Great news! I've found out what love is, and I can show you.
Love is when your friend spends enough money in Joy to qualify for their offer of a FREE(!!) unicorn dress worth £35, and then GIVES you the dress because it's "not her style"!!!
|IT'S GOT UNICORNS ON IT!!|
Friends are awesome, aren't they?
Yesterday was one of those days which was exactly what I needed. The perfect combination of productive, active, pretty and cake. My inner blogger kept yelling "You should be documenting today with photos!!" but, since my phone broke, I've been using Tom's old iPhone; which has the worst camera in the world. Sadly, this means the internet will never get to appreciate the beauty of a rail of vintage sweatshirts hung to look like a rainbow, or the piece of graffiti which said "It's only my revolution if I'm dancing", complete with dancing Storm Trooper. Sorry, internet.
First on the day's agenda, once I'd done the boring bits like cleaning the bathroom and getting dressed (in my ridiculously bright pink jumper, my Lego Batman necklace, and my Designosaur velociraptor brooch) was brunch. Mange Tout turned out to be the perfect brunch venue for Holly and me, thanks to their awesome Pain Perdue; something I'd never tried before. It's basically cinnamon cake, jam and ice-cream, marketed as breakfast food. AMAZING.
To burn off our breakfasts, and burn through our bank accounts, we went for a wander through the Brighton Lanes, trying on dresses and cooing over beautiful homewares. We ventured into Tiger, which we both love almost as much as we love our Mums, and I'm very proud to report I only bought things I actually needed. The classic purchase combo of a tea strainer, a shower cap, and some PVA, if you're wondering. I'm surprised they don't sell those things in a ready-made kit.
After my impressive restraint in Tiger, I thought it would be safe to venture into T K Maxx. As someone who loves a bargain, T K Maxx and Homesense are seriously dangerous territory; because EVERYTHING is on sale. I ended up with two new dresses, after Holly declared that the first made me look like a Candyfloss Princess, and the second made me look like a Willowpattern Plate. If those two looks aren't in Vogue this year, I'll eat my hat.
We had lunch** at The Marwood Coffee Shop, which is hands-down the hippest cafe I've ever visited. It's like Urban Outfitters decided to open a cafe (ironically, of course). The nachos were pretty good though.
I'm sorry for the lack of photos, because I don't think my description can possibly do this place justice, but I'll give it my best shot! The Marwood has plastic Star Wars spaceships suspended from the ceiling, a stag head adorned with comedy giant sunglasses and a hat, and a wall of printed extracts straight from Passive Aggressive Notes. We ate at a table made from an old Apple computer tower, turned on its side with upcycled legs. My favourite part was a sign on the till saying "Every tip you tip, Nicholas Cage contemplates retirement.". As an unabashed fan of Mr Cage, I was tempted to ask if that meant I could take some of their tips instead.
|A rare picture of my face, in my NEW UNICORN DRESS!!|
What's your stand on brunch? And have you ever done something as awesome as giving away a free unicorn dress?
* The 80s band! Please don't fret that this blog has suddenly become a hive of bigotry.
** Awesome as brunch is, it definitely doesn't negate the need for lunch in my book.