London is a city that can drive you crazy, not least when trying to get around. However it’s also the most amazing, vibrant and inspirational place to live. What better way to spend a gloomy January day than taking in the colours of Notting Hill. I hadn’t visited in a while but with it’s street market and quirky independent shops it was time to brave the cold and grey skies and see what it had to offer. And I wasn’t disappointed.
I always pop into Katrina Phillips lovely shop. What a beautiful collection she has gathered there. And there’s always something new. I have serious shop envy and would actually like to just move in! Next stop Graham and Green in Elgin Crescent. It’s like stepping into a Moroccan bazaar. A real eclectic mix of the most gorgeous pieces for the home and if Katrina’s shop isn’t available then I’ll just move in here!!
The market is fairly quiet today but the beautiful olive stall is there and the smells and colours whisk me right back to the Med. Next stop is The Cloth Shop. Shelves piled high with the most beautiful antique linens and quilts and all sorts of beautiful one off pieces that have been carefully sourced. I’m dreaming of an antique linen cupboard piled high with beautiful French linens in indigo, baby blue and soft whites. A wander around Ladbroke Grove and it’s now freezing cold! Thankfully Daylesford organic is there for a coffee and a chance to warm up while drooling over the yummy food on offer
I love cooking as much as interiors and it’s a one stop shop for all my favourite things! Their homewares collection is stylish and I love the way they display everything.
So I’m going home to plot our next steps with loads of ideas of how to use Toby’s beautiful paintings to create our own lovely home ware range and who knows…a shop of our own?
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