Weekends are all about relaxing, doing something fun, taking a trip away and spending it with friends, well that is my goal each and every weekend *not that it always happens*. A couple of weeks back I spent the weekend with my good friends Jim and Sarah down in Chichester, just for the night, just because, and it was the most fun I have had in a long time.
What’s great about Chichester and Arundel, a town close by, is that they are literally a stone’s throw from London, perfect for a weekend away, and so far from the hustle of London that it is the perfect place to relax, wandering around the sites and do a spot of shopping.
I hadn’t been to Arundel before, but basically this market town is famous for its castle and cathedral, is filled with gorgeous architecture, quirky shops, art galleries, cute cafes, and more antique shops than any place I have ever visited.
Pretty much like this weekend, it was cold, sorry scrap that it was freezing, a little damp, and generally very wintry, which means only one thing my Barbour parka comes off the coat hook! As we were just out for a walk, being a tourist looking at all the sites, and rummaging through dusty antique shops I kept my look simple, relaxed, comfortable and most of all warm.
Jazzing up my skinny jeans and biker boot look were my winter warmers, my fun pom-pom scarf from Bank, which is completely OTT but super warm, my matching hat that Very.co.uk gave me at their Catwalk on Ice event earlier in the year, and my new knitted multi-coloured gloves that were a gift from my friend Laura, her dad knitted them aren’t they amazing – the pink colour in them is so me!!!
My Style: Parka, Barbour // Dark grey skinny jeans, Uniqlo // Kimmi black studded Biker Boots (c/o Tribeca Shoes) // Black jumper, New Look // Pom pom scarf, Bank (c/o) // Hat, Very.co.uk (c/o) // Glasses, Retro54 // Gloves, gift from my friend Laura // Brown leather bag, River Island //
As well as admiring gorgeous buildings, posing to take an outfit piccie or two, I love finding quirky shops that are filled with unusual gifts, home interior pieces, and generally pretty things.
In Arundel that shop is Sparks Yard, which had the prettiest displays in town, Easter is just so adorable – made me want to buy all the chicks and bunnies. Not only that it had the cutest pieces – like this ‘Suitcase for really short holiday’ case, ‘Owl will always love you love’ heart decoration, and the best range of quirky clocks I have ever seen – my favourite being ‘What’s red sticky & licked all over – this!’ – genius!!!
As the town is filled with antique shops it would have been rude not to look and there are four things I always look for – vintage tea cups, you can never have too many, Singer sewing machines, I know I have one already but there are just so unique, jewellery, I love old brooches, and typewriters, the one thing I want but can never seem to find.
Well thanks to Paulie I am now the proud owner of a Royal typewriter, which is in fully working order and comes with an adorable case complete with travel stamps. I am going to do a full post on my new beauty soon but I couldn’t help sharing now – is she cute – after a clean up and a new ribbon I will be going Mad Men style and typing up letters!!!
A fun weekend isn’t dependent on the weather, or even the location, but the people you are with, and of course I love that Sarah like me also loves to do a selfie!!!
What makes your weekend fun?