1. You thank Brighton for its spectacular Brunches

You find yourself ordering every morsel of brunch-grub from Brighton’s finest breakfast haunts the morning after…
Sea air with food so good that even your Jägermeister stomach lining approves.

Cafes Near Me, Full English breakfast with a coffee at Starfish and Coffee, Best Cafés in Brighton, breakfast, brunch
Hangover busting brekkie at Starfish & Coffee

2. Social Media is not Barry’s Friend

Photos light up social media of ‘Silent Barry’ from Accounts twerking the sea green railings on the promenade with a definite hint of Priscilla about him.

Green Railings in Brighton via Pinterest
Twerkable Railings in Brighton via Pinterest

3. You re-lived the rise (and falls) of Torvill & Dean

You discovered your secret talent is ice skating. At least it was at 9.30pm. By 9.40 you were nursing Bambi-style limbs in the oh-so-conveniently located rink-side bar, pondering whether practise-auditioning for ‘Dancing on Ice’ in front of your colleagues was such a good idea…

Brighton Pavilion by Dominic Alves, Flickr

4. For one night only you got to be Vivienne Westwood

You realise that novelty jumpers and sequins are in actual fact, a match made in heaven. The bohemian melting pot that is Brighton makes the quirkiest combos a bang-on new trend, especially when you match them to your Christmas cocktails.

Christmas Party drinks at the Jetty Brighton
Christmassy cocktails at The Jetty, Brighton

4.There are things you can’t remember… and things you can’t un-see

Snippets of memory flash around your head: Was that the cast of FAME in the Black Lion? Did those Burlesque dancers really belt out Oh Come All Ye Faithful at dawn on the beach? Was Santa really riding that moped? #BrightonChristmas

cocktails on fire at merkaba brighton
Flaming cocktails at Merkaba Brighton

5. You eschewed the turkey for a tofu roast!

Meat didn’t feature on the festive menu, and you hadn’t even noticed! There are plenty plant-based restaurants who are masters of their craft, so perhaps ‘Veganuary’ could be on the cards for 2018?!

Food For Friends - Vegetarian main course
Plant-based dishes at Food for Friends, Brighton

6. Deliveroo is your own personal saviour

You cannot move. A combination of Lucky Voice Karaoke, a cocktail crawl in the North Laine, flexing those fail-safe 90’s shapes on the dancefloor, and a sunrise bag of chips on the beach has resulted in a state of horizontal, Deliveroo, X-factor, Sunday-squalor.

Thali Tray at the Chilli Pickle Brighton
Railway tray takeaway from The Chilli Pickle

7. You’ve got Instagram stock to last well into 2019

You are grateful for the enthusiastic use of exposed brick and filament lighting in every Brighton joint worth its salt – your Instagram has never looked so pro.

Lights at Cafe Plenty, Brighton
Sexy lights at Cafe Plenty

7. You start counting the parties, not the sleeps, ’til Christmas

You message your ‘Christmas Do’ What’s app group the following day to ask if there is time to squeeze in ‘just one more night’ of Brighton infused festivities before the big man rides in on his sleigh…

Brighton Christmas Party - swimming on Brighton Beach
Christmas Day Swim by Kevin Meredith