Modern life is hectic. The to-do list never stops growing, and the phone never stops buzzing. Living life in London in 2018 as self-employed means that every day is some sort of a workday. This usually includes the weekend. Not this weekend. This weekend I am partnering with Ted Baker, slipping on a pair of Ted Baker BRONZO boots out to reclaim my downtime, disconnect and revel in some old-fashioned ‘offline’ fun. First stop: Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill.
Notting Hill is home to the most famous door in Notting Hill. 280 Wilbourne Rd (just off Portobello Road). It’s the front door of Hugh Grant’s house from the feature film ‘Notting Hill’ – it made its way into the film because screenwriter Richard Curtis used to live there! Sadly the door was then sold at auction and later owners painted the new door black as people kept writing on it. The current owners have however re-painted it blue!
Protobello Road Market draws thousands of people to the area. On Saturday’s, market stalls set up to sell original products as well as antiques. From fully reported 19th century telephones to pocket watches and hats – portobello road market oozes tradition and British heritage. Stepping out in my Ted Baker BRONZO Boots, coupled me to the local vintage aesthetic, while enjoying maximum comfort as I explored the various market stalls and shops that line our iconic Portobello Road Market.
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You know how fun life today can be, it’s cool – we are all living in one of the greatest times that have ever been. But to appreciate where we are, I enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane on Sunday. Reclaiming the second half of my weekend with a visit to ‘The Wallace Collection in my Ted Baker SHINDL Trainers’.
The Wallace Collection is a national museum in a historic London Town house. There are 25 galleries, displaying 18th-century paintings, furniture and porcelain and a world class armoury. It’s like taking a step back in time. The decor, paintings and furniture are absolutely stunning. Each room is like a little movie set – perfect for taking photos!
Comfortably exploring and walking around the Wallace Collection in my Ted Baker ‘SHINDL Trainers’. Worn with Ted Baker trousers, the two couple together for a smart casual look. Looking smart and feeling comfortable often don’t go hand-in-hand with blistering ankles – but not with these Ted Baker ‘SHINDL Trainers’ – they also look the part!
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