I should never say I'll be back tomorrow. My life is too chaotic, and I'm too prone to distraction. Sorry about that little month-long intermission. I know it's absurd to still be talking about this trip that happened six hundred months ago. But if I don't properly thank Xanthe for her loveliness, it will continue to be an incomplete sentence in my head... a perpetually uncrossed "T". Which is a bit of a travesty after someone you've never met, who lives on the other side of the planet takes an entire day out of her life to acquaint you with her city.
Would you believe Xanthe's sister (Zoe) owns the most adorable tea shop in London? Y'ALL. It was like someone coming to visit me in Texas, and my sister just happening to own a dude ranch.
It was also quite the monumental way to check off a Life List item: Photograph Grown Sisters.
Absolute beauty, inside and out.
These make me miss my sister. There's nothing like that relationship, is there?
La la la la!!!!
We only had two days in London, so being able to spend one of them with Xanthe and Zoe made the trip feel more personal. It also allowed us to see a part of London we would have never found on our own. If you're ever there, I highly recommend you go have tea and a cupcake at Adorable Bake-A-Boo. Then pick up a copy of Zoe's awesome Cookbook. In fact, for fun I think I'll give one away! Leave a comment before midnight CST on the 14th, and someone will be chosen at random, announced on the 15th. Good luck!
One more thing. I know this is a random note to end on, but I couldn't blog about London without mentioning our favorite meal. We got into a cab one night, asked the driver to take us "somewhere great" and ended up at Ayoush restaurant. People, I'm not exaggerating when I say this might be the best meal we've ever eaten. I was so mad when I was full. If you are ever in the area, please go. And then email me about every detail so I can live vicariously through your experience.