Polkadots, Indie Shops and Day Dating in Folkestone

Back in February I spoke of how Ashley and I were dedicating time to have day dates and enjoy time together whilst checking out little places local to us that are a little tricky with the children.

Last Friday we finally headed to Folkestone to explore the Harbour, Creative Quarter and enjoy some restful time on the Beach.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

Folkestone has undergone an amazing regeneration since 2002. I instantly fell in love with the walk created along the old Folkestone Harbour Train Line, they have restored the Station instead of tearing it down and planted beautiful wild flowers creating the perfect backdrop for me to take some pictures of the sites and also my new outfit that I enjoyed wearing that day.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

What I Wore

I have fallen for these Trousers, I ordered them last week from Simply Be, they are perfect for this warm weather we have been having as they are light and split at the front from just below the knee.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

I kept the outfit simple with Saltwater Sandals, a White Tee, cute little pink earrings from Primark and the perfect Summer Shopper a Sun Jellies Atomic Tote.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

Shopping Indie

Along the Old High Street I was so excited to find a treasure trove of Independent shops selling homewares, fashion, gifts and much more.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

 

There is nothing I love more than shopping Indie, well I lie Shopping Indie in person is brilliant, I managed to meet some lovely business owners who you can see love the products they are selling.

Even finding someone who can make gorgeous clothes for Grayson, thanks to the lovely owner of Moo Like A Monkey. A true testament to why I shop Indie.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

I couldn’t stop myself from making a couple of small purchases, if you fancy seeing check out my Shop Indie Highlight on Instagram.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

The Harbour Arm

Of course you need to be able to enjoy a nice bite to eat on a day date and not only are there some great places along The Old High Street including the coolest cafe Steep Street which has walls of books for you to enjoy with a coffee but a short walk down to The Harbour Arm and you have a host of cuisines from all over the world from small independents all with a view of the sea.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

And come the weekends the Harbour Arm comes alive with live bands and a buzzing atmosphere all with the Beach less than a stones throw.

Have the perfect day out in Folkestone. Independent Shops, local history and cuisine the perfect place for a day out.

I can not wait to go back, thankfully its only a 20 minute drive from us and has so much to see and do just the 2 of us or as a family, you can also get a direct train from London and be down by the sea in under an hour. 

Do let me know if you come for a trip.

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.