You probably have seen a few sneaky peeks over on my Instagram of my adventures to Margate, I have been to margate before but it always lures me back with its kiss me quick British seaside vibe.
So when Eastpak invited me along to a fun nights stay at the Sands hotel I jumped at the chance. EastPak had invited me to share my #handsfreeliving experience with my new bags as they have the new collection out on Asos. I wanted to share day one with you guys, we were generously given a back pack of our choice, holdall and bumbag to make carrying all our belongs arounds so much easier, I am still in love with my Electrifying pink bumbag which is my staple for studio work.
Once we arrived in Margate the weather was pretty amazing and so hot, so we decided to have a good wonder around town and to take in all the sights, I am a massive fan of seaside towns and Margate reminds me of little weekend trips away as a little kid with my family. Everywhere we turned there were pretty photogenic houses, cars and ice cream everywhere. We ventured to the Turner Gallery and as Turners biggest fan I couldn’t help but spend my time in the lower gallery staring out at the large windows facing the sea and fall in love with the giant expanse of the sky that something Turner was famous for. I kept my inner geek from the rest of the group I was travelling it was nice to spot probably the small things over people probably wouldn’t understand. With this we also spent some time wandering around the famous shell grotto which blew my mind in all kinds of ways, left me with more questions then when I arrived and in the gift shop I picked up a few pretty shells to put in my curiosity cabinet.
I have heard wonderful things about the independent and vintage shops in Margate and it definitely didn’t let me down, we had a good rummage around the second hand shops and I snapped up the teal spotty top that I wore tea for around £5 which I lovingly paired with the famous red tassel earrings.
Food wise before we could explore our rooms at the Sands Hotel we popped into the Great British Pizza Co I opted for the Anchovy pizza and it was pretty damn tasty, if you’re looking for a cute reasonably price place to eat in Margate I would really recommend it.
After a long morning of travelling and walking around in the sunshine we ventured into our rooms at the Sands Hotel ( I will share the room in my day two post) I had a good pamper and got ready for tea, we had a table booked at Roost as someone who is a vegetarian I went for the falafel burger which was pretty tasty and everyone else’s meals looked amazing. The view from the window seat we had was pretty spectacular as we overlooked the sea as the sunset, it was very Wes Anderson with the view of the old Lido tower. The sunset was pretty spectacular as we strolled back with full tummies of delicious food.
Before we happily head to bed we all had drinks on the roof of the Sands Hotel, I had my first Aperol Spritz and I’am pretty sure I fell in love tastes a little like Iron Bru and that gets a thumbs up from me anyway. The view over the roof tops of margate was pretty wonderful and the company was fun and we chatted late into the night before we all sleep voted to turn in as the evening was getting pretty chilly. I went to bed excited for our next day adventuring to Dreamland, but I’ll share that in another post.