I couldn't count on two hands the amount of times my mum and I stopped in our tracks last weekend, shut our eyes for a split second, be it on the pier or pavement- soaked up the sun and just said 'wow, THIS weather'. It was only a little over 17 degrees, but with zero sea breeze it felt positively summery. Driving from the station in a taxi I was shocked to see so many people in shorts and t-shirts (give a Brit a day of sun)- but the smell of vinegary chips, the chirp of pub gardens and a Pantone blue sky meant I was soon peeling off my coat and donning a red nose come 4pm...

Plus, after a hectic week- is there anywhere better than the seaside in the sun? Having planned the trip as a belated Mother's Day treat for my mum (which tactfully included yours truly, ahem)- we spent the day covering everywhere from the high street, pier and bustling Laines- with afternoon tea at The Salt Room being our last venture.



Having heard endless things about the restaurant (and obviously spotted grids of snaps of the cloudy candyfloss dotted across Instagram too)- it was every bit as special as I'd expected. With the menu offering something a little more contemporary than most themed teas, at a little under £25pp you can get everything from squid ink salmon buns, truffled cheese toasties, oysters, chocolate pebbles and scones (duh)- which is pretty exceptional value when the standard is so high.

After filling up (and taking any leftovers for the road)- we headed back to our home for the evening- my favourite, Artist Residence. Having stayed before (and subsequently fallen in love with the hotel)- we felt wonderfully fortunate to have our own sea view and balcony on such a beautiful day, and naturally spent the remainder curled up on armchairs, magazines in tow- soaking up the last rays of the day- because let's be honest, we never know when that sunshine might next be back.

x


I couldn't count on two hands the amount of times my mum and I stopped in our tracks last weekend, shut our eyes for a split second, be it on the pier or pavement- soaked up the sun and just said 'wow, THIS weather'. It was only a little over 17 degrees, but with zero sea breeze it felt positively summery. Driving from the station in a taxi I was shocked to see so many people in shorts and t-shirts (give a Brit a day of sun)- but the smell of vinegary chips, the chirp of pub gardens and a Pantone blue sky meant I was soon peeling off my coat and donning a red nose come 4pm...

Plus, after a hectic week- is there anywhere better than the seaside in the sun? Having planned the trip as a belated Mother's Day treat for my mum (which tactfully included yours truly, ahem)- we spent the day covering everywhere from the high street, pier and bustling Laines- with afternoon tea at The Salt Room being our last venture.



Having heard endless things about the restaurant (and obviously spotted grids of snaps of the cloudy candyfloss dotted across Instagram too)- it was every bit as special as I'd expected. With the menu offering something a little more contemporary than most themed teas, at a little under £25pp you can get everything from squid ink salmon buns, truffled cheese toasties, oysters, chocolate pebbles and scones (duh)- which is pretty exceptional value when the standard is so high.

After filling up (and taking any leftovers for the road)- we headed back to our home for the evening- my favourite, Artist Residence. Having stayed before (and subsequently fallen in love with the hotel)- we felt wonderfully fortunate to have our own sea view and balcony on such a beautiful day, and naturally spent the remainder curled up on armchairs, magazines in tow- soaking up the last rays of the day- because let's be honest, we never know when that sunshine might next be back.

x

23 comments:

  1. Your pictures are so beautiful, as always! I absolutely love how you've captured the sunlight and the shadows in that picture of the seaview through your hotel room window.

    The Artists Residence looks really nice too, of course - I would love to stay there one day! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  2. Stunning location, fabulous weather and gorgeous pictures! Seems like you guys had a wonderful trip! : )

    Gemma
    Faded Windmills

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous shots, Olivia! I'm hoping to explore more and more of England this summer since I don't get around in my own backyard as much as I should!

    I hope you had a wonderful Monday,
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

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  4. Sounds like such a gorgeous weekend Liv! I too am loving this sunny weather x

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  5. I love Brighton and this all looks so wonderful!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  6. Loved this, such beautiful photos! I live by the sea and this made me value it even more. Great post!

    XX

    Love, http://herrendezvous.com/

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  7. Always love your posts :)

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  8. That afternoon tea looks amazing! I'm hoping to visit Brighton for the first time when we can x

    LuxeStyle

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  9. All these pictures look so cute! It must have been so cool to spend the weekend there xxx
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  10. Wish I could have spent the weekend in Brighton - it was hideously windy when I visited for the first time last year!! Such gorgeous photos, sounds like you have so much fun!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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  11. Your pictures are absolutely breath taking! I loved it - hope you had a relaxing time with your mum!

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  12. Gorgeous photos and a beautiful location!

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  13. Oh my, it looks amazing!
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  14. What a perfect weekend to venture down to Brighton! Sounds like you and Mama Purvis had the most beautiful time. I have aaalways wanted to stay in the Artist Residence, I love how all the rooms are completely unqiue. Immy x

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  15. I really want to go back to Brighton! Great post! x

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  16. Sounds like such a dreamy weekend! That afternoon tea just looks gorgeous and so pretty. I have been loving the weather recently too :) xx
    www.misszarabelle.com

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  17. I want that copper bath!
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  18. I love the seaside! I went to Morecambe a few days ago and it was lovely!

    PoppyRKay // poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. These are some seriously dreamy photos! Looks like a gorgeous weekend.

    Sophie xxx
    www.sopharsogood.com

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  20. I mean, the interiors are seriously dreamy - I want that blue teapot! Will have to try and shoot there myself someday.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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