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Beware, the hipsters are coming!


I hate hangovers.

You have a lot of fun when you’re out and about with your friends, drinking, and the next morning, it’s like a revenge on you for having too much fun.

I had made plans with my friend Su a while back to meet on Saturday, and when the day arrived, we decided to go to this new trendy market in Lewisham, just by the shopping centre.

The place was a bit hidden, and it looks nothing like a market, and more like an abandoned warehouse. At the entrance, there were a few security guys making sure nobody was there to cause trouble.
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There even was a Jared Leto lookalike! You can see him towards the right on the pic above (just by the Superstyle Hair Studio column), long hair and sunglasses… That’s totally him! Ha-ha
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Inside, the place looked like Shoreditch had just came to Lewisham for a visit! You may or may not know this, but I love Shoreditch. I know it’s now trendy to hate it and to be so fed up about it (I guess it’s gone too mainstream), but I still like it. I like that bars are all eclectic and fun, everywhere looks artsy and it’s generally a cool place for me. Whether you like people going there or not, well, that’s a different story, I guess, but I try to go whenever I have a chance.

The place was relatively square, with units all around the edge and a bunch of them also in the middle. There was plenty of space to move around and even dance a bit. At the far end, a big bar dominated the view. There was food from everywhere: dumplings, tacos, hot dogs… Next time I go, I’ll make sure to try the hot dogs!
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We went straight to the bar, and I ordered a beer, and stuck to that all night. Of course, the purpose of not mixing drinks was defeated by the quantity ingested…
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Su and I spent most of the time being silly! When we found miniature chairs, and of course we needed to sit down and try them. They weren’t particularly comfortable, I’m afraid.
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See? That’s how excited I was about going for a drink with my friend!

After a while, our friend Oummou joined us too and we stayed there until late (I got home past 1am!)
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We drank, ate and roasted marshmallows (first time for me!). We talked to a lot of people, and I chatted with the bar staff (as usual, I know). I even brought some marshmallows to one of the guys who hadn’t had the chance to eat any yet. See? I’m a cool girl.

At the end of the night, I seem to recall one of the bouncers was hitting on me, a lot. Ha!

Anyway, it was a fun evening. I hope we’ll do it again soon, even if my head hurt all day… well, until I found an ibuprofen, because that’s the only thing guaranteed to ease hangover headache for me!
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