Tigerlilly Quinn: Brighton, weekend in pictures

Monday, 10 February 2014

Brighton, weekend in pictures


came away with a few old photographs as souvenirs of my stay. I keep looking at them and wondering about the people's lives in the the images…

Let me start by saying something obvious, Brighton is great for vintage. Save up some money and go shopping it will make you happy (it would make me happy) yay consumerism.

Now we have that out the way.

My sister is doing the rounds of visiting her university choices over the next month. So I volunteered to do the kindly big sister thing and join her on some of her trips away. It helps of course that one of her choices is Brighton. A city I've always wanted to visit.

I had this idea that I would be walking around taking romantic photographs of the sea, tiled door steps and boutique lined streets. My DSLR just refused to work, it rained and hailed and I thought I was going to be blown away on the seafront, so that was that. Although my iPhone helped me take the above pictures.

It was really odd having the day to myself whilst my sister went to her uni meeting. I kept thinking 'this is time to yourself you're supposed to be enjoying it, enjoy it! I kept noticing families at lunch together and dad's taking their toddler's out for hot chocolate. It was really hard not to think 'ooh Tom would like this' or imagining Wilf ordering his 'babyccino' and having the waitresses coo at how utterly adorable it is to hear a two year old ask for one. I really hope to come back and bring my family soon.

My sister and I went out for dinner and a man in the table next to us drew her portrait and gave it to her as gift. We joked that that's just what happens here, it's a nice little memory of our weekend away (the picture was really good!).  I'm kind of crossing my fingers she chooses Brighton as her choice now so we can have an excuse to visit.

Bristol you have my heart but I flirted with Brighton quite a bit this weekend!

p.s thanks to Mooshpie and Whatyousew on twitter for your great recommendations on places to visit and eat and also to the lovely Adele 

39 comments:

Bonnie Rose said...

Did you notice the Peewees Hair Studio near that thrift shop? I used to work there. x

Keri-Anne said...

I have always wanted to go to Brighton too. I bet the waves were lashing up! Those vintage shops look amazing. X

Polly Davies said...

looks perfect! I haven't been for a couple of years, but a trip is planned for this summer! Can't wait :)

laura redburn said...

i'm not a jealous person ..but fritha ..i'm pretty jealous now! haha. i've wanted to go to brighton for the longest time! i hope i can afford to go sometime this year.

Em Rathbone said...

I'd love to visit Brighton, I'd have spent a small fortune after searching through those boxes of old photos though ;-)

Fiona Peacock said...

I love Brighton. I've always wanted to go and finally made it there for a holiday in September. It's like a vegan heaven :) such a wonderful place. Lovely photos x

Life With The Crew said...

Looks like a fun and quirky town. And since I haven't left my babe for more than 2 hours, I can't imagine a whole day!
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Laura Rocksteady said...

I love Brighton and it's been so long since I have walked its quirky and creative lanes - I know what you mean about the me time but all you do is keep thinking back to how much the other half or little one would enjoy it - have been meaning to take them to Brighton but it keeps getting pushed aside - I love these photos, really inspiring me to do it this year

Wild & Grizzly said...

I haven't been to Brighton in years! Sounds like you had a great time, even though you were missing your boys. Sometimes I love a weekend to myself and sometimes not. I hope you found loads of cool things to bring back home xx

Lia Billimore said...

Ahhh, i love Brighton! I'm so lucky the in-laws live only 10 mins away. I'm hoping for a very happy 10yr wedding anniversary weekend there in June - kiddo free of course! Sorry you didn't get your tacos & margaritas though - sounds like my kinda place ;)

Emma V said...

Ooooh, I love Brighton. Your photos are amazing, they really bring it to life. x

Clint Howat said...

I LOVE the Puppy Chair

anna key said...

I love the Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair

Danielle Porter said...

I like the
GRAYPANTS (SCRAPLIGHT) CONE FLOOR LAMP!

Meg Arthur said...

I like the Series 7 Chair In Purple!!

TerriL787 said...

Barcelona chestnut chair. Thanks!

Britnee said...

I love the Barcelona ottoman.

Lauren S. said...

I LOVE the George Nelson inspired benches.

Pat S said...

Love the Barcelona chair or love seat. All the pieces are beautiful.

Vovan Kamenev said...

EAMES LOUNGE

Evelyn Chuter said...

I love the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. I also love their Landscapes too.

fritha strickland said...

thanks so much Emma! x

fritha strickland said...

oh that is lucky! I hope you get your weekend there in June, I'm planning on going back when the weather is a bit better. When we win the lottery we're moving there ;) x

fritha strickland said...

it's always a mixture isn't it. I see things and think 'oh Wilf/Tom would love this!' but also it was great to have some time not being 'mummy' and it was SO good to see Wilf's little face when I got home! x

fritha strickland said...

do it! x

fritha strickland said...

haha I know exactly what you mean, this was a whole weekend too! x

fritha strickland said...

I really wanted to go to Terre Terre, will make sure we do when I go with Tom later in the year x

fritha strickland said...

it's very tempting! x

fritha strickland said...

haha aww, see if you can grab some cheap deals and book trains 3 months in advance! xx

fritha strickland said...

it was too windy on the seafront, we couldn't actually walk along it! x

fritha strickland said...

oh I didn't! that's cool! x

Stephanie Boulton said...

Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair

Bam ReCreations said...

liked the lounge chair and ottoman the most!

abigail said...

Oh good old Snoopers paradise! I love it in there, I remember I did one of my first ever photography projects way back in college in there! Brighton most definitely has a piece of my heart, it's one of my favourite cities, in fact I tend to fall in lover with cities beginning with B strangely enough...Brighton, Bristol, Berlin, Barcelona and Boston!

Hurrah for gin said...

Oh i must have missed you were going or i would have chucked some recommendations your way too - its a fab place to live and i highly recommend it to your sister! x

Sophie Wearing said...

Awhhh glad you had a good time, I love our city and it really is a great place to live. Did you go in the photo booth in Snoopers? It's black and white and there are props to put on too. I love bringing my daughter up here and all these creatives opportunities for little ones. xx

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

I think I ended up being a bit useless with suggestions but glad you had a great time!

fritha strickland said...

I had no idea you were from there! I'll defo be in touch for some tips if I visit again (hope to!) x

fritha strickland said...

I didn't! I had no idea it was there, will defo have a look next time! x

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