One of my favorite indulgences is taking Afternoon Tea. I have made my way around some of the most fabulous tea rooms and tea services in the world. There is nothing more indulgent than perfect finger sandwiches, warm scones with cream or lemon curd and a spread of beautiful tiny sweets!
My favorites include:
The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans (pictured above)
The Inn on Biltmore Estate in Ashville North Carolina
The Ritz in London
The Carlyle Hotel in New York City
The Florian in Venice
Neiman Marcus in San Francisco
BG at Bergdorf Goodman in New York
The Four Seasons London
There a many sources for finding the most fabulous places to have tea! One of my favorites is the charming book New York’s 50 Best Places to Take Tea by Bo Niles. You can buy it here on Amazon.com.
For my birthday this year, my great friends over at New River Artisans sent me a beautiful box tied with a big pink bow! And inside, to my delight, was a “Sunday Afternoon Tea for Four” meant to be taken by my daughter and me and two guests of our choosing! Well after a few months of a busy schedule we finally got our tea on the calendar for last Sunday in our home.
The caterer set the table with fun things to delight our young tea drinkers! Bunny dishes and heart-shaped PB&J’s were part of the spread.
Ellison chose my mom and my niece to be our guests and the girls came dressed in their party attire and ready for a little special treatment. We had a delightful afternoon and all went pretty well considering the age of our guests!
A special thanks is in order to Leith at New River and to Catering to You for providing such a beautiful tea!
Day #17 of the Things I Love: Afternoon Tea, especially when I am in good company!