Guess which item I remixed? No, Aly and Jack the Beast don’t count…
:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Old Navy
Kimono – F21
Necklace – Poshmark
Jeans – Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s
Heels – Candie’s
:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Won’t Go Home Without You by Maroon 5
But wait! We interrupt our regularly scheduled non-text summer blog post to do a feature on my very first blogger meet-up.
Last Friday, the stars finally settled and allowed me to have lunch in Claremont with my fashion BFF, Anne of SpyGirl fame. This is Anne of the fabulous 52 Pick-me-up challenges. Anne who honored me by choosing my outfit as a subject for one of her brilliant sketches and which I use as my avatar to this day. Anne who traveled across the country and made Waterlogues of her trip. Yes, that Anne.
And it was not surprising that Anne is a beautiful person inside and out. I was apprehensive meeting someone face to face, if only because I’ve become more of an introvert in my maturing age. But as soon as I saw Anne walking up to the restaurant, I felt immediately at ease and things only went uphill from there.
I felt like a true lady of leisure, dining on Crab Louis after an appetizer of Bardot’s famous goat cheese lollipops (to die for!) and engaging in a conversation that ran the gamut from a frank discussion about cancer to a giggle fest over gods know what but which seemed hilarious at the time.
Two hours flew by like nothing, and by the way, now I know why Europeans stay so svelte even with all the rich foods they ingest – taking time over one’s meal is the best weight control ever! I never thought a salad could fill me up so satisfactorily! Anne had the ceviche and she looked like she was enjoying as well.
We probably could have talked for more hours, but I had to beat the traffic back into the IE to make Aly’s final camp performance. So we exchanged goodies and bid each other adieu from the Bunny Gunner museum.
I had expected my Waterlogue prints and this gorgeous Chinese jacket she’d promised, but Anne surprised me with a couple of books, a TARDIS blue cardi and button up and a neon green Converse pencil case! I was overwhelmed and humbled by the unexpected largesse! I did say she was a beautiful person inside and out, right?
The best present, however, was Anne’s introducing me to the app that allowed her to make all that wonderful artwork during her trip and which, upon seeing in action for myself, I absolutely had to have. Because it lets me do stuff like this:
Expect more Waterlogues from me in the future – I’m having loads of fun playing! And thanks, Anne, for a truly amazing meetup! I may just be convinced to go to more of these as long as you promise to go with!