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An afternoon in Brighton

23 Sep

This whole week has been miraculous, weather-wise. Mild temps, no rain and even some sunshine. When we woke up Sunday morning and saw rays peeking through the window, it instantly put us in the best mood. I had some pretty good suggestions for how to spend the day. Sebastian’s idea, however, was so much better.

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In no time we were on a train heading to Brighton for the day. From where we live, it’s about a 50 minute train ride, giving us just enough time to enjoy a coffee and a lemon muffin before we arrived at the station. First order was brunch, and we made our way to The Breakfast Club. We’re told there is usually a wait, but we were able to walk right in.

I ordered the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast with a side of avocado, and it was very delicious. It also went perfectly with my Bloody Mary ;-) Sebastian ordered his go-to brunch item, The Full Monty, which includes bacon, sausage, black pudding, eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, beans, a grilled tomato and toast (the Brits sure know how to do breakfast!). The Breakfast Club has multiple locations around London, and we were excited to hear there’s one opening near us in October. Yay for brunch!

After we were sufficiently full, it was time to head to the beach. We joined the other smart kids who thought an afternoon in the sun was a good idea and found a nice spot near the water. It was so relaxing to sit and watch the boats and paddle boarders float by. Brighton is rocky, not sandy, and I loved picking through the rocks and shells, looking for the pretty ones.

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Since it was mid-September, the pier was fairly empty, so we took a stroll to see if we could find anything exciting. It’s your typical pier though, filled with games, treats, rides and cheesy photo opps. As much as I was dying for a picture, I didn’t make Sebastian take crazy photos (this time). About three hours had passed since brunch, and of course my bottomless-pit-husband was hungry again. We decided to find oysters and wine as an afternoon snack. Side note: How cool is it that I have a husband?! #newlyweds

Earlier in the day we passed English’s, a lovely seafood spot in the city, so we made our way there. We ordered the local oysters, and oh man were they amazing. We also split a carafe of wine, and were feeling pretty good by the time we left for the train station.

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I couldn’t have picked a better way to enjoy such a beautiful day. Simply put, Brighton stole my heart, and I can’t wait to go back.

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On a beach down in Mexico

8 Jul

After four years of blogging, one thing I’ve learned is how quickly time gets away from you. I’m so behind in posts that I wonder if it’s worth continuing, but then I remember how awesome it is to look back and see all my memories in one place. So today I’m sharing photos from our Mexico vacation earlier this year.

Cancun Mexico | www.the-wild-child.com

After months of research we settled on an all-inclusive resort, The Finest at Playa Mujeres. We were a little nervous because the resort was brand new, and who knew if all the kinks would be worked out by our trip. But we quickly learned there was nothing to worry about. The hours spent on TripAdvisor reading reviews were for nothing. The place was fantastic.

From the modern, luxurious rooms to the beautiful grounds, it was the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation.

Finest Playa Mujeres Plants | www.the-wild-child.com

Pool Friends | www.the-wild-child.com

Finest Playa Mujeres Grounds | www.the-wild-child.com

Finest Playa Mujeres Lobby | www.the-wild-child.com

Finest Playa Mujeres Night | www.the-wild-child.com

Some favorite memories:

-Mojitos and tequila shots with our amazing bartender Ivan.

-Meeting new friends – Kevin and Erin from New York and Trent and Melissa from Canada.

-Pool trivia every afternoon at 3pm.

-Kayaking in the clear blue waters.

-Watching the sunrise with my love.

Pool Selfie | www.the-wild-child.com

Finest Playa Mujeres Pool | www.the-wild-child.com

Finest Playa Mujeres Kayaking | www.the-wild-child.com

Sunset Cancun | www.the-wild-child.com

Sunset | www.the-wild-child.com

Sebastian and I often take active vacations where we’re exploring new cities together, but it was beyond nice to just sit by a pool without a care in the world.

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort, we highly recommend The Finest Playa Mujeres. We’re already talking about a return trip next year, it’s that good.