Library Workers Unite: the New York City Mini Meet Up
As announced a few weeks ago, Lime Tree was in New York City this weekend for a mini vacation. So we had a mini meet up to celebrate. There were six of us in total, plus three chagrined significant others who one by one left to do their own thing.
In attendance was Josh and his partner Juan, Lime Tree, Jenna, and—the best part of the day was when we were surprised by a visit from a UK-er—Saffy! (As we were walking towards our seats, I noticed a woman out of the corner of my eye who looked so familiar to me. As I was turning around for a second look, she asked, “Are you with the Philofaxy group?” I knew right away that she was a part of the group. We were so excited to have her with us!)
We met at Joe’s Coffee in Grand Central Terminal. Seeing as none of us had been there before, we didn’t realize that it was not a full café. There were no seats, only the coffee bar/counter. So we headed down into the depths of the station—maybe not the ideal place for an intimate chat about planners, but we were able to find seats, and probably because it was so crowded with people, we didn’t get any weird looks (that we noticed anyway), unlike in the past.
We enjoyed ourselves immensely. We had great conversation, a lot of laughs, and we all caressed each other’s Filofaxes. We got hear first-hand about the UK meet ups that Saffy has attended. We learned that Jenna has a huge girl-Filofax-crush on The Crazy Suburban Mom (her wording might have been a bit different, though she did use “girl crush”). And, among the six of us, half of us are library workers (hence the title of the post). So in addition to Filo chat, we also talked shop a little (who doesn’t like library talk, I ask you).
From here, I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
Jenna’s A5 Finsbury
Jenna’s personal size Kate Spade planner and A5 Finsbury
Jenna’s eBay Find
Lime Tree’s personal and mini Baroques
Lime Tree’s personal Baroque (holy tabs!)
Lime Tree’s Mini Chameleon
Lime Tree’s complete pile
Juan’s personal Kendal and Saffy’s Slimline Adelphi
For many of us, this was the first Dodo Pad we saw in action (Juan’s Kendal)
The day’s celebrity – Josh’s famous Cavendish
Lime Tree checking out the Cavendish
The Cavendish drinking coffee
The Cavendish’s backside (complete with crumbs—what will the paparazzi think!)
A lovely pile!
An array of beauty!
Pen/pencil cases – Josh’s and Saffy’s
The Full Stack – Front
The Full Stack – Back
Notice, there's not one Malden among them!
Sadly, after a while, everyone had to depart and go their own way. As a treat for him for putting up with yet another meet up, my darling husband and I headed for South Street Seaport. We walked around and enjoyed the view.
South Street Seaport
View from South Street Seaport
View of the Brooklyn Bridge
Then we had a cozy little dinner at a seaside café.
Right! We did have dinner too. I promise!
It was a great day. I am looking forward to the next meet up! For anyone who might be interested, I’m aiming for a fall meet up. Watch this blog for more information in the next month!