As you may have seen from my most recent video on MoreZoella, we took a little trip just out of Brighton last weekend to celebrate Poppy’s 25th Birthday. We stayed at Alexander House which is located within acres of beautiful grounds and also has a spa (bonus). On the Friday, Myself, Poppy, Alfie & Sean relaxed in the garden and sat in the jacuzzi with cocktails until it closed. It was so peaceful and tranquil and there were more rabbits amongst the neatly cut grass than you could ever imagine.

weekend 13weekend 5On the morning of Poppys birthday, we woke up early and set up the house we were staying in. It was a great excuse for me to use the balloons and paper decorations from my little stash. We made sure Poppy stayed in her room so it didn’t spoil the surprise. We also bought a cake from Crumbs & Doilies which I was really excited about because i’ve always seen them on the website and drooled at how amazingly they’re decorated. I can also add that it was one of the most delicious cakes i’ve ever eaten and i’m contemplating if it’s worth the trip to London just for another cake with zero reason for one. Alfie and Poppys’ Mum and Dad joined us on Poppys birthday too and brought the dogs with them as they’d had Nala for the weekend. It was such a lovely morning filled with love and cake. Could you ask for anything more on your special day?

weekend 12 weekend 19 weekend 9 weekend 31 weekend 33 weekend 21 weekend 22In the afternoon, we headed down to the lawns (after a posey photo session in front of the amazing flowers) opposite the main house and had lunch and cocktails accompanied with a game of bananagram (seriously great game if you need one to play with your family). I opted for an afternoon tea because why not. I wore my little denim skirt that has braces which I wasn’t sure what I was going to pair with it, but opted for this 1970 body from Zara. The body from Zara doesn’t have poppers which was a major fail when going to the toilet. I was pretty much naked in a public bathroom (we’ve all been there..jumpsuits…). 

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After this lovely weekend away, I’ve made it my mission to take time out like this every so often, even if there is no occasion to celebrate because it was just what I needed. It’s good to have a bit of a pamper and a recharge, and doing it with people you love and cake is always the best way!