Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

A little vignette to accompany my Portobello Road article, On The Trail Of Notting Hill: Portobello Road Markets. One of the antique sellers’ stalls I visited with my daughter, Mlle, was Portobello Road Cigarette Cards, where we had an interesting chat with the stall owner, David Banks, about the history of cigarette card collecting. The …

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After our delightful brunch at the Wildflower Cafe, I was keen to see the famous Portobello Road markets and our daughter Mlle was equally keen to show me round what has become another of her favourite haunts. Strangely Monsieur Le Chic did not share our enthusiasm and after a pleasant 10 minute or so stroll …

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I still have many more stories from our recent Bavarian travels to write about, but for this week’s post we’re heading back across the Channel to London to share some reminiscences from the few days we spent there earlier on in our trip. Our younger daughter, Mlle, has been living in London since last year …

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