The week before last myself and Catherine went along to the opening of Collectif’s new Brighton store. As both of us absolutely LOVE Brighton we decided to make an afternoon of it and funnily enough not even making it to the Pavilion this time. Instead we headed to Kensington Gardens for a spot of shopping and a look around Snoopers Paradise. After meandering through this glorious shop in a shop in a shop (!) we weaved our way through quite a large selection of second-hand book shops. The amalgamation of both shops was indeed paradise for us both. Here are some pictures of the day.
Kensington Gardens was just wonderful and as mentioned above Snoopers Paradise and all of those book shops were just awesome!
To Be Worn Again is one of the shops close to Snoopers Paradise and outside it had a rail of fabulous sale items that Catherine revelled in when she found a beautiful dress that she quickly went in to try before she bought. You can see it HERE on her post about our day.
After a long afternoon trawling through hidden gems we were quite hungry so we started out search for food. We both agreed that we wanted to try something different from the usual Pizza Express, Jamie’s or Wagamama’s! Enter Pho! Vietnamese Street Food at it’s best. In the spirit of trying new things we both had a starter and then picked a dish we had never eaten before. My choice of starter was lovely however the main course is one that I will never repeat again – unless I lose my taste buds any time soon. I loved the idea that you were able to add greens, bean sprouts and other things to your dish but the dish was just not right. Catherine tucked into hers as she made the right choice!
The service was something else in itself. After falling in lust with our waiter and his Ed Nortonesque beard he was back and forth darting from table to table enabling our view! Yum! Even if the food wasn’t!
Sufficiently stuffed we couldn’t leave before going to the seaside – we were in Brighton after all. And what better time than sundown. We were able to get some fabulous pictures of the sun setting and as some of you might know already Brighton is so wonderfully beautiful at sunset.
A rare picture of me tucked in up there on the left! Not the most fashion forward photo but the cold took over me and the layers were necessary! We grabbed some candy floss and a large bag of other tasty treats and waved goodbye to Brighton for another day. With a heavy heart we made our exit under the arches before the darkness really set in and we were in the pitch black on one of England’s worst roads! No lights.
Thank you Brighton we will be back soon!