If I had to a chance to move away from London it would defiantly be to Brighton, Ever since I was a little girl I have always told myself that one day it will be my home, there is just something about it that just makes me feel so content and at home, so much so that after I’ve visited I hate coming back home to London, its just my happy place, unfortunately enough I was so close to moving there next year and then a few things fell through and sadly thats no longer the case, but you never know hopefully if I keep it in my head as my goal then one day it will happen. Anyway this past weekend I visited Brighton with my fiancé and my best friend and her husband it was a bit of a last minute decision but nevertheless we packed up and hit the road, I LOVE road trips setting out with loved ones with the excitement of the weekend ahead I just love it, anyway once we arrived in Brighton the weather wasn’t all that good we didn’t exactly pick the best weekend for our trip weather wise.. but its what you make it right? first stop once we arrived was to eat and since we couldn’t check in to our hotel till 3pm thats exactly what we done, and there is one restaurant in Brighton that is like religion for me and my fiancé to visit once we are there and thats JB’s American diner on the beach front, I have been going there for as long as I can remember, I just love the atmosphere, I’m a sucker for anything American themed especially the old fashion diners, and religiously the first thing I ordered was a coke float!
After we had finished eating it was time to hit a few shops and grab some essentials that I had embarrassingly forgot.. i.e. Toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash.. and then straight to Primark but luckily enough for my bank balance it wasn’t for a major shop, the wind was so bad over the weekend my hair was constantly in my face and its September so any excuse to purchase my first bobble hat of the year, I was one happy girl, last stop was to Topshop, I have recently become more in love with Topshop it wasn’t until last year that I starting buying clothes from there, I always found that nothing in there really suited me but now I always fine something I fall in love with, I bought two amazing tops that I will probably be living in for the next month.
By this time it was time for check in at the hotel and then a walk to the pier, a trip to Brighton isn’t complete without a walk along the pier, I’m a sucker for arcade games, I spent most of my childhood by the seaside and spent a lot of time in the amusements, so It brings back my inner child. Walking along the pier and just looking out into the sea and taking pictures just makes me feel so clam inside, I didn’t get to take as many pictures this time around while I was on the pier because the rain and the wind got so bad nothing came out that good, but hey theres always next time.
After a wet and windy walk along the pier it was time to head back to the hotel and hit the spa, our cosy little hotel had a lovely indoor swimming pool and sauna that we took advantage of, and luckily for us it was completely empty, I haven’t felt so relaxed in such a long time its was just what I needed, even sitting beside the pool after wrapped in a towel and away with my own thoughts was very therapeutic, and I could of spent my whole evening there, if it wasn’t for my stomach growling every 2 minutes, it was defiantly time for dinner.
Brighton defiantly has the best Jamie’s Italian I’ve ever been too, its so romanic and the food always tastes better there and the staff are incredibly welcoming, me and my friend shared a bottle of Jamie’s own prosecco and it was incredible I never knew Jamie done his own prosecco but now I do I know what ill be getting when I go back, I’m also obsessed with the famous olives on ice, they are so well presented and they are the best tasting olives, I thought Nando’s were my favourite until I tried these, if any of you reading this have ever been to a Jamie’s Italian before or plan on going you NEED to try the praline chocolate melt dessert, WOW it is the softest most delicious cake I have ever had its one of them cakes you put your spoon into and the chocolate middle just pours out.. also all there ice cream that comes with their desserts is all made by snowflake.. if you know then you know!
I love waking up in Brighton, hearing the seagulls outside the window just puts the biggest smile on my face, sounds silly I know but I just love it! check out time at the hotel was at 11am so after getting ready and putting our bits together it was already time to check out, and I would of been more upset but I couldn’t be when we was going back to the American diner for PANCAKES! every time I visit Brighton I always end up in that diner more then once, I just can’t help myself, so it was maple syrup pancakes and a peanut butter milkshake coming right up! after I devoured that in ten minutes it was time for a walk through the lanes, seriously no matter how many times I visit Brighton ill never get bored of the lanes, its like a little maze I love to get lost in with so many cute and quirky shops you always find the most wonderful things in the lanes, from your typical high street stores to unique little boutiques and I can’t get enough. One of my soul missions this trip was to find Dum Dum Donuts and finally try one of their famous cronuts! after following the google maps for ten minutes we found it! its tucked away in a little backstreet square in the lanes and its so cute, there wasn’t much variety as I expected but little did I know you don’t need variety when they are all so dam good, I got a box of six mix and match, three cronuts and three donuts, and then after carried them around all day protected them with my life making sure the box didn’t get squished or damaged in any way.
Before we set of back to London we took a long walk on the beach heading up to the pier, and while on the way not only did I get to take some amazing photos, me and my friend channelled our inner 5 year old and went on the carousel right on the beach front, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I enjoyed every second!. As we walked closer to the pier we decided to have one last walk along it and to have a cheeky 10 minutes inside the amusement before we set of home, and how could I end a trip to Brighton without getting a hot chocolate on the pier? so with my favourite people in the world by my side and hot chocolate in hand it was time to leave my happy place and set back off to reality, thank you Brighton for always giving me the best memories and hopefully ill be back sooner then expected and one day to stay..