Home » Archive

Articles in the Elsewhere Category

Decor, Elsewhere, Fashion, Headline »

[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.

Decor, Elsewhere, Fashion, Featured »

[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment]
Tarmount Studios, Shoreham

Tucked away in an enclave of small independent shops and cafes and heralded by a life-size Fifties-inspired ‘Aunt Sally’, Shoreham’s Tarmount Studios Vintage Emporium opens out into an Aladdin’s cave of retro and vintage gems.

Elsewhere, Featured »

[8 Sep 2013 | No Comment]
Crafty Magazine – from blog to book

Vintage Brighton editor speaks to three craft bloggers who made the successful transition from blog to book in the current issue of Crafty Magazine.

Decor, Elsewhere, Fashion, Featured »

[11 Aug 2013 | No Comment]
Bexhill & St. Leonards – day trip diary

One of the plus points in Brighton’s bumper book of brilliance is easy access to delightful day trip destinations. An hour on the train and you’re in Bexhill-on-Sea…

Decor, Elsewhere, Headline »

[11 Aug 2013 | No Comment]
Moose’s Kitchen – St. Leonards-on-Sea

There’s nothing quite like chancing upon a little-known gem of a café on a day trip – especially when out-of-town bargain hunting leaves you in desperate need of cake. We were so taken with Mid-Century inspired vegan hotspot Moose’s Kitchen on a recent visit to St. Leonards that we had to track down manager Maresa Bossano, aka Moose, for a chat.

Why did you choose to open a café in St. Leonards?

The property in St. Leonards is cheaper than in Hastings and ours is a great location –right by the train station and lots of good shops and art galleries including our friends at The Kave Gallery, Claremont Studios and 20 Kings Road. As well as interesting quirky second-hand and charity shops, St Leonards also has lots other nice cafes and pubs and music venues, gardens and the beach to attract visitors.

How would you describe the style of the cafe?

I wanted to go for earthy and natural but with splashes of colour, I was eating jerusalem artichoke and mushroom soup one day and decided I wanted the walls the same colour! The style is very reflective of my personal tastes, indeed many of the pieces came from my house, which is a mixture of second-hand, hand-made, Fairtrade items and things I’ve picked up on my travels.

Elsewhere, Featured »

[5 Aug 2013 | No Comment]
Vintage Brighton in The Fabulous Times

VB editor has been featured as The Fabulous Times’ blogger of the month, revealing her favourite sites, what she loves most about blogging and offering advice to aspiring writers.

Elsewhere, Events, Featured »

[31 Jul 2013 | One Comment]
Brighton Belles at Old Spitalfields

Belle’s Events is inviting the best of Brighton’s vintage traders and designer-makers to showcase their wares at a new monthly market in Old Spitalfields, London.

Elsewhere, Featured »

[12 Jun 2013 | No Comment]
Ian Brown – a retrospective

With Shane Meadows’ highly acclaimed film ‘Made of Stone’ currently delighting both fans of The Stone Roses and the ‘This is England’ director; Vintage Brighton editor dusts of an Ian Brown retrospective.

Elsewhere, Fashion, Headline »

[10 Feb 2013 | No Comment]
Edinburgh vintage – a central snapshot

Vintage Brighton editor Jo-ann Fortune pounds the hilly streets of Edinburgh in search of the best vintage and charity shops in the city centre. 

Decor, Elsewhere, Featured »

[27 Jun 2012 | No Comment]
Classic postcard prints restored

A collection of classic postcard images, taken between 1960 and 1975 have been restored and are now available to view in an online archive and to purchase as prints.

Elsewhere, Fashion, Featured »

[9 Jun 2012 | No Comment]
Vintage Brighton in Company Magazine

Vintage Brighton editor Jo-ann Fortune is featured in July’s issue of Company Magazine along with the other site editors who make up the Vintage City Network.

Decor, Elsewhere, Featured »

[24 May 2012 | No Comment]
VB editor in Midcentury mag

How can vintage furniture help you make the most of a small space? Vintage Brighton editor Jo-ann Fortune finds out in a feature written for the new issue of Midcentury Magazine.

Elsewhere, Fashion, Featured »

[21 May 2012 | No Comment]
Design favourite: Prim watches

Remember the pastel coloured units we showcased in our Style Heroes feature back in March? We were so impressed with Nanovoshop.com’s eye for style that we asked owner Jirka Mrázek to tell us about his favourite Czech designs.

Elsewhere, Fashion, Featured »

[25 Apr 2012 | No Comment]
Stockholm vintage – best of the rest

We’ve shown you our favourite Stockholm vintage and second-hand boutique, now here’s the best of rest. Tell us about your favourite vintage shops in the comments box below.

Elsewhere, Fashion, Featured »

[23 Apr 2012 | No Comment]
Stockholm vintage – Judits second hand

Globetrotter and serial shopper, Vintage Brighton editor Jo-ann Fortune reports from her favourite Stockholm boutique – Judits secondhand and vintage shop.