NOTTING HILL’S BEST MEWS: A GUIDE

YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN them online or on Instagram: charming flower covered homes in adorable mews, sometimes pastel shades, otherwise bright and differently designed. Most of the time, bloggers and photographers keep the exact location of these elusive mews a guarded secret, but today we’re spilling the beans on where you can find these precious little gems in Notting Hill, the land of all things quirky and unique. Having spent hours of time researching possible mews locations, we set off in…

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BELGRAVIA IN BLOOM

THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHT for ‘Belgravia in Bloom’ (as part of the Chelsea Flower Show) has got to be Peggy Porschen, a heart-stealingly pretty cake shop. With the arrival of Chelsea Flower Show, our usual routine of tea and cakes was transformed by the gorgeous hanging blooms above our heads, a happy reminder that summer had come to stay. C. Joybell once wrote "Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight…

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LA FROMAGERIE- THE SECRET HIDEOUT OF CHEESE LOVERS

I AM OFTEN ASKED BY FRIENDS – from where do I find all the unusual foods I always seem to be eating? I can’t help but answer shortly, "I get lost. A lot". And so it happened one autumn evening when I found myself in a den of truffle brie (easily one of the best in London), Swedish cheese you can’t get anywhere else, and, most wonderous of all, raw Geitost, a milk made goodness which tastes like you’re eating…

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IS CHILTERN FIREHOUSE WORTH IT?

In one word? totally. For a restaurant famous for its famous diners and incredibly long waiting list, one might wonder whether it’s really worth the trouble of securing a reservation. With woe, one remembers the dreaded service and food at some Michelin starred restaurants- will this one be any different? While I have heard some stories from disappointed diners at Chiltern, my own experiences with the restaurant have been nothing short of wonderful. On my first time dining here, I’d…

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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED FROM CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

"The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers" Matsuri Basho Somehow, this quote seems to echo more than ever after this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, especially as it’s so easy to find yourself dreaming yet again of that magical summer’s day. But the nostalgia comes also in part from the wonderful photos we’ve seen and taken of the Flower Show, reminding us of what we left behind when we walked out of its…

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