[DISCLAIMER] This article was written towards the end of the Coronavirus pandemic with the hopes things go back to normal soon. They may not and I’ll revise the article once they do as some of the venues mentioned may have closed permanently.

BRIGHTON BUCKET LIST: Brighton Bandstand

Brighton is so close to London and is the perfect destination for a weekend trip! It’s only an hour away by train and has tons of cool things to do as it’s a decently sized city…with a beach! Here’s a run down of all the things Brighton.

Brighton Bucket List: Things To Do in Brighton

Admire Brighton’s street art

Brighton has earned international reputation over the last few years for its stunning and original graffiti artwork dotted around the city. Check out a replica of Banksy’s ‘Kissing Cops’ at Prince Albert’s Pub as well as the Music Mural in the same place. If you are into street art you can find more arts locations here.


Take a cycling tour of the city

Take this Grand Brighton Bike Tour as soon as you hop off the train. You can also enjoy the city at twilight by taking this 1 hour 30 minute tour visiting iconic landmarks, through Brighton’s colourful past to the present. Discover the real history of Brighton. There are many stops along the way, and a great chance to take some haunting photos!

Get brunch and buy vintage clothes at North Laine

North Laine has a happening, bohemian vibe with vegetarian cafes, vintage clothing stores, and jewelry stalls centred on busy Kensington Gardens pedestrian road. The vintage stores are really well curated and have prices that are a lot more reasonable than London’s.

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The Cauldron London

Harry Potter. Creating potions using a wand. Who could not love that? Well I surely do and this is actually a thing in The Cauldron, an immersive cocktail experience based in Dalston.

Upon arrival to the venue, you’ll be handed a box with a wand of special characteristics to use throughout the experience. You’ll proceed downstairs to your post and don a robe like you’ve just joined Hogwarts. The set up of the scene could easily pass for the Potions class held by Professor Snape in said establishment.

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Brew // LDN

This week I visited Brew // LDN, a new craft beer festival launching in London for the first time this year. Behind it are the time from the annual Craft Beer Rising festival, which ran for the last time in 2019. BrewLDN is at the time the UK’s biggest craft beer festival, hosting more than 150 breweries and it took place at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. Tickets cost between £15-£25 depending day and time of visit.

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Hello all – this is my third collaboration with Femme Luxe, this time I’ve opted for choosing rather elegant items that also stand out. As I usually say in my hauls, Femme Luxe tends to look a bit (much) slinky but there are a few things that are actually pretty classy if you know how to look for them. I think this is my favourite Femme Luxe haul so far as everything I got is absolutely stunning. Take some searching but there’s definitely good stuff there.

Make sure you follow my 21buttons account as I post all of my outfits there, these included!

The first item and the star item of this haul is the White Mesh Polka Dot Extreme Ballon Sleeve Top. Needless to say this top caught everyone’s attention and I got endless compliments from it as I walked in it across London. Please note it’s totally see-through so you can wear with a nice bra directly or use a white or nude shirt below. It’s a definite statement item so best to style with something simple below, like black skinny trousers and black boots. It’s a great item to spice up a winter look. Quality seemed pretty good to me as well. This blouse was born to stand out.

Next up is also a top, similar to the polka dot blouse but a completely white one and with smaller sleeves. The White Polka Dot Mesh High Neck Top – Claudia is also a stunner and looks pretty classic when styled correctly. I didn’t like how the model is wearing it with a square string top as it makes it look tacky, I wore it with a white long sleeve t-shirt, nude trousers and a hat for a more sophisticated look, and loved the result. I could easily also wear this one for work while the White Mesh Polka Dot Extreme Ballon Sleeve Top one is a little bit too extra and could possibly affect my productivity if too many people are asking where I got it, lol.

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