Pink House, Blue Bag
Cambridge Satchel Company Bag | Sam Edelman Boots | Zara Jacket (sold out, but love this current tweed option) | J.Crew Skirt and T-Shirt (now on sale!) | Boden Tights | Quay Australia Sunglasses (sold out, but very similar style here)
Few things make me happier than days spent in Notting Hill and this past long weekend I went to that part of town three times—a great weekend in my book!
On Friday, Lindsay (you'll remember her from our trip to Paris) and I went to a workout followed by lunch at Farmacy. Then, Supal asked if I wanted to do some blossom spotting around the neighborhood followed by cake - of course I said yes! We got rose semolina cakes and coffee at Ottolenghi, which is my favorite place to grab a bite in West London. It's a must-do if you're in the area. Trust me, you'll want one of everything!
On Easter Sunday (when we took these photos), my husband and I strolled around followed by lunch at Ottolenghi (I told you it was my favorite!)—though this time we had salads first, then treats for later on.
As we don't have family in town, we didn't have plans for the holiday, so we took that as a chance to do something we really love! It was actually a perfect day to wander around as the streets were just about empty (and there wasn't a queue at Ottolenghi either!).
It's so still cold in London and I am very much over it. I had wanted to wear a nice spring dress for our walk, but the weather made me opt for black tights instead. I can't wait until it's warm enough to retire them to the back of my closet! Until them, I'm wearing these ones from Boden—they're the softest I've found and they hold up, wash after wash.
I wanted to sneak in some pastels for Easter which appear in the form of the pink and blue threading in this tweed jacket and my Cambridge Satchel Company bag (you might remember it from this post). Oh, and of course the colorful pastel townhomes of Notting Hill. They bring the color no matter what the forecast says.
When I first saw this jacket in Zara last year, I tried it on and loved it. I literally was wearing it around the store (although the wine I drank beforehand may have contributed), but in the checkout line, I looked at it and thought, 'when would I ever wear this? It's not practical'. So I put it back.
They say nothing haunts you like the things you didn't buy and this jacket was still on my mind the next week, so I went back and brought it home. I'm so glad I did! I've worn it countless times just because I feel so good in it. It's a standout piece that feels fun to wear and happens to remind me of Chanel. It also surprisingly goes with quite a few things in my closet (and looks chic over all black too).
This weekend gave me so many reasons to smile—time spent sharing the Notting Hill neighborhood with friends, lunches at my favorite places and and an Easter walk with my husband. I'm so happy to have some photos in front of my favorite pink house-which also puts a smile on my face-to remember it by.
Until next time,