Coming to you from the pebble beach of Brighton, sunbathing alongside the entire population of my city because IT’S HOT! (aka 22 degrees lol) You guys aren’t bored of hearing about this heatwave yet are you? Good, because here’s a long old post all about it. (Just a side-note to represent Britain in its true form…I’m currently editing this 2 days later to the sound of non-stop rain and thunder). Being the typical Brit I am, I decided to make the most of this incredible weather and actually step outside my bedroom for the weekend which is obviously a lot more interesting for you guys to read so yay!
I think I can speak for the majority of UK when I say that seeing a bit of sunshine puts me in the best. mood. ever. I’m up and raring to go at 6am, summer dresses are out, freshly painted toes are on show and the cocktails are on tap. This is the life, am I right or am I right? Sadly, no tan for pasty-white Phoebe but that doesn’t stop me from laying like a star fish in the middle of a park for hours upon hours.
The heatwave begins. I woke up to the sun, quite frankly it was burning my face, shining through my window which isn’t the worst of starts to a day! Within 30 mins I was out that door and heading to my favourite cafe SIX to enjoy their deeeelicious pancakes. You gotta treat yourself sometimes! I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to sit outside, soaking up every ounce of sun hitting your face. You know what they say…suns out, freckles out and I’m definitely embracing my freckle face because I’ll take any chance I can get to look slightly less see-through! Think writing, people watching and iced tea sipping for the entirety of this freak summer’s morning.
For the most part of the afternoon, I ambled down to the beach to (uncomfortably) lie on the pebbles but not to worry, I used my jacket as a blanket. You’d probably think that Brighton beach on a hot day would be packed like sardines but top tip – go on a weekday! Of course you can expect it to be busier than usual but by no means is it unbearable. The waves are still loud enough to hear so you can properly relax and take a break from the internet which is the best kind of detox for me; you can read my last post about accepting yourself here where I talk about the importance of social media breaks.
SHOOT DAY! Much like Thursday, I was ready to set off at 8am for a morning full of blog shooting. Miraculously, I managed to convince my friend to spend his last morning down in Brighton, photographing myself prancing around the streets! But we got some decent images for a post coming Friday so it’s all worth it. 3 outfits in 60 mins, it’s fair to say I was damn sweaty afterwards. A quick trip home to freshen up and then I was on my way straight out again but this time to sit in St. Ann’s Well Gardens which is just utterly beautiful. The bluebells are in full swing to take over the daffodils. It’s undoubtedly one of my favourite (and best kept secret) places in Hove. Putting aside the outbursts of dog fights every 10 mins, it’s such a peaceful environment to work in. Grabbed a blanket, some snacks and my laptop and I was good to go! I’m more than sure that the weather had a huge part in this, but this weekend I was radiating all the good vibes so perhaps this post can help cheer some of you up while you’re back to cosy-ing up in your duvet.
Saturday was a chilling-in-the-garden kind of day which are the best days if you ask me. Even though I was glued to my laptop trying to finish editing my photos and upcoming posts before the sun set, it was all in all another laid-back yet productive day. To end the day, I met a couple of friends down in the local pub garden for a few drinks…is there anything better than a summer’s evening spent like this?
As the weather started to cool down again, my plans started to die off…not going to lie. Suddenly I wasn’t so keen to sit out in a park, tanning and all that. Nether the less, I still got out and took more photos for tha blog because you’ve got to make the most of this good lighting right? This time I was actually taking some for the first post of a new series I’m going to be launching (most likely on Sunday) which I am VERY excited about because it has so many opportunities to come along with it and *fingers crossed* is going to be a helpful and interesting read to you!
Before I shut off the weekend at Sunday, I wanted to include a quick mention to a play I saw last night called ‘The Winslow Boy’. To be quite honest, the play wouldn’t have even needed to be good to enjoy my night out because The Theatre Royal is a very beautiful building that I could admire all day! By chance though, the play was incredible! The actors, the set, the story adaptation…it was all amazing and I would for sure see it again. It’s still showing in Brighton until 28th and then they move onto Belfast, London and Canterbury so if any of those are near you, check it out because it’s worth the watch!
Annnnnd, the weekend is sadly over! It always goes too quick but I made this a long one! Did you get up to anything nice in the sun or did you just take a break and chill? I’d love to know your perfect way to spend a spring day!!