Posted in DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

PORTOBELLO MARKET AND NOTTING HILL


WEEKEND MARKETS

I love weekend markets! Even if I don’t buy anything, I enjoy looking at the stuff people are selling. I like seeing how the quaint shops display their items. Chatuchak in Bangkok, Mongkok in Hongkong, Ximending in Taiwan, Paddington in Australia–I call these places “wastelands”! You don’t really need the items you see in these places but they make you want to own them. Sigh.

Let’s add Portobello Market to that list. Visited last weekend and I found the merchandise in this market better than those being sold in Camden.

I especially loved the vintage shops.

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Scarves are a must-have in this cold weather. I realized that I can just wear black all the time and accessorize with colorful scarves!DSC07388

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I wonder if Anna Scott has this shopping bag. “After all…I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

Who didn’t love Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in Notting Hill? That movie had one of the finest endings ever!

Journalist: So Anna, how long do you intend to stay in Britain?

Anna (looks at Hugh Grant and pauses): Indefinitely. 😉

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I love typography. I wanted to take home the “D” in Road.
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How classy would it be to travel with these suitcases?

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As I grew older, I found myself buying more vintage watches than brand new ones.
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Note to self: buy an antique map before you go back to the Philippines.
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Go, Cambridge!

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Pretending to live in a posh place at Kensington.DSC07370

My travel buddy right in front of Princess Diana’s palace–DSC07453

Inspired by the movie Notting Hill, my fabulous cousin and I posed for some cheesy shots! HahahahaDSC07433

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Spotted: Donatello and Rafael!
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Definitely going back to Portobello,

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