Florence Finds: The first Meet Up.

So, last Saturday it was the very first ever Florence Finds meet up. After a week of logistical nightmares, cancellations and organisational hiccups which saw me swearing to Gemma I would never organise another meet up if it was the last thing I did, I boarded a train to London after a morning Surgery and headed to Drink, Shop and Do in Kings Cross. Despite being on time, a world’s first for me, people were already there waiting for me and you know what? I felt instantly at home.

Of course, there were familiar faces, Gemma, Victoria, Anna K, Anna, Becca, Anna R, Rachel, Bex and Katie, but I also met Anna M, Diane, Sian, Elisabetta and friends that had been brought along for the ride. Despite the mix of old friends and new faces, there wasn’t a trace of awkwardness and looking around me half way through the afternoon tea, I was just blown away by the lovely people there, all immersed in deep conversation, most with people they didn’t already know. Looking around, you never would have known.

It realised a few weeks ago, that this might actually be the whole purpose of Florence Finds, to bring together like minded women, but Saturday just confirmed it. I’m social, and until recently didn’t consider myself lacking in friends, but as friends get married, have babies, move away, local friends become thinner on the ground. One day I would love to be able to bring people together on a local level, like the Florence Finds meet up did on Saturday. One reader told me that she had been so nervous that she had called her husband and almost chickened out at the last minute, but was so glad she came – so was I! I have never met so many stylish, intelligent and funny women in one day. How awesome is that?

Thank you so much to all of you for coming and here’s to the next meet up on Sunday in Manchester. If you want to put your name down last minute, just get in touch. 🙂


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14 thoughts on “Florence Finds: The first Meet Up.

  1. Such a fun afternoon. Thank you so much for organising it. We might not be local enough for you to pop in for a cup of tea, but you definitely have a community of friends in London. x

  2. Had a lovely time Rebecca, thank you for organising (even if there were a few logistical nightmares!)

    Here’s to the next one 🙂


  3. Ahhhhh! What a day. I can’t stop thinking about the macaroons. I’m obsessed! I also walked away with some great fancy dress ideas for this coming weekend – thanks ladies! 🙂

  4. Ah, lovely afternoon/evening and lovely write up. I’m so glad my husband told me to stop being a wuss and go have a good time and it was so nice to meet everyone and spend time in the company of like-minded women, some of whom I swear I chewed their ear off about something or other at some point (sorry Kate/Rebecca/Becca!!) Looking forward to the next one already and thanks again Rebecca for organising you lovely lady you xx

  5. No. Thank you for organising it. Super fun and many a girl crush had y all.

    Lets do it again soon. And you are more than welcome to stay here rather than schlep all the way back up North x

  6. Ack, so very behind on my commenting this week but it looked lovely in London – as lovely as it will look this Sun in Manchester! Yippeeee!


  7. Another one who’s devastated they missed it -you all look so glam as well!!! Hope the next one is soon soon soon!!!

  8. I was one who bottled out as I was so nervous so didn’t book a ticket. I can talk for England though so I don’t know why I just didn’t bite the bullet and come. I’m going to make sure I’m brave and do the next one though!

  9. Aww it sounds like it was such fun! Please add
    My name to the next meet up! Here’s hoping for
    Awesome chats and maybe a vino ;-)))

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