I had a few days in London as i find that the best way to get to Morocco from Australia is via Dubai/London...it was the first time i had visited London at this time of year (their Spring) and luck was on my side as the sun decided to come out and i was graced with blue skies for my entire stay.

We stayed in Mayfair which i think now has lost a lot a lot of its charm - lets just say there are lots of Bentley salesrooms and Russian art galleries around;)

My first port of call after going for 10 days without a decent cup of coffee was to black cab it to Notting Hill and order scrambled eggs and a latte at Granger & Co; i am sorry but no one does breakfast or coffee like Australians, i know it seems silly to go to an Australian cafe in London but the cafe is in the heart of Notting Hill so as soon as i walk out with my caffeine fix i can hit the gorgeous boutiques and stare and snap away at the amazing terraces in the area. Its also a short walk to the markets and vintage shops of Portobello road which is my second favourite thing to do in this picture perfect City.

One of the many gorgeous streets around Notting Hill..the architecture, the paint colours..those balconies!!

THE scrambled eggs and my first decent coffee in weeks at Granger & Co (Bills in Notting Hill) after his Queen St Woollahra closure i have had serious cravings for these eggs

The cafe itself is also pretty special - in love with the segregated mirrors - we got inspired to do one in our attic bathroom (as we couldn't fit one big piece of mirror into the room!)

One of the many stunning if not slightly overpriced kids clothing boutiques in Notting Hill - Caramel Baby & Child seriously cute stuff - in that chic way that only the Europeans seem to nail; i headed straight to the downstairs/sale section..the benefits of living in the other hemisphere!

I wanted adult versions of these clothes..i did majorly consider buying this dress for my 4 YO..until i did the Pound to AUD conversion and take into account that half of the clothes that i buy my daughters they refuse to wear!

The English certainly know how to do a shop window - i will be borrowing from this for our next pop up!

They also really know how to do a coloured door!

a few doors down i spotted this matching pink car.. beyond cute!!

I made my hubby stand next to this one..he is 6"6'..he said he could drive it with his head through the sun roof!

All we would need then is one of these blue townhouses in Notting Hill to match..

I would definitely be planting out that roof garden with daffodils and white iris's like this

There were gorgeous spring blooms everywhere i turned

Me by my blooms walking the streets of Mayfair

I had to do a lot of walking as there was some serious buffalo mozzarella consumption going on; some friends took us to the best French restaurant (yes we had just been in Paris) so this is a big call..La Petite Maison at 54 Brooks Mews... try their Burrata with fresh tomatoes and their cheesecake AND their Tarte Fine is off the hook as well..

Being a textile obsessee i couldn't not visit the home of the best floral..Liberty

Some more stunning blooms..my hubby refuelling at the bar of Selfridges..yes we didn't just consume lots of cheese;)

 

I had a few days in London as i find that the best way to get to Morocco from Australia is via Dubai/London...it was the first time i had visited London at this time of year (their Spring) and luck was on my side as the sun decided to come out and i was graced with blue skies for my entire stay.

We stayed in Mayfair which i think now has lost a lot a lot of its charm - lets just say there are lots of Bentley salesrooms and Russian art galleries around;)

My first port of call after going for 10 days without a decent cup of coffee was to black cab it to Notting Hill and order scrambled eggs and a latte at Granger & Co; i am sorry but no one does breakfast or coffee like Australians, i know it seems silly to go to an Australian cafe in London but the cafe is in the heart of Notting Hill so as soon as i walk out with my caffeine fix i can hit the gorgeous boutiques and stare and snap away at the amazing terraces in the area. Its also a short walk to the markets and vintage shops of Portobello road which is my second favourite thing to do in this picture perfect City.

One of the many gorgeous streets around Notting Hill..the architecture, the paint colours..those balconies!!

THE scrambled eggs and my first decent coffee in weeks at Granger & Co (Bills in Notting Hill) after his Queen St Woollahra closure i have had serious cravings for these eggs

The cafe itself is also pretty special - in love with the segregated mirrors - we got inspired to do one in our attic bathroom (as we couldn't fit one big piece of mirror into the room!)

One of the many stunning if not slightly overpriced kids clothing boutiques in Notting Hill - Caramel Baby & Child seriously cute stuff - in that chic way that only the Europeans seem to nail; i headed straight to the downstairs/sale section..the benefits of living in the other hemisphere!

I wanted adult versions of these clothes..i did majorly consider buying this dress for my 4 YO..until i did the Pound to AUD conversion and take into account that half of the clothes that i buy my daughters they refuse to wear!

The English certainly know how to do a shop window - i will be borrowing from this for our next pop up!

They also really know how to do a coloured door!

a few doors down i spotted this matching pink car.. beyond cute!!

I made my hubby stand next to this one..he is 6"6'..he said he could drive it with his head through the sun roof!

All we would need then is one of these blue townhouses in Notting Hill to match..

I would definitely be planting out that roof garden with daffodils and white iris's like this

There were gorgeous spring blooms everywhere i turned

Me by my blooms walking the streets of Mayfair

I had to do a lot of walking as there was some serious buffalo mozzarella consumption going on; some friends took us to the best French restaurant (yes we had just been in Paris) so this is a big call..La Petite Maison at 54 Brooks Mews... try their Burrata with fresh tomatoes and their cheesecake AND their Tarte Fine is off the hook as well..

Being a textile obsessee i couldn't not visit the home of the best floral..Liberty

Some more stunning blooms..my hubby refuelling at the bar of Selfridges..yes we didn't just consume lots of cheese;)