I am writing this post still under a great impression of everything that I saw and experienced in the UK. This will be my first out of four posts about my adventure in the United Kingdom. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
I booked my ticket in May so my summer was long and filled with anticipation.
It was my first time flying so I was quite nervous. Flight from Budapest to Gatwick London was terrible but I forgot everything when I saw my friend Eniko waiting for me with bouquet of sunflowers and a beautiful wide smile.
I arrived to London on Aug 23rd. I planned to go back home on Aug 30th so I carried only a small cabin bag with basics and one dress for each day. I was counting that I will return home with a lot more stuff than I came. I traveled in my Voodoo Vixen Kitty dress, it is so comfortable and has pockets so my most valuable things were with me all the time. After a delicious dinner we planned my first day in the UK.
Next day we took a double-deck bus from Eastbourne to Brighton. The weather was hot and sunny. I was mesmerized by the wonderful natural playgrounds of countryside and coastline!
My hosts Eniko and Andras planned a great day! We started our tour by visiting one of our favorite shops, the Collectif Clothing:
Their summer sale is amazing, so much bargains! I got myself a Monica Gingham Pencil dress in mint for only 17 GBP!
We took a peek into Irregular Choice store too:
I liked Brighton a lot! It is so colorful and alive! We explored the most beautiful little streets with magnificent houses. I loved the flowers, colorful flags and old facades.
Of yes, most of the time I had my phone in my hands, trying to catch every corner of the city with my camera, how vintage right? ;)
Exploring the numerous small shops I got two more bargains
- green Voodoo Vixen Katniss dress (that I wanted since like forever) for only 15 GBP, it had a broken zip that I fixed as soon as I got home and now it is perfect:
- Mistress of Vintage Potty Lotty yellow dress for only 25 GBP (75 GBP online!). I wasn't sure about it until I put it on and it was oh so perfect that I decided to wear it at Twinwood Festival 3 days later:
Indispensable part of our Brighton one day excursion was the JB's American diner:
We were delighted by the interior, it is really impressive! A dream for every lover of 50's American culture. After delicious milkshake I was ready to put on some saddle shoes and go to the drive-in!
For the end of the day, after a lot of walking, we decided to relax on Brighton Pier:
And when I'm happy I act childishly hahaha
It was the perfect way to end the day! I loved the amusement park and relaxedness of colorful crowd around me.
It is difficult in another language to describe the feelings that I have been inundated that day.
When I was planning this trip, honestly I expected six days of bad weather and bad mood uncultured people...boy was I wrong!
Second part of my UK trip- London coming up next!
Visit my friend's Eniko blog here: http://enifabian.wixsite.com/vintage-memories/single-post/2016/08/30/A-Day-at-Twinwood