London has had truly remarkable weather this summer but as I chatted with my girls Sophie and Stella in the Hamptons I desperately missed NYC summers and the beach. It’s awesome when wanting to get away for the weekend is as simple as a map and a google search. I googled “beach towns near London” saw a list, google imaged, narrowed it down to two and Whitstable caught my eye. The Crescent Turner Hotel, with beautiful views and English countryside at an affordable price AND a town known for oysters… I couldn’t wait to pack my bags.
(giving you a look behind the curtain) I’m also deciding what’s the best way to utilize IGTV, so as this was an overnight, I thought, I’d make a conscious effort to only shoot video content in vertical and share with you a video of my time in Whitstable.
Let me know what you think!
Watch it on IGTV for the full effect: https://www.instagram.com/tv/BlDaohUgof8/
Oh and by the way, I found a message in a bottle! Around half way through you’ll hear my find it while on the phone with Michele! See me open it and what it says. I’m writing the letter back to Kit soon so let me know if you want me to include a note from YOU in there as well! I think it could be awesome.
And here are some photos from the day.
Every house in Whitstable felt more charming than the last. One even caught my eye from the bus to my hotel and I made a note to come back there later in the day. An eye for floral arranging is definitely one of my favorite British traits. Here are some drool-worthy inspo pieces for your entryway.
Whitstable town’s business have such gorgeous type fonts.
Whitstable’s harbor and it’s revamped fisherman huts are truly a gem in the area. I loved watching people barbecuing with their families, sipping rosé and enjoying a perfect summer afternoon.
I snuck behind them for this shot.
You can’t go to Whitstable and not try the famed oysters!
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