my friend clara and her sister sheila visited from ny. they were supposed to arrive on friday morning, but because of the nyc snowmageddon her flight was cancelled. they were able to get on a friday overnight flight and arrived yesterday. we trekked across london, and with me as a tour guide with a 1980-version blackberry, we got lost a few times. we did make it to brunch at henry's cafe bar in green park, sightseeing at the ritz (who's a fan of the movie notting hill?), window shopping in the burlington arcade, and shopping on regent's street and oxford circus. we then met up for and indian dinner at rasa samudra. the food was delicous! a coworker recommended it and i'm definitely back. the ladies wanted to experience a proper pint at a proper english pub and we went to leicester square to end our night. don't go to leicester square on a saturday night unless you're drunk or 18. we found out the hard way, but at least we got some beers.