The Kiki Blah-Blah night out! As we’re a trio of busy females currently ruling the world, we regrettably let the 1st anniversary of our blog slip by. Due to the fact that Sareta & Michelle like to escape the kids once in a while and Lizzy has been out of action due to an injury, we thought this would be a great time to meet up in style.
“WE BLOG, WE TWEET, WE PIN, WE FACEBUNK, WE SNAP AND WE DO IT FOR THE GRAM! Lizzy is our Lifestyle and travel blogger whilst Sareta is the creator of Kiki Blah-Blah. Along with designing and editing, Sareta also blogs. Michelle is the gluten and dairy-free food blogger, and creates fab recipes for all the family.” – Kiki Blah-Blah
As the creator of the Kiki Blah-Blah blog, it was down to me to invite the ladies to celebrate our accomplishments; our first year of blogging for Kiki Blah-Blah! Even though I’ve known these ladies for years, both Michelle and Lizzy had never met – crazy I know. Naturally, I hang with fabulous people, and I knew these two would get on, so the date was set, invites went out and I treated the girls to some goodies to accompany all the info. The main goodies being vibrantly coloured Belgium Chocolates in the shape of Custard Creams from The Happy Mail.
Seeing as though neither Michelle or I could really remember the last time we had a natter, we were in desperate need of a proper catch-up. Work, kids, marriage and everything in between can really get in the way of knowing what’s going on in one of your besties lives – terrible I know, but it happens to all of us hard working mamas!
As the schedule dictated (because I’m super organised like that) we took a riverboat ride on the Thames and had a laugh about silly stories about our kids. Both of our eldest kids are in the same year, and so it was hilarious to find out that the pre-teen moods that occur in our house also took place in hers, hooray! As we passed the London Eye and posed using the best Snapchat filters, our iced coffees quickly disappeared and the urge for wine took over. We headed back to enjoy our 4-star experience at The Apex London Wall Hotel and meet up with Lizzy. Seeing as she can’t get about too easily with her violet-coloured leg cast and crutches, we excused her from the riverboat ride!
Again, when I get away from the kids, I like to do it in luxury and pretend I’m one of those high-flyers who live in an expensive London apartment. It helped that we managed to bag a deluxe room with a balcony, and an amazing bathroom that would make any mum squeal with delight as no-one, and I mean no-one will interrupt either your two-minute shower or toilet scrubbing duties. Pure heaven. Michelle enjoyed a glass of Prosecco in the bath and I got to have a shower and do my make-up in peace. No two-year-old asking what every single product was. No-one to run off with my brushes, just hotel slippers, wine and nibbles. It was a teeny tiny reminder of what life used to be when I didn’t change my name to Mum, Mummy, MUUUUUUUUM, or her.
Once ready we jumped (and hopped in Lizzy’s case) into a taxi and had dinner and cocktails at Inamo Soho, an Asian fusion restaurant with a very technical way of ordering. I don’t get out much (literally) so small things really get me excited. You order your food and drinks but scrolling on your table. Your table somehow acts like some kind of touch screen and you can click what you want and play games whilst waiting. You know when you’re really hungry and really too moody to talk, these games help you forget about all that and eradicate any kind of awkward silences. If that’s the type of person you are, I fully recommend it. The food was fab and the cocktails even more so.
Last but not least, and another taxi ride (my feet were so thankful) we ended up in Sushi Samba, a restaurant and bar located on the 38th Floor of a London building. Admittedly, a smidgen of vertigo set in when we whizzed up in the glass elevator, but it was worth seeing London’s lights in all their splendour. I’ve forgotten how much I miss The City, so many beautiful places that I’ve never even been before. The bar itself was great like I said, I’m one of those mums who rarely gets out so places like this only exist in reruns of Sex And The City. Lizzy gave us a little taster of what it’s like to be a 20-something professional woman in the year 2016, completely different to what I remember. It was all Old Skool Garage and overcrowded clubs when I was in my 20’s. Although, I never ventured into London regrettably, so I probably missed out on all this fancy stuff. At least I can pretend I’m cool as I can afford the cocktail prices I once would have cried about.
It was a really good weekend and I’m so happy we all had such a fun time. So much gossip, too many cocktails and luckily enough not even one little hangover in the morning. Thank you, Drinking Gods, I owe you big time. Hangovers and returning home to overly excited children who haven’t seen you for 24 hours don’t mix. Not at all.
Anyways, as these type of getaways always leave you wanting more, we’re thinking about the next meet up. Seeing as though Michelle was the last one to get home, it’s only fair we organise something near her. Not too far off though, as a Mum who works from home I haven’t attended a Christmas Party for years. That might be the excuse I need for anew sparkly outfit and another teeny tiny break from the kids… and work of course. Ladies, give me your availability for the next Kiki Blah-Blah night out!
Sareta Fontaine is the founder of Kiki Blah-Blah; a modern lifestyle blog aimed initially at mum’s but has since grown. Since 2016, Sareta has worked on the platform, both designing and creating a space for other bloggers to share their thoughts and feelings, while also sharing hers.