Someone, somewhere in the universe has designated this week national afternoon tea week (only the best week ever to reminisce about afternoons of luxury and who needs more excuse to book a few more?) It has almost become a blogger cliche, inviting the girls to a few hours of decorous luxury, but one that I rather adore. As I’m getting on in years (feel free to feel sorry for me…) I’ve swiftly come to the conclusion… View Post

An Ode To Afternoon Tea for #AfternoonTeaWeek (in …

An Ode To Afternoon Tea for #AfternoonTeaWeek (in collaboration with Buyagift)

As a meal, afternoon tea doesn’t make a great deal of sense. Delicate slivers of sandwiches, scones slathered with cream (not to mention jam depending on partiality) and a top tier of jewel-like cakes twinkling from a slender stand. This is even before the champagne menu is presented, and a bouquet of tea flavours is spread before the beautifully manicured guests. Meanwhile, a harpist gently strums in the background and fellow enthusiasts murmur over the gentle… View Post

The Luxury Brunch Afternoon Tea at Le Meridien …

The Luxury Brunch Afternoon Tea at Le Meridien Hotel (warning: this is not a typo)

Brunch is somewhat of a religion in New Zealand, and Afternoon Tea is rather a genteel worship of tinkling tea cups in England. They are both altars that I spend an inordinate amount of time at, both in London and away, and more than once I’ve declaimed them to be my favourite meals. Disclaimer: We were invited guests of Le Meridien but all thoughts,  flavour sentiments and brunch chants are entirely original. Somehow, the stars… View Post

Genie’s Cave Afternoon Tea at Cutter and …

Genie’s Cave Afternoon Tea at Cutter and Squidge

We can show you a world, shining, shimmering, splendid Tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide? Disclaimer: We were invited guests of the Genie’s Cave Afternoon Tea at Cutter and Squidge but my lyric wrangling is all very much my own. We can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder Down some stairs and underground on a magic carpet ride A whole new afternoon tea, a new fantastic point… View Post

An annual afternoon tea at Dalloway Terrace, Bloomsbury …

An annual afternoon tea at Dalloway Terrace, Bloomsbury Hotel

A year ago we met here. We gathered amidst green boughs, tinkling teacups and marbled table tops. On the table champagne flutes sparkled, delicately dove grey striped crockery nestled arranged just so and green blooms drew the eye to the space left for our afternoon tea towers to occupy. Disclaimer: We were again invited guests of the Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury Hotel but my (very many meandering) thoughts are still mine. It is amazing… View Post