One of my favourite corners of London is Notting Hill. When I lived in Kensigton , it was only a 15 min walk away. The pastel coloured houses instantly put me in a good mood. They look particularly stunning paired with blue skies and remind me of the Bo Kaap quarter in Cape Town. The area is home to my favourite Italian restaurant, Osteria Basilico, as well as Hummingbird Bakery (try the cheescake brownie), lots of amazing brunch places and boutiques.
Notting Hill is always brimming with celebrities: we once bumped into Kate Moss and Agnes Deyn, and on another day it was fellow German Boris Becker with this then pregnant girlfriend Lilly. Just two weeks ago, we wined and dined with Caroline, Princess of Hanover, aka Caroline of Monaco, daughter of Grace Kelly (photographic evidence below)!
Despite all of those glitzy visitors, Notting Hill has managed to keep it’s down-to-earth, authentic flair, offering a variety of great eateries and shops in all price ranges. Avoid Saturdays, when the neighbourhood is flooded with too many tourists!
A pink coat for the nippy British spring weater, to melt in with the background.
- Pink coat by Max & co
- Pink patent Oxford Lace-ups by AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni
- Duty pink bag by Coccinelle