Photo Diary: An afternoon in Brighton!

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 20 - 2013

As I’m writing this, it’s just gone 1am and I’ve not long got home from Brighton after spending a day enjoying the shops, doughnuts, sights, cocktails, and most importantly, the BIBA and Beyond Exhibition that’s currently being held at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.  I’m completely done-in!

Although it was bitterly cold today, the sunshine was generous and we spent the afternoon darting between the shadows in an attempt to defrost ourselves in its cautious rays.

I like Brighton but in all my years of living less than 65 miles away, I visited the city for the first time only two years ago.  I could lose myself in the Lanes forever looking at all the antique jewellery, and it often feels as though I have when the higgledy-piggledy back streets play their dastardliest tricks on my memory.

The North Laine area is a bit like Camden used to be, except I grew up paying rural-town charity shop prices for shabbies and can’t bring myself to spend ££££ on an old handkerchief vase or shirt-dress.  Bloody “vintage” ruining it for everyone 😉

North Laines

Shopping in The North Laine

Brighton tat!

Typical Brighton tat

The impressive Brighton Pavillion

The impressive Brighton Pavillion

Doing my annoying shooting-from-the-hip at Brighton Pavillion

Doing my annoying shooting-from-the-hip thing at Brighton Pavillion

Brighton Pier!

Brighton Pier

Pier Doughnuts!

Pier Doughnuts! (om nom nom)

Like the birds were gonna get a look-in, ha

Like the birds were gonna get a look in with the doughnuts, ha!

A trip to Brighton is never complete without...

A trip to Brighton is never complete without…

...a Black Forest Martini!

…a Black Forest Martini…

(or a Best of British - gin, rhubarb, elderflower, apple, honey and lemon)

…or perhaps a Best of British? Gin, rhubarb, elderflower, apple, honey and lemon

Choccywoccydoodah never fails to impress

Choccywoccydoodah never fails to impress

Choccywoccydoodah never fails to impress

…amazing cakes!

The Seafront

A lovely, albeit slightly moody seafront

A long but brilliant day!

I’ll do another quick post tomorrow or Friday on the actual BIBA exhibition, I wasn’t sure what I’d make of it but it was so incredibly well executed and I hope you don’t mind me going a little off-topic and sharing my thoughts.


8 Responses to “Photo Diary: An afternoon in Brighton!”

  1. Rachel says:

    You have exceptional taste in martinis.

  2. Paris B says:

    I enjoy your beauty posts, Charlotte but I LOVE your travel posts mostly because of your beautiful photography. Don’t stop, I love armchair travelling as much as I do the real thing :)

  3. sophie says:

    Ahhh what a lovely post! I only went to Brighton for the first time last year (for a PC gaming conference, of all things) and spent most of the day in a darkened conference centre, but the small amount of time I spent wandering around and eating chips on the beach made me fall in love. I’d love to live there one day, but unfortunately I think the rent is a wee bit out of my price range!

  4. Alison says:

    oh I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit! I’ve lived in hove (basically Brighton haha) all my life and I love seeing how people who have never been before see it. there are so many things to love and I’m glad you found some of the little pleasures – those doughnuts are to DIE FOR.

    I’m also looking forward to your post on the Biba exhibition! I’m going to see it myself tomorrow (can’t believe I’ve waited this long), and have been asked to assist as a makeup artist in the museum on Saturday for a big Biba event (: we’re doing lots of Biba-style makeup on the general public, I’m so excited!

    Can’t wait to read and see more of your trip, and any future ones!

  5. Sydney says:

    God I love Brighton.
    And those drinks look delicious!

  6. Marianthi says:

    I went to see some friends in Brighton waaay back (about 1998 I think?) and the only place I visited was the Pier.
    Does your post brings back memories! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Fiona says:

    I love Brighton. I always pop into Snoopers Paradise when I’m there and inevitably spend far to much money!

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