A City Break: Trip to Brighton in February

6 Mar 2016

One of the things I love to do during the summer is sitting on Brighton's pebbled beach, with fish and chips, then strolling along the pier with an ice cream. Just thinking about that makes me long for the summertime! We usually spend most of the day by the seafront, which means we leave very little time (or next to nothing) to explore The Lanes and the boutique shops that Brighton has to offer. So with City and Colour tickets booked for the Brighton Dome, we took this golden opportunity to spend a good couple of days exploring Brighton.

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Our first stop was food (obviously!) so we headed to the Bagelman. Choose a bagel and a filling then get ready to stuff your face with simple goodness. I went for the chicken, bacon and avocado in a multi seed bagel whilst Tom went for The Tower, which was chicken, bacon and ham stacked with cheese and salad.This was followed by a salted caramel brownie and coffees at the rustic CafĂ© Coho.

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Refuelled, we then strolled around the shops. From admiring homewares and dreaming of the ideal kitchen in Heal's and Utility, to flipping through records in Resident and searching for gems in Snooper's Paradise. Of course we had to stop for a matcha tea in Bluebird's Tea Co, popped into Oliver Bonasand had a couple of snaps in the photobooth shop too.

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As the sun was setting, we headed back to our hotel to get ready for dinner and the City and Colour gig. We enjoyed dinner at Silo - a three course meal consisting of mussels, venison and sourdough ice cream. Absolutely delicious! 
Brighton Dome is such a lovely little venue, where we were able to swoon over Dallas Green right from the second row! Don't skip the support acts, they're great for discovering new music and I love the new Lucy Rose addition to my iPod.

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We stayed at a little boutique hotel called Kemp Townhouse that I found on Doris and Dicky - a website for the best budget boutique hotels! We were literally a stone's throw away from the seafront, we had on street parking, breakfast included plus complimentary port.

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The following morning, we had a stroll along the very quiet pier before heading to Magazine Brighton, had a quick coffee stop at The Flour Pot before having a little look in Beyond Retro.

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After grabbing a couple of 42 Juices from the oh so beautiful SIX, we then headed back to the big smoke. Brighton, you was lovely as always - until next time!
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