Portia Freeman - Model
Model mummy Portia is queen of the hill - Crouch End Hill that is. And in her North London castle she dwells with King Pete (bassist for The Kooks), two princes Dylan & Rudy and royal pooch Lola. There isn't a spot north of the River that this tour wife hasn't explored with her brood. Her London below...
Name: Portia Freeman
Neighbourhood: Crouch End
Hometown: Weybridge, Surrey
Favourite breakfast spot/what you order? Greenberry in Primrose Hill. I always order the same... well done scrambled eggs with a side of well done bacon and a side of well done sausages and a side of beans. I won’t order a full English though, (don’t ask) and then loads of HP on the side! Yum!
You never leave the house without: Boring, but my phone.
You are always window shopping...There’s a great antiques shop in Crouch End called Floral Hall. I always spy amazing chandeliers that I definitely do not need or a table for my kitchen that I also definitely don’t need.
Best Sunday roast/fish & chips? Sunday roast, The Red Lion and Sun hands down, or my house. Fish and chips always best up North.
Best cheap eat/what you order? Leon, spicy chicken wrap.
Best way to spend a Saturday in the sun/in the rain in London? In the Sun, on the Heath with my boyf, our two boys and our dog, Lola. In the rain, snuggled on our sofa watching movies and drinking hot chocolate.
Best kept London secret: The gardens in Golders Hill Park. They’re so so beautifully kept and it’s so peaceful!
Best mode of London transport: My car
Best weekend away from the city? We always escape to one of The Pig hotels. Recently we’ve been going to The Pig on The Beach as it’s our wedding venue.
Best app for the city: Waze
Best afternoon tea: Cafe Royal
Favourite restaurant for dinner: Hutong at The Shard, the softshell crab is next level.
Favourite park: Definitely has to be Waterlow Park in Highgate. It’s so magical in any weather and holds so much history. The famous, Highgate cemetery which is the most haunted cemetery in Europe also backs onto the park.
Weekend wardrobe staples/office workwear staples: Weekend, Levi’s black dungarees, cashmere jumper and Converse, oh, and my gold hoops. Always wearing gold hoops. Work wear, J Brand black skinnies, Paul and Joe white blouse and Penelope Chilvers Chelsea boots.
Restaurant you are dying to try: Bob Bob Ricard. Champagne and Pie, what more could a girl want?!
Best spot for coffee: Monmouth Coffee
Favourite cinema: Everyman in Muswell Hill
Where do you go for your favourite meal: Pizza East in Kentish Town
Best London bookshop: Hatchards, Piccadilly
Favourite London hotel: The Rosewood