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Holidaying from Home: A Sussex Adventure

Hello everyone! Welcome to my guest post with Sussex Modern. My name’s Lareese & I’m a content creator from Brighton, East Sussex.

In partnership with Sussex Modern, I was recently invited to explore the beautiful Sussex countryside and be a tourist in my own county for the weekend. I’ve curated a short photo edit of our adventure, from picnicking in the breath-taking vineyard at Rathfinny Wine Estate to soaking up the iconic early works of David Hockney & Alan Davie at Towner Eastbourne.

If this year has taught us anything, it’s that a staycation when done right can absolutely match a far-flung holiday. This weekend was a welcome opportunity to get back to nature and immerse myself in the art, landscape and wine that characterises this wonderful county.

Sussex has played home to many artists, writers, designers, wine makers & dreamers over the years and its artistic endeavour and independent magic is still very much alive today.

I hope you enjoy this brief foray into visual storytelling, and that it inspires you to curate your own unique visit with Sussex Modern, too.


art installation

View of Sussex Modern
Paintings hung on wall

“Even someone like me, who admittedly doesn’t profess to know a great deal about art, can enjoy the visual feast of an art gallery.”


Sussex Coastline

“Ridgeview Winery – the perfect spot for whiling away the hours. Life is pretty peachy with a glass of Bloomsbury in one hand & a slice of Mushroom & Truffle Oil pizza from Tin Roof Pizza in the other.”


Sussex Wines


“Friday afternoon was spent picnicking down in the breathtaking vineyard at Rathfinny Wine Estate with a hamper of oysters, fish and chips & bottle of Classic Cuvée 2016.”


Grapes on the Vine
Nature on the Sussex Cliffs

walking in the vine yards

girl drinking wine in Sussex

“Brighton is a wonderful place to live but escaping to the countryside is like tonic for the soul.

Sussex, you’re a keeper.”


art photo         cottage


coffee in bed

If Lareese’s Sussex experience has inspired you to curate your own unique visit, explore the best art, landscape, and wine Sussex has to offer. Use our route planner to join the dots and map your own route.

Read more about the amazing places Lareese visited in her blog ‘A Sussex Tale’.

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