Notting Hill: The Instagram Guide

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Recently I took a day trip to London to explore the beautiful Notting Hill. Whilst sadly I didn’t find Hugh Grant, I did find some gorgeous, very instagrammable places. We walked from Notting Hill Gate station down towards Portobello Road Market, which was just so full of colour, vibrancy and life. It was so interesting to walk down the road and look at all the lovely, quirky shops and stalls, and I had to stop myself from buying a hell of a lot of lovely things. We passed the infamous Hummingbird Bakery, and Farm Girl Cafe, but eventually decided to eat at Farmacy Cafe instead (stay tuned for a post all about this soon), which was delicious and re-fueled us for more exploring. There were so many amazing coloured houses, a real photographers dream, and it was such a lovely experience just walking around and taking it all in. I would definitely recommend a trip here, its super stylish with loads of things to do and see, and the perfect place for those all important Instagram photos. To see what I wear when I was there, hop over to this post and take a look. Let me know where your favourite Notting Hill haunt is, I would love some more recommendations for next time!

Love, Daisy x

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The Beefy Boys

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Living in Herefordshire there isn’t much in the way of exciting, cosmopolitan eateries, however recently there have been an increasing number of independent, street food inspired cafes and restaurants, which has made Hereford city a much more exciting and interesting place to live. In 2016, a restaurant called The Beefy Boys opened in a new development in Hereford centre, and it has quickly become one of the best places to eat around.

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They describe themselves as ‘an award winning street food team from Hereford’, who started off working on a stall at events, before competing in a burger competition which named them as the producers of the UK’s best burger in 2014, and then came second in the world championships in 2015. Then in 2016 they opened their now infamous restaurant which has become a highlight of Hereford.

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They specialise in burgers, from the simple ‘beefy boy’ hamburger, to a pizza burger, a macaroni burger as well as having great vegetarian options. I am a vegetarian, so I can’t speak for the meat burgers, but I know that ‘the bean boy’ is hands down the best veggie burger that I’ve ever had, and it’s what I order time and time again. Friends, family members and even my boyfriend who has eaten many burgers in his lifetime, all agree that Beefy boys is one of, if not the best burger they have ever eaten.

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The sides are also great, with my favourite being the ‘millionaire fries’, skinny fries with truffle oil, parmesan cheese and chives with a chipotle mayo dip. It’s certainly not a place for the health conscious, but it’s a delicious treat that I think everyone should be able to try. If you are ever in the area, then Beefy boys is the place to go, trust me, you won’t regret it.

Daisy xx

 

Pimms, Pizza and Gingham lovin’

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The other weekend me and my flatmates decided to have a rare girls night for food, wine and a good catch up. It gave me the opportunity to whack out a new dress that I discovered in Primark of all places. I have been seeing a lot of girls nailing the gingham trend on Instagram recently, but I’ve always thought that gingham would make me look a little bit house on the prairie, and not work practically in my day-day wardrobe. However, when I was browsing in Primark the other week, I came across this pretty gingham dress on the rack for £5 (yes you did hear that right)! I tried it on thinking that it probably wouldn’t suit me, however when I did I fell in love and of course I had to buy it.

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(Dress – Primark // Shoes – New Look // Bag – Steve Madden // Pompom – Topshop )

It’s a really versatile piece that you can dress up or down. In this case I paired it with some simple plimsolls so as not to dress it up too much, but equally it would look great with some barely-there heels for a more sophisticated look.

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We went to a lovely restaurant in Southampton called L’Osteria which had the most amazing pizzas. They told us when we ordered that the pizzas were big, but we didn’t quite realise how big they were until we were confronted by these huge plates. However we accepted the challenge, and despite me being 5ft3 and a size 8, I somehow managed to fit the entire 18 inch pizza in my belly in one sitting (although I had to be rolled home afterwards). It was a lovely evening, and gave me a chance to try out this new gingham trend as well as indulge in some delicious pimms and pizza. If you are in southampton you should definitely give L’Osteria a try.

Daisy xx

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