Well hi! Sorry for the slight absence, this week I’ve finally felt more in the swing of things at work, but that all said my MH is taking a bit of a knock. No rhyme or reason, just ‘cos it wants to be a PAIN. In the midst of all of this however, I had a pretty exciting Sunday planned…
The lovely Hels of the Hels Project, and Abbey of Abbey Louisa Rose, and I decided we’d been chatting on Twitter for far too long, and it was in fact high-time we got together! One group WhatsApp and several exchanges of determining what dates we were free and where we could go, we settled on Sunday 16th, and to head to the most instagrammable place Central London has to offer – Peggy Porschen.
We also decided to abide by Hels’ tweet:
I really want a bloggers date where we can go to pretty cafes and wear cute outfits and eat aesthetically pleasing food 🍩☕
— Hels (@thehelsproject) June 28, 2017
I’m trying to be more of a tourist in my own city, and to be honest I just can’t believe how pretty Victoria is generally – I used to work just near there in Pimlico, but never really explored further (though if you *do* go to Pimlico, be sure to head to Moo Cantina and try their Empanadas – they are SO. GOOD… But that’s another story.)
As someone who has been on a few (terrible) internet dates in my time (my love life, to finding my awesome housemates, pretty much all aspects of my life – it seems – are procured through the world wide web….), I was just as full of butterflies as I would be normally, however, Hels and Abbey soon put me at ease, and before we knew it the table was laden with the most-heavenly and instagrammable cakes and pink lemonades and we were chatting away just like old friends do 🙂
^Pic by Hels. That girls flatlay skills!
The cakes were delicious – I went for strawberries and champagne which came with the most amazing liqeur truffle on top, Abbey went for the Lemon Raspberry and Champagne (which had the cutest sprinkles in it within the layers!) and Hels had this cute little concoction, which came with it’s very own jam-squeezing capsule:
One of the funnest (and probably less talked about aspects of this cute little cafe!) is the people watching! We definitely saw some characters – my particular favourites being one blonde and brunette girl who were basically wearing inverse matching outfits (where one wore a pink shirt the other wore white, and so on!). You could play ‘Spot The Blogger’ for hours here! We soon participated in that game, although we’ll have to co-ordinate our inverse-matching outfits better next time 😉
Isn’t she just the CUTEST?
Literal heart-eye emoji at Abbey’s outfit!
excuse how awful I look here – I ended up running super late so hence the minimal makeup and my hair + HUMIDITY are not friends.
Peggy P’s is super-cute; price-wise it’s not too bad, we each paid around £8 for cake and a lemonade. The seating inside is teeny tiny, however they do have outside seating which was lovely on a day like today but minimally covered. We were also ridiculously lucky to grab a seat (all thanks to Abbey and her seat-nabbing prowess!) – it gets insanely busy there – we actually witnessed a table being asked to leave as they’d been there a few hours and the queue was out the door.
I’d definitely recommend Peggy Porschen’s – it’s really adorable, even if you just go for a little meander / to snap a pick on the door step! Grab yourself a cake and wander round Victoria – I’d never really realised just how beautiful that part of town was, until we walked off our cake taking a stroll around some of the back streets.
I had such a lovely afternoon with Abbey and Hels – I’d always beens super nervous about meeting blogging gals in real life but I can’t wait for our next outing together! We’re thinking of ways we could do a big meet up, so any ideas or thoughts you have, let us know 🙂
Have you been to Peggy Porschen?