“The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I can not even begin to describe how epic this past weekend was. Not only did I get to meet and have a friend slash blogger stay with me, but I actually got to meet two bloggers. (more on the latter well later!) Ahhh I am still freaking out about it. I literally feel on top of the world I got to meet these two fantastic souls!
After texting, face-timing and realizing we were literally sisters from another mister, Sarah over at lifewithlilred came to visit me! Ahhh! (I think I broke every glass object in my apartment over my excitement!) It was literally a surreal moment.
I met her at the Port Authority Thursday morning, not just with bells on, but ready to show her a New York minute. Not only was it our first time meeting in person, but it was also the first time she had ever been to the city. It was my duty to make sure she experienced my city in all its glory!
Finally in the flesh!
I wish it had been filmed, and I apologize to everyone whose eardrums we burst when Sarah got off the bus and we finally laid eyes on each other. It was Blogger’s Love at first sight. It was also so surreal. After having Face-timed with her for months I finally saw her in the flesh, and guys, she is as sweet, funny, fashionable, and sassy as she is on her blog.
Despite having travelled for over ten hours, we chatted non-stop. Thursday was a low-key day, and I took her to two of my favorite restaurants, Le Pain Quotidian and Cascabel Taqueria. We finished the evening off at my favorite ice cream place, a new York staple called The Sweet Shop.
Friday, I took Sarah to my favorite breakfast place which I have mentioned once or twice (or a gazillion times!) on here, called Maison Kayser. Afterwards, we decided to Brooklyn it. Yes I totally made Brooklyn a Verb as it SHOULD be! No judgement.
After ooing and ahhing over the sights, which even made this jaded New Yorker get all the feels, it was picture time. Sarah and I had joked about how this was a blogger’s conference, (party of two!) but in some aspects it really was. We took all the pictures! I don’t think Sarah truly realized how many pictures we were going to take, but we did!
Our friendship was sealed, when she not only took great direction from me, (I know my best angles and can be quite militant about them) but also took amazing pictures! If blogging doesn’t work out, photography will!
After we explored some of Brooklyn, and ventured over the Brooklyn Bridge, I took her to another favorite of mine, BareBurger.
New York is a city of food and walking. Which actually makes the perfect pairing. You will not go hungry here, but you might go broke!
Stomach’s satisfied, we called it an early night.
Let’s be honest for a second. It wasn’t the fashion, or the blogging, nor our obsession with HP, or the belly laughs that solidified Sarah’s and my friendship. No. It was the fact we were both skater girls. If you have ever skated competitively, you know what I mean. That blood sweat and tears creates a bond for life.
The one bucket list item Sarah had, was to go ice skating. The rink at Rockefeller at serendipitously opened the week before. While I don’t usually skate at Rockefeller, (It is small and crowded. And did I mention SMALL?!) it really is one of those touristy bucket list items, I don’t mind that much.
The weather was unseasonably warm and many people (ahem tourists) took advantage, to strap on skates for a little while.
After skating, we walked around Rockefeller and then went to my favorite crepe place before heading back to my apartment, because the fated TV God’s had blessed us with a Harry Potter weekend. Which meant, nothing else mattered!
Sunday was a low key day. We went back to Le Pain for breakfast, before walking over to Carl Shurz for the Halloween Dog Contest which was so stinking cute! Seriously ALL the feels guys! I met a “friend” in the afternoon (more on that later!), and afterwards Sarah and I went to BareBurger for her last meal (boo!) before returning to my apartment for a last night of Harry Potter and chatting.
I took Sarah back to the Port Authority Monday morning, which was so bittersweet. I had the absolute best time with her. It can be so nerve-wracking meeting people. You make assumptions and build images in your head, that many times let you down, but not with this girl. She is as authentic, sweet, and fun, as she is on her blog and when we FaceTimed. We literally never ran out of things to talk too, and if she didn’t have to leave, we would STILL be talking. It was an absolutely amazing weekend, one that solidified a friendship and makes me so grateful to know this sweet beauty. If you have not checked out her blog PLEASE do!
Until our next AnkhorRed adventure!
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