Last week we went to Brighton and it was glorious!
The sun shone and in its hazy glow the whole place seemed caught in a retro time warp.
I am mad about the turquoise painted ironwork on the sea-front, the slightly faded glamour of the grand hotels and all the familiar film locations.
I saw myself on a similar Spring day some 20 years ago sitting outside the same cafes smoking lucky strike and wearing stangely similar clothes...a life-time ago, so much ahead of me...and mostly all good, I gave a nod to that girl...she didn't see me, too busy to notice.
Shortly after my phone rang and little brother "faraway" shook me out of my reflection...ringing from the glamour of his hotel room in Perth...how far apart we are...how close we are...
I have included Edward Bawden's lino cut of iconic Brighton Pier - it looks wonderful don't you think, with echoes of the pavilion and grand balconies framing it. The Persephone Post has been writing about Brighton this week too, read more here.
Mulberry shot their SS 2012 campaign here too - looks great, lots of kitsch pieces with ice-cream references.
Time to face the grey, wet yomp across the fields with the Boodle, whilst humming tunes from Quadrophenia...what a difference a week makes!