so we are always looking for stylish independent shops with great choices for gifts and to just treat yourself – and now i have found it tidy street store in brighton has just opened by my lovely friends Florence and Grace – both are THE most stylish females on the planet, mother and daughter team , so their choices encompasses both age groups, so there is definitely something for you. with their amazing eye they have both discovered a range of individual and mainly artisan products – its worth the trip to brighton. they are also now selling copies of my book.
a few other good shops worth visiting, 42 cold pressed juice, workshop with its beautifully simple home wears, igigi – clothes and general homestore with cafe upstairs, quince beautiful flower shop, utility – another shop similar to labour and wait; magazine has an amazing choice of journals and magazines – you can spend hours in there. there are definitely a lot of gifts to buy in brighton and its worth the trip just for a change of scene and some fresh sea air!
i was also introduced to gustamps – an old collection of stamps stored in boxes and boxes – choose a range of vintage picture 1st class stamps at only 45p each, much nicer than the plain 1st class stamp that now costs 64p. as long as it says 1st and is not franked, then its still valid to use. i bought some really cute beatrix potter and bird stamps.
you can still find a lot of vintage dress shops; i loved hope and harlequin in sydney street in brighton – lots of unusual dresses , especially for parties and special occasions; next door is wolf and gypsy , with a lot more affordable clothes, both for men and women. starfish vintage clothing has more daywear, and is also a bit more affordable.
we had lunch at silo, a restaurant wholly concerned with the environment and how to nourish our bodies respectfully. it was a very unusual menu, but tasty. apparently good for breakfast and tea and cakes.