Megan Amey
Illustration & Photography

Vignette Journal

A lifestyle blog and photo journal by Megan Amey

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Hello, February

I can't believe we're already pretty much halfway through February...

The first week or so was spent finishing up an illustration commission and hanging out with my little shadow:

We also visited Nymans Gardens & Brighton over the weekend. We go to Lucky Beach for breakfast almost every time and it never fails so disappoint:

Also, yep, I've changed the name of this blog. I'm in the middle of designing my portfolio website and wanted to separate this out a bit. Nothings final in terms of platform yet, but the name definitely is!

Sussex Wandering

A couple of weekends ago we travelled to Hastings for a few days. On our way there we visited Bodium Castle (which is incredible by the way - definitely worth a visit!) and we also stopped by Brighton to see Mr. Jukes.We fell in love with Hastings all over again (I hadn't been since December), and found it really hard to leave... Our Airbnb was beautiful. Fresh mint tea at The Cakeroom, Hastings Out wandering while Harry was at work The sweetest couple in matching jackets at Bodium Castle Bubble waffles at Lucky Beach Cafe, Brighton The view outside of our Airbnb window (!!!)

Brighton for the Night

I was going to vlog my little trip to Brighton this Monday, but found that I was enjoying myself too much to film everything. I find that happens quite often, maybe I need to work on that... It was a JAM PACKED couple of days, and my feet are definitely feeling it right now. It was so worth it though, just wish we could have stayed a little longer!

These are just a few places I'd recommend going to if you ever visit: Workshop living - They stock very minimal, Scandinavian and Japanese designed homeware. I'm a sucker for Japanese design, so I love it in there. It does smell very strongly of incense though, so if you aren't a lover of it (like myself), be prepared!

Redroaster - Very good coffee, which you can actually buy (queue Harry the fancy coffee fiend getting very excited), and an interesting menu. Feels cool, but not intimidating. Plus, marble and brass everywhere - Instagrams best friends, hah!

Lucky Beach Cafe - Right on the seafront - if it's a warm day, go sit outside! Eating breakfast by the beach is the best. Really yummy breakfast menu, and I want all of their serveware. (I need to cool it with the stripes...) Other great places that I didn't photograph: 'Tidy Street General Store' - full of Soeur and Rachel Comey, I walked in and it was all honestly my ultimate dream wardrobe. One day it will be mine, ONE DAYYY. Plus some cute ceramics and homeware accessories. 'Magazine' - full to the brim with magazines on everything and anything 'Family Store' - Stocks Stay Home Club; Forever supporting my fellow Canadian illustrators/designers! Our main reason for visiting Brighton was to see Kishi Bashi at the Hope & Ruin. I have a real soft spot for Kishi Bashi, he is one of my favourite musicians of all time. I can honestly say that it was one of the best gigs I have ever been to. It was his last day of tour, so I think he was suffering from a bit of hysteria, but it just seemed to make it all the more personal. There were only 150-ish people there, so it felt more like a party than a gig. His voice was impeccable, and Harry and I can safely say that whenever he is in the UK (or Europe; I'd travel pretty far to see him again!), we're going to see him again. And again. Aaaaaand again. Listen to him - nowww!


Visiting London - A Vlog Harry and I visited London yesterday to eats lots of food and watch Dr. Strange at the IMAX in 3d! (it was SO GOOD! Tilda Swinton just makes everything better๐Ÿ’•)This month marks 5 years together and 2 years engaged, so thought we'd treat ourselves a lil'. I had planned on speaking in this vlog, but I chickened out! Not sure if I'm ever going to get over that shyness, no matter how much I'd like to...

Brighton Weekend & Inktober Haul

Over the weekend we visited Brighton for our friend Robbie's birthday. There was lots of eating, shopping, walking and giggling - just what we all needed!

We also went up the i360, I was the most nervous I'd been in a loooong time about it and almost talked myself out of it, but I'm so glad I didn't. We timed it with the sunset (obviously the most busy time of day, whoops), so the view was incredible, and I pretty much instantly forgot whatever it was that I was nervous about. Look at these two! BEAUDIFAL! Aaaaand then there's us... oh dear! Holy cats I need to figure out how to recreate this eggy bread. If you want a piece o' this, head over to Lucky Beach cafe on the sea front. YUM.

As the title promises, I also did a teeny bit of shopping. Mostly for Inktober as I'm lacking in sketchbook space right now, but I did find a print that I needed (needed!) to take home with me, too. The Dracula's Daughter print is from the Vintage Magazine Shop in the lanes, and art supplies are from Cass Art. I know Moleskine is getting a bit of a bad rap in the art world after changing their paper a few years ago, but this sketchbook was on offer and lets face it - It's a sketchbook! Ie: you aren't going to do really important final pieces in it. Or I'd hope not anyway! It feels okay to me, we'll see. The other goodies are a Pentel brush pen with four refills and a white gel pen. I have this brush pen already, but it was cheaper to get the refills with the pen than without...weird!

I'm probably not going to post for the rest of this month, but will be posting really regularly next month for the duration on Inktober! Yippee!