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Hey everyone if you follow me on Instagram you will know I went to Essex (Brentwood) for the weekend with the girls. We all love The only way is Essex and decided to stay in Brentwood and have a night out followed by a TOWIE tour round the shops and popular places to go as seen on the TV show. We had so much fun so I wanted to write a quick blog so that if your as reality tv obsessed as I am you may want to visit!

We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood and it was so cheap! After a 3 1/2 hour drive down south we could check in early which was a bonus and head straight out for some food. We decided to go to The Brentwood Kitchen as seen on Towie as it’s a healthy eating place and does Vegan food for my sister it was perfect. The food was so good we all enjoyed it; we could do with something similar in this area!

Following our pit stop for lunch we had our makeup and hair booked in up the road at Chloe’s. I just had my makeup done with lashes for £40 which I thought was pretty reasonable for a celebrity salon. Makeup was perfect and lasted all night! We were all really pleased and it made getting ready super easy.

I booked our appointments by phone and paid a 50% deposit to secure our appointments so bear this in mind if you wanted to book.

For dinner at night we decided to try La sala in Chigwell as recommended by the make up artists. We had to get a taxi from our hotel and it wasn’t cheap! £50!!! We totally forgot about Uber and it was half the cost with them (£27) do we used Uber for the rest of our evening. La sala had a gorgeous menu and the food was perfect, good cocktails, music and atmosphere…we loved it.

My dress is a bargain by the way from Missguided £20 its not very well made and a little see through on the bum but a great dress for a night out and I think I only paid £10 on an offer.

We decided to head to Faces nightclub afterwards but it seemed like teenagers night on a Friday so we were recommended to go to Essex house which we loved!

TOWIE tour was the next day so after a full English at a local Harvester up the road from our hotel, we went on our coach to visit all the ‘famous’ places and boutiques from the members of Towie. The tour guide (Courtney) was hilarious and really made the tour. We stopped off at all of the boutiques still open from the cast members and we also saw Danni Armstrong in her shop and she was lovely!

So much fun!! Was lovely to have a girls weekend away; we have such a laugh! Can not wait for Marbella later on in the year for more adventures ✌🏼

For anyone thinking of going to Essex for the weekend and you love TOWIE then I hope this has helped with any ideas of where to go and what to do.

Have a great day!

Sam xxx

(All reviews are my own opinions and I am not paid for this feature.)

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