Saturday, August 7, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!

Since Tom was away on my birthday he insisted on doing something the Friday after he got back from New York. To me it really didn't matter if I sat on the couch in sweats or if I went out to a bar or not.  I only just moved to London, (3 weeks today!) I don't have a whole lot of friends yet and the ones I do have were away or busy with their significant others.  Not to mention I am 32...aren't I getting to old too have birthday parties?  Ok so maybe that last part is just an excuse because I don't know a lot of people here and I'm just trying to justify not doing anything.  So, as I was saying, Tom insisted on doing something. I got all dressed up and met him after work in Trafalgar Square and we walked to a place called Sketch which is just off Regent Street.  We walked into this really uniquely designed foyer and Tom tells the woman at the door that he has a reservation and the woman replies "Party of 3? The other gentleman is already at your table" As you can imagine I am a little confused...we get brought to our table and sitting there is my friend Michael! Tom apparently contacted Michael through facebook and arranged this dinner.

Dinner was excellent and the place was insane.  There was this french fantasy-like theme going on as well as a bubble theme.  I wish you could have seen the bathroom loo! There was this all white, double staircase that went upstair into and open area but in the area were all these pods.  The pods were single toilets!  Everything was so pristine and futuristic up there.  Here I am at the really nice restaurant and all I can talk about is the bathroom!  I highly recommend doing a Google Image search to see what this place looked like as I cannot do it justice.

After dinner we went to one of the bars in the restaurant for a cocktail and then ventured off into London for another, cheaper drink at a local pub.  It turned out to be a great night.  Not that I didn't expect it to be, but it was just a completely unexpected night altogether.  And Michael and Tom got on really well which makes me so happy!  I love when my friends get along :)

Here are a few photos from the night...
Fast Friends

Me with the birthday planner

My surprise guest


  1. I'm sorry I haven't emailed you yet! But I will, soon, and then we'll celebrate your birthday again!

  2. Yay! Looking forward to it :)

  3. Lovely! Where did you move from?

  4. Claire~ Thanks :) I had been living in New York City for 3 years before I moved over.