Sunday, 4 October 2009

I'll be there for you



Yesterday I had a really great day with the family. Me, my sister, her boyfriend, my parents and my grandparents set off early on the train up to taste a little New York in London...


After an hour and a half (!) of queueing outside the infamous coffee shop, we finally entered the legendary Central Perk. I loved it!! It was a precise replica of the one in New York and I got a Moccachino. I had my first ever coffee in Central Perk - how brilliant is that statement? All the props (e.g. the Turkey head that Joey/ Monica wore; Mock-o-late that Monica had to try and come up with a new recipe; the list for choosing Rachel by Ross; Rachel's bridesmaid dress etc) were in glass cabinets to stare in wonder at.



It was really only me, Brooke and Paul who could appreciate it fully - being crazy Friends fans. Yet we all had a brilliant time - especially sitting on the orange couch which you just *sunk* in to. Totally want to buy a replica when I'm older!


Once leaving the cosy cafe and being brought back to reality via the cold weather, we cruised down Carnaby Street and walked up to this Starbucks stall that were giving out free coffees and muffins!! Absolute heaven. Grabbed a GIANT blueberry muffin (my second ever, totally in love with them now), I relaxed on my cab home and munched...


Haha only joking - this cab was unfortunately not my ride home, instead it was next to the stall to advertise the New York Swap. Apparently this month, New York and London are swapping shops in the form of Pop-up shops so you can taste a little bit of the famous cities on opposite sides of the world... am totally going back. [Am sorry - am still totally impressed by the free muffin.]

We dawdled on to the Back Show. Doesn't sound as fun, right? We almost nabbed a free massage but other than that we tried not to get coaxed into a half hour sales pitch by all the assistants. [Thankfully we managed to find a way to sort my back out. Can't remember what it's called but am booking an appointment. Just in case you didn't know I have mild scoliosis of the spine + hypermobility. Which basically equals a back that gets sore quickly and clicks a lot!]

Our last stop was a trip to the Museum of Childhood, which was a lot of fun as me and Brooke looked at all the old toys we used to have. Also, there was a punch and judy theatre you could step in, some crazy mirrors, a jukebox and a wooden police car! A lot of fun.

Had a really great day, and already I want to go back to Central Perk [btw if you live in London there's only 3 days left of it and then it shuts so get there quick!]. Although I would much prefer to go to the one in New York. *Sigh*...

9 comments:

Kirsty said...

Awh wow! That looks like so much fun! I really wanted to go and see that but haven't got round to it. Hope you had a great time!

:)

x x

daisychain said...

That looks like so much fun
and you are SO pretty!

jayne said...

that looks and sounds like so much fun!

natalie said...

Oh, Central Perk!! How awesome! Lucky you! :)

Erika said...

Despite the fact that I have only seen the show Friends a handful of times, I have always wanted to visit Central Perk. Love this! :)

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Sydney Swift said...

AHHH!!!! you are sooo lucky! that looks so amazing xD

Patty Ann said...

omgggggg that looks like soooo much fun, ahhh that is a brilliant statement. i want to see the replica or the real one in real life too!!!
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Rogue said...

Awwww what a fun post! :) Looks like you had a fantastic time xx