Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Day Amber Came to Town

One of the best, and most meaningful, fringe benefits that has come from creating my blog are the friendships I've developed with other women bloggers.  Unfortunately, some of them are very far away, geographically, so we can't just plan a coffee date, but there are some who are only a few hours travel time away, and one who was so close we just had to plan an afternoon together....

I was thrilled to find this awesome dame on my doorstep yesterday - Amber, of Butane Anvil, came to London for a blogger meet up!

and of course the first thing I noticed was her marvelous hat with its delightful feather sculpture

 Don't we look like happy?  Good company does that to you...

As it was Saturday, I took her to the Western Fair Farmers' Market where we were lucky enough to run into Melinda, from The Sentimentalist, and my friend Heather, who was kind enough to take photos of us to document the occasion.   Of course, with two bloggers, and two cameras, it took a bit longer than anticipated, so my sincere apologies to those people whose trip to the coffee counter was delayed because of our posing. 

Two very shiny bloggers - where are those blotting papers when you need them?

Our respective outfit choices contrasted nicely, I think.  I thought that Amber's visit was a perfect excuse to break out the vintage black and red jumpsuit I found at The Sentimentalist.  It has long pieces of black fabric that hang off the shoulders at the back - you'll have to take my word for it as we didn't think to photograph them.

After a coffee and a visit, we headed to Organic Works Bakery, one of the few places in town where you can get a tasty variety of gluten and dairy free baked goods, and vegetarian meals.   Two yummy roast turkey sandwiches and soup later,  (neither of us are vegetarian) we decided to make a a visit Talize, but swore that as both of us have closets that are jam-packed, we would only look, and not buy.

We split up in order to cover more ground, and while I was browsing through the coats, I met this very cool young man, and we had a moment of mutual admiration of each other's outfits.   I assumed that he was not from here, and I was right, sort of.  He had been living in San Francisco, but is back in London, where he was born, to visit family.

I loved his spiked hat and cuff, and his bold print jacket, which he told me was by Givenchy.
I would really, really like to know where he got his leather pants, as they are the perfect cut, neither too loose or too tight.   Maybe if he sees this, he'll tell me in the comments?

Despite our best intentions, we both ended up taking something new (to us) home.  As a teaser, here's a photo of the label that was in the item that came home with me.  It will get its own post later.

You can find Amber's account of our adventures together here

24 comments:

  1. Nothing beats face to face time with a friend, I value these types of little visits so much!! You two look fantastic. Love your bold jumpsuit and would have been cool to see the extra fabric in the back. That guy's jacket and leather pants are amazing!! Can't wait to see what you bought!
    Becky :)

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  2. Fantastic!! It must have been a day full of smiles and laughs and much interesting conversations. You two look quite cohesive together. The same richness in style and appreciation for the finer threads. ;)

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  3. So you mean that if I ever find a way to come to London, I might be able to hang out with BOTH of you?!! It looks like you had the most fabulous time together!! It is wonderful when you can meet a fellow blogger, someone you've admired from afar. I met Judith of Style Crone and it was truly magical.

    I love the outfits you've both chosen and just wish I could've joined you on your forays into thrift-land. The young man is absolutely wonderful, too. Hurray for personal style joy!!

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    1. Jean, if you were ever to make your way here to London, I would make sure that Amber was here too so that we three could be a trifecta of blogger awesomeness.

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  4. You guys look great! Talk about big smiles - looks like it must have been such a good time!

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  5. ARRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! How bloody GLORIOUS!!!
    You two are so gorgeous, I'm feeling a bit shitty I am so far away........XXX

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  6. Oh, so awesome - and that young man is fabulously attired!

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  7. How lucky, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh You are both delicious, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    I want to hug you both
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. How absolutely fabulous. The two of you look like you've been friends for years and the smiles on your faces speak a thousand words. And yes, your gorgeous outfits contrasted beautifully. I have a feeling we will see the two of you together again!

    Looking forward to the 'Miss Style' post!

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  9. Yay! Amber is the best. Glad you got to meet her. I envy you!

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  10. What an awesome time y'all had--and looked fabulous to boot!!

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  11. You both look so stunning and chic! I can feel the joy bubbling off the pages! And what a great portrait you took of Amber. Wonderful!

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  12. What a great meeting between two delightful ladies!

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  13. You look like sisters, you cool and gorgeous pair of ladies! xxx

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  14. Best fun reported to me so far this week! Happy, happy get-together. All adorable.

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  15. Thank you for such an awesome day! Fantastic company, food, and shopping fun, and thanks to Heather for the pix. Fortunately that accessories fistfight didn't (yet) come to pass, though I am haunted by your Labradorite ring - DIBS if you'd ever consider parting with it. Very much looking forward to your "Miss Style ... of course" post, and hope to see you again soon!

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  16. double fabulousness!, it's great that you could met and enjoy a wonderful time together!!, and you look so gorgeous!!!
    besos

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  17. What an awesome twosome! I would LOVE to hang out and browse and shop and eat and chat with you and darling Amber! You are two of the most stylish, intelligent and kind bloggers I know. I'm a bit envious... xxxx

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  18. You two are so damn cool. You both look stunning! I wish my blog friends were a bit closer... Ok a lot closer. Xxx

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  19. Oooh, how jealous I am! You must have had a blast. You both look spectacular and must have been turning heads everywhere you went! Having you there makes London worth a visit.

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  20. Too bad that his jacket is fake.

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