Physiotherapist-turned-fashion blogger, Lindsey Holland, takes us on a tour of her picturesque neighborhood in her favorite pieces from our Spring Collection, and talks all things style, travel and London.
Style, Travel & London
How did you decide to start blogging?
I started my blog at the same time as my degree in Physiotherapy. I felt like I needed a creative space away from studying.
If you weren’t blogging, what would you pursue as a career?
I think I’d have stayed in Physiotherapy. I only left my career in Physio 8 months ago in order to pursue my blog full time.
What is the best part of your job?
The ability to be as creative as my mind will stretch! Also, being my own boss, I think that’s something I’ve always wanted.
Who do you look to for style inspiration?
My mum, she’s so effortless and chic, she taught me how to dress.
Describe your personal style in one sentence.
Simple, interesting basics with a truck load of denim!
What is your fashion mantra?
Don’t stick to trends, and push your own boundaries.
Spring is around the corner, what are your personal must-haves?
I’m always on the hunt for the perfect flat shoe, one that I can throw on with almost anything and make it feel ‘together’. I’ve just invested in a new tan bag, because I think I’m going to be wearing lots of neutral/tonal looks this spring. And lastly, a pair of sunglasses that will go with anything.
How would you describe London fashion?
London is a sea of style; it’s such an eclectic place. There’s no style you won’t find here and it varies throughout different parts of London. In East London, there’s this amazing relaxed feel, where it’s all throw on and go denim and vintage. In West London, it feels a little more polished and tailored.
Favorite places to shop in London?
I love Westbourne Grove and Notting Hill. There’s a great mix of high end and vintage with some of the best coffee shops in the business in the mix.
Favorite places to eat/drink in London?
Anyone that ever asks me, including my family when they come to visit, knows that I only go to 2-3 places. I’m such a creature of habit. There’s Flat Iron, the best steak you’ll ever have and it’s only £10. Then Granger & Co, which is pricier, but it’s Australian fusion food - I don’t even know what that is but I love it so much. Finally, (I don’t know if I can even say this,) the name of the restaurant is ‘Flavour Bastard’ and it’s a cool mix of small plates and one of the best dining experiences ever!
Ooooh this is tricky, I always think Buckingham Palace is just so beautiful.
Best kept London secret?
Flat Iron for sure. £10 steak in London. Unheard of!
If a first-timer were coming to visit, what would a perfect day in London look like?
Start off in Covent Garden, go for breakfast at Dishoom Explore Covent Garden, stop for a coffee break. Next, visit the TATE Modern gallery then head into Central/Oxford Circus to Liberty London for some shopping. After that, head West to Notting Hill/Westbourne Grove for lunch at Granger & Co Move and then onto Portbello Market/Golbourne Road to find some vintage treasures. End your day with dinner at Flat Iron on Golbourne Road followed by drinks and dancing at Lisa’s Jazz Club in Notting Hill.
Best time of year to visit?
Summer, absolutely, around June. There are so many incredible music festivals, picnics in the park and it feels so great here in the sun.
What are your three favorite cities to travel to?
Copenhagen, Rome, LA
Where is your next destination?
Are there any destinations on your “bucket list”?
I want to do a California road trip and a South American trek.
Favorite part of traveling?
Getting lost in brand new experiences.
The best piece of advice you’ve received, or would give?
Always be kind. It costs nothing and you could make someone’s day.
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