|Hat: H&M | Kimono: Primark | Crop: H&M | Skirt: Miss Selfridge | Bag: H&M (Loves Coachella)|
I was first lucky enough to visit Brighton as part of a college trip in 2011 with my Drama and Theatre studies group, but hadn’t had the chance to visit since. So, after raving on for ages about how brilliant it was to Kieran and how much I wanted to go again, we decided that we’d make the hour and a half journey there this week.
After finding somewhere to park (for a not so brilliant cost of £26 for 5 hours… ouch!) we walked through North Laine, which was full to the brim with amazingly eclectic independent shops, offering a mix of organic skincare, bohemian clothing, vintage jewellery and health conscious cafes. I was sold from the start!
Whilst snapping away on the street, I was approached by photographer and artist Luke Moran-Morris, who was advertising his exhibition ‘Riding For The Feeling’ up at Gallery 40, which was literally around the corner. Never ones to turn down an opportunity to see what other creative minds have created, Kieran and I had a look around the engaging curated pieces . Such amazing work!
By then, we were both starving! We struggled to choose between the array of cafes offering vegan, vegetarian and healthy dishes, but we eventually opted for Wai Kika Moo Kau – their homemade falafel salad and sweet potato burgers both sounded super appealing to us both!
I opted for the salad, which was salad leaves topped with cucumber, carrot, sun-dried tomato, olives, humus and falafels – which tasted amazing! Kieran went for the burger and, after stealing a bite, concluded that we’d made the right decision. Wai Kika Moo Kau was a winner!
|The vegan cake made with cocoa, beetroot and avocado… so good!|
We then headed back to the car park, stopping off in Infinity Foods to pick up some treats for the car ride home. I was in my element in such a massive store that stocked an array of organic and healthy goods! I went for a selection of sugar and dairy free chocolate bars and a Pulsin bar to try, as I’d heard rave reviews about them.
I was sad to leave behind Brighton, as I felt right at home. We’ll be back soon for sure!