Brighton Day One | Beach, Cocktails & OOTD

brighton day one

After working for a month (doesn’t seem like a lot for anyone who isn’t a student), and before my next job starts, I had a couple of weeks off. I thought it’d be the perfect time for a quick break. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, so what better place to visit than the beach. I hadn’t been to Brighton since I was really young, so wanted to visit again to have an explore and a relax. 

jamie's cafe

On the walk from the train to the beach, Rob and I were sweltering from the heat and both starving as we’d skipped breakfast. We spotted Jamie Oliver’s Cafe and Cookery School which had quirky décor and scrummy looking food. There’s only three of these in The UK, and I love the concept that you can just pop in for a snack or come along for an informal cooking lesson. Sessions that they offer include  ‘A Taste of Japan’ and ‘Mexican Street Food’.

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 Yummy toastie at Jamie’s Cafe

We then rushed along to the beach to soak up the sun. I wasn’t sure how I’d take to a pebbled beach when I’m used to sand, but it was surprisingly comfortable. Not having to worry about sand getting everywhere was a big bonus! The sky and sea were a beautiful glistening shade of blue and it was lovely to dip our feet in the sea and watch the world go by.


After the beach, it was time to check into our B&B, I couldn’t recommend where we stayed enough (but you’ll have to check back tomorrow to find out more!). We had a bit of a chill, got ready for the evening ahead & then headed out for a walk along Brighton Pier. 

brighton pavilionBefore dinner, we decided to have a walk around Brighton Pavilion, a Georgian building and retreat for George, the Prince of Wales & Prince Regent. The architecture of the building, nestled in a park with flowers in full bloom, was such a picturesque scene. I hope to go back soon to do the full inside tour when we have more time.

Playsuit: Miss Selfridge




We’d worked up a right appetite after all that walking, so decided to check out Sabai Thai because of it’s dazzling reviews. I must admit I didn’t have massively high expectations before visiting as I’ve never eaten mind-blowing Thai food before. I completely changed this opinion after sampling the food, which was one of the best meals I have ever had (you have to try the Thai Green curry if you ever pass by, it’s so fragrant, light but still deep in flavour).

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Sticky rice, Tom Yum Seafood Noodles, Chicken Thai Green Curry.

We had sococktailme wonderful cocktails with our meal too, I’d highly highly recommend the Chilli Mojito. It was refreshing but had a real kick to it that really complimented the food.

Sitting outside sipping cocktails with amazing food felt like the perfect ending to a relaxing day. (Though I must say there was a homeless thief that got arrested in view when we were finishing our meal, which wasn’t so relaxing but at least provided some drama to the evening).


As the evening drew to a close, we pootled back to the B&B and settled down for the night with some terrible TV. Check back tomorrow to see the next day of our trip 🙂

I really hope you guys enjoy these more picture-heavy/chatty lifestyle posts as it’s different from my usual content on here. I’d really appreciate the feedback! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.


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