On Friday, me and my partner drove to the seaside town of Brighton for a short break. It took us around two hours, as there was a bit of traffic, but it can take as little as an hour and a half to get there.
Brighton’s a bustling town with a tonne of shops, a thriving food scene and a hub of art and all things creative.
Once we arrived, we headed straight to our hotel to drop off our bags. We stayed at the beautiful Drakes, a small four star hotel along the seafront.
The room had a huge and very comfortable bed, a wet room/bathroom and a freestanding bath! I love how elegant baths like this are, so I made sure to get lots of use out of it.
Unpacked and keen to explore, we walked to North Laine, famous for it’s small food shops and vintage clothing stores.
Our first stop was to The Flour Pot Bakery, who bake yummy goods daily but only sell their delicious doughnuts on Friday’s.
We got one lemon curd doughnut and one filled with salted caramel and topped with honeycomb. They were seriously amazing. Soft, sugary and filled to the brim with filling.
Carrying on our foodie quest, we walked a few doors down to We Love Falafel. With a huge queue outside the door, we knew it would be good! We got the regular falafel and salad box. Again, amazing!
We wandered the streets, finding interesting shops as we went.
We saw art work and graffiti.
We hunted down the Snowdog statues. There’s 44 placed around Brighton, to raise money for charity.
We watched fudge being made and the smell made my mouth water.
I bought vegan cola bottles and chocolate in Infinity Foods.
I picked up tea and some spices for mulled wine in the Bluebird Tea shop.
Then popped into the well known and rather pricey Choccywoccydoodah chocolate shop. My partner got me a huge white chocolate and popcorn lolly, covered in sprinkles.
After all the walking, we of course stopped off for replenishment at Catwalk Cakes. We tried the salted caramel cake and the super cute Cookie Monster cupcakes.
Feet aching, we headed back to our hotel to freshen up and enjoy the room before dinner.
After resting, it was time to hit the town. Starting with a stroll along the pier.
Before heading to Purezza for dinner. Purezza is a vegan pizza place that uses rice milk, to make a super creamy cheese alternative. The pizza looked and tasted fantastic, so it’s a place I’d definitely recommend.
Bellies full, we walked back to Drakes for a good nights sleep. Ready for our second day in Brighton.