Topolski’s and Byron.


Freya-and-Tania South-Bank-lights   Byron-burgers Lizzie-and-Freya Byron-burger Tania-and-Rosie-Cider-with-Rosie Burgers-and-milkshakes Lights-over-the-Thames

A couple of days after Christmas, I went into town to meet Freya, Tania and Lizzie for drinks and dinner. It was our last chance to see each other before Tania heads home to France for a couple of weeks, and then off to Australia for a whole year! The South Bank looked gorgeous, all lit up in white and blue for the festive season. In fact, it looked so beautiful it kind of made me wonder why I ever bother getting on the Tube when I’m in London, when I could just wander along the river instead!

The girls and I met at a little bar just near Waterloo called Topolski’s (a tip off from Freya’s fianc√© Adam), and ploughed through a couple of wicked cocktails made up of fresh cranberry juice, and a vodka infused in-house with clementines, cinnamon, and a whole host of other Christmassy spices. They were pretty spectacular! And also lethal (the kind of drink that goes down easy as anything, but makes you ‘pull’ every ‘push’ door on the way to the bathroom), so afterwards we went in search of burgers! Byron (and oreo milkshakes for four) hit the spot in the way that only moderately-priced extra cheesy cheeseburgers can.

We spent our evening talking about the ins and outs of this strange and wonderful industry we’ve all found ourselves in, and the need for holiday, and unplugging, and friendship, and food, and Christmas, and our plans for the year ahead. I won’t harp on again about how grateful I am for these sweet girls (You must be sick of us all! Is there a word for the female version of a bromance? Because there should be.) and will instead just say that I’m very, very glad that 2013 was the year our paths crossed.

And also, Lizzie? I’m sorry you had to put up with having three bloggers take photographs of your food before you could eat it. We are obnoxious, and we know it. ;)

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  • Tania

    Was I giving you the GIRL hand movement right there?! HAHA I couldn’t love you more if I tried. I want another round of oreo milshakes asap & have you two with me at all times. xxxxxxxxx

  • Amy

    Sounds like the perfect evening! I need to go to Byron next time I’m down in London, I feel like I’m missing out!

  • Freya

    I miss my burger baby bump almost as much as I miss you two. Love you sweets! Catch up soon for shopping and filming? And facetime with Tans of course!xxxxxxxxxxx xx xxxx

  • Cat

    This sounds lovely, I love southbank, especially at christmas! x

  • Jo Fisher

    I went to Byron for the first time last week and loved it! I’ll definitely go back, if only because I didn’t have an oreo milkshake and now I regret it! Beautiful photos :)

    Jo xxx

  • Rosie W

    I really want to try Byron burgers :) Sounds like you had a fabulous evening. x

  • Setarra

    This looks like an ah-mazing time. I went on my first blate last year and made some lasting friendships from said get togethers :) Annnd those burgers look delicious!

  • Danielle

    Sounds like the loveliest going away drinks! I’d love to meet you ladies when I’m in London later this year. Suppose I’ll need to make it down to Australia as well then, huh? :)

  • Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

    Oh yum, a Proper Burger! I want one! It’s morning here, but you have me salivating for burgers and wicked cocktails! Love the blue lights in your photos, Rosie!

  • andreavytlacilova

    Haha, this is funny! :D The food looks amazing though!


  • Deenie

    The photos with all the lights look amazingly gorgeous, and those burgers look and sound absolutely delicious! It sounds like you had a wonderful time :)

  • Kaili Clark

    i take way too many photographs of my food too haha i think people get pretty annoyed and confused, but I can’t help it.

  • Becky

    Hahah! That instagram picture is fantastic, exactly what I put my friends and husband through on nights out – I feel so guilty about it!
    Becs x

  • Lou

    Could never get sick of you and your girls – you’re all so adorable and inspirational! Topolski’s sounds uh-mazing :) telling my London friends about that one! xx

  • Ibbs

    LOVE that instagram pic by Lizzie – such is a blogger’s life :)
    x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

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