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Taylor Taylor London – Portobello Road



Taylor Taylor London has become one of the capital’s most recognised hairdressing brands, with 3 salons including the most recent addition in the world famous Notting Hill.

Located on the famed Portobello road the area is a must visit for Londoners and visitors alike with the bustling weekend market attracting huge numbers. Though located in a prime location once you enter the salon you are secluded from the hustle and bustle of the street. I was struck by the modern yet ornate interiors with a nod to Baroque extravagances of the French courts, with gold accents, striking light fixtures and their very own bar which serves up cocktails (and coffees) white you wait.

The salon is welcoming to its male clientele so no garish girly decor here but a sophisticated unisex vibe that offers high quality services to all clients.  The receptionist was friendly and warm, making the whole experience enjoyable.

On my visit my appointment was with Style Director, Michael O’Gorman who has over 10 year experience working for editorial and fashion clients including  huge brands like Louis Vuitton, Cavalli and Balenciaga. Michael and I discussed the type of look I was going for and then he got to work.

I was taken downstairs to an equally beautiful room to get my hair  shampooed and conditioned, and they even offer a head massage! back upstairs I settled on a G&T which was then delivered to my station.

I was very happy with the cut and service, and I was out within an hour. The cut was just what I wanted but Michael put his own glossy high fashion take on it.
I would highly recommend a visit for your next cut, great service and cocktails to boot, what more could you ask for?

Taylor Taylor London
309 Portobello Rd,
W10 5TD

Nama – London

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Nama is London’s first artisanal raw food restaurant offering a large range of highly nutritious dishes, covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nama prides itself in educating its customers in health and wellbeing, providing cleansing programs, raw food courses and workshops on top of their existing raw food catering, showing their customers how its done by a professional. 

The menus are extremely unique, with imaginative dishes that could not be found elsewhere. The all-day menu features starters such as Kohlrabi Ravioli with Nut ‘Cheese’, and mains such as pizzas with a courgette and walnut base. Deserts include Fermented Blueberry cheesecake- which is absolutely delicious- or choose from a selection of sweet treats such as mint chocolate truffles. 

All of the food served is 100% meat, dairy, wheat and gluten as well as being fully organic and unprocessed. Ingredients are bought daily from organic suppliers and farmers markets and everything is handmade on site in the kitchen. Nama puts a lot of effort into maintaining the nutritional value of the food it buys and supplies, hence all of its products are fresh and nothing is heated above a temperature of 115F.

One thing I loved at Nama was the nourishing smoothies and juices on offer. As an example Chocolate Heaven (Cacao, lucuma, cashew nuts, chia seeds, fresh almond milk, cinnamon, maple, vanilla, coconut sugar) or Super Green (Kale, parsley, apple, celery, cucumber, avocado, chlorella, lemon)

They taste delicious and are a fantastic way to supply the body with a range of nutrients quickly leaving you feeling revitalised and alert. 

The interior of Nama reflects the purity of its menu with a bright, clean and stylish design. It accommodates 40 diners over 2 floors so it has a cosy and intermit vibe. 

The lower ground floor accommodates an open kitchen and dining area available for private hire, allowing guests to watch the chefs create the dishes to be served!

110 Talbot Road,
W11 1JR