“Can I stay for awhile?”
“You can stay forever.”
Any fans of the 1999 movie Notting Hill? If not, you should find it on Netflix and watch immediately because it is a delight. And if you already have the Julia Roberts + Hugh Grant film on your top twenty favorites (like me) you’ll understand why I loved getting to stroll around Notting Hill all day yesterday. Smile plastered on my face like a fool, reciting movie quotes with Mary, picking out our favorite flats and saying, “Hello, I live here,” one too many times. The area is so freaking quant and adorable that it’s like being on a movie set…sweet shops, neighborhood gardens, so many shades of white homes with fantastic doors and then great streets of colorful flats right next to one another. If you’re gluten free you must go to Granger & Co. for their homemade g-free bread and fantastic people watching or hit up Otto Pizza for gluten free pizza and choice American-brewed beers. We didn’t stumble upon any travel book shops while in NH but browsed and window shopped some very cute boutiques and stores.
To make your heart melt just a little bit, one last Notting Hill quote: “”For June who loved this garden from Joseph who always sat beside her.” Some people do spend their whole lives together.”
Images taken by MBM and Mary Summers for A Piece of Toast