In Brighton we are spoiled with artisan produce, crafted gifts, great clothes shops, brilliant art.. and on it goes. We tend to keep our finger on the pulse and have an eye for a good product. We’re fussy about how our stuff is produced so it can be hard to buy for us (don’t we know it my family and friends scream).
So.. what better a gift for a Brighton dweller than a book that knows the city better than they do? I have to admit when I received my copies of this book (I did some of the photos inside) I wasn’t sure what else I could be taught about this crazy, beautiful, historic city. But Secret Brighton is full of gems that are hiding around every corner and you had no idea.
The book is written in such a gorgeous way, I find it very calming, by writer Ellie of Brighton blog Ellie & Co - her curiousity of our city is comparable to nothing! A couple of faves are the Bodhisattva Kadampa Meditation Centre in a Buddhist village in Hove and a language school that is in a grand victorian property from 1883 that retains many of the original features.
Friends and I met for ‘Secret Brighton’ days where we’d explore new places from the book and tick them off as we went. I have learned so much from this book and the purpose of this short but sweet post is to recommend it for any Brightonian, yourself or regular visitor to the city.
Formally Emma Gutteridge