Thursday, 29 August 2013

Beaches & Cream

Isn't it funny the places near to you that you never knew existed? I'd heard of Southwold which is a pretty town on the coast near me but had never actually visited it so yesterday me and my boyfriend took a trip to see what all the fuss was about...and it's love. I've found my future house, a beautiful little cottage overlooking the sea and 5 minutes walk from the centre of town where dainty little shops sell Cath Kidston, Alex Monroe and Mulberry bags. I think Jack got quite worried when I started stroking the bags so we made a swift exit. I spent far too long lusting over so many beautiful items, I almost forgot to take photos of the place!

I said, almost...

We wondered passed the cute shops, copious pubs and quaint houses.

This one was my fave...any guesses why?! 

The circus was in town too! I wasn't allowed to go though, my boyfriend kindly suggested they might think I was an act and take me away with them. Charmer. 

We stopped for lunch in the tiniest sandwich shop ever...too tiny to sit down in, so we had a seat on the seafront and devoured the best sandwiches in the world.

Jack (regrettably) had salmon and I had buffalo mozzarella, pesto and tomato. It was so good I couldn't even stop myself long enough to take a photo.

I wore my favourite shoes ever, which are my customised converse. They sparkled in the sun and it made me very happy, I am such a magpie! 

I wore with my go-to denim summer dress from Topshop. I was very grateful for the weight of the denim- no unintentional Marilyn Monroe moments in this baby! 

Southwold is well known for it's beach huts and their owners take great pride in their appearance. I heard a rumor that you have to apply to change the colour of your beach hut incase it doesn't fit in with the others!!

As you can see, these ones co-ordinated perfectly with the seaside theme. My favourite is the one in the middle, however the one far right is called 'The Burrow' and those Harry Potter fans among you will know why that made me smile! 

I am so not good at posing for outfit photos! and this dress doesn't photograph well, but I love it anyway. Luckily I've got a willing assistant  boyfriend who doesn't mind me slinging him my camera with instructions to "take some photos of me, quicklyyyyyy!!".

It was a lovely little jaunt out and I'm already planning my return visit! there were a couple of houses there up for sale and I've researched them since I get home...maybe I'll wait a few years before purchasing! I do love exploring my home area though, and when you happen across little gems like this, it's a lovely feeling. 

Have you ever been to Southwold? what do you think of my photos in this post? I'm still learning remember so any feedback you give is greatly appreciated! 

Abigail xx


  1. Great post; lovely pictures. We've never been to Southwold but it looks so sweet. If it's near a coast...we're there! :-) Adore the beach huts, so classy, how about buying one of those?! :-)

    x Roch & Tash x

    1. Haha I'm the same, give me a cute coastal town over a big city any day! Gah, I honestly think the beach huts are nearly as expensive as the houses! it's what southwold is known for so they're quite hard to come by unfortunately. Thanks for your comment girls! xx