this week I found myself a few tube stops west of usual in notting hill for internship interviews. after getting off at westbourne park I thought I was certainly lost as I looked around seeing railway tracks, aesthetically-challenged architecture and seemingly abandoned cafe windows... I thought notting hill was fancy pants?
after talking with the production assistant at preen by thorton bregazzi, I took a second look at the neighborhood and realized I was a block away from portobello road market (though it was closed) and a block from relik vintage. so after an hour spent roaming the racks of chanel jackets, alexander mcqueen clutches and yves saint lauren thirties cocktail attire, I was feeling a bit more posh.
a couple days, a few streets south and another interview later, I found the rows of white town houses, colorful shops and expensive taste I had imagined notting hill to house... I strolled down westbourne grove enjoying the designer clothing displays as much as the shop exteriors. I happened to instagram almost every step:
this way to the temperley london store...
my favorite finds in relik
kensington gardens square : my new dream address
the colorful shops down westbourne grove
gallery across the street from the shops : new always looks best with old