Galavanting in the Laines

The night before my bestie & I excitedly exchanged snaps of packed bags, both of us ready for the holiday.

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Arriving to Brighton was a perfectly painless experience, we met late on the Friday night at the main railway station and headed straight to our airbnb lodgings to crash.

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The outlook on the following morning looked promising so we headed out good and early in hunt of caffeine and baked goods. We didn’t have to look for long.

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Pelicano on Sydney Street really hit the spot, and the coffee was divine.

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We spent some good time exploring all the vintage and otherwise quirky shops of the North Laine before diving into the South.

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Getting lost in Beyond Retro was so much fun that I promised myself to look up the next few vintage fairs in Edinburgh and visit Armstrong’s way more often. If I’m totally honest I almost never wear anything even vintage inspired (I’m way more utilitarian in my wardrobe choices), but I enjoy the flurry of colour and shapes so much that I could easily browse for half a day.

I also got a bit distracted in one of the tribal shops on Sydney Street, where they sold some gorge septum rings (the kind you wear to adorn your nose dummy!). I was obvs interested in the variety that doesn’t require piercing, coz I’m a wuss. The really pretty ones are tiny and made of very finely wrought precious metals – I was eyeing up a particularly delicate pale gold piece. What stopped me from buying it in the end was the £30 price tag, those things sell for pennies in the East, and besides Etsy, hello?!

We hit up Kemptown next, with another caffeine top-up at Ground, a quaint cafe with an 80s vibe. Plenty to see round this side of town too, as we wandered down side streets on our way to the promenade.

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By the end of the day we walked so much our feet were sore and all we could do was to collapse into bed.

Galavanting in the Laines
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