Let’s pack up the car and head to the seaside. Brighton has always been a town that for one reason or another, has alluded me. I wanted to squeeze in one last road trip with Emily before I go travelling this summer, so Brighton was the destination of choice.
Receiving plenty of recommendations, I was armed with a list of the usual suspects – coffee shops, menswear stores and homeware. Needless to say we didn’t get to go to everything as I can only drink so much coffee and eat so much good food. If anyone wants to visit Brighton, stay in this Airbnb. It is hands down one of the nicest houses I’ve stepped foot in and has given me house goals/envy. Whenever I go for a trip away I’ll make sure I earmark some places to visit over the course of a few days, but more often than not I’ll stumble across others nearby the ones I’ve highlighted. As for the shops in the area, they couldn’t have been much better. I purposely didn’t photograph everything as I wanted to not always have to think about getting a good photo everywhere I went. I don’t think I could’ve visited half of the shops I did otherwise. Instead, here’s a list of the best places we went…
My Brighton recommendation list:
I got my menswear fix from Peggs & Son and Our Daily Edit.
My print addiction was fed by Magazine Brighton – Thank you Poppy for the tip!
I found myself drinking coffee and eating all the good foods at Bread & Milk, Bagelman, The Flour Pot Bakery and The Plant Room.
Inspiration for my future flat was found inside Edited and Workshop.
Being someone who hadn’t visited the area before this visit, Brighton seems to be full of people who express themselves in how they dress. Other than London, I don’t think I’ve seen it anywhere else until Brighton. It’s no ‘tee and jeans’, everyone is wearing something different. For me, my outfit was mostly made up of some pieces from Realm & Empire.
Whenever I’m exploring a new city, I’ll always make sure I have my camera close-by and a pair of trainers on – I’ll sacrifice style everytime when I know I’ll be walking around loads – and then importantly, an outfit I feel comfortable in. This time around I turned to Realm & Empire for my Brighton get-up. Inspired by British heritage, the outfit couldn’t have been more suitable for walking around the town. More recently I’ve been wearing a looser fitting trouser like these herringbone trousers. The fit is much more breathable, comfier and this pair sit really well just about the ankle, perfect with trainers or some Converse hi-tops and then wearing a simple zip-up jacket to throw on during the British summer.
Coffee shops on every corner and plenty of independent stores in the Laines, there was just so many cool places to visit in Brighton. I managed to pick up interesting reads in Magazine Brighton, some nice pieces from Peggs & Son and had a great flat white from The Plant Room. While living in Bournemouth I had my one coffee shop and one menswear store I’d go to, but Brighton is spoilt for choice. And what’s a trip to Brighton without a trip to the pier?
It’s a town that I can see myself visiting many more times to come and next time I’ll make a city guide now I know my way around this very cool place. I’ll be back Brighton!