GOSH first landed on my radar last year when I received their nail hardener in my Girl Gang goody bag. I was thrilled to be invited to attend their SS17 launch earlier this year, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to go. They incredibly kindly sent me out some products to try out anyway! What a lovely company, right?
When I got my invite recently to check out their AW17 products, I knew I couldn’t miss it, so I travelled up to London to see what they’d come up with 🙂
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the soft launch of their lastest cocktail bar in Brighton. Located at the bottom of West Street and attached to PRYZM, it honestly feels a million miles away from the usual connotations of “just another West Street bar”. For those of you not from Brighton, think of that one street in your town where you never want to go down at night because it’s full of clubbers, people throwing up and girls dropping chips all over the floor while trying to pull their knickers out of their bums. Just sayin’.
We’re always talking about the things we’ve always wanted to do and all things we want to do but will probably never get round to. A reverse bucket list is about celebrating all the things that you’ve done already!
I love being a tourist in London, there’s always something new to go every time and there’s so much variety. I’m really lucky that I only live about an hour away by train so it’s easy to pop up and spend a day there. Plus the Tube will get you to any destination quickly!
Nestled in an unassuming part of Brighton Marina is the Malmaison, which has just undergone an incredible £5 million renovation! I went along to check it out with Charlie (from Modish Male) and some other lovely bloggers for cocktails, canapés and a sunset view.
I’m not really a sit on the beach and relax kinda girl or a massive party animal (Ibiza and Magalouf sounds like my idea of a total nightmare!) When I go on holiday, I’m definitely more of a sightseeing tourist; I absolutely love spending my days seeing all the local attractions and museums. I’ve not really been on that many holidays so I thought I’d write a bucket list post about places I’d love to visit one day. (I’ve written a bucket list post before, but that was more about general life things)!
This year, I really want to start taking advantage of local attractions in and around East Sussex. When I was 14 and my family moved to the Isle of Wight, me and my mum spent every Saturday checking out all the fun things to do (while my dad was at football training). When I moved to Brighton just over 5 years ago, I didn’t really have the funds or time to explore 🙁 But now I have both, I want to start seeing what’s on offer and sharing it with you, so that if you’re planning a trip to East Sussex, you can see what’s around!
Well that was a rollercoaster of excitement, food, alcohol, excitement, more food, friends, laughter and goodies!
On Thursday 25th August, I travelled from Brighton to Manchester with Jess (from Jess and Josh Cook) for the first official Girl Gang event, organised by Jemma (Dorkface).
I love Lyndsay (Fizzy Peaches). She invites me to food places. That’s my kind of friend. When she invited me to try out the new Mod Pizza* at Brighton Marina and I couldn’t say yes fast enough.
I headed down last Monday and met up with Aine (Honestly Aine), Carrie (One Pleasant Day) and Lauren (Belle du Brighton). Once inside, we met Ange and Ryan as well for an evening of fun and food.
When I went to the US in 2011, Pinkberry* was everywhere. So it was disappointing that the UK didn’t have any. Until now. They now have a UK flagship store in Islington, London and I went up to check them out on their opening day.
*side story* Before I even got there, I had a bit of a catastrophe. I was all for wearing my jeans until I stepped outside two hours before heading to the train station to find that it was boiling hot outside. I own the total of two pairs of shorts; one are massive and look hideous and the other are a lil bit too tight (they’re a size 8 and it turns out I am not.) So I hot-footed to Next, tried on ALL the shorts and picked up a pair I really liked. And two tops. I really like them so an OOTD might appear soon. When it’s stopped raining. Thanks England, you da best! Anyway…