I do enjoy a good forage and Portobello Road is absolutely one of the best places to pick up one-off pieces from very interesting stalls. But yesterday Portobello Road was an absolute nightmare!! It felt like the whole of Europe had descended on London – more specifically, Portobello Road – and walking was reduced to a shuffle! Somehow I spotted some treasure hidden on the floor amongst peoples feet, discarded food and trash – this amazing clock! Isn’t it a beauty?! It doesn’t work… BUT we’re going to take it over to New York so Mike’s Pop can fix it (he’s a dab-hand at these things). When it’s fixed, this double faced clock, with barometer and copper surround, will be hung from some silk twisted rope in a very special place (to be revealed in good time…).
To get away from all the crowds Mike and I dove into Montgomery Place for a cheeky cocktail. Whilst I cooed over my clock and jotted down NYLON thoughts, Mike practiced his drawing skills! Last weekend we went into Cass Art on Kensington High Street to stock up on drawing materials for the artist! Mike’s a real natural at drawing – he’s got an excellent eye for detail – *gush!*
Soon enough our tummies started rumbling, so we popped next door to this amazing Italian restaurant. I was craving pasta and their clam linguini really hit the spot! Like with most of my foodie posts, there’s no actual pictures of food – which is completely because I inhale leaving no time to take pictures! And I’m pretty sure no one wants to see a picture of an empty plate! Osteria Basilico is a true authentic Italian – and the gesturing waiters aren’t of the ‘customer always knows best’ camp – when I asked for parmesan cheese the waiter shook his head “no, taste it first” he said. I was firmly put in my place, and he was right – it was perfect just as it was!
Osteria Basilico was chockablock with hungry regulars, so come eight o’clock we were asked to vacate our table for the next customers. This was fine as we had already been there for two hours and were pre-warned. We just didn’t want to budge as we were relaxing into date night! So we decided to take our party for two back to Montgomery Place for a night-cap…
And then things started getting silly….
With full tummies and slightly tiddly heads we headed off to the Coronet cinema to see The Conjuring… I love a good horror movie! Being scared witless makes me laugh – cheap thrills!