Breakfast in Notting Hill

This past week in London has been glorious!

Clear blue skies, trees spewing pollen everywhere, Londoners wandering the streets in dresses, sandals and jean shorts. Proper summertime stuff.

I can’t tell you how good it feels.

Notting Hill pastel houses

London really comes alive at this time of year.

People are friendlier and they pour out into the streets from every nook, cranny and office.

They don’t look at you like you might want to skin them alive if you risk a cheery greeting or, god forbid, say “good morning”!

Some even grin and say it back. Which is certainly not something that happens in winter.

Yep, London’s on top form again.

It’s time to whip out those shorts you’ve been saving!

City summer style

Just as my favourite partner and crime (Mr Custard) and I did for a morning stroll through the pastel painted hood.

Pastel houses in Notting Hill, London

London in Summer

City heat is different to any other type of heat.

25 degrees at the beach? Pass me a jumper.

25 degrees in a city? Holy mother of God, get me an ice cream!

Summer in London

Just the excuse I needed to don my new striped Bardot top from Chicwish.

Consistently the kings of off the shoulder pieces, I remember sharing the same tidbit with you this time last year actually!

And make a beeline for a rare free table at Notting Hill’s newest healthy breakfast spot.

Notting Hill cafe for breakfast

The café at Bodyism, on Westbourne Grove (in the old Post Office).

Summer cafe in London

It’s a delightful little suntrap and one of the few places in town where you can grab a good Acai bowl.

Acai bowls London

Essentially a frozen smoothie bowl, much like my Breakfast Ice Cream idea, but with added Acai berries from Brazil, all topped with granola and honey.

Acai bowls

Cold, refreshing, surprisingly filling and just the ticket on a hot summer’s day.

smoothie bowls for breakfast

Smack bang in the middle of Notting Hill, Bodyism would make an ideal pit-stop before a little wandering around the sun soaked neighborhood.

Notting Hill Blues

A must for locals and visitors alike.

Especially if you have friends visiting from abroad, they love this stuff!

Blue and white forever!

Off shoulder top (with bow back)

White shorts // Striped espadrilles

Pink Chanel bag

Fingers crossed the weather lasts and we can have ice cream for breakfast all summer long!

Did you have a chance to get out and enjoy it this weekend?

I’ve got a great little restaurant to share with you tomorrow. I have a feeling you’re going to want a pizza the action…

 

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