Friday, 6 September 2013

Weekly Love: Week 142

I'm moving back to London next week, but it pretty much feels like I'm back already; I've been up and down on the train so much! As you can tell from most of the pictures in this edition of Weekly Love, they were mostly taken in London, and mostly in Notting Hill. I'm actually moving to East London, but I can't help but enjoy spending time in my favourite neighbourhood. I have a list of places to eat in London I want to go and try, then hopefully review for the blog that is over 100 places long (and I'm not joking!) and I'm really excited to finally have the chance to catch up with all the people I have yet to see since loving back from Los Angeles in the city, and to be able to enjoy some of my favourite haunts once more. See you soon, (again), London! 
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1. Checking out the new releases from skincare brand REN over end of Summer mocktails at Aubaine. | 2. A simply delicious late lunch at Jamie Oliver's Union Jacks. | 3. You know Natasha from the wonderful fashion blog Girl In The Lens? I attended the launch of her first ever teen fiction novel on Tuesday night, congratulations sweetheart! You can get a copy of The Elites which came out yesterday on Amazon. | 4. A light supper in Victoria from Wagamamas. | 5. My train snack the other day courtesy of the guys at Cadbury's. My pronouncement? the new Cadbury's Dairy Milk Pebbles are very, very more-ish! | 6. Pretty pastel houses in Notting Hill.



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7. My first trip to one of my all time favourite dessert spots, Ottolenghi's in Notting Hill in over a year. It had been way, way too long. | 8. Cinnamon and Walnut buns for family Sunday afternoon tea fresh out of the oven, adapted from The Joy The Baker Cookbook. | 9. Skewers ready for barbecuing; chicken livers wrapped in smokey bacon on with onions and sage. | 10. Spying pretty pastel meringues in Jamie Oliver's Recipease by Notting Hill Gate tube station. | 11. The awesome decor in Union Jacks. | 12. Colouring my hair back to its usual red(ish) state after all the bleaching done by the Southern Californian sun.




What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend?

12 comments:

  1. Oh how I miss London! Can't wait to go back in December when it's all Christmassy!

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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  2. I work in Marylebone, so need to try out some of these places on Victoria's list! Good luck with your move back to London!

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  3. Lovely pics! Really want one of those pretty pastel meringues!

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  4. I live East so very much looking forward to checking out where your new favourite places are!

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  5. I miss London so much :(.

    Thanks for all the great links Rachel!


    x

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  6. I love the picture of the houses in Notting Hill! It really is my favourite spot in London for aimless wondering... So jealous of you moving to the city as well, as much as I love living in a little village there is no denying it all gets a bit samey...

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  7. Thanks for the mention, lovely lady! X

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  8. I really love your blog. The pictures are great and you're a great resource for bloggers AND foodies! And welcome to my (newly adopted) neck of the woods! I love East London, there is SO much to do out this way. It has come to be my favorite part of the city and I'm sure you'll love it!


    www.itsbwitched.com

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  9. I'm glad you like it! And yes, glad to be back (well, on Tuesday!) in London. I actually used to live in East London, then I moved to Los Angeles, but now I'm back! I hope you'll enjoy all my upcoming London posts.

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  10. This food looks incredible!


    Maria xxx

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  11. Hi Rachel - this was a great post. It's making me so happy that I live in London now! I can't way to try out everything you've written about. How did your move go? I'm really excited to read about all your reviews on places in East London!

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  12. Yay, I'm glad it has made you feel happy about your move! You've found the London restaurant and London travel sections in the menu bar at the very top of the page, right? As well as recent stuff this Summer it includes all the stuff I wrote between 2011-2012 before I moved to Los Angeles, too! And it went brilliantly, thank you. Thankfully a parking space around the corner (I actually thought the words around the block for a moment, then realised I'm not in LA anymore!) was found and one of my friends helped me get my stuff all unpacked so it only took 2 hours and it was lovely to wake up to it all done! My kitchen stuff is still in boxes though, but as I have not met the people I'm going to be sharing that space with yet, I'd rather keep a hold of it all for now!

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