At the beginning of September, my fiancé Dan and I went to Brighton for the weekend, ostensibly to celebrate dating for 4 years, but with our eyes on a whole lot of great places to visit and eat delicious food at, regardless of the special occasion.
First stop was the mecca of Magazine Brighton. I picked up the latest issues of Peppermint, Frankie, Flow and Makeshift (reviews coming soon!) but it was hard to resist buying whole shelves of beautiful independent magazines. Once I had prised myself away we spent some time at Resident Records, Bella Union and Cult Hero to stock up on vinyl records for our little flat.
Starting the weekend off we had delicious thalis and mango lassis at The Chilli Pickle for lunch. As dinner was a special occasion, we chose to go to Silo, the first zero waste restaurant in the UK, where we dipped into the omnivore and vegetarian 4 course menu and ate some of the most inventive and tastiest British food I’ve ever had. For lunch the following day we popped into The Creperie for crepes filled with gooey French reblochon cheese and bacon, just the thing to pretend you’re actually on holiday in France!
It was lovely to spend some time in Brighton together and see how the city has changed since I was at university there a few years ago. I only wish I was still a student in the city sometimes, as there’s so many new independent shops, cafes and restaurants to explore. See you again soon, Brighton!