Formerly in my abbreviations bank, the KR was the Kings Road, SW3. No more. I grew a little weary of Chelsea after a whatever sort of year where I lived with an outrageously fun loving gorgeous blonde. She was all about the good times and I was the architecture grinch who stayed at university late pretending to work whilst my friends sipped on watermelon martinis.
It wasn't just architecture that made me realise this part of town wasn't for me. The mummies and the nannies made for frustrating living. I don't have a nanny, I don't drive a Chelsea tractor and my prospective lover isn't a distant cheating banker. I like casual / crappy paper cup coffees, my beautiful bike and sometimes I drink beer from a can. KR = Kensal Rise. At the top of the much beloved ladbroke grove, KR is just way cool (I love notting hill too might I add).
KR has this grubby chic feel where the bars are packed with arty folk that read and drink delicious cocktails from jam jars at the same time, this happens at The Shop. There's a pub / club called Paradise which is100% entertaining, a diner, called The Diner and an overground. What more do you need?
Don't get me wrong, I still love wearing heels, I still love blazers and I still love getting my nails done - but it's just in a different part of town, one where I'm much more comfortable - but I do wish there were a Waitrose near by.
|FUN LOVING BLONDE, CHELSEA|
Over all, quite good.