Sometimes, you just need to wake up, pack a day bag and jump on the train. To take yourself away for a day out of the city or into the city is one of the most refreshing things.
I did this the other day and it was such a great way to clear my head and (in my case) connect with nature. I went to North Berwick, went for a horse ride on the beach, ate some calamari from The Lobster Shack (the best place on this planet), went for a big walk along the beach and then had coffee at Steampunk. It was utterly delightful and I felt well indulgent (naughty).
But golly gosh, what to take too:
- Be prepared for all circumstances
- Not be loaded down, so you can spend the day free as a bird
Well this is where I can lend a helping hand. Below I have come up with the best kit for a Scottish summer day (so an outfit full of optimism, but with a plan B in case things take a turn for the worse). So get out your map out, your bag packed and your mind open. See below for our ideal ‘Day Tripping Attire ‘:
Backpack - Penelope Chilvers Mini Leather backpack. The perfect size for all the essentials:
Sunglasses - Waiting for the Sun groovy specs.
Sandals: Penelope Chilvers Alma Sandals. Elegant, yet you can walk all day in them.
Raincoat - Stutterheim's Ekeby raincoat. Forever reliable and very pack-able.