A Very Florence Meet-Up

Hello readers!

Since the inception of Florence Finds I’ve been asked about a launch party, a meet up, or even just an informal gathering of all the wonderful, creative, intelligent and generally fabulous women who read every day.

And I have stalled.


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You see, there’s nothing like meeting your readers. It’s one of the very best parts of blogging, and in fact bringing those like-minded ladies together. But I need to do this properly. It may well turn into an unofficial late launch party if the demand is there, or there may just be ten of us having a grand old time somewhere suitably fancy.

What I can promise is that there will be cake. And lots of it.

I’m going to give you a brief outline of my plan and then I’d like anybody who is interested to sign up below (make sure you have a valid email address when you leave the comment as that’s how we’ll be contacting you.) Once I have a better idea of numbers then I can work out a venue and date.


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The Details:

  • The meet up will be in London, with another to follow in Manchester at a later date. Venue tbc but will be central.
  • The event will be afternoon tea, somewhere licensed, with the option to go on afterwards elsewhere ;)
  • I’m looking at a Saturday afternoon and will aim to give you all 3-4 weeks notice.
  • Obviously, as much as I would love to, I can’t shout you all afternoon tea, so there will be a ticketing process, in which you will have to purchase your ticket directly from the venue.
  • It would be really helpful if you could give an indication of how much you would be happy to pay for a standard afternoon tea in your comment below, cocktails and fizz will be optional extras at your discretion.


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This is not an industry networking event – just an opportunity for like-minded women to get together and also for me to meet you all! That said, if you have a blog and wish to bring cards and network, I’m not going to stop you. ;)

Ok, so get commenting – I can’t wait to meet you all and catch up with those of you I already know!

Very Excited Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS. Expressions of interest below are for the London or Manchester meet ups – please specify which you are interested in!

PPS: Can you imagine the Friday Frock?

96 thoughts on “A Very Florence Meet-Up

  1. my weekends are almost all filled up until late September (there goes my NYR to spend more down time at home!!) but diary permitting, I’m all over the London one like beans on toast! :-)

  2. Would love to come to either (as am Leeds-based), London may make more sense so I could have a drink and get the train!

    Don’t mind how much we pay either!

    xoxo

  3. ohhhh definitely up for a london meet-up! I guess I’d be up for about £20 for afternoon tea though i realise the fancy hotel ones tend to be quite a bit more.

    Looking forward to it!

  4. Yes to the London meet up. You should check out bake-a-boo (which has a private space and are super flexible) or there’s one in Highgate I can’t remember (Alexandra’s or something?). Both kitsch. Or ummm…there’s Beas of Bloomsbury which is reasonably priced. There is also…OMG OMG….London’s best coffee shop called Habberdashery in Crouch End. They do the BEST afternoon tea and you can hire the venue into the evening too but you get there by Overland to Hornsey. It is FABULOUS. I wouldn’t recommend somewhere uber Posh as it’s always difficult having a proper chat. Saying that….Fashionista Tea at the Berkley is fabulous and the cakes are the highlight of the season (but its about £40 a person).

    You have my email address if you need me to do anything x

  5. Yesyesyesyesyes please!!! Having just recently moved to London am DYING to meet more people here (especially lovely people like FF readers!) and also discover cool places for afternoon tea (which I’m sure is what you’ll pick!) Can I please beg for NOT March 24th please? (tickets for War Horse which I’ve been dying to see forever!) Other than that I’m there with bells on and will pay whatever.
    A x

  6. I’m definitely in and looking forward to meeting everyone! I would recommend The Soho for afternoon tea – they have a lovely lounge which is a nice space for afternoon tea and cocktails! xx

  7. Ooh yes to the London meet up. Don’t mind how much. I second Bea’s of Bloomsbury I had my hen party at the Theobolds Rd one. We had it all to ourselves as after 5pm & provided our own fizz, music & flowers. Well done for arranging looking forward to it.

  8. PS: Have only had afternoon tea at the Dorchester with work which was lovely but wouldn’t recommend for a girly meet. Everyone raves about Wolseley, they do a champagne tea for £29.75 per head x

  9. Yes! to London – as long as there’s a gluten-free option :)

    Having said that I’m equally happy to drink my money’s worth in champagne instead. Yep, I’ll be the drunk one in the corner then…

  10. Ooh yes to the Manchester one please! Although a bit nervous…it seems you guys already know each other already. I’m not a blogger, just a reader here so I dont know anyone!

  11. I would love to go to the Manchester one! Im not too bothered about price either and guess £20-30 would be about right?

  12. It’s a definite YES for the Manchester bash-I am Cheshire based so might struggle with London (as a lot of my weekends or part of my weekends are already booked up).

    I don’t mind where we meet-but champagne/cakes/afternoon tea etc sounds like the perfect combination 

    P.S. I’m also just a Reader/avid fan of FF-I don’t know anyone either!!!

  13. Would love to come to the London one! Am also a little nervous about it as I’m also “only” a reader and am grateful I’m not the only one!

  14. Sounds great – count me in for the London one (date depending, of course!).
    Never need an excuse for afternoon tea and a natter, but this is a pretty good one! :)
    x

  15. Oooo count me in! Either London or Manchester, I’m North east based so either will be as good for me. Don’t mind how much we pay xxx

  16. Obvs a Mncr meet up gets 2 thumbs up from me, though if im available for the London one I’d L-O-V-E to come.

    xoxo

    Ps. Cake rules!

  17. I’d love to come to the London one (providing it’s not my on call week).
    I’m just a reader too and don’t know anyone else.
    Don’t mind about cost.

  18. Me too! Although I don’t drink tea…or coffee…so as long as there’s hot chocolate then I’ll be ok :-) I also don’t know a single person as I can’t reply on this blog from the phone which I read it from so don’t often join in. So I have had to log on especially tonight as didn’t want to miss this!x x x

  19. I’d love to come and I’ve heard good things about Drink, Shop, Do in Kings Cross.

    I don’t know anyone either but really hope can’t wait to meet everyone

  20. Such a good idea, would be lovely to meet some new like-minded people and eat cake! London for me, £20-£30 would be great. x

  21. Hi Bec,

    I’d love to come to… Both! I live in London but I’d bring Kate along to the Manchester one if we were both free.

    Usually you can find a good afternoon tea offer for around £30 especially if you promise a decent (well-dressed natch) crowd!

    Really looking forward to it as a reader who’s not shy and therefore will speak to anyone and a (very) nascent blogger!

    Can.not.wait! Xx

  22. London for me, please (date dependent). Would pay up to £25 ish for something fabulous – the company would be worth it I’m sure.

    xx

  23. Would love to come to the London one – so pleased there are lots of other readers saying they don’t know anyone else, that makes me feel a tiny bit less nervous! Already really looking forward to it. Don’t mind about the cost xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  24. I’d be up for the London one, and would be going solo too. Strength in numbers, ladies! Have also heard good things of Drink, Shop, Do (plus know a lovely pub just round the corner!), Soho Secret Tea Rooms, and had my hen at High Tea in Highgate which is great but not all that well connected for non-Londoners.

  25. Diary permitting it would be a great event to come along to! In case you needed any extra venues to add to the mix, Beas at Bloomsbury is great for afternoon tea, £15 per person usually but I’d imagine they’d have an event price.

    Laura x

  26. Manchester would be closer for me but happy to travel to London too – depends on the dates for them so count me in for either (or maybe even both??!)

    Bex
    x

  27. I’d be up for the London one and am another non-blogger!
    I missed the RMW meet up so it will be nice to actually come to one!
    xoxo

  28. Oooo yes please for the London one, it’s always lovely to meet other like-minded ladies, especially over cake and champagne! x

  29. Only just catching up but deffo count me in for a Manchester meet up! In terms of cost, £20-£30 sounds about right to me too :)

    Oooh yes, the nerves will set in an hour before – might have to hit the cocktails before the teacakes… hmmm. ;) xxx

  30. Lovely idea x count me in provisionally for London :) and if gluten-free is available I’m there with bells on. Also agreed with other reader that can, when asked politel, drink my moneys worth of champers x

  31. Hi Girls

    Hope we are not too late to come to the party. My friend and I have just discovered Florence and we’d love to come. London please, price…we’re easy peasy! x

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