July 11, 2014

Vacation 2014: Blogger’s Meet & Greet…

London Blogger's meet Tomes Edition
So this happened, I got to meet some of my E-friends! Let me first say a big THANK YOU to the lovely Lesley of Fresh Lengths & Yvonne of Diary of Another Relaxed Chic for coming out and hanging with me.  The month of May was an extremely stressful month that I even lost weight. It was so noticeable that my human resource manager asked me if I lost weight because my clothes seem not to be fitting as they usually did. I couldn’t wait for May to be over and June to begin which I was hoping would bring more sunshine into my life. I was solely looking forward to some relaxation and quality time with my fiancé for this vacay.  Kevin is no stranger to this blog and he said to me one day Do you want to meet up with your bloggers from the UK while you’re visiting” and my eyes lit up and was like YEAH.  He’s truly a breathe of fresh air. I thought to myself which of my bloggers were in the UK that I could possibly meet up with and the two persons that I interact with on a regular basis in the blogger world is Lesley & Yvonne.
I immediate sent them an email and they agreed. Lesley schedule was alil bit hectic but we manage to still squeeze in time to meet up. Yvonne schedule was pretty flexible so it was easy to get everyone together at the same time.
The 02
We decided to meet at the 02, which is a major attraction in London. So my plan was to explore London during the day, head home to freshen up and meet up with the girls but, as plans have it, I was pressed for time and headed straight to the 02. I was about 15-20mins late and this isn’t normal behavior for me.  I did call Yvonne to let her know I was running late.
As soon as I got there the first person I spotted was Lesley, due to her height and complexion. These ladies had never met before and took this opportunity to get to know each other more till I got there.  I immediately embraced both ladies as we decided to have a dinner at Nando’s. 
Tomes & Lesley & Yvonne - Blogger's
Yvonne was very pretty and has such  a great outgoing personality. She’s a brains & beauty chick. I didn’t feel like I was just meeting her for the first time as our conversation flowed. We are also in the same career field and have so much more in common.
Yvonne from Diary of Another Relaxed Chic
Lesley was a lot fairer in complexion and has a heart of gold.  As you can see Lesley is tall, well compared to me lol. She was very friendly and easy to get along with. Her hair texture is beautiful and even though she just had a trim the volume of her bun was huge.
Lesley from Fresh Lengths
Take a look at what our dinner looked like. I opted for a plain chicken with fries and corn on the cub.
Nando's Dinner
We chatted about all sorts and of course hair and blogging came up. It was really nice to meet these two ladies who are both beautiful on the inside and out. Even though the meet up was for a couple hours I had a great time. If you ladies are ever in Barbados, I’ll be happy to show you around.
Tomes Edition with Yvonne & Lesley
When meeting people for the first time we often don’t know what to expect or how the night would go. Some awkward silences are expected but overall I didn’t feel like I was meeting complete strangers even though the reality was I did. So much to talk about, experiences to share and of course tips. Sometimes the people we read about on blogs or watch on YouTube turn out to be two completely different people. That was NOT the case with these girls, which was awesome and made the experience much more memorable and comfortable.
Special thanks to Kevin for taking our pics that night. Again, Thanks Lesley & Yvonne for coming out to meet up with me, be sure to check out their lovely blogs. Check out the mini video we did on Instagram as well.

Have you met any of your E-Friends yet?

Be inspired…


18 comments:

  1. That is pretty cool that you all got to hang out together! Lesley and Yvonne def seem to be beautiful people inside & out from their blogs (as do you, Tomes!) so it's great to know they are in real life, too.

    And I love the way your fiancé is so supportive of your hair & blogging endeavors! That's so sweet :)

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    1. Thanks Melanie we both appreciate it. These ladies sure are.

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  2. I am so glad you all met up, it is really lovely to see everyone having a good time and thanks to Kevin for the excellent pictures, xx

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  3. Great article, it was super cool meeting you and Lesley too and your other half. He is so supportive. I really enjoyed the meet up and will definitely take u up on your offer when in Barbados! ;) x

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    1. Thanks Yvonne and i'm looking forward to it.

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  4. What an amazing meet up this must have been. How cool.

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  5. Hold up...where was my invite? Ha-ha! Just kidding! You guys look like you had a blast!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. If i'm ever in your neck of the woods I'll definitely give you a holla.

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  6. You are such a lovely person Tomie. It was great to meet up with Yvonne, you and Kevin who is so supportive of your blogging. It was really cool to just talk with people who are as hair obsessed as I am x

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    1. Awwww thanks Lesley, it was a great evening.

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  7. That's so cool! You guys look like you had a good time. I've never met a fellow blogger in person, but I hope to at some point.

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  8. How very nice, sounds like a great experience.

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  9. I had to do a double and triple take. I thinks that's so cool. You guys look like long time friends in those pics!

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  10. Bloggers meet up are so fun and how funny I also follow Fresh lengths.
    I've met bloggers in real life and they've actually become friends. I love this blogging community and how it connects people with similar interest together so well.

    If I ever come to Barbados (dreaming over here), we are so meeting up :)

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