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