Autumn in Notting Hill

Portobello Road paster houses Notting Hill

OH ello autumn, ya cheeky lil thang.

Only last week I was basking in the sunshine with an ice cream in one hand and a Pimm’s in the other, this week it’s all about PSL’s, cosy evenings and life pretty much revolving around GBBO. Yaaaaaaaas.

Immy May Wild at Heart Notting Hill

The summer months were dreamy, but I am ready for some autumn loving. I’m such a sucker for seasons and autumn is BY FAR my fave of them all. I know summer isn’t technically over until the 22nd, but I think it is A OK to get involved from the 1st, right?

There’s just something so lovely and comforting about this time of year. The fact that rubbish weather isn’t disappointing, it’s cosy and the crisp, sunny days are an added bonus.

Immy May St Lukes Mews Notting Hill

Recently the word hygge seems to be flying around the place at the mo and I am completely obsessed.

It doesn’t quite translate in English but it pretty much means cosiness, a Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. That could be as simple as having friends or family over for dinner or lighting candles and snuggling down with a pot of tea whilst it’s all miserable n gloomy outside. Sounds lovely doesn’t it?

Oh yeah, we tried a PSL #basicandwot, and u know what? It wasn’t great. I KNOW, the thought of a steamy pumpkin spice latte warming my hands on a crisp autumnal day make me weak at the knees, but Starbs just aren’t doing it for me. It is far too sickly sweet and I reckon I could whip up a much nicer bev at home.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappucino

St Lukes Mews Notting Hill

What are you looking forward to this Autumn?

Snaps by the lovely Fifi Newbery. Isn’t it a dream going to pretty places with other bloggers? No Instagram Husband woes and a mutual understanding of the importance of a good pastel wall. hehe.


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  • Immy, I’ve just discovered your blog and I am in LOVE! such pretty pictures and I love your writing style!

    Milli /

    • Aaah hullo Milli! That has made my day, thank you so much ya babe :) I will now be reading through your blog for approx the next 2 hours. >:) Immy x

  • Sheridan Grady

    I LOVEE autumn and I love a PSL!

    Your photos are gorgeous xx

    • Heheeee seew exciting! Thank you so much Sheridan :) Immy x

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    I’m so excited for autumn!! I cannot wait to eat everything pumpkin spice :D

    Edye |

    • Heheee me too! I’m currently trying to come up with a few autumnal pumpkin spice recipes, definitely going to get salted caramel involved too >:) thank you for stopping by lovely lady! Immy x

  • Olivia

    Love this Immy! Such a beautiful blog you have here!

    • Aaaah thank you Olivia! Yours is so lovely too :) Good luck for your new job, it’s going to be amazing! Immy x

  • Oh, I’m looking forward to a sip of the PSL but I have to agree that it’s definitely overhyped. Loving your outfit!

    • Yeesss I know, it’s just something you have to buy at some point over autumn isn’t it?! Thank you so much Deasy! Still got mi legs out, not quite ready for tights just yet! Immy x

  • I’m looking forward to long walks in the leafy parks and lots of leaf crunching. I agree with you on the tights front, surely we’ve still got a few weeks left before we have to put away the bare legs, right?x

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Sorry to hear about you laptop – that’s a nightmare – been through the experience myself unfortunately! I now have a trusty back up hard drive (that still doesn’t get used nearly often enough…but at least it’s there and there’s definitely a “within the last 6months version” on it!!). Also, what a bummer about the Starbucks drink, was looking forward to trying that one, but yeah, can totally imagine they overdo it on the sugar front!


    • Ooh I know it really sucks doesn’t it! It is completely dead eep :( I really need to get myself one, I have finally learnt my lesson haha! I know >:( I am definitely going to attempt to do a DIY one to pop up on here, would be such a nice bev to sip on before bed :) Immy x

  • Rasa Virviciute

    Beautiful pictures, everything looks so lovely! x

    • Ah thank you so much Rasa! Notting Hill is my favourite place for snaps, everything is just so pretty! Immy x

  • Stunning pictures! I’ve been away for a while but am looking forward to coming back to a cosy autumnal London! If you find a good alternative to the PSL at Starbucks, do let me know – it’s hasn’t really been doing it for me either x

    • Thank you Ayushi! :) Ooooh yes it will be so lovely, I think I am ready for it now! I definitely will, it is my mission! I am planning a little DIY recipe too which I will pop up on here. Hope you are well lovely lady. Immy x

  • pictures are amazing, cant wait for autumn now x

    • Thank you Sonia! Can’t beat a mini shoot with a fellow blogger! Me neither, hands down fave time of the year! Immy x

  • It’s not autumn in Hong Kong yet, can’t wait for that! x

    Daniel x

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    • Ah I bet autumn in Hong Kong is absolutely magical, I have never been – it is at the top of my bucket list! Thank you for stopping by! Immy x

  • I love that you are just as excited as I am. I love this time of year.

    • Heheeee yes! Although I think we are expecting a heatwave next week haha, maybe a few more days with Mr.Whippys and park days! Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    I always LOVE your pictures girl – so bright and vibrant! <3

    Hayley xo

    • Thank you so much Hayley! I am LOVING your new online magazine too, absolutely bossin’ in! Immy x

  • I miss the change of seasons in the UK…. Living in sunny Queensland all the seasons sort of roll into one, I miss that change in the air and the colours swapping over that we used to see in London! Enjoy before it gets a tad miserable x

    Denton & Lou

    • Ah ya know what, I thought the seasons out in Oz were really extreme! So it’s kinda spring time for you now? I know, NOT looking forward to dark mornings and evenings! >:( Immy x

  • Autumn means I can get my massive scarves out! HALLELUJAH.
    To be honest though, in Montreal we get a reaaaal change of seasons and the leaves become red, orange and yellow. There is nothing like looking out in the horizon in the countryside and see miles of red. I miss that. London doesn’t have that as much.
    But in London autumn means soups and all things cinnamon so I’m in.

    • YAAAAAAAS! Love me a blanket scarf! Ah that sounds SO dreamy! I wish we had that over here >:( hehe me too! Can’t wait to start feeling festive! Immy x

  • Emma Colbeck

    I can get my dark lip collection out again now ready for the autumn months! YAAAAS

    • HEEEEEELLL YAAA. I bought a plum shade the other day and it is so beaut. Immy x

  • Absolutely love these shots – so pretty! x

    • Thank you Primrose :) fave place in the city to get snaps! Immy x