with ironically, Brighton being one of the first places I’ve continually document my time in. It holds such a special place in my heart- from first holidays with Joe, day trips down with friends, summers spent venue hopping for The Great Escape festival and warm evenings with my mum during a girlie break too. It’s the perfect hop-skip-and-jump from the big smoke, but always feels a million miles away from the built up skylines and concrete jungles of southeast London.





So, with an open return that’s just what we did- explore. Naturally I dragged Carrie around some of my favourite shops, including Our Daily Edit (the best fashion curation ever), Workshop (the best home wares, styling and guys that work there) and Utility (for a good old fashioned plate or two). We also both made time for new discoveries, including Photomatic (the whole shop dedicated to getting the perfect photo booth picture) and popping our heads into old favourite vintage haunts, such as Waiste and Beyond Retro– where naturally, the Moonrise Kingdom soundtrack was playing, and suddenly all my sixteen year old beehive-wearing and knee-sock loving twee dreams felt like a reality again- oh, Brighton! Before we knew it we were collecting our cases, packing up a Tunnock’s for the road and heading back to London- cleansed by sqwaking seagulls and the fresh sea air.

I know it definitely won’t be so long until my next visit (just a few weeks and counting)- see you again soon, Brighton!

x

(Jacket: C/O ba&sh, Blouse: C/O H&M, Jeans: & Other Stories, Shoes: Old Superga gifted*) *affiliate link




9 Comments

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    Candice
    April 8, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    These are such gorgeous photos

    Candice x
    NatalyaAmour.com

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    Jessy
    April 8, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    loved these pics!! Brighton looks beautiful!! and you definitely seemed to have fun!! 🙂

    dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    xoxo <3

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    Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    April 9, 2019 at 6:54 am

    I would love to go to Brighton! Love the photos you took. X
    https://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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    Claire
    April 9, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Brighton always looks like such a fun place to visit! I would love it if it was on my door stop <3

    G is for Gingers xx

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    Cate
    April 9, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    ohhhh this makes me miss brighton SO SO much! great captures!

    Cate // 35mminstyle

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    Nati Macchiato
    April 10, 2019 at 5:11 am

    aww Liv these photos are just gorgeous! I’m moving to Brighton this summer but I haven’t been in months ( heading there in a couple of weeks though! ) so it was super nice to get a glance at what the city’s like this time of year! sounds like you gals had a wonderful time and I loved finding out about This Works – I hadn’t heard about them before and this new launch sounds like the product I need!

    Nati x | http://www.natimacchiato.com

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    Charlotte
    April 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    I visited Brighton last year and adored it! Loving these photos x

    – Charlotte / myownblogofthoughts.blogspot.com

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    A Stop in Brighton
    April 16, 2019 at 5:10 pm

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    Lucy
    April 16, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Brighton is one of my happy places, I absolutely love it and wandering around the lanes!

    Lucy | Forever September

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