Last night, I met Preppy in the City for an early dinner at Blue Water Grill, in Union Square. We have a tradition of always dining around 5 or 6. I made our reservation for 5:30, but later in the day I told her to meet me there at 5:15.
We were led to a quiet table in the back. The restaurant was mostly empty, but there was a table of 3 next to us. My chair faced them and I noticed the pretty blonde with porcelain skin.
"Sammy," I hissed, "Doesn't that girl look like Blake Lively?"
We agreed that it did, but that it wasn't her.
Yet, I could stop staring. And luckily, because she was seated just so that I could look without being obvious, I did just this. The girl was sitting with what I assumed to be and older couple - a woman with brown hair (her back was to me) and a guy, who was being blocked by the woman.
I remembered seeing Taylor Momsen (she plays Jenny on Gossip Girl) at the SoHo Grand two years ago. She was with some older folks and they definitely thought I was spying on them because I kept walking back and forth in front of their couch. (COME ON, it was open bar and my bladder is the size of a walnut... and then I left my Burberry jacket and had to go back for it. Uh, yea.)
Recalling this instance, I decided to lean over and see who this Serena look-a-like was dining with.
It was Penn Badgely.
We then decided it was most definitely Blake Lively.
I couldn't take a picture. It was just too obvious. (I was unable to find out who their other dining partner was, but rest assured that it was NOT Leighton Meester.)
So, what's the gossip? Blake calls Penn "Baby" and she "loves it when [he] sleep[s] at [her] apartment".