Walking in Wonderland, aka Notting Hill

Walking in WonderlandAs we begin the New Year, so many of us are making resolutions. For me, I’m looking at the months ahead, but also reflecting on the past year’s achievements. Our trip to Europe was a big highlight, and I smile every time I think about it. Our time in London, Prague and Paris was filled with so many happy memories, from attending my first European fashion weeks to spending time with dear friends and family.

The day we spent in Notting Hill in London wandering down Portobello Road was pretty magical, not to mention Instagram heaven! If you are ever able to visited this charming neighbourhood, here are a few of my favourite spots not to miss.Notting Hill 14LC PurseNH 27NH 5Notting Hill 28Notting Hill 21Notting Hill 27NH 18Notting Hill 4Best Location for Photos – Hillgate Place
If you’re thinking, ‘which street has all the pastel houses?!’ The answer is, almost every one of them! The colourful flats are abundant. Pick a street to walk down, and before you know it, you’ll be walking in wonderland. Cute coffee shops, vintage stores and darling details are everywhere. We had so much fun exploring this neighbourhood. I’d recommend starting near Hillgate and Farm Place, and making your way down to Portobello Road. You’ll spot the Pinterest Favourite pink house on Chepstow Villas and lots more of brightly coloured homes in Portobello Mews.

Place For Coffee – Farm Girl
On a quaint and quieter part of Portobello Road, you’ll find Farm Girl. They serve delicious coffee and health conscious eats like acai bowls and avocado toast. Farm Girl has become an instagram famous spot because of their adorable coffee cups and pretty food presentation. It’s worth stopping by, even if to grab a cute pink to go coffee.NH 21Notting Hill 16NH 23Notting Hill 24Notting hill 20Notting Hill 25NH 8Parson Green 1Notting Hill 26NH 17Street Market – Portebello Road
Located in the heart of Notting Hill is Portobello Road. On Saturdays it is home to the Portobello Road Market, one of London’s notable street markets, famous for vintage clothes and antiques. There are all sorts of things to find here, including unique souvenirs. The street market changes depending on the day of the week, so be sure to check online which market you want to experience.

Vintage Jewelry Store – Hirst Antiques
Hirst Antiques is a tiny store located at the top of Portobello at Pembridge Road. It specializing in designer costume jewelry and is filled with sparkling treasures. Think Chanel, Dior, Chanel, Schiaparelli and Kenneth Jay Lane. A glittery feast for the eyes!

Pub – The Earl of Lonsdale
One of the best parts of British culture are the pubs. Everyone has their favourite neighbourhood Local. The Earl of Lonsdale located at the end of Portobello Road has been restored into a Victorian-style pub. There are five small ‘drinking rooms’ divided by wood & glass screens, where you have to duck under the wooden screens to get into each room. These rooms were originally created for privacy while drinking. This was a really cool experience, and a perfect place to enjoy a pint while taking a break from wandering around Notting Hill.

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WHAT I WORE
Revolve Dress (Similar Here)
H&M Biker Jacket
Sam Edelman Ankle Boots
Club Monaco Hat
Clearly Sunglasses
Le Chateau Purse

  • Notting Hill is just the cutest with all the colorful houses! And these photos are so so pretty. And love your dress, it’s so pretty! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Thank you so much! Notting Hill is such a photogenic neighbourhood. Perfect place for style photos 🙂

  • You’ve went to some great locations and I love that cafe. These are definitely some lovely places and brings so many memories to me. <3 You look fantastic as well. Happy New Year! <3 /Madison
    FASHION TALES

    • Thank you Madison! I just love this neighbourhood so much. The darling houses just get me every time.
      And that cafe Farm Girl is SO cute!
      Happy New Year to you xo

  • You look absolutely gorgeous Lyndi and I LOVE every detail of Notting Hill. Instagram heaven is right!! What a wonderful trip and highlight for your 2017. Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings your way and what trips / adventures you’ll go on. We’re planning a few for next year, so fingers crossed, my health behaves!! xo

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    • Thank you Veronika! It was instagram heaven in Notting Hill. I had SO much fun photographing this neighbourhood. They had so many vegan restaurants around this area too – you’d love it!
      Making travel plans is always so exciting. Can’t wait to catch up and hear all about it xo

  • I just love this place so much ! Plus your outfit is super cute !!!

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    • Thanks lovely! Happy New Year to you xo

    • AH I know, I want to revisit now too 🙂
      Happy New Year to you xo

  • How cute and charming are these photos?! I’ve heard and seen so much on Notting Hill that I of course would like to visit at some point. I mean, who wouldn’t, right?! This neighborhood reminds me of a much more charming version of some the neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY. Also, I love your nails, they’re so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a wonderful start to 2018. May it be the best year yet!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

    • Happy New Year Jalisa!
      We had such a wonderful day here, and you’re right, it had a very Brooklyn-esque vibe to the neighbourhood. It was so much fun to take photos here – every corner we turned was another darling background.
      Cheers to a great year ahead Lovely xo

  • Yvonne

    Oh, Notting Hill is such a beautiful place. I love it! Your outfit is so pretty and that hat elevates the look to another level! Love your nails!
    xo Yvonne
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    • Thanks Yvonne! I always pack this hat when I travel 🙂
      I think I need to do this sparkly manicure again. Happy New Years to you!

  • I think I need to visit that coffee shop just for the pink plastic cup! Happy New Year x

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    • Yes you do! The little pink cups from Farm Girl are so adorable and perfect for photos.
      Happy New Years xo

  • Rach

    I’ve always wanted to go visit Notting Hill! It looks so cute and darling!

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    • Oh you would love it Rach! It would fit your theme perfectly.
      So pretty everywhere. Happy New Year to you xo

  • I’ve heard about Farm Girl and I really want to go to it! Your outfit is super cute! Love the dress!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Oh you would LOVE it Jennifer. Its so cute everywhere! Perfect for taking style photos 🙂
      Hope you’re having a great start to 2018 xo

  • such a fun photo backdrop! you look gorgeous!

    kelseybang.com

    • Thank you Kelsey! I was such a wonderful place to take photos.
      Happy New Years to you! xo

  • Amazing black look!

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

    • Thanks Daniel! Happy New Years

  • This looks like a dream! I’ve never been to Farm Girl either, it looks super cute! I’ll have to go next time.. 🙂

    McKenzie
    http://www.thrivergirl.com

    • Ahh thank you McKenzie. Farm Girl is such a cute spot. You would LOVE it!
      If you ever venture over to London, let me know 🙂

  • Yup. Notting Hill is SO gorgeous! Can’t wait to visit soon! Cute photos lady. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Isn’t it dreamy?! I loved walking around the neighborhood.
      Thanks lady. Happy New Years to you!! xo

  • Such a pretty area. Love your look.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • The prettiest! I can’t wait to be back in the UK
      Hope you’re having a lovely weekend xo

  • What an amazing spot! Love the black and white!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thank you Amy Ann! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend xo

  • Loveliest lady! This area is so stunning.
    Angie
    http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

    • Oh thank you Angie! Happy Sunday xo

  • Nikki Living-Life

    Love these pics and thank you for sharing these great locations. Wishing you an amazing 2018 full of laughter, travel and love.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    • Thank you Nikki! All the best to you in 2018 too xo

  • Lovely photos! SO many great places to visit there!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Oh I know right?! Such a charming neighbourhood.
      Hope you’re having a great start to 2018!

  • Dominique

    This is right by house! I’m so glad to hear you loved Notting Hill! Farm Girl do amazing coffee xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • Oh my goodness, you have the loveliest neighbourhood! I will have to let you know next time I visit, and we can go for a cute coffee at Farm Girl 🙂
      Happy New Years to you Dominique xo

  • So adorable, I’m dying to visit London!

    xo Annie

    New England Romance

    • AH you would absolutely LOVE it. So many wonderful places to take photos. I was in heaven!

  • Your dress is sooo cute, especially the lace details. Love that you paired it with blacks. Such a pretty look.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Thank you Jessica! This lace dress has become a go to – I wear it all the time.
      Hope you have a great week ahead xo

  • WhatWouldVWear

    This is the BEST backdrop ever! Love the Notting Hill – how fab are these homes? And you look so pretty! Adore the lace details of your dress!

    Happy Monday, babe!

    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • Isn’t it delightful? We had so much fun taking photos in this neighbourhood.
      Thank you for stopping by Style Calling. Hope you have a lovely week ahead! xo

  • Denesh yadav

    Great post ………..!!!

    Customized Pen with pen drive

  • Your dress is so cute, and absolutely love the backdrop!

    Adi xx
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  • Tasmine Williams

    I’m definitely bookmarking this post for next time I’m in London! Fab photos, babe!

    Written by Tasmine | UK Style Blog

  • Que pasada de sitio, muy bonito y el look precioso.

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