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Petersham Nurseries
May 22, 2016
Take the train from central London to Richmond Station and follow the high street through town toward the river. Turn left and walk along the river past the cafés and kayak sheds. Cross the pasture filled with buttercups and cowpies, and venture toward Petersham Nurseries. Set within this lovely garden centre is a restaurant that ...
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CENTRAL LONDON
Rossopomodoro Pizza
June 28, 2010
Sometimes you just feel like eating pizza. So easy, so tasty, so casual... and kids always love it! Rossopomodoro is a Naples-based pizza chain with three locations in London (Chelsea, Covent Garden and Notting Hill). All their ingredients come from the Napolitan region of Campania -- even the water used in their pizza dough is ...
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Kew Gardens
March 17, 2010
When the girls asked me to write for Babyccino one of my first ideas for a post was Kew Gardens. We got to know the Royal Botanical Gardens when we moved down South and immediately became members. We now go every couple of weeks and still love it just as much -- it is such ...
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Kew Bridge Steam Museum
November 12, 2009
I have a 3-year-old boy, a 34-year-old husband and a 60-year-old father and they all love this Sunday afternoon activity: a ride on London’s only working Steam Engine. The Kew Bridge Steam Museum is open every day except Mondays and is great to marvel at various engines and locomotives. But the real fun is taking ...
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Gracelands Café
October 2, 2009
Kensal Rise is an area in London which has changed so much in the past few years, becoming increasingly more family friendly. There are now loads of cute kiddie shops, organic delis, restaurants, and other family-oriented venues. And, with Queen's Park so near, it's a great neighborhood for a family outing. Yesterday I met a ...
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Kidsen
February 24, 2009
I sometimes joke that I must have been Scandinavian in a previous life.  I just feel so at home whenever I visit the northern countries and I love the simplicity, the practicality, and the design of their products. So, when I heard about the new Scandinavian kid's store in Kensal Rise, I knew I would ...
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Daylesford Organic
December 2, 2008
When Notting Hill organic grocery store Fresh & Wild closed down last year, it left an empty void in its coveted location on Westbourne Grove.  The once buzzing street felt empty without the little tables outside and the beautiful window displays of organic fruit and veg.  Finally, however, the street is once again alive and ...
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Natural History Museum
August 7, 2008
It is a marvel of a museum, a truly beautiful building with extraordinary exhibits. The Natural History Museum here in London first opened its doors in 1881, and his home to some of the most fascinating and rare objects (like the heaviest woolly mammoth tusks ever found and a skeleton of an extinct sea cow)! ...
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WEST LONDON
Kinesis Pilates Studio
June 30, 2008
Until recently I had never been inside a Pilates studio, I certainly didn't know the difference between Pilates and Gyrotonics, and I would never have thought (even after my mom's raves) that I would like it! But oh contrare! With three lessons under my belt, consider me the newest Pilates fanatic. I have soreness in ...
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Natural Mat
June 10, 2008
Natural Mat is a small boutique tucked away on a quiet street in Notting Hill which sells the most beautiful nursery furniture, bed linens and natural mattresses. The famous mattresses are handmade in Devon and are 100% natural and non allergenic, breathable, naturally fire-retardant, and totally biodegradable! You can read the many advantages of their ...
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Ottolenghi
June 5, 2008
Ottolenghi is a restaurant/café here in London that is famous for its eye-catching window displays of scrumptious treats as well as for their take-away food and coffee. I used to live around the corner from their Notting Hill branch, and it was such a luxury: fresh muffins and scones in the morning, great sandwiches for ...
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Caramel Baby
June 2, 2008
Caramel Baby & Child is a lovely kids' clothing brand that started with one small shop in South Kensington but has expanded now to 4 shops across London, a concession in Selfridges and a shop in Harrods. There is also now a shop in Japan, and one in Florence. It is, without a doubt, my ...
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Hope for your feet...
May 25, 2008
The most comfortable sneakers I've ever worn? Not to mention -- the coolest?? Emma Hope's by a long shot!! Emma Hope is one of the UK's most prominent footwear designers.  Her range of shoes includes sneakers, boots, sandals, flats, pumps and platforms. They are designed to compliment all areas of your life from casual and ...
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CENTRAL LONDON
Daunt Books
April 18, 2008
Our first flat in London was located right off Marylebone High Street, and around the corner from London's most beautiful bookshop, Daunt Books. The year we spent living in that flat I read at least one book a week. I couldn't get enough. Every time I passed by Daunt Books, there was a new window ...
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Couverture
March 27, 2008
I have always loved the shopping of Notting Hill. Whether it's the great finds on Portobello, the trendy restaurants on Westbourne Grove, or the great boutiques along Ledbury Road, Notting Hill is one of those areas that has it all. But in the last few years, it has become the place to shop for your trendy ...
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CENTRAL LONDON
Brora
March 15, 2008
Every time we have friends and family visiting us from the States I take them to Brora-- the 'shop-supreme' for famous Scottish Cashmere. It is just one of those shops everyone loves. A v-neck jumper for my husband, a button-up cardigan for my aunt, their cozy cashmere blankets for my mom, gloves and scarf for ...
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Petit Aimé
March 10, 2008
Imagine... all your favourite French brands beautifully displayed in one place... without having to go to France! C'est magnifique! Fans of the lovely women's clothing boutique, Aimé, on Ledbury Road in Notting Hill will be psyched to know that the owners (two French sisters...and mothers) have opened up a children's boutique right next door, called ...
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CENTRAL LONDON
Carluccio's
February 3, 2008
With more than 10 different locations across central London, Carluccio's is a good 'go-to' restaurant for decent food, friendly service and great accommodations for kids! Carluccio's Italian restaurants are kid-friendly without being obnoxious, and comfortable without losing their charm.  It's a great family dinner spot where you can share a bottle of wine with your ...
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Hearts will Melt...
February 1, 2008
My husband and I are huge, huge chocolate fans. Every single night after dinner, we bring out our trusty tin of chocolates. We've traveled Europe in search of the best chocolate, visiting chocolate shops big and small in Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, etc. Luckily for us, we have never managed to find anything better than ...
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