It’s been a month since I’ve posted and I will endeavor to post way more! I’ve been away due to a much-needed retreat! Planning moves for the whole year, including travelling for new material for you guys to read and for those who know me personally something amazing happening to me later in the year that I can’t reveal just incase I jinx it, I stopped by to see a friend in Notting Hill and thought I’d share some random shots and what I really like about the Notting Hill area, which by default is a ‘famous’ area due to the very successful film Notting Hill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.
The romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant was a box office hit and Notting Hill became a popular place to visit as much of the film was shot in and around the area. Notting Hill has become one of the Top 10 movie locations in London for film fans, especially those who want to recapture the magic between the lead characters, William Thacker and Anna Scott.
Every August Bank Holiday millions of people celebrate Europe’s biggest street festival – the Notting Hill Carnival
There is also a popular Notting Hill market and is known as Portobello Market, so called because it runs along Portobello Road. Its great to pay a visit to one of the best markets in London and you’ll discover something unique to take home with you predominately Antiques, if that’s your thing. As you can see
To see the latest movie releases on the big screen, take a trip to The Coronet cinema, which has a rich celebrity past. The Electric Cinema on Portobello Road is well known for providing a more luxurious movie-going experience due to the plush sofas, footstools, side tables, and bar service provided.
As well as the impressive Notting Hill market days along Portobello Road, there are many more Notting Hill shopping opportunities to enjoy. Spend time browsing in Daylesford Organic for wholesome goods, or in The Humingbird Bakery for delicious cakes; find your next great read at the Notting Hill Bookshop; and stock up on top cosmetic products and treatments at Spa NK.
Notting Hill is a hub for fashionable places to eat and drink and I do love it, it has an intimate feel, completely different compared to say how I would feel on oxford street. The Notting Hill restaurant scene includes a number of varied options that I recommend:
The Ledbury restaurant is one of many Michelin star restaurants in London;
Find exquisite English cuisine at nearby Hereford Road;
For more exotic pallete head to the buzzing pan-Asian tapas restaurant, E&O;
For a spot of artisan charcuterie, stop off at Valentina;
For a hearty Italian meal, book a table at Essenza;
Grab a plate of seasonal brunch at Bumpkin;
And discover the flavours of Spanish and Portuguese cuisine at the Notting Hill Kitchen. For doughnuts and coffee, seek out The Electric Diner.
I wore what I basically have been living in the past month, a chunky Zara knit and Chanel classic pumps I brought not to long ago from Sloane street, London.I won’t be needing it for long hopefully as summer is coming! The knit I got from there was one of the best I’ve ever purchased, hopefully the quality lasts as Zara quality vanishes after a few washes, but fortunately it lasted. Surprisingly I’ve been using this Céline clutch a lot which I didn’t think I would use that much, I really like switching up clutches as bags lately and it’s a fantastic way to use your clutches! It provides me with a perfect excuse to not bring out a massive bag emulating Mary Poppins, like I usually do.
Much love darlings
Carpe Diem Mermaids and Mermen