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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Alcampo, Verano, Modelo – do you Lounge?

Friends Jake, Alex and Dave opened their first vintage-inspired coffee shop/bar/restaurant hybrid in Bristol back in 2002 and have recently added three Brighton & Hove premises to their now 48-lounge-strong empire. Here, Alex answers our questions about the eclectic interior of the London Road Alcampo Lounge, Church Road Modelo Lounge and our local – Western Road’s Verano Lounge (pictured).

What made you decide to open lounges in Brighton and Hove?

We opened Modelo just over two years ago and once we got a feel for the site it was obvious that a further site or two would be well received. Brighton is so similar to Bristol with the type of people and demographic, that coupled with the fact it’s an awesome place to be, we would have been foolish not to be here.

How would you describe the interior style of the Brighton and Hove lounges?

We aim to make it as close to a warm cosy lounge or sitting room as possible. Perhaps you’ll remember pictures and bits that you may have seen in your Grandmother’s house.

How did you start with the interior décor?

Our vision is comfortable, quirky and individual. Each lounge is completely different in the people we see and we try and get out to the local area and design around it. The building is also important and we spend most time and money retaining/uncovering original features, rather than plastering over and starting again.

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[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
Furniture to worship – Baines & Fricker

Our favourite local furniture makers Baines & Fricker have launched a range of sleek new designs that would look great in any Mid-century inspired family home.

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
August Bank Holiday vintage house sale

There’s little that gets vintage lovers more excited than a tip off on a fellow collector’s clear out. And we have news of a Bank Holiday open house sale set to see 1950s fans fighting over clothes, ceramics and furniture.

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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Ed’s Easy Diner – Brighton review

Ed’s Easy Diner, which opened earlier this month, packs 130 covers into a neat space filled with red leather booths and neon rockets that takes you right back to the atomic age. Mr Vintage Brighton reports on Brighton’s newest American diner…

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[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Orla Kiely at home – Midcentury Magazine

Read about Orla Kiely’s styling and sourcing tips, drool over photos of her super-stylish home and find out more about her new interiors book in the new issue of Midcentury Magazine.

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[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Ed’s Easy Diner to open in Churchill Square

Churchill Square may not be the vintage-lover’s natural habitat, but Ed’s Easy Diner gives Fifties’ fans good reason to visit when it opens in the centre on 1 July.

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[14 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Jamie’s Italian Restaurant Brighton

My name is Jo-ann and I’m happiest with a fork in my hand and wearing accessories that match my surroundings. Okay, only the first part of this is true – but my love of primary colours was indulged at Jamie’s Italian this weekend…

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[5 May 2014 | No Comment]
South Kensington & Chelsea

This weekend we pretended to be Made in Chelsea with an overnight stay in South Kensington, visiting the V&A, some super-swanky charity shops and snooping around the streets to see how the other half live (very well, it would appear).

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[1 May 2014 | No Comment]
Win a Dupenny dinner plate

To mark the start of spring clean season, we’re giving away a Dupenny Thelma dinner plate in a cheeky print that manages to makes housework look glamorous. For your chance to win, simply share your vintage spring clean tips.

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[15 Mar 2014 | No Comment]
Vine Street Vintage Brighton market

A new North Laine vintage market has opened on the same road as Beyond Retro, presenting vintage lovers with another good reason to venture down to Vine Street.

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[9 Mar 2014 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Otis and Perry chairs

You don’t need to have floor-to-ceiling windows in your living room to bring nature indoors – create a sense of the outdoors with leafy plants, organic shapes and rich Midcentury colours.

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[26 Feb 2014 | No Comment]
Travel back in time through vintage artwork

These vintage travel posters advertising popular Brighton railway routes represent just a small selection of vintage artwork curated for the arts and crafts community on vintagerio.com.

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[22 Feb 2014 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Easyart vintage ski posters

If you feel the onset of slope-sport withdrawal symptoms as the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics draw to a close this weekend, a quick browse of Easyart’s vintage ski posters should help settle the shakes.

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[13 Feb 2014 | No Comment]
Gresham Blake x Hotel Pelirocco

Brighton’s rock ‘n roll tailor Gresham Blake has worked his heritage-inspired design magic on Hotel Pelirocco’s newest room. Here the man himself shares the inspiration behind his foray into interiors as well as his recent menswear collections.

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[18 Jan 2014 | 2 Comments]
Shoreham-by-Sea – day trip diary

A 15 minute train ride along the coast and at under £5 for an off-peak adult return, the estuary town of Shoreham-by-Sea is a must-visit for lovers of vintage, stunning scenery and interesting architecture. See what we got up to on our visit in this visual diary…

The new footbridge allows easy access over the River Adur to the coastal side of the town, where mid-century beach-front houses sit streets away from an eclectic collection of houseboats and you can enjoy views over to the imposing Lancing College.

This side of the estuary is also home to Shoreham’s Art Deco Airport, the oldest licensed airfield in the UK.

As well as a 1960s German minesweeper, concrete barge and landing crafts, the community of houseboats includes those transformed by their handy owners, such as this sculptural pair – modified with parts of an old bus, three-wheeler and bath among other salvaged items.

As all good small towns should, Shoreham boasts several charity shops, with three large stores on the central East Street alone. Vintage-lovers should make a beeline for Cancer Research, which has a dedicated section of men’s and women’s vintage, as well as interesting books, crockery and accessories.