I’m sitting here writing this post while it rains outside and I feel a million miles away from the (mostly) sunny time we had in Brighton last week! We had a wonderful few days break seeing family and friends, drinking too much coffee and spending all my money in healthy food hot spots. I discovered 42 Juice and became hooked on their fresh juices, nut milks and smoothies. The one pictured above was an ‘I am Glowing’ smoothie which tasted delicious! Eating was definitely my favourite thing to do…
I am Alkaline and Cashew Milk from 42 Juice
More cashew milk and a blueberry chia pod
Delicious raw bounty bar from Eat Naked
Iced Chai from Bluebird Tea Company
Fabulous salad with quinoa pattie from Eat Naked
Salad from Iydea
Chicken and quinoa flatbread salad thing from Itsu
Toasted tea cake with jam from Bills
Gelato from Gelato Gusto
I did have plenty more indulges than pictured including my aunts Lemon cake with greek yoghurt, fish and chips, a big pizza and ice cream sundae and some fudge with sea salt, but generally speaking I was quite surprised how much more I wanted those salads and juices!
All week long: walk, walk, walk, walk!
We did SO much walking, I’m talking 8-10 miles a day once we checked our phone apps. Much of that included Finley strapped to me in the sling, so I certainly didn’t feel any guilt from the few treats I did enjoy!
I’m cheating a little here and instead of showing you what I was wearing here are some of the things I bought! I always keep some savings aside for our trips to Brighton as I love to shop. Above are some head scarfs from Beyond Vintage, a vintage skirt, metallic purse from Warehouse and top from H&M.
Necklaces from Orelia in Topshop and gorgeous statement necklace from a little shop called Present.
Amazing loose leaf teas in Cherry Bakewell, Mocha Chai, Gingerbread Chai and Candy Floss flavours and tea pot from Bluebird Tea as well as a new Cath Kidston mug
Natural toothpaste, vitamin D spray, Green People Day Solution (stocking up on this as I’ve been using it for ages!) and organic children’s sun lotion for Fin
Infinity Foods purchases!
I also bought this dress from Warehouse. It is fabulous, talk about the perfect dress for my shape!
Being with family and friends! My Auntie Maureen and Uncle Chris who we stay with, my cousin Beatrice who travelled down from London to meet Finley, our friends Paul and Karen and last but not least the lovely Christina and Lara. It was so lovely to catch up with them again! Also…
Spotting Natasha Khan aka Bat for Lashes in Beyond Retro! Total fan girl moment // iced coffees // flat whites from Small Batch // drinking wine // walking in the sun with Finley asleep on my chest // some really good nights sleep with the little one // seeing James enjoy himself at The Great Escape Music Festival
- My experience of overcoming HA – thanks so much for all the comments on this post, I’ll be responding soon!
- Happy Health Chat Podcast #8 Sleep
I haven’t been online much this week other than checking comments and catching up with my Fabulous YOU ladies so here are some links to my fave places in Brighton should you ever visit, which of course you should!
How was your week? Have you visited Brighton before? What is your favourite thing to do on a break?
It looks like you were very lucky with the weather in Brighton! I really must visit Brighton soon, it was somewhere I used to go a lot when I was a little girl. It’s now transformed into a health hub for all sorts of yummy healthy goodies! I love the look of the juices/smoothies/cashew milk. I’m not surprised you enjoyed eating so many lovely foods!
Finley looks adorable in all of the pictures too, the one with your Uncle is very sweet.
She’s So Lucy
It’s amazing Lucy you would love it! Get yourself down there :-)
All. That. Food. Looks so good. I really need to earmark these places when I go to Brighton again. I love the sound of it all!! Both you and Maria have made me have a huge craving for crazy sounding teas now as well! So glad you guys had a fun time and the weather was good for the most of it.
It was fab Anna, the cake they have is awesome, only now am I wishing I had more!
All that food looks so amazingly good! I would love to try that I am glowing smoothie. The Toasted tea cake with jam from Bills…Is that Bill Granger’s restaurant? His food is great! Brighton is so pretty, it’s on my list of places to visit.
Nope (I wish it was!) I think Bills is a small chain, the one we went to was in Lewes. You should definitely visit Brighton its fab!
Sounds like a fab week, walking 10 miles a day with Finley strapped to you is no joke I bet!
Love the photos at the end, such a happy baby!
Haha it certainly isn’t Claire, definitely a good form of exercise!
Those teas sound so good!
I’m craving a trip to Brighton now
They are fab, I’ve been drinking them all week!
What a fab time you had! Such gorgeous photos of the weather and you and your family and Finley- fab!
Making me want to go back to Brighton already and I was only there a month ago!
I love waling around when I am on holiday somewhere- you see so much, and then you feel better about having something like an ice cream or whatever :)
Thanks Maria, and big thanks again for blogging about Bluebird!
It looks and sounds like such a fabulous trip to Brighton. I really love Brighton, I keep trying to convince Johnny to move there when we come back (his sister lives there)- would only be an nourish (depending on where you would work) door to door commute to London which isn’t bad when you get to live by the sea! Not sure I have swayed him yet ha.
42 juice sounds awesome, I would have spend serious money in there too. I love the little necklaces you got too :)
So happy to hear you had a lovely trip, so deserved!
Ooh it would be the perfect place for you to live Lauren! xx
I studied in Brighton but I wasn’t into healthy eating at the time so I missed out on all the lovely food there. Only now do I realise how much I had at my fingertips. Brighton is so lovely and it looks like you had a great time. Lovely photos and Finely is growing so well.
Thanks Hayley, Fin is definitely coming on nicely!
I love how you’ve introduced me to places I’ve never been before! I walk by the juice place so often, love their branding, but have never gone in. Will do soon! Love the photos, and so nice to catch up. Trout used to work with Natasha from Bat for Lashes, he said she is super nice if that helps!!
Hope you enjoy 42 Juice, seriously if I lived in Brighton I’d be skint! Nice to hear that Natasha is so nice!
Love the look of your eats – when I am on holiday I just love eating lots of scrumptious meals and a few treats too. I love Brighton – and it look so sunny – yay!
Yey for sun indeed, couldn’t have asked for more!
This top post is what makes you a top blogger and a very successful one at that, Finley’s absolutely adorable here. Thanks for sharing, Laura:)
Thanks Karina! Very sweet of you to say!
Oh god- so much good food!! Looks like you had a fab trip!
It was brill Lauren!
That dress you bought looks fab! I heave heard that Brighton is very good for vegans! I have been there many years ago, on Holiday.
I must go there again soon after seeing those beautiful edibles that you have shown us here!
Every food that you have eaten looks fabulous! Yummm!
Thanks Sophie! You should def visit Brighton it is awesome!
Looks like you had a brilliant time laura! So glad you had a lovely time with family + friends, you definitely deserved it! :)