A few months back, my longest, bestest friend Chloe and I took the train down to Falmouth for a chilled out girly weekend on the coast. I swear I’ve only been to Cornwall once in my life, and it was decades ago, so I was buzzing to go back! We boarded the train at Paddington, bottle of Prosecco and snacks in tow, and a few hours later, we were in Falmouth! A 5-minute taxi ride from the station and we were at The Greenbank Hotel, a 4-star hotel on Falmouth's waterfront...home for the weekend!
We checked in to our beautiful homely room, and literally konked straight out — I’m blaming the comfy, cloud-like mattress. We woke up to a delicious brekkie in the restaurant in the morning with a gorgeous view of the harbour. Can’t say no to a veggie Full English… Tomatoes, mushrooms, potatoes, veggie sausages... the works!
Chloe (Deputy Beauty Ed' at Look by day, my personal MUA by weekend) played with my hair whilst I raided her make up bag like a kid in a candy store, then fuelled up for the day, we headed out to explore Falmouth. It wasn’t warm enough to go to the beach or get in the sea, so we just enjoyed leisurely exploring the town, stopping for a drink, a tea, a famous Cornish Pasty, and popping into the odd shop. It’s such a cute little town, super charming with little streets that lead down to the waterfront, and bunting making it feel like a village from the 50s.
When it got a little too chilly out, after we’d walked around the harbour for a while, we kicked back in our room, combing a little work with a cheeky bottle of Veuve Clicquot, whilst admiring the beautiful harbour — which was literally right there outside our window!
We got dressed up a bit (well, put lipstick on) and went downstairs to the Water's Edge restaurant for dinner. It’s the place to be on a Saturday night in Falmouth! It was packed, with couples and families, and with a really nice, local feel to it. The team who work at Greenbank Hotel are simply the loveliest people. All local, all smiling, all giving you the impression they genuinely love being there — it makes such a difference to the experience! Naturally, we both went for seafood. Chips too, because you can’t go to the seaside and not have chips. Right?
Full to bursting, we headed back to our room and, instead of hitting the wild street’s of Falmouth (not joking, there is quite a party scene here because of the students in the area!) we had peppermint tea in bed and gossiped over Saturday night TV.
On Sunday morning, after a perfect night’s sleep, we woke up to the most perfect, magical sunrise! I’ve never been so impressed opening the curtains! It was a completely different scene to the day before, which didn’t look anywhere near as impressive as it was a little overcast.
Reclined into two perfectly placed arm chairs in the bay window we admired the beautiful view for an hour or so, before trundling down for another delicious breakfast….