Brighton Beach

I have travelled a lot with work over the past few years. I was flying across the country weekly and flying internationally occasionally and I learned early on that packing well and having good luggage really makes a huge difference. Over the course of my travels, I have discovered that the real lifesaver is the carry on bag. Being able to find my passport and tickets quickly, as well as having storage for chargers, laptops, chapsticks and pretty much the rest of the world that I carry in my bag makes traveling so much easier.

 I discovered this Lo & Sons bag through a friend and I am beyond obsessed with it. I have the OMG bag and it honestly has changed my life. This bag is so functional and was designed for the woman on the go. The designer has thought of everything with this bag including pockets for computers, passports, makeup, shoes, and so much more. Check it out for yourself I swear it will change your life. 

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Note: As a crazy fitness addict, this bag is also great for carrying workout clothes with me to work as it keeps my workout gear separate (shoe compartment) from my daily necessities but holds everything I need in one bag. I am no longer the BAG LADY. Small victory. 

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This past week I flew over to the UK in Virgin Atlantic's Premium Economy. If you are planning on traveling on a long haul trip but aren't looking to shell out the crazy cash for upper or first class, I highly recommend Virgin Atlantic's Premium Economy. The seats are larger, have more leg room, and are more comfortable. Plus, there is a noticeable service difference. Don't get me wrong, Virgin Atlantic treats economy customers well, but once you enter the premium class the additions of champagne once seated, real silverware with your meal, free cocktails and personal attention are added to the experience. It still is a bit more than economy but if you are looking for a more pleasant flight experience it is definitely worth checking out without breaking the bank.  (Check it out Here)

I arrived at Heathrow and was immediately whisked off to Brighton, located on the southern coast of the country. Sadly, my work wasn't located in London as I would have loved to spend the week there but I was still glad to be able to travel and see a new part of the country I haven't been to. 

I stayed at the  My Hotel Brighton, which was quite the experience. When you arrive they give you three options: Orange, Green, or Pink. Basically, that is the color of your room which they go above and beyond to accenting with the vibrant colors as well as modern accent pieces. I liked to call it my Austin Powers Room as it was seriously channelling the International Man of Mystery... Groovy Baby. 

More love for my Lo & Sons bag which hooks onto the suitcase handle making it so easy to travel with it!

After checking in I ventured out to explore the famous Brighton Beach. 

The city is charming, with cute beach side houses and small shops and pubs. I wandered around enjoying getting lost in the new city and finally made it down to the beach.

Ta Da!

Great first day in Brighton. Jet lag soon got the best of me though and I had to turn in for the night. More adventures to come.