It’s become my July tradition to go to London and drink Pimm’s for hours with gorgeous local bloggers. It all started in 2008 with Sharon Rose and ex-blogger Times of Glory.
In 2009, we expanded to five: Sharon Rose, Samantha, Kate, Liz and me.
Last year’s Pimm’s-fest featured Liz, Kate, Margaret, Winnie and Disneyrollergirl.
Today’s attendees were Sharon, Liz, Kate and Margaret. MrB came along as the official photographer — as you can see, his mad photography skillz were in full effect. Here is his picture of four bloggers plus Sharon’s disembodied-seeming head.
Seven hours after we started with lunch at Giraffe, we wobbled to our feet, lined up and struck the cross-legged WendyB pose, except for Kate …
… so she was forced to make up for it in a solo photo. Note her on-trend red pants!
I was relieved I was able to make it to the gathering because the previous day’s plans were ruined when I suffered a violent allergy attack. MrB and I had met our handsome friend Bruce for dinner, but I was sneezing so much that I had to call a car and go back to the hotel without ordering. The car came just after I acquired a piece of bread and buttered it. Today, MrB enjoyed telling the ladies how I left the restaurant still clutching the slice of buttered bread (I ate it in the car). In my jet-lagged and sickly state, walking through the restaurant with the bread seemed perfectly sensible, but in hindsight, I’m mortified. Fortunately, the sneezing died down and two pitchers of Pimm’s, some ginger beer and a little cider have taken the edge off my embarrassment.
Read More About Our Gathering
- Margaret has interesting info on the places we went to.
- Sharon Rose has an official name for our event.
- Kate took a picture of a man in a tutu.
Lovely! And Kate’s hair is fab!
Penny Dreadful Vintage says
Crikey, you are quick off the mark! Since I got home I’ve done nothing but loaf about in my dressing gown eating pizza and watching a show about men’s suits. Oh and telling stories about Henry and Gigi to Mr D! Lovely to see you again, hope you enjoy the rest of your hol x
Tell him how Henry lies down so grudgingly!
You all look fab, glad so much fun was had and that you had nice weather. Sad I missed out – next year for sure…! X
Yes, no more working on Saturdays for you!
Pam @over50feeling40 says
Glad you are feeling better…this looks like so mcu fun! Hope the rest of the trip goes well!!
Madeleine Gallay says
That is simply clever to have taken the bread with you.
Pimm’s and the girls, love it.
Tea For Two says
Blogger meets look like a hoot. Glad you recovered sufficiently from your allergy attack. My boyfriend was really suffering yesterday – I really don’t envy you guys that problem :/
I’ve heard of worse restaurant antics than your bout of allergy-hazed bread staggering!
All the ladies look loverly.
Patti @ NotDeadYet Style says
What fun! I don’t even know if I like Pimm’s but who cares, this scene looks like a slice of heaven.
Miss Peelpants says
I got ‘btchplz’ as my anti-spam, which I’m pretty sure you said at some point yesterday (which made me happy!).
Was lovely to see you, everyone looked great!! Although I see I am having slight transparency/flash issues with my Ossie skirt. I’m sure he’d be proud… 😉
Hope you get to see Al, and the Grès exhibition! x
Mo Thompson says
What a lovely looking group of stylish ladies. x
Faux Fuchsia says
I am jealous. I love going to Harvey Nicks for lunch. My sisters and I called it Harvey Snicks. And we like to eat at Giraffe too. Kate’s new do looks excellent. Meanwhile, off topic, the Ice-T and Coco reality tv show has started here in Oz and I think of you when I watch it. They seem very happy.
Now I would have loved to come out and play…Saturday Pimms, yum, looks like you all had fun. Glad you were over your allergy attack and could play after coming all this way. Cant believe a year has past since I read about your last trip. Xxxx
Suzanne aka Punk Glam Queen says
Crikey Wendy, there you go being psychic again — Dan and I were just talking about my Pimm’s addiction yesterday, while you were imbibing! (I even have the Winter Pimm’s which is also lovely.) Ok and I almost bust a gut picturing you walking out clutching the bread — of course that was perfectly sensible, but hilarious none the less! Have a lovely holiday, and do have a pitcher of Pimm’s for me!
Make Do Style says
It was a fab day out! The Pimms always tastes better with you lot!! Realised I’m the only flattie amongst a bevvy of wedged up glam chicks xx
Wow, I’m McQueen today.
Love these pictures, how fab to see my blogging friends hanging out together. x
Julie Anne Rhodes says
I wanna come too next year! Looks like you had sooooooo much fun in my old stomping grounds.
Hi my dear!! Another fabulous afternoon and evening at our ‘Annual Bloggers Convention’-the Pimms went down a treat and it was so lovely to get together, thanks for the gorgeous photos too! Hope you’re feeling much better and enjoy the rest of your vacation-see you next year!! xxx
Christina Lindsay says
You all look gorgeous. What wonderful pictures. I hope you’ve had a great weekend xx
Pimms saved the day I’d say. You all look so well-dressed and happy!
Miss Cavendish says
Oh, to be in London! Mr. C and I drank Pimm’s all June (well, through Wimbledon) and have moved on to Lillet. Don’t think there’s a corresponding French sporting event, but C’est la vie!
Susan Tiner says
What fun! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time and you all look gawgus.
That looks like a fun outing, I have a crush on that pleated skirt-the color is just amazing!
For Those About To Shop says
Pimm’s and lemonade! I think it’s the Queen’s favourite.
Sorry about your allergies. You still look fab. Hmmm, those are some nice jeans! And Kate’s red ones too!