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It's no secret that I'm a big fan of B-town. It was the first ever 'holiday' Joe and I went on when we were 16 (n'awwh), and every summer (scrap that, winter too) I try to make an effort to visit at least once a month, digging out new hidden gems, admiring the bustling lanes and being totally okay that the salty fresh sea air will no doubt ruin my hair as per- but it's ok, because I love it (and who needs good hair when you have crepes and vinegar laden chips)? So, after compiling a list of a handful of my favourite places, I thought I'd start working on a guide to some of my favourite spots. Trust me, there are a lot more where this came from- and a few go-to hotels for out of town visitors- so let me know if you'd like to see those too!

Food for Friends
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Despite having admired Food for Friends from afar for as long as I can remember, it was only this summer that I finally made it to paying a visit. My first trip was with my cousin in the late summer, and the second with Joe- and both times I left wanting to go back again. Let me tell you a secret- I'm not a vegetarian, but I love vegetarian food. I'm constantly looking for healthy, filling and exciting dishes- and this place ticks every box and more (heck, even meat-loving Joe loved his Sunday roast)! The mezze menu was the perfect lunch time sandwich alternative, and the inspiring variety certainly had me wanting to go for more than the recommended 3 dishes! Plus, you can guarantee if there's a salted caramel chocolate pudding on the menu- it's a must visit... just sayin'.

Find them: 17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton, BN1 1HF


Workshop
Workshop Brighton Workshop Brighton Workshop Brighton
If there's one place I can't not visit when I visit Brighton, it's Workshop. Not only is it Pinterest perfect, inspiring beyond all of my wannabe-interior-designer dreams- but it's filled with so much gorgeous home ware, candles and enamel- you'd be pushed to not want to start renting just to fill your home with all of the minimalist Scandi-inspired treasures this little place holds. On top of that, the staff are super lovely, and also share my love of salted caramel (which seems to be a recurring theme today)- so I seriously recommend popping by.

Find them: 13A Prince Albert Street, Brighton, BN1 1HEt


Snoopers Paradise
Snoopers Paradise Brighton Snoopers Paradise Brighton Snoopers Paradise Brighton
This place is no secret to any Brighton go-er or resident. It's pink sugary exterior is hard to miss, and it's treasure lined caves and hidden crevices hold host to some of the most beautiful vintage, slightly odd trinkets and accessories you'll ever see. Whether you're after some seventies crockery, an American Hustle style jacket or some memorabilia from tours gone by- it's likely you'll be able to find it in Snoopers. On top of that, they hold host to a pretty popular black and white photobooth- which is always perfect for a cheeky seaside memento!

Find them: 7 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton BN1 4AL


Beyond Retro
Beyond Retro Brighton Beyond Retro Brighton
Again, Beyond Retro isn't really a secret place to any vintage lovers, but the Brighton branch has to be by far my favourite place to scour out vintage. It's big, airy, well organised and has spacey changing rooms which are perfect for cutting a shape to their perfect soundtrack (sometimes with a bit of '90s r'n'b) and trying on. On top of that, their prices are super reasonable, and you'll be sure to find it very hard to leave empty handed (the front of the store vintage is organised in 'trend' sections, making it exceptionally easy too)!

Find them: 42 Vine Street, Brighton BN1 4AG


The Creperie
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If you like pancakes (or you know, crepes), creamy gelato and all things in-between, then The Creperie is the perfect place to while away the hours- with lots of seating both upstairs and down. Right next to the seafront, you can also pick up a Nutella crepe (always a good idea) and stroll along to the pebbled sea front to celebrate being at the seaside- not bad, huh?

Find them: Ship St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AD


The Painting Pottery Cafe
Pottery Paint Brighton Pottery Paint Brighton
This certainly isn't your standard way to spend a day at the coast, but let's face it- living in the UK- it rains. I came to this little hideout this summer on one of the hottest days of the year, and it was the perfect way to get a little bit creative (it's been a while since I picked up a paintbrush) and spend time grabbing a bite with some fellow bloggers. The Painting Pottery Cafe is also an amazing place to come along too if you have little ones- as who doesn't like seeing the fruits of their labour over a slice of cake!

Find them: 31 N Rd, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YB


Diplocks Yard
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Although I haven't been here since late summer, this little farmers and vintage market tucked just off of the North Road in Brighton is a gorgeous place to escape on a Sunday, whether you're picking up some fresh vegetables for some wintry soup, or perusing a never-ending pile of dusty vinyl records. There's also a gorgeous florist inside as well as a couple of places to pick up some light bites, and is the perfect pit stop if your'e exploring the North Laines en route from the station.

Find them: North Road, Brighton


Bert's
Berts Brighton Berts Brighton
If you're a bit of a keen baker, lover of all things home and have a penchant for a bloody lovely table cloth (which is probably more of us than you think)- then Bert's is a complete must visit. I find it exceptionally hard to walk past anywhere that stocks baking bits and pieces without popping in, and the amount of gorgeous bits in this little den- from tins, pots, pans, knitting bits and bobs to all of the sprinkles- is pretty special. They also do gardening equipment too, if you're more green fingered!

Find them: 155 Western Rd, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2DA


Vine Street Vintage
Vine Street Vintage Market Brighton
A coffee shop, florist and home to some gorgeous French and industrial interior pieces (which will seriously having you swooning)- this little haven, also known as Vine Street Vintage for all things vintage and homeware is the perfect place to pick up a cuppa en route, or after a browse at Beyond Retro. I've frequently fallen in love with many an inanimate object in here (think sixties bubble chairs, and beautiful coffee tables)- so this place is especially cool to stop in to if you're decking out a new place too.

Find them: 155 Western Rd, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2DA


Utility
Utility Brighton Utility Brighton
A little like Workshop, Utility is filled with nostalgic classic kitchen and home pieces, from traditional blue and white enamel wear, all size glass jars perfect for loading with homemade lemonade and everything from primary paint box crockery and novelty tea towels- it's a festive one stop shop for any lovers of perfect classic accessories, and the odd kitchen bit you might be in search of. Not bad huh.

Find them: 28A N Rd, Brighton



I didn't snap here- but I also love...
- Angel Food Bakery (their Oreo cupcake is my favourite), Bills, Pussy Boutique (they stock both Rob Ryan and Orla Kiely), Brighton Pier (obligatory), JB's Diner (and their veggie burger), Cafe Coho, Blackbird Bakery, Wolf and Gypsy (their vintage is amazingly curated), Bluebird Tea Co (amazing selection of flavours)-


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Brighton Pier What Olivia Did Brighton Pier What Olivia Did
It's no secret that I'm a big fan of B-town. It was the first ever 'holiday' Joe and I went on when we were 16 (n'awwh), and every summer (scrap that, winter too) I try to make an effort to visit at least once a month, digging out new hidden gems, admiring the bustling lanes and being totally okay that the salty fresh sea air will no doubt ruin my hair as per- but it's ok, because I love it (and who needs good hair when you have crepes and vinegar laden chips)? So, after compiling a list of a handful of my favourite places, I thought I'd start working on a guide to some of my favourite spots. Trust me, there are a lot more where this came from- and a few go-to hotels for out of town visitors- so let me know if you'd like to see those too!

Food for Friends
Food For Friends Brighton Food For Friends Brighton Food For Friends Brighton Food For Friends Brighton Food For Friends Brighton
Despite having admired Food for Friends from afar for as long as I can remember, it was only this summer that I finally made it to paying a visit. My first trip was with my cousin in the late summer, and the second with Joe- and both times I left wanting to go back again. Let me tell you a secret- I'm not a vegetarian, but I love vegetarian food. I'm constantly looking for healthy, filling and exciting dishes- and this place ticks every box and more (heck, even meat-loving Joe loved his Sunday roast)! The mezze menu was the perfect lunch time sandwich alternative, and the inspiring variety certainly had me wanting to go for more than the recommended 3 dishes! Plus, you can guarantee if there's a salted caramel chocolate pudding on the menu- it's a must visit... just sayin'.

Find them: 17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton, BN1 1HF


Workshop
Workshop Brighton Workshop Brighton Workshop Brighton
If there's one place I can't not visit when I visit Brighton, it's Workshop. Not only is it Pinterest perfect, inspiring beyond all of my wannabe-interior-designer dreams- but it's filled with so much gorgeous home ware, candles and enamel- you'd be pushed to not want to start renting just to fill your home with all of the minimalist Scandi-inspired treasures this little place holds. On top of that, the staff are super lovely, and also share my love of salted caramel (which seems to be a recurring theme today)- so I seriously recommend popping by.

Find them: 13A Prince Albert Street, Brighton, BN1 1HEt


Snoopers Paradise
Snoopers Paradise Brighton Snoopers Paradise Brighton Snoopers Paradise Brighton
This place is no secret to any Brighton go-er or resident. It's pink sugary exterior is hard to miss, and it's treasure lined caves and hidden crevices hold host to some of the most beautiful vintage, slightly odd trinkets and accessories you'll ever see. Whether you're after some seventies crockery, an American Hustle style jacket or some memorabilia from tours gone by- it's likely you'll be able to find it in Snoopers. On top of that, they hold host to a pretty popular black and white photobooth- which is always perfect for a cheeky seaside memento!

Find them: 7 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton BN1 4AL


Beyond Retro
Beyond Retro Brighton Beyond Retro Brighton
Again, Beyond Retro isn't really a secret place to any vintage lovers, but the Brighton branch has to be by far my favourite place to scour out vintage. It's big, airy, well organised and has spacey changing rooms which are perfect for cutting a shape to their perfect soundtrack (sometimes with a bit of '90s r'n'b) and trying on. On top of that, their prices are super reasonable, and you'll be sure to find it very hard to leave empty handed (the front of the store vintage is organised in 'trend' sections, making it exceptionally easy too)!

Find them: 42 Vine Street, Brighton BN1 4AG


The Creperie
The Creperie Brighton The Creperie BrightonThe Creperie Brighton
If you like pancakes (or you know, crepes), creamy gelato and all things in-between, then The Creperie is the perfect place to while away the hours- with lots of seating both upstairs and down. Right next to the seafront, you can also pick up a Nutella crepe (always a good idea) and stroll along to the pebbled sea front to celebrate being at the seaside- not bad, huh?

Find them: Ship St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AD


The Painting Pottery Cafe
Pottery Paint Brighton Pottery Paint Brighton
This certainly isn't your standard way to spend a day at the coast, but let's face it- living in the UK- it rains. I came to this little hideout this summer on one of the hottest days of the year, and it was the perfect way to get a little bit creative (it's been a while since I picked up a paintbrush) and spend time grabbing a bite with some fellow bloggers. The Painting Pottery Cafe is also an amazing place to come along too if you have little ones- as who doesn't like seeing the fruits of their labour over a slice of cake!

Find them: 31 N Rd, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YB


Diplocks Yard
Diplocks Yard Brighton Farmers Market Brighton Farmers Market Brighton Farmers Market Florist Brighton
Although I haven't been here since late summer, this little farmers and vintage market tucked just off of the North Road in Brighton is a gorgeous place to escape on a Sunday, whether you're picking up some fresh vegetables for some wintry soup, or perusing a never-ending pile of dusty vinyl records. There's also a gorgeous florist inside as well as a couple of places to pick up some light bites, and is the perfect pit stop if your'e exploring the North Laines en route from the station.

Find them: North Road, Brighton


Bert's
Berts Brighton Berts Brighton
If you're a bit of a keen baker, lover of all things home and have a penchant for a bloody lovely table cloth (which is probably more of us than you think)- then Bert's is a complete must visit. I find it exceptionally hard to walk past anywhere that stocks baking bits and pieces without popping in, and the amount of gorgeous bits in this little den- from tins, pots, pans, knitting bits and bobs to all of the sprinkles- is pretty special. They also do gardening equipment too, if you're more green fingered!

Find them: 155 Western Rd, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2DA


Vine Street Vintage
Vine Street Vintage Market Brighton
A coffee shop, florist and home to some gorgeous French and industrial interior pieces (which will seriously having you swooning)- this little haven, also known as Vine Street Vintage for all things vintage and homeware is the perfect place to pick up a cuppa en route, or after a browse at Beyond Retro. I've frequently fallen in love with many an inanimate object in here (think sixties bubble chairs, and beautiful coffee tables)- so this place is especially cool to stop in to if you're decking out a new place too.

Find them: 155 Western Rd, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2DA


Utility
Utility Brighton Utility Brighton
A little like Workshop, Utility is filled with nostalgic classic kitchen and home pieces, from traditional blue and white enamel wear, all size glass jars perfect for loading with homemade lemonade and everything from primary paint box crockery and novelty tea towels- it's a festive one stop shop for any lovers of perfect classic accessories, and the odd kitchen bit you might be in search of. Not bad huh.

Find them: 28A N Rd, Brighton



I didn't snap here- but I also love...
- Angel Food Bakery (their Oreo cupcake is my favourite), Bills, Pussy Boutique (they stock both Rob Ryan and Orla Kiely), Brighton Pier (obligatory), JB's Diner (and their veggie burger), Cafe Coho, Blackbird Bakery, Wolf and Gypsy (their vintage is amazingly curated), Bluebird Tea Co (amazing selection of flavours)-


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56 comments:

  1. I LOVE that pink buttoned up dress that you snapped from Beyond Retro. It's so gorgeous <3 x

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    1. Yes I thought the exact thing! And the green satchel! :)

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  2. Brighton looks so pretty! I need to make the effort to go and visit soon xx

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  3. Brighton always reveals so many new charms and quirks no matter how many times you visit!
    Loved this post and the photos were gorgeous, as always,

    Love, Lucy
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  4. all of the bloggers/youtubers always make me want to visit brighton so bad, maybe one day :)

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  5. The food looks amazing. Nice pictures and Brighton trip guide.

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  6. This is such a helpful guide! I would love to visit Brighton, it looks so lovely x

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  7. Have you heard of Leigh-on-Sea? It's only 50 mins on train from London and has a lovely old town with great shops on The Broadway. Southend isn't much further if you want to go on the rides etc.

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  8. This makes so so excited! I recently got an offer from Brighton Uni, I will definitely be visiting some of these places! They all look so sweet :)
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  9. Brighton seems like such a lovely city! Definitely saving this guide for whenever I get the chance to go there.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  10. That food looks delicious! Everything looks magical and so cosy, I'd love to visit Brighton :)
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  11. I wish I can visit Brighton! It is so pretty! I live in California, so I think I might save some money and visit! :D Nice pictures!

    Tania xx

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  12. I live in Brighton and I still manage to not get bored of it! and Snoopers Paradise is one of my favourite shops in the lanes, I love the cute photo booth tehe!
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  13. Stunning photos as always, this post has definitely made me feel like I need a trip to brighton! x

    India Charlotte♥

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  14. Brighton looks gorgeous. I haven't had the pleasure to visit yet but after this, its on my list hehe.

    Emma from theemmalouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. this is such a cute post.
    Elle.x

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  16. I haven't been to Brighton in so long and I keep meaning to go back. This guide is fantastic and makes me want to visit so much, everything looks amazing xxx

    Alana Says…//www.alana-says.blogspot.co.uk//Fashion and lifestyle blog

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  17. I LOVE Brighton! I'm actually moving there in the new year- yay!! I'm a big fan of Snoopers Paradise, such a wonderful shop :) I'll definitely be checking out the rest!
    Emily xx
    Emily May- Interior Design

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  18. How lovely! I feel I've been to Brighton after this post! Such lovely photos.
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  19. I absolutely adore your blog.
    Your fashion style and everything else are just fabulous!
    Can't wait for more. :)


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  20. love this, such a fan of brighton http://thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/the-artists-residence-brighton.html

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  21. I'm seriously considering studying abroad in Brighton during one semester of my junior year in college! (I intend to study abroad during one semester of my junior year, but I haven't decided where or with which program yet) I'll definitely have to stop by all the food places and vintage shops :) Saved this post on Bloglovin', and hopefully this'll come to good use if I study abroad there! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  22. Brighton looks like such a lovely place! Definitely want to visit there to go to Beyond Retro!
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  23. I've always wanted to visit Brighton, it looks like the most incredible little place! Such a great post Liv x

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  24. Thank you for this!!! Its made me even more excited for my first visit to Brighton, gonna put quite a few of these on my list :)

    Tosin x
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  25. Wow this place is beautiful! if I was somewhat local I would definitely make this place a must visit!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  26. Brighton is so beautiful that I need to visit one day!!

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  27. The food looks soooo delicious! Hope you make more city guides like this post!

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  28. Such beautiful pictures this place looks amazing, I want to visit one day.

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  29. Brighton looks so lovely! You've really captured a beautiful aspect of the city, I definitely want to check out that vintage shop!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  30. I'm going to Brighton next year and I can't wait to use this! x

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  31. Loved this post! Only made me want to explore Brighton evenmore!

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  32. Very cool post!I love your pics!
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  33. I wish I could visit Brighton one day :)

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  34. I wish I could visit Brighton one day :)

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  35. Cute photos! I would love to go there
    xo
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  36. Brighton looks like such a lovely place! Wish to go there one day :)
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  37. I visited Brighton a couple of years ago, but it was a work related trip so I didn't get the chance to see anything but my laptop. I really want to come back after reading your post and seeing yoru pretty pictures!
    xx,
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  38. I'm going to have to hit up Food for Friends and Snooper's Paradise - they look amazing!

    Lauren x
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  39. This post is so handy! I am travelling to the UK next year and Brighton is one of the places I've been so keen to see, and am staying overnight in.

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  40. The bags in your Beyond Retro picture are so lovely!

    Emily

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  41. I go to uni in Brighton so I did a guide a couple of months ago but I haven't been to a few places on this list so I will have to check them out.

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  42. My aunt went to Brighton recently and I am so jealous! I've wanted to go there for so long but with school I never find the time, all the shops look amazing. Hopefully I can go there over the Christmas holidays!

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  43. I love Brighton!! Especially on summer!!!

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  44. Brighton looks lovely!

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  45. Oh amazing pictures and place! Those food look so tasty! =)

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  46. Looks so nice, I really hope I can visit one day. Lovely photos Olivia :) x
    Lana
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  47. Lovely post - I visited Brighton for shopping last month - first time ever - with a couple of my girlfriends. We went to Berts. Also had a lovely lunch at the oldest pub in Brighton which was fabulous. x

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  48. The food looks very delicious! It seems like you had a great time. I hope to visit Brighton one day. Thanks for the great photos of your experiences.
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  49. I love Snoopers Paradise! Great post xx

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  50. I so want to go!
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  51. really, the way you photograph, everything just looks magical and so magnificent.. even the most boring things would look amazing when you're behind the lens (or whoever it is that takes your photos).

    Arianne

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  52. I adore Brighton, it's one of my favourite places. Have bookmarked this post for my next visit! x

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