Pastels in Notting Hill

This weekend we decided to go to one of my favorite and iconic places in London, the setting to one of my most favorite films, to the place with the house with the blue door, where everything and anything is sold of the burrow…Yes you guessed it! Portebello Road and Notting Hill ❤

Now that it looks as if my parent’s London base will be finished within a couple of weeks, my Mum sat me down and ran through the items that they are going to be taking with them to kit their flat out. The good news is that we getting rid of the two seats that my boyfriend found in the bin… but the bad news is that along with the seats they need pretty much EVERYTHING else too. Negotiations over the cream toaster and kettle set have been hard fought and I regret to say that as I haven’t contributed financially to anything contested, my arguments over ownership have been running thin at the best of times… So, so far I have only managed to secured the dishwasher, an old microwave, the washing machine, Grandma’s toaster, the existing fridge, a mended hoover and a chair. Now that I am soon going to be presented with a few tough choices like whether to sacrifice buying a table and opt instead of sofa and a tray, or whether to blow the lot on a plasma TV & a cocktail shaker… I thought that I would go to Notting Hill and check out if I could bag any antique bargains at Portebello Road Market…

Although it was a very sunny day, the air was pretty crisp, so I decided to wear a down feathered jacket from DKNY, which I particularly like as it has a shinny exterior which glistens the colors of the rainbow when the sun hits it. I added a thick wool scarf from Primark that has been great to wrap round to keep warm and wore dark blue jeans and high-top Vans sneakers, that are comfortable, keep my feet warm and who’s white flash add a trendy casual street style look. I am enjoying wearing darker clothes this season and big thick knits and large scarves make great statement pieces and are definitely in this season.

The sun was shining and the rows of pastel colored Victoria Houses were so beautiful and really deserve their iconic status. It felt as if behind each facade, Hugh Grant could of been there ready to pop out to his library. It was really busy, full of tourists so probably not the best place to buy furniture, but they did have some very cute floral tea cups which were really pretty. The vintage clothes boutiques were all really unique too and one of my favourite market stalls had second hand very bright color hats. There was such a great buzz, it was truly a magical afternoon.So here are some of my pictures from our shopping day!

Some of my recommendations are 202 on Westbourne Grove, West London’s most stylish shopping street. It is an interior and fashion shop with lunch combination.  I love this place. It’s always buzzing and a very nice street to hang out in the weekend too. Don’t let the queue put you off! They are usually able to sit you down within a short amount of time. And it’s definitely worth the wait! the Churchill Arms on Kensington Church Street if you’ve done some shopping at High Street Kensington and feel like a beer in a traditional pub. Its got such a quirky exterior with hanging baskets, flowers and Union Jack flags and it’s where Churchill himself used to come for a quick “couple” of drinks. Another cool place is Bodo’s Schloss in South Kensington which is cool apres-ski bar, restaurant serving Austrian food like wiener schnitzel and beef goulash and club, under one ski hut kind of roof. They’ve gone pretty wild with their ski theme with the waiters wearing leiderhosen, alpine furniture everywhere and instead of mountain views, Tv screens with videos of people yodelling and skiing down the slopes.

So here are some of the pictures from our outing and of my outfit! ❤ Let me know what you think, Abi xxx

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 WEARING

High Top Sneakers – VANS

Stone encrusted bracelet and necklace – ZEADES

Dark Blue Jeans – GUESS

Rainbow Reflector Jacket – DKNY

Thick Wool Scarf – PRIMARK

Pssssst…Are you looking for the famous Notting Hill blue door to William Thacker’s flat? Well it is at 280 Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill, London W11 and a few minutes walk away is Hugh Grant’s travel book shop on 142 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11

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14 thoughts on “Pastels in Notting Hill

  1. Wow, great photography! I would love to see this area in person, so much cool stuff!! And the colors of the buildings are nice too. You are looking great as always. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 It was really busy when we went so I had to be quick with the camera 😉 I just loved all the quirky things and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the pictures and the stuff too! I agree with you the colors of the buildings make the whole area so pretty. I do hope you can come to London one day and see the area in person. I am sure you will and I am also sure you that will have a great time here 🙂 Abi xxx

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  2. Thanks for the like of my “ruins in Izmir.” I am humbled seeing this wonderful montage you have just posted entwining the houses, the antiques, and your outfit. Cheers

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  3. I miss london so bad! My co-blog author and i are planning on vacationing in europe
    In the next year so any help tips on places to go let us know. Check out out latest blog post!

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  4. Now that is my kind of place! I love how they put all the trees on the building (I think it is pub downstairs?).

    Do not feel bad about losing extra things. It makes your house easier to clean and you can do things on the floor if you like…work out, ride a skateboard…It only gets bad when you have no proper tools to do things and you end running hot water through a sock with coffee grounds to get coffee. No bueno!!

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    1. LOL! What a great comment! It sounds as if you have done the sock/coffee thing?? hahaha I can just imagine it…did you come up with that or someone else? That’s true, extra space is always good and there is nothing worse than working out on the floor and banging your head against the sofa every time you move lol! I am so glad you like my post and Notting Hill recommendations, yes that is a pub! The plants are amazing and the inside is super quirky full or things hanging from the ceiling! I will let you know if I find some good uses for my soon to be massive floor space lol Abi xxx

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      1. Abi…We will just say that I sometimes have an over active imagination! Never did the sock thing but I pictured some hillbillies and thought of what they might do in that predicament and voila!

        Well, hope the exams are not weighing you down too much! I guess if I just read your newest post; I will find out! Ha ha!

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