Isabelle O'Carroll
Writer and content creator, London

Escape to Pett Level

A little before Christmas I went on a country escape with some friends. Pett Level is tucked between Hastings and Rye, south coast beach towns rule my world.

Getting away for a bit is highly recommended, even if it’s just a country walk. We spent the weekend charity shopping, walking along beaches, drinking ales, listening to Radio 4 and freaking out over the Magic Eye book left in the cottage. 90s mems a go-go. Even the journey back was good, in-car karaoke courtesy of Magic FM and googled lyrics. Can’t wait to go back.

Sausage and black pudding from the butchers, poached eggs, muffins and rainbow chard.

View from my bedroom window

Country fanzines!

You can actually try these Magic Eyes


First time I came to St Leonards I thought this was a chippie, it’s not. It’s a Christian cafe.

Buds in the pub, same jumpers, same hair.

Isabelle O'Carroll: I’m a writer, content designer and consultant with 11+ years’ experience across fashion, food and drink and the arts.

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