A few weeks ago I met a girl on the Internet machine.
I randomly came across her blog, which is totally awesome and you should check it out. Turns out her name is also Sarah (except with an H!), she’s also from Ohio (same city as my family), also loves food, also loves travel … and did I mention she’s from Ohio??
I can tell where you boys are thinking this story is headed. Sorry! Just a friendly blogger meet up
Sarah was in London for three weeks, so we decided to meet up for a coffee. When I was walking to Regent Street to meet her, I was thinking, “WHY did I do this? What if it’s so awkward? What if she’s actually a total creep (or what if she thinks I’m a total creep!)??”
But as soon as we met up it was totally fine! She’s super friendly, and we had stuff to talk about for the whole 2+ hours we hung out.
I took her to my favorite coffee place near Carnaby Street, SACRED cafe.
The iced coffee comes served in one of those silver things shakes are normally made in, and your glass has a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I like it because it’s only mildly sweet and it’s just so much more fun than your standard iced coffee.
It was also nice to be around another food blogger because it was totally acceptable to have a camera out documenting everything. Unfortunately I only had my iPhone. Should have planned ahead!
I somehow managed to get views from the table, but not of the actual street or outside of the cafe. The downstairs is really cute as well.
After the coffee we walked down the street to Abercrombie & Fitch. Why would two Americans go to A&F in London? Because it’s ridiculous! To Americans it’s just another store in a mall.
In London it’s a big deal.
Such a big deal that there’s not even a sign out front. You just have to know it’s there.
On weekends when it’s busy it’s not uncommon for there to be a long line to get in. It looks like people are queuing up to enter a club … but it’s actually just Abercrombie. When you go through the doors there is always a model and a photographer, so you can get your picture taken with a “real” A&F model.
Inside, the building is gorgeous. It’s got tons of rooms and two floors, but the funny thing is that they hire people to dance and look “cool” up on the balcony in the middle of the building. It’s crazy. But I guess it works!
After that I walked her to Covent Garden because she was going to see War Horse. (I need to see more plays!) It was really fun and we were sad that we waited until the end of her trip to meet up. She’s moving to Japan for a year, so maybe I’ll randomly turn up there because it sounds amazing
I’m really excited about this experience because a couple years ago this is something I never would have done. This whole year has been about me doing things I wouldn’t normally do, and I’ve had a lot of fun! For example, I never, ever would have considered going on a vacation by myself, but it turned out to be great!
I always have problems ending blog posts. Good bye? I don’t know. In any case, I’m done now. See you tomorrow?