OK, so Margate may be ‘trending’ and featuring on many magazine must-visit lists, but that wasn’t my sole reason for going there. I have a personal attachment to the seaside town since it’s the place my BFF moved to at the tender age of eight (it might as well have been Outer Mongolia at the time) and I occasionally went to visit until the friendship ran its course. Funny that. I hadn’t really thought much about the place since until I read an article in the latest Betty Magazine. The mixture of quirky independents, British seaside vibes and a Grayson Perry exhibition really sold it to me. It’s funny how we always seek out the familiar when visiting new areas, shops with succulents and midcentury furniture as well as restaurants that put their cutlery in metal buckets. It never gets old for me really!
Dress – Boden
Bag – Skinny Dip London
Necklace – Tatty Devine
When visiting the seaside, it’s important to incorporate as many primary colours into your outfit as possible to coordinate with the beach huts, it’s just a rule. Since the weather was actually decent, I decided to wear an old Boden favourite from last year, plus some super comfy Swedish Hasbeens. We really wanted to make the most of the day, so arrived as early(ish) as we could after a jaunt on the ‘high-speed’ train from St Pancras. This Debrief article and Meg’s blog were really handy for planning everything, my tip is to save a few notable places to your Google Maps app to identify the general areas to head to. I’m going to be sharing a few of my discoveries in a future post but the main place I was looking forward to seeing was Dreamland, which is a bit of a branding masterpiece (and has the best non-tacky souvenir shop). It’s a shame some of the main rides weren’t open, but at least Lucy, Kim and I could finish off our day on the Big Wheel taking in the awesome views.
Speaking of seasides, I’m super excited to be visiting Brighton for a few days next week. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram for sneak peeks!