Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Day After

Next week I promise to return to more serious posts (okay, semi-serious), but as I'm struggling to recover from potent Cosmos and one glass of champagne too many, I thought I'd share a few pics from the Romantic Novelists' Association party last night. It was another fun-filled evening, chock full of writers, editors and agents.


We started off early, meeting for a Tweet Up at Waterstone's Piccaddilly. It's a bookshop with a fabulous bar! And coffee shop! Have you ever heard of anything so cool? That's me becoming overly familiar with my ear, talking to the lovely VV Savage and Catherine Miller.

After a failed attempt to get a cab at The Ritz (it started raining and instantly, all cabs disappeared), we hopped the Tube, rescued Jane Holland from the evil Tube doors, and finally made it to the beautiful Library of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.


Lots of fun was had by all (including the coat hanger, which I tackled at the end) and while my feet and head are suffering slightly today, it was a great night.

Anyone got some hangover remedies?


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  1. It looks as though a great time was had by all Talli. Great photos!

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  2. A coffee bar and wine bar in one??! That's my kind of heaven.

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  3. Wow! The library of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers looks beautiful! Sounds like you had a great time.

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  5. Looks like everyone is having a great time. That's a beautiful library.

    A bubble bath is a good hangover remedy. Or check out this bath ballistic from Lush. Or any any of the bubble bars.

    Avobath Bath Ballistic>

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  6. Books and booze in the same place? Awesome!

    That library is beautiful.

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  7. What wonderful pics - thanks for sharing! Take two aspirin and get lots of sleep. :)

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  8. Sounds like a grand day.

    PS - love that necklace!

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  9. Looks like a real fun booze up... if you don't mind me saying so! Glad you had fun!

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  10. It looks like everyone had a great time! :)

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  11. Looks like a good time was had by all.

    Yvonne.

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  12. Beautiful Romantic Ladies!!! Wonderful!!

    Yay for tackling that coat hanger! I won't ask! LOL! take care
    x

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  13. Sounds like a great time! Take some aspirin and drink an energy drink or something to hydrate your body.

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  14. You all looked so lovely! Sniff. Wish I'd been there, but glad that you enjoyed my alcohol quota on my behalf - sorry about the hangover!

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  15. Looks like a great time, and I love your outfit. That necklace is beautiful, what a statement piece :)

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  16. Glad you had a wonderful time, while looking fabulous! I agree with Joanne, stunning necklace! Feel better! Julie

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  17. Awh you all look so happy. What a lovely post. :O)

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  18. Looks like you had a good time! :)

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  19. Ooh, that does look fabulously fun! Um... confession time: I've never had a hangover so I can't help you there!

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  20. Bacon and eggs and lots of Coke.

    So envious of where you live.

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  21. Do you realize you're living the dream? Coffee bar and wine bar together? :) I'm glad you had such a great time.

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  22. Romantic novelists?
    I would have expected something a little more...candle lit. :P

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  23. Looks like y'all were having fun. What fun to get to see the pictures!

    Last night at the conference I'm at, I had my first dirty martini and my second one. I liked them more last night than I do today.

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  24. It looks like you had a fabulous time Talli. I'm so envious of everyone there. Scotland seems so far from London sometimes. Sulk....

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  25. LOL! Looks like fun, and I love that necklace! Hangover cure = sleep sleep sleep.

    Seems like I read somewhere pineapple yogurt is good. The pineapple has some de-puffing quality or something and the yogurt has some good things going on.

    Yes, I was really paying attention, can you tell? :D

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  26. Looks fabulous! Wish I'd been there - one of these days I will travel down...

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  27. Bookshop with a bar, potent cosmos and champagne ...
    Sounds like the Romantic Novelists have their priorities straight! :-)

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  28. Sounds wonderful.Loved the pics. And btw, I ordered your book yesterday. Can't wait to read it.
    Karen

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  29. Looks like a fabulous evening...champagne and books all in one place-awesome!

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  30. I love that bookshop, and you look fabulous! Glad you had a good time—er . . . sounds like too good of a time.

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  31. What a fun bookstore! Looks like the great time was worth a bit of a sore head. Two asprin, hit the rack!

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  32. Looks a great time was had by all.
    Sleep is a good hangover remedy.
    Take care.

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  33. Looks like a fab time!! My only hangover remedy needs to be done before the hangover actually sets in. Gotta eat soemthing greasy before bed and I never wake up with a headache! Luckily there are two late night places near us to choose from!

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  34. sounds like it was a fab night all round - good for you :) See, a beautiful pair of shoes demands a fab night out, and some suffering in the aftermath - my feet are still bruised and black from last weekend and looks like I'll lose a toenail - but the shoes were worth it!!!
    Lx

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  35. Greasy fry up! The only thing. A good time then???

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  36. How fun, Talli.

    It's so wonderful to get out to have a meet and greet in the literary world.

    I need to immerse myself into that scene one of these days. I joined the SCBWI ages ago and I have yet to attend anything. I will make a conscience effort this summer.

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  37. How completely wonderful!
    And you all look gorgeous. What a fab time. I'm deeply envious!

    xx

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  38. What a gorgeous bunch!! :) Looks like a wonderful time - wish we had a bookstore like that around here!

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  39. Looking at your pics and getting a sense of the fun you had, I realise I need to get out there and meet some fellow sydney writers. It must be nice to feel part of a community.

    PS. You can't go wrong with ginger beer for a hangover cure.

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  40. Lovely! Thanks for sharing this event with us - I wish there was a branch of the Romantic Writers' Association in Montreal - if I can finish editing my novel, I'm thinking of joining the American group and *gasp* trying to see if I can start a chapter myself...

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  41. Talli,
    glad you had such a great time...it looks fun! Love the photo of all of you...

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  42. Looks like you had a good time. Too good in fact. Here is my bad advice: hair of the dog that bit you. And if you are too young to know that one - it translates to have another drink.

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  43. Great pictures.. it looks like you had a fabulous time! :)

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  44. You all look like you had great fun! Nice one.

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  45. Look at you looking all fabulous! It looks like you all had a wonderful time!

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  46. LOL! I had one this morning. Advil and coffee. Then an awesome breakfast burrito. Then back to sleep.

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  47. Oh, and I'm about two thirds finished with The Hating Game. Should finish up this weekend.

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  48. So lovely to see you again after so many months. You looked A-MAZ-ING! It was great fun people watching all evening and I am looking forward to the winter party.I have nicked one of your photos for my blog.

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  49. It was truly fab! And so lovely to meet you at long last!

    We'll have to do it again!

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  50. A bookshop with a bar? That's genius!

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  51. Looks like you had a great time.
    I can't believe I have never gone into the Picadilly Waterstones before. It's shameful as a London born book-lover.

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  52. That looks like such a fun group! Glad you had a great night!

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  53. Hi Talli .. great settings and by the look of it a fun time was had by all .. lots of that dull clear stuff seems to do the trick, before, during and after! But it's fun at the time .. lovely photos .. good to read about .. cheers Hilary

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  54. Looks like everyone had fun. Thanks for sharing the photos.

    My suggestion would be to get some extra sleep.

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  55. This is a serious post. lol Glad you had some serious fun!

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  56. Looks like such a fun time(too much it sounds like). Hopefully, by now your hangover is gone.

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  57. Lovely pictures! Looks like so much fun. Your necklace is stunning! :)

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  58. I see writers' conferences are the same on both sides of the pond!

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Coffee and wine for all!