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Mum in the Hood: Amiee Carlton in Kensal Rise

Mum in the Hood: Amiee Carlton in Kensal Rise

In our Mum in the Hood series we speak with mums around the greater London area to find out what they love about where they live. This week we spoke with Amiee Carlton, a parenting coach living in Kensal Rise.

Please introduce yourself…

My name is Amiee Carlton and I am a Therapeutic Parenting Coach. I live in Kensal Rise with my two children; Cydney who is 14 and Remy who is 10.

I works with one-to-one clients and I run intimate group programmes to help parents be more conscious in their parenting so they can create deeper, lasting connection with their children.

I have a new 8-week programme, The Parenting Revolution, starting on September 21st. You can sign up to join the waitlist HERE.

You can also sign up to join my free Live Workshop on Thursday September 15th at 7pm.

I am going to be sharing three powerful and actionable steps that will help you child overcome anxiety and find confidence. Learn more and sign up HERE.


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Which area do you live in, and what do you love about it?

I live in Kensal Rise which I absolutely LOVE. We moved here about six years ago from a long stint on the West Coast, and I swear, if we hadn’t found this area I may well have moved back to the States.

Kensal Rise is just the perfect mix of urban and suburban for me.

I am a real Londoner in my soul so I couldn’t live anywhere too quiet. Here in Kensal I am surrounded by parks but in a really urban environment. I’m a huge fan!

There is also the most wonderful sense of community to the area. I feel like everybody really looks out for each other and there is always someone to bump into and grab a coffee with when I’m out doing errands. My favourite coffee spot is Cable Co coffee.

Where do you like to hang out with your kids?

The location of Kensal Rise means that we are so close to everything. We love to stroll down to Portobello Market where we like to look at the crystals and taste all the food from the sellers there. We also love to go to our favourite local book shop Queen’s Park Books to choose some new books then stop for an ice cream.

What are your favourite local family-friendly eateries?

We love Tonkotsu for ramen noodles on a weekend.

The kids and I love ice cream from 3bis on Portobello Road.

My son is obsessed with any FIVE GUYS burger.

My eldest and I often walk to Planet Organic for a smoothie, or we love Acai Carioca for a smoothie bowl on a weekend.


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What are your favourite local independent shops?

My favourite is Supra on Chamberlayn Road for their awesome, hand-picked selection of fashion. I never leave empty handed.

I also love Verandah on Chamberlayn Road because it is great for gifts, and they have an awesome second had sample rail which is always fun. They also always have great sunglasses that don’t cost the earth.

What local activities do you and your family take part in?

Whenever there is a local fair, like Queen’s Park Day, we will always go and hang out.

The Queen’s Park Farmers’ Market on a Sunday on Salisbury Road is a weekly must.

Where’s your favourite place to escape in your area for a little solo time?

A walk down to Queen’s Park is always a pleasure. I make sure I visit my trainers Ellis Stockwell every week for some personal ass kicking. I don’t get much solo time to be honest – I’m going to have to rectify that.


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Where’s the best place for a night out with friends / date night?

I love Ida for an intimate night out. Their pasta is always amazing.

What’s the best hidden gem in your area?

Kensal Nails for their Gold Gels.

Follow Amiee to learn more about her courses, free e-books and more on her website and Instagram.

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