You all know I love dressing in colour and recently I came across the dreamiest summer shorts from Uniqlo.
I’ve been wearing them on repeat for everyday, and been loving dressing them up for evenings and when on holiday too!
I’ve adored the brand for years and love the vibrant pops of colour they do in multiple styles. It makes it so easy to find the colours we love to work well in our wardrobes.
I’m also the biggest fan of wearing colour, so I thought I’d share a few ways I style my go to comfy, linen, tailored shorts from Uniqlo for the summer months. I hope this works as a little inspiration for pieces in your own wardrobes or perhaps will help you find some summer capsule wardrobe classics you’ve been on the hunt for!!
Thought I’d share a little blog post today focusing on some underwear, activewear and loungewear pieces from Gilly Hicks! (AD)
I couldn’t not share these dreamy pieces with you all as I’ve been blown away by the fits, pieces and materials. Wish you could all feel through the screen somehow because the quality of these pieces is out of this world!!
Starting with Gilly Hicks underwear pieces, they do a huge range of shapes of fits from thongs to short styles making it easy to find ones that work for you. They also make the perfect seamless pieces for under summer dresses, skirts and shorts when you don’t want VPL !
Then moving onto loungewear- these pieces I’ve been living in lately, they are so so soft and the fits and materials are so dreamy. I love that they have adjustable straps on their bralets allowing them to be super supportive and the quality of their pieces are just incredible.
Lastly activewear, I’ve been on the hunt for some short activewear pieces for over a year now! They are the perfect high rise fit and don’t rise up or fall down when do movement exercises. Their leggings and sports bras are like a second skin, so so soft and feel so flattering and supportive on. I couldn’t recommended these pieces enough, and if you want to see me talk in more depth about them my YouTube video is linked below too!
So thought I’d do a little blog post filled with my love for Cornwall for any of you planning trips there this year or in the near future!
I’ve got family in Cornwall so grown up in the Mousehole/Penzance area as my second home for my whole life. It is one my favourite places in the world! There are so many beautiful hidden coves, amazing beaches, countryside walks and so so much to explore!!
Cornwall has so much to cover so I thought I’d split this post into sections, starting with sharing the areas I’m familiar with and have spent a lot of time exploring over the years and then a section on some other places I’d recommend! Honestly could write blog post after blog post about the individual places as there is so much to see so will start where I can and I hope it helps In some small way!
Mousehole is a gorgeous little fishing village just outside of Penzance, my family home is walking distanced from here so I adore being here. Its lovely place to go for a walk see the harbour, go to the Deli cafe for coffee or dinner, visit 2ForeStreet for dinner, get local ice cream! Visit The Rockpool cafe for the best tea and scones and explore this little village!
This area and penzance is also near some incredible walks and beaches, so I’ve written some of my absolute faves below!
My favourite beaches near Mousehole (all driving distance- it’s defiantly ideal to have a car to explore Cornwall) –
Porthcurno beach- beautiful beach to spend the day! Can walk up from the beach to The Minack Theatre too and book a show from the amazing open air theatre with gorgeous views from the cliffs!
Treen Beach- There are two ways to visit this incredible beach, either directly from the top of Treen (Pedn Vounder Beach) down the cliffside onto this amazing spot or up from Porthcurno along the cliff side if you fancy more of a hike! Treen is more of a tricky beach to get down to and best to go to when low tide as at high tide most of the beach is covered. There are no steps and a vertical downward path so wear good trainers and be ready for the walk down! But once you are there the beach is breathtaking!
Sennen Beach- one of my favourite beaches, with the whitest sand and blue water! This spot is my favourite place to surf! And if you are looking for surfing lessons with an amazing company I highly recommend Smart Surf school! – https://www.smartsurfschool.com ! There are also some amazing Airbnb round this area with Aspect holidays or Airbnb with some lovely spots/walks nearby!
Lands end: Sennen is also close to Lands End- The end of the Land! A great place to visit to see the amazing views and a lovely spot at sunset on a nice day!
To do in Penzance:
–The Jubilee pool- an amazing outdoor lido, with a cute cafe for a fun day of swimming! The water is now heated up by the earths core in part of the pool and is a fun spot to visit if you love swimming! (I believe with covid you now have to book in advance to visit)
Trengwainton gardens- Lovely gardens to visit and wander around!
Book a trip to the Scilly Isle- From Penzance you can get a helicopter or boat to the beautiful Isle of Scilly, you can go for a day trip or even book stays on the Island too! Filled with lots of beautiful scenery, usually lots of seals and lovely wildlife! It really is a must if you manage to find a place to stay and have the time to visit!
St Michaels Mount- Is a tidal island in Mount’s bay! When the tide is out you are able to walk over to the mount and explore the ancient castle aswell as pop to the island cafe! On shore in Mount’s bay you can see St Michaels Mount out to sea! One of my favourite spots to go is the Goldophin restaurant with views looking out to St Michaels Mount and lovely food!
Favourite places to visit in Cornwall:
I’m now going to list some of my favourite spots/places to visit and beaches in Cornwall, of course Cornwall is quite big so there is lots to see and do so really I need to sit down and create individual blog posts for each place but even then the lists would be endless so going to list my favourites below so depending on where you are visiting you can research some of those places too!
If there’s any places you’d recommend too then please please comment below as it’s lovely finding out about new hidden gems too!
-Polly Joke- National Trust beach, beautiful unspoilt beach that is such a gem!!
-St Michael’s Mount (low tide so you can walk to the mount) close to Marazion beach 🌊 walk to the mount
-The Jubilee pool Lido in Penzance
-Trip to the Scilly Isle (by helicopter or boat)
-St Ives village- go to Carbis bay, Porthmeor beach & porthminster beach
-Gwithian beach or to Mexico Towans Beach 18 min drive from St Ives
-Porthkidney beach- 13 min drive from st Ives.
-Pentire steps next to Bedruthan Steps
-Polly Joke National trust beach
-Kynance cove Or Mullion Cove both in- lizard Peninsula 🌊
-Lands end for sunrise or sunset
-Sennen Cove (near Lands End) go surfing with @smartsurfschool
Beaches- Great Western Beach , Fistral Beach , Watergate Bay. Porth Beach , Whipsiderry Beach & Holywell Bay Beach!
-Falmouth, Gyllngvase Beach or Swanpool little beach, Helford River – very scenic
Food and drink places in Cornwall:
For me this is hard to answer as I’m usually in one area but I’ve put together some of my faves plus some of the ones recommend from friends and family below just in case:
Prawn On the Lawn- In Padstow
Mariners in Rock in Padstow
Pucellis In Padstow
Star Garter In Falmouth
Verdant Seafood Bar Falmouth
Tolcarne Inn in Newlyn
Lewis’s Fish & Chips in Newlyn
Rockpool Cafe Mousehole
2 Fore Street Mousehole Restaurant
The Godolphin Hotel and Restaurant in Marion oppersite St Michaels mount.
The Smuggler’s Cott in Looe
The Sardine Factory in Looe
The Bowgie in Crantock
The Smugglers Den Inn in Cubert
Fort Inn in Newquay
Lewinnick Lodge in Newquay
The Fox’s Revenge in Newquay
The Stable Newquay
The Rum & Crab in St Ives
Hubbox in St Ives
Blas Burgers in St Ives
Hope in some small way this blog post was helpful!
Hope you are all well! Thought I’d do some dedicated blog posts over the next week and a half to my favourite UK destinations starting with my home town Brighton!!
My Cornwall Blog posts is coming later on in the week, as well as my top staycations and location tips for the UK too!
If you have any questions or if there is anything I’ve missed then please feel free to send me a dm on my instagram too!
How to get to Brighton:
Brighton is located 55- 1hr 20 from London Victoria and is well linked to London and the South East of England.
The train is pretty straight forward from most locations but you can also drive but parking can be tricky or quite expensive. However, I found a carpark linked here: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/parking-and-travel/parking/london-road-car-park which was the cheapest one I’ve found for longer stays. Alternatively, you can pre book a space in advance with “Just Park” which works out the cheapest option but you have to book quite a bit in advance.
Or if you are booking an Airbnb and driving, I defiantly recommended looking if the airbnb has any parking options too!
Brighton Train station is located in the centre, with a 4-5 min walk into the Laines starting with Sydney street, which is the perfect place to wander through into the centre of town. The station is also walking distance to the sea, Churchill square shopping centre and the lovely lanes so no cars/ taxis needed if you are doing a day trip as everything is in walking distance!
Public transport is also super easy with bus stops being located outside the station you can get the 1A, 6, 1 and others directly to Churchill square and towards Hove where some other lovely cafes and parks are!
Another option for stays would be Airbnb in Brighton , there are 1000s of amazing ones to choose from with lots of different price ranges and locations to chose from! Most places in the centre of Brighton are the higher price range but it really depends what you are looking for space wise, but if you head more towards Hove way, Kemp town way or even out Into the country there are lots to choose from.
I’d say Brighton, Hove and Kemp town locations are perfect and super easy to travel into the central places from usually. Where as if you are driving there are some absolute hidden gem country side locations if you are looking for more of the countryside experience just outside of Brighton.
Things to do in Brighton:
Walk along the seafront, experience the seafront shops. Have a drink and some lunch! (Be aware of the seagulls though, they dive bomb alot and steal food so just keep your eyes peeled)
Walk along the pier and go on the rides! Highly recommend the Crazy Mouse!
Get some fish and chips and donuts on the pier! The donuts are so so good!
Browse the lanes and the lovely shops and coffee spots! Will leave a a list of my fave restaurants below!
Depending on covid and when you are reading this, there is sometimes some events/shows on at The Brighton Dome. Or currently (June 8th) there are some things on at the Warren or Spiegel Tent outside!
Visit the Royal Pavilion, whether its the gardens for a little walk around or actually going inside it’s a really lovely little place to sit!
Take a trip to the Brighton Museum for fun!
Get a Brighton open top bus to the downs/ Devils Dyke
Go to Roxy’s Fudge Pantry and watch Fudge being made! It taste incredible if you love fudge !
Go to Snoppers paradise to browse some vintage finds and use the Photo Booth to capture the day! ( you need pound coins for the Photo booth)
Book Crazy golf along the seafront!
Sunset wildlife cruise to learn about dolphins! (Unsure when this reopens but so so lovely to do)
Head up the British Airways i360 on a nice day for views across Brighton, Sussex and the South Downs.
Coffee shops to visit:
Wolf Fox Coffee– there’s lots of ones dotted around Brighton and Hove. They do smoothies, coffees and vegan treats and brunches and they are lovely!
17 Grams Coffee– delicious coffee and brunch.
Flour Pot Bakery- amazing sandwiches, pastries and cakes. And on Fridays, they do donut Fridays which are so so good! They also do lovely coffees and matchas!
Trading Post Coffee Roasters- there is a few of these dotted around the lanes, one does amazing breakfast and lunch as well as coffees! And the others do lovely coffees and treats! You can also choose your coffee blend which I love, I get the Black Pearl!
Black Mocha Brighton: cute little coffee spot!
Fatto mano pizza: delicious pizza!
The Salt Room: If you want somewhere fancy and love fish this is the place to go! Defiantly a special occasion restaurant as its in the higher price range
The Flint House: Amazing tapas dishes! In the higher price range but the food is incredible and 100% worth it!
Riddle and Finns: The perfect place if you love seafood and want to go somewhere super gorgeous and special!
The Ivy Brighton: Classic Ivy Restaurant with delicious cocktails and food! I also find the Ivy a more affordable fancy place to go, with the Fish and Chips and some main meals starting at £13-£15.
Coal shed Restaurant: Steak and seafood restaurant!
Six Brighton & hove (the western road one is my favourite): lovely brunches, lunches and dinners! Its also a great place to do bottomless brunches or if you need to hire the space for hen party brunches its a lovely place to do so aswell!
The New club: Yummy Pancakes and brunch!
RockWater hove: Located on the seafront this is a gorgeous place to have breakfast/lunches or dinners and has amazing views!
Lost In The Lanes Cafe: Cute little brunch breakfast spot located in the lanes!
Oeuf Cafe in hove: based in Hove, but super easy to get to Oeuf does amazing Pancakes, Egg based meals and cute dishes!
The Set Restaurant: Based next to Artist Residence stays as well as in front of the i360! Is a really lovely restaurant and the food and cocktails are incredible.
Botanique Food For Friends Restaurant: Lovely restaurant and gorgeous dishes for brunches or dinners!
Marmalade cafe: Possibly my favourite cafe in the Brighton area, however located a little outside of Brighton towards Kemp town but super easy to get the bus directly too or walk the 30-35 mins along the seafront or through kemp towns cute shops! It’s just so so worth it! The cutest spot and most amazing French toast, Brunch dishes and salads etc!
Red Rooster: Gorgeous spot for lunch or brunch! And lovely for three course meal dinners!
Hope that helps in some small way if you are looking to visit!!
In terms of bars/pubs there’s so so many and I feel I haven’t been out in so long it’s hard to recommend lots to you all!
However In the past I love the below:
The Music Hall on the seafront
Six Brighton and Hove for cocktails too
The Ivy for Cocktails at the bar
Twisted lemon cute cocktail bar
And other than that I’m going to link a website that recommends lots of different places for drinks etc as I feel it really depends on what you are looking for, but if you are looking for a certain vibe send me a DM and I’ll try answer if I can !
Its been a while! And I thought it’s about time I jump back on the blog and share some fun 2021 adventures, styling, beauty and more!
Starting with one of my current favourite brands, Everlane. They are an incredible brand that focus on working only with ethical factories and companies and design beautiful pieces that can become staple pieces in our wardrobes for years to come.
So I thought I’d share some of my current favourite spring pieces with you all,
Hope you all perhaps find some pieces you feel would work well as capsule pieces in your wardrobes or looks that may inspire pieces in your own wardrobes too! All of the looks are also shapable over on my LikeToKnowit linked here to shop – “Indiaamoon LikeToKnowit”