Dinner at The Phene.



Do you remember the days when we used to be warned not to arrange to meet up with people in real life that we’d only spoken to online? Well, it seems all I do just lately is meet up with fellow internet-dwellers, and I swear I’ve never met so many wonderful people in my life! I really do think that the best thing about blogs and blogging is how easy they make it to find kindred spirits.

I was so happy to have been invited along to dinner and drinks at The Phene on Tuesday by the darling Freya, because I got to meet some of the most delightful ladies around. I can’t tell you how great to be able to sit and talk ‘shop’ for hours on end with other women working in the blogging industry. Since blogging as a ‘thing’ is so incredibly new it can sometimes feel quite a lonely world to inhabit, so nights out like this are food for the soul. And also food for the stomach, because those chips were a freaking marvel.


^^ Photo by Lulu^^




^^ I was *so* excited to finally get to meet the beautiful Tania and Freya! Tania and I have been trying to catch up for months now, and we finally managed it! These two are every bit as wonderful as I expected them to be, and about five million times more hilarious! Don’t let Freya’s appearance fool you, she’s got a wicked sense of humour! ;) ^^


After dinner I travelled back across to Waterloo with Becca, having oh so pathetically caught a cab from The Phene (just near the fire station on the King’s Road) to Sloane Square. We got off at Embankment and walked over Waterloo bridge, so that we could admire the city in all its sparkly, lit-up glory. The walk from Embankment to Waterloo is my absolute favourite. I pretty much do it every time I’m in London, unless a blister-situation becomes preventative, of course.

There was a musician playing a clarinet (I think) halfway along the bridge, and listening to him play was pretty magic. I recorded a short clip *here*, if you fancy a listen. Sigh. That city gives me goosebumps.


Left to right: Michelle, Che, Xandra, Lulu, Becca, Bobbi, Tania, and Freya. Also present but not pictured were the lovely Amy, Helen, Lou, and Siobhan :) photo by Lulu!

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  • Emily

    AHH that guy is so great, I’ve seen him playing the sax there before!
    Also, ‘The Phene’ looks lush!

  • http://www.sunnysweetpea.com Jenny

    Oh I’m so jealous of you ladies. I love the friends I have made through blogging. I’ve made truely wonderful friendships with ladies I’ve met online. Blogging means you ‘meet’ people who you may never have encountered in ‘real’ life, soul mates you were unlikely to bump into. It’s brilliant!

    Jenny | sunny sweet pea xx

  • http://www.nishaantishu.com Freya

    You’re so sweet! Can’t wait till next time.xx

  • http://www.influenceblog.net/ Steph

    Looks like you had a great night! :)

  • http://www.thelittlesthings.com Sophie

    ohhhhhh i so wish i could’ve been there. LOVE tans so much and know that you girls would be just as lovely and amazing! sounds like the best night x

    • http://www.joyfelicityjane.com Tania

      LOVE you more Soph!

  • http://loulou-in-paris.blogspot.fr Lou

    Yay, this is just so lovely! That drinks looks so pretty xx

  • http://www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk Rosie W

    Looks like you had a fun night ladies! I need to arrange something like this with bloggers near Bath, but I dont know people ‘well enough’ yet!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • http://hejjuni.typepad.com juni // hej juni

    I was thinking about that the other day too, how I’ve met so many new and wonderful people through blogging and etsy selling, and how adults used to tell us all the time that we mustn’t talk to strangers on the internet! hahahah

  • http://fillmylittleworld.blogspot.co.uk Beeta

    Looks lovely, Rosie! I also love that walk from Embankment to Waterloo, particularly at night. London is a glittery magical treat isn’t it?! xx
    PS. the photo of that cocktail is superb!


  • http://stacie-lifeisworththefight.blogspot.co.uk Stacie

    Looks like it was a awesome evening! Those chips also look scrummy!


  • http://orbitingoceans.blogspot.co.uk Bekka

    Looks like a beautiful evening, so glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Those chips do look amazing, but I think I’m more mesmerised by the city and all its lights! x

  • http://msmariadiana.com dee

    It sounds (& looks) like you had such a lovely time. I love the clarinet player!

  • http://www.joyfelicityjane.com Tania

    That cocktail photo is putting mine to shame I tell ya’! It was just wonderful to meet you darling girl! You’re even lovelier in person! Can’t wait for our next reunion :) xxxx

  • http://cocoandmingo.com Jessica (Coco/Mingo)

    This is so awesome, Rosie!! What a wonderful idea to meet up with your blogger buddies in the same area! I wish all of mine lived nearby so we could do that too :) It looked like a wonderful and beautiful night, so exciting! xo


  • http://www.berrydiaries.com Lulu

    It is quite a strange experience to meet someone whose blog you have stalked for ages!
    Rosie it was great to meet you and you and as Tan said above, you are even lovelier in person!
    Hope to see you again soon:)
    Lulu x

  • http://itsamadsmadsworld.blogspot.ca Madeline

    I agree, it is so odd how now many long, great, lasting relationships are built purely over the internet, times are a changin I suppose. Great you got to meet some fellow bloggers !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  • http://nadinestevens.blogspot.co.uk Nadine

    Looks like so much fun! I physically cannot believe I’ve never treated myself to that walk, what an incredible view! I’m waaay too easily sucked into “making the most” of my travelcard!

  • http://www.ellalogy.com Ellie

    It looks like you ladies had so much fun! What pretty pictures… I really hope I can go to a meet-up like this someday!

  • Amy

    Awh this is such a lovely post.

    I love the walk from Embankment too.

    That photo of your cocktail is making me have cravings and it’s only Monday! >.<"


  • http://www.littleappletree.co.uk Angela

    How lovely that you all met up! It looks like an amazing night was had, and what could be better than a musician accompanying a late-night walk?

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