Bits + Bobs + Pearl & Groove

I grew up in Notting Hill, just 5 minutes from Portobello Market.

Portobello is one of London’s (and the world’s) most famous & iconic markets and is buzzing with food stalls, restaurants, vintage stalls, antiques and much more.

When I lived with my parents I popped on my roller blades every Saturday morning & cruised down the (Notting) Hill to the market. I loved the energy & buzz of it.

IMG_0408As well as all the vintage & bric a brac stalls, my favourites have always been:

The sweet stall (perfect for flying saucers, jelly babies, chocolate covered nuts & bags of dried fruit, all at £1)

Temptation Alley (it’s a stall & a shop here) for all the best arts & crafts bits & bobs

The Flowered Corner, a glorious colourful flower stall

All all the fruit and veg!

I was very excited to hear of a new Portobello Road bakery & just had to try it out.

Pearl & Groove Bakery is near Golbourne Rd & Ladbroke Grove Tube: 341 Portobello Road, W10 5SA

Unsurprisingly I was an immediate convert to their delicious array of beautiful little loaf cakes. Plus, they are gluten free & some sugar free AND totally photogenic.

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Within weeks of falling in love with Pearl and Groove we had set up a Bits & Bobs class there, adding to their fun event schedule. The evening is £20 and includes cake, prosecco and drawing. DREAM COMBINATION (in our humble opinion)IMG_1887IMG_2609IMG_4090Two final key points if you’re not already sold:

  1. You will draw under David Bowie.
  2. The bathroom wallpaper is ideal.IMG_4086

IMG_3546Upcoming classes at Pearl & Groove:

Tuesday 26th July

Wednesday 10th August

Wednesday 24th August

Email me or Meg to book:

Bella@bellafranks.com //  Meg@pearlandgroove.co.uk

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