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A few weekends ago, a handful of bloggers and I were whisked away to the Great British Seaside courtesy of Brighton and OnTheBeach.co.uk. On the menu was a beachfront open air cinema, pamper night, food and gossip, so of course I downed all tools, packed a bag and hopped on a train.

To kickstart the blog-filled shenanigans, I met Kenzie from Lemonaid Lies at the train station to catch a taxi to the beachfront. We chatted all things food, blog, Uni and sausage dog related and she really is one of the loveliest girls! We met the other girls on the beach and settled in to our VIP booth with cider, wine and a hefty dose of Meat Liquor. Kristabel and I battled our way through hot dogs and chicken wings as we always do so well. Oh Brighton, you know us bloggers well.




Excitingly we got to watch a screening of Alpha Papa (accompanied by a stag do crowd in the general admission area...) with an introduction and chance to 'interview' Steve Coogan before, much to Liv's delight! The film wasn't to my taste but it was incredible to watch it out in the open on the beach, watching the sun go down and the stars creep out. I've already made plans for another open air cinema night!


Back in the hotel, us blogging ladies were treated to customised dressing gowns, a HUGE sweetie selection and a pamper evening care of LUSH Cosmetics. Lauren, Lyndsay, Fiona and I had a whale of a time applying fresh face masks and wandering around with first naked then green and purple faces! Bloggers uncut or what? It was super lovely to sit and chatter with Sophie, Lilla, Georgina and Lela before we all conked out and headed to our hotel rooms.


++ Might I just add at this point that the Ibis in Brighton is a lovely stay! The next morning we headed downstairs for breakfast and I hopped on a train home to complete puppy-sitting duties. A truly wonderful summer weekend start and a huge thank you to the Epiphany girls and to Fi for organising it all! I'm already planning my next visit to Brighton with some blogging ladies! (:
Ladies you should follow: Suzi at A Rosy DayLauren at Belle Du BrightonCarrie at Carrie BrightonSophie at Cider with SophieFiona at Fifi McGeeLyndsay at Fizzy PeachesGeorgina at Georgina DoesKristabel at I Want You To KnowLela at Lela LondonKenzie at Lemonaid LiesLilla at Lilla LovesLaura at Lola and BeholdOlivia at What Olivia Did.

37 comments

  1. Sounds like you had a amazing time!! Brighton is such a lovely place :) xx

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  2. It looks like you had a wonderful trip - gorgeous photos!


    Beccy : www.bluebellandbumpkin.com

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  3. Looks like an incredible trip!


    I'm going to Brighton for a night out with my friends this weekend - probably won't be such a classy affair, but it should be fun.


    PS - Going on the huge ferris wheel? Sure, let me grab my mirrored sunnies. Haha!


    - Elodie x


    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  4. It was really lovely - hoping to make another few trips down there this summer!

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  5. It really was! I'm just sad I didn't take my DSLR to shoot even more photos!

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  6. It was so fun to catch up with everybody. Haha probably not as classy ;)

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  7. pics are wonderfull,, i think it could be an incredible trip!!

    www.agoprime.it

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  8. Was so lovely to meet you! We did have a whale of a time with those face masks was so funny :) Hopefully catch up with you again soon.

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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  9. Lovely post Michelle, fresh air always helps me to wake up in the morning. I would love to get into running too! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  10. I'm definitely going to try and implement so of these ideas into my weekly routine! Making a list on a Sunday evening and planning meals for the week is a must! I'm terrible at this and always end up grabbing something quick on the way out of the door each morning.
    Jodie xx
    www.santersgrotto.net

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  11. Great tips, I've just started a Monday-Friday job in the last month so I'm in much need of these! xx

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  12. I've started to find evenings runs really good to just expel all stress, not just on Mondays, but any day of the week - something I never thought I'd say in a billion years!
    I'm really bad at switching off on a Sunday, my brain buzzes around too much in the evenings, especially as the longer and lighter days trick me into thinking it's earlier than I think it is. But I know it's good for the soul and all that jazz so I really need to force myself to do it :P Xx

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  13. FromGemWithLove27 July 2014 at 19:26

    Awh loved this! I like to plan on Sunday's, I work most weekends so it's difficult. But I love preparing stuff, writing in my diary etc. xx

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  14. They're all great ideas! I've started running recently and while it's pretty unpleasant while I'm doing it, I always feel like my head is much clearer afterwards!

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  15. Love these tips! I always feel calmer if I've taken a bit of time on Sunday to plan my week ahead. x

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  16. Such great ideas! Lovely read as always!

    Emma x

    BEAUTY AND RAGS

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  17. Thanks Sophie! I never thought I'd be a running kinda girl but I've really got into it lately, tracking my runs has really helped to motivate me.

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  18. I find it much easier to cope with my week when I've already made a list on Sunday night. If I don't, things get a bit messy and overwhelming and I end up wanting to just plank all evening!

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  19. Thanks Laura - good luck with improving your Mondays and with the new job!

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  20. Definitely! I actually need to try and find some more time to squeeze in runs, I get overwhelmingly busy most evenings nowadays.

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  21. Thanks Gem! I tend to go for the spare evening before a stretch of work - it doesn't always work out to plan but it helps me to feel less overwhelmed by midweek when other things start piling up on me. xx

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  22. Thank you lovely! I found it takes a good month of running (even just once or twice a week) to establish a good feeling for it, but then after that things are much more enjoyable!

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  23. Aw this is such a nice post. I deffinatly need a little extra motivation on a monday and these tips sound great :)

    Katie xxx

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  24. It looks like you had a great time. Im so disappointed I never got to visit Brighton when I was in the UK. I'll make sure I do it next time.

    melaniface

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  25. Great ideas.


    Alternatively, just sleep through it and wake up on Tuesday.

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  26. Thanks Katie! Always good to start the week on a note of optimism!

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  27. You too Lyndsay! I've already been mentioning a Brighton blogger soiree with Fiona actually - hopefully we can organise something!

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  28. It was such fun - you should definitely try to visit. Brighton is one of my favourite cities!

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  29. Lovely photos! That food looks so delicious!

    Carolyn | BLOG

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  30. This sounds like so much fun! My friends and I were planning on going to Brighton but now it might not happen! I love your customised dressing gown :)


    Yazmin xx
    www.yazzyscorner.co.uk

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  31. Good tips Michelle. I keep telling myself to get better on time. It's going slow.
    Carolyn | BLOG

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