Monday, March 29, 2010

girl time

I met up with one of my good friends yesterday for some much needed girl time. When I started writing this post, I started to think about how special our friendship is.

Our friendship spans close to a decade. She has seen me through my lifes' biggest milestones: my engagement, my marriage and the birth of my two daughters .

I love our friendship. Unfortunately we don't get to see each other as often as we would like, but when we do get together, it's like no time has passed.

We are both avid tea drinkers so of course, our girls day started out with tea time at my favorite tea lounge.

We then headed to this really cool New York style deli Solly's Bagelry. If you are local and haven't eaten here, it's a must!!

(the best chicken soup!)

After our delicious meal, we headed off to the Portobello West Fashion & Art Market. The Portobello West market was inspired by the famous artisan markets of Europe. There were so many great vendors there, it was total sensory overload!!

Of course, we couldn't leave empty handed, I picked up this wool felt poppy hair clip and hair band from this lovely Etsian.

I found my dear friend just staring in awe at these gorgeous porcelain works of art. She couldn't walk away without purchasing two, one for herself and one for her future mother in law.

It was a lovely way to spend Sunday afternoon. I hope yours was just as lovely!
P.S. Don't forget to enter my ruffled inspired giveaway!


carissa @ lowercase letters said...

it certainly sounds lovely! that bagel place looks superb. i want a bagel now. : ) love your finds... how adorable!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i just attended a wedding in vegas and so many of my friends from middle school were there too! it was soo great to catch up with them and we just picked up conversation like we had just seen each other the other day! but really, its soo great to be able to catch up with old friends once in awhile!! that market looks sooo neat, i would love to visit one one of these days!

Brianne said...

this post made me think of my best friend who lives in orange county. we've been friends since the 1st grade, and though i live in san francisco, our friendship has grown so much. the market you girls went to looks like so much fun!

Megan said...

That tea place looks amazing!

Micaela said...

i love blessings like your friend. The kind of friend who when you meet up, can pick up right where you left off. A great photo of you two and lovely finds! oh to browse through that market... so thank you jozen for the links!

ps. I really wished i had waited to do my mail post until after today's postman made a visit because they brought me your delightful card and the PRETTIEST hair adornments i ever did see!!! gorgeous! thank you!! with all my heart, thank you! you're a true gem in this fabulous blogging world we have.

and for your giveaway, someone truly will be lucky! i need to add a button on my blog, it's a good one! :)


Krista said...

Sounds like a wonderful Sunday! I had one too... of course Monday is never quite as good by comparison. :o)

projectvee said...

sounds like such a lovely time :)

sharonlei said...

What a great friendship you two share.. my BFF and I have known eachother since we were in the first grade! She's my partner in crime.... and we've been through ups and downs.. but our friendship is still going strong... I actually call her my "soulmate #2!". hee hee.

Hope you're having a beautiful Monday sweetie.

xx Love & Aloha

tinypaperheart said...

oh, i love your purchases! :)

Leslie said...

What an amazing day! I am lucky to have some amazing friends that I have known for over half my life... we are like sisters so I totally understand the bond you share!

trishie said...

Sounds like a lovely day out!
I love spending time with my fav girlfriends as well. we don't always have time to meet up a great deal but when we do, it's always wonderful and so much fun.

Jen Kim said...

looks like a beautiful girls' day, how lucky u both are :-)

cArLa said...

looks like fun! don't you love a day out with the girls?

junghwa by Amy Stewart said...

I love spending time with the girls. Yay us for being so lucky to have great girl friends. :)


Gracie said...

What a beautiful day! It's lovely that you were able to catch up and spend such a wonderful day together. The items you purchased are just darling. And tea is a great way to start the day x

MadsaboutU said...

Wow, that was such great finds! I love the felt flowers...are they clip ons? The fresh flowers also inspired me to go back to my routine of going to the farmer's market.

Melissa said...

Hi jozen, just wanted to let you know that you were chosen as the winner of my mixer giveaway! Congrats! Send me your contact info whenever you get a chance =)

Downtown Girl said...

Jozen, you're the sweetest friend!
Love your findings at the market. So pretty!

Charlotte said...

I love the way you write and your pictures along with it.
The hair clips are great. Maybe I can make them myself.

SaraswatiChB for swap-bot

Grooveycrafts said...


I don't have children but for some reason all those things we used to do (like spending time with friends) always seem to get pushed to one side but for me I'm trying to fit in back into my life again as you realise just how much you loved those days when you come across that friend again.

Agnetha said...

Such a nice blog you got!!

(Agnetha - SwapBot)

Maria Isabel said...

That day sounds like heaven, I need one of those!
-mariaisabel "comments on craft/design blog swap"

Jennifer McLean said...

what a lovely day that sounds like. My best friend lives in another country, about 6 hours away by plane. It doesn't matter that it's been years since I got to hug her, she's still my very best friend. I'm glad you have that too, there's just no substitute.
Here's to friends who stick with us.
Jaemac from swap-bo

Coleen Franks said...

Jozen, I love those felt flowers. You have a lovely blog. I"'m from Swap-bot, Comment on Blogs swap. Not only am I commenting, but I'm following as well. Would you follow on mine?
Coleen Franks

Small Burst said...

What a fun time with a great friend. I want to go to this this market and I love, love these porcelain jars! Maganda!