EACH week Pillow Magazine asks someone from our network of creatives to open up their little black book and reveal the secret side of London that you only know about if youâreÂ in the know.Â
Rosie Fortescue, 23, star of Made In Chelsea and Fashion Blogger
Tell us a bit about your latest ventures: I have just developed my blogÂ www.atfashionforte.comÂ into an App which has been incredibly fun and an exciting time for me and my blog. It is officially available to download for free at the App store and I am extremely proud of it as I have been working on it and the final details for a long time!
Which area of London do you live in? I live in Fulham.
Why do you love it? I’ve got so many friends who live near me and it’s walking distance to the King’s Road to hang out and go shopping. Yet just further enough away to relax and entertain from home with friends.
Best place to have a coffee: I am not a fan of coffee but Paul on the Kings Road has the most amazing hot chocolate which is ideal when it is cold in the Winter. 202 in Notting Hill is an all time favourite of mine to relax and drink tea.
Best place for a great breakfast: Bluebird on the Kings Road does a killer eggs benedict. But if I’m feeling more healthy, Moosh in Fulham is great for fresh juices and smoothies and even for smoked salmon bagels!
Most amazing place to buy vintage clothes: I’m not an avid fan of vintage shopping but charity shops around Chelsea are a go-to to pick up a jewel. Portobello Road is great when the weather is better on a Friday or Saturday for vintage shopping and finding some great market finds.
Best market for second hand: Portobello Road for flowers and second hand and nick nacks.
Best market for food: Borough market has incredible atmosphere and great food.
Best quirky/independentÂ cinema: The Lounge cinema in Bayswater is the best of both worlds. You can eat and have drinks whilst in super comfortable seats watching the film!
Best fashion boutique for amazing clothes/jewellery: The Shop at Bluebird is an all time favourite of mine. They sell my absolute favourite designers from Peter Pilotto, to Philip Lim and Helmut Lang. Not to mention fashion books, sunglasses and jewellery too.
Most amazing club night that Pillow Mag readers will love: Love Brunch is an amazing event that is actually lunch/afternoon time. There is always the best atmosphere and undoubtably goes on all night.
Favourite place for reasonably-priced/mid-price dinner: Automat on Dover Street has a killer mac and cheese!
Your favourite secret place for cocktails: Eight Over Eight.
Best pub: The Jam Tree for a Sunday roast and Bloody Marys (there are about 6 different types on the menu and I am obsessed).
Greatest place to check out art/exhibitions: Somerset House.
Your ultimate Secret London recommendation: Tsunami in Clapham. The most delicious Japanese food.
Check out Rosie’s blog atÂ www.atfashionforte.comÂ and herÂ app AtFashionForte.