Monday, 30 May 2011

A High Tea adventure...


Yesterday the family and I decided to hit central London for a spot of high tea (bar my Pa as he was working).  This is by no means a regular occurrence - we had a voucher for GroupOn so we decided to spoil ourselves.  

We spent the afternoon sipping our champagne, pouring an array of tea's, nibbling our way through a selection of mini sandwiches cut from a variety of breads, the most delicious scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and finishing off with our mouth watering deserts, my personal favourite was the miniature lemon tart topped with tiny rose petals.


Cardigan - H&M | Dress - TV for Topshop | Tights & Necklace - Primark | Wedges - Vera Moda

Our adventures didn't stop their either, seeing as we still had a large part of the afternoon left, and the weather was rather warm, we took a little trip down to Covent Garden.  It was filled with tourists and Londoners alike, all whiling away the afternoon, watching the various performers scattered around the infamous square, sipping their coffees, swilling their pints and enjoying an afternoon ice cream.


We wondered the winding back lanes, gazing into shop windows and picking up a bag of pear drops for our journey.  We popped into the much talked about Lucy In Disguise,, it was as if you were transported back in time with the staff all sporting rather retro hairdo's and make up and kitted out with designers vintage pieces.  Although there were some fabulous items, I personally think it's slightly overrated and overpriced - though perfect for someone who is into vintage but doesn't enjoy the thrill of the hunt.

After all the window shopping we found ourselves feeling rather peckish again so we ducked into Cote for dinner and boy did we guzzle our cloudy lemonade's and devour our Pâté , Scallops and minute steaks - it turns our we were hungrier than we thought :)  

It was such a splendid afternoon spent with my family, enjoying the sights and the sounds of our home town - London - something I must do more often, though less of the eating - I think we consumed enough food to feed an army.  Also all these photo's were taken with my new Canon 450D(XSi). What do you think?

How was everyone else's Sunday spent?  Did everyone have fun?

Speak Soon xxx
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47 comments:

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Looks and sounds like a fab afternoon. I love afternoon tea- by far a favourite activity for a lazy afternoon out.

Annie said...

oh that is one of the sweetest posts! The dress looks great on you!You look soooo pretty :)
kisses little girl
ANNIE

Lea said...

Looks like a perfect day. Your pictures are always so pretty and vintage-y :D LOVE Groupons. They offer a wonderful way to justify fun excursions and food.

Your yellow cardigan is so lovely paired with all of those dark things.

ronan said...

sounds like a lovely afternoon! :) the photos are all fab i love how you've montaged them :)especially love your cardigan, adds a gorgeous colour splash! ronan x

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Feeona said...

I think the photographs are lovely. I too have a Canon 450d, wonderful camera! (-:

Blush and Flats said...

lovely shots <3

Lydia said...

All that food looks amazing. I want. This looks like such an awesome time!

kristen. said...

I am a REALLY big tea fan. I love tea. rooibos is my favourite. I spent my sunday with Bono. a U2 concert rates pretty high up there on my list of favourite sundays!

mckenzie. said...

Beautiful, pretty, vintage style. Always a delight to read you, dear!

Lydz xX said...

you look beautful as you always know how. oooh my dream is to so high tea great pics

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Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Oh I adore High Tea! Have you had it at fortnum and mason? Their café is seriously pretty! And no, it's not a regular thing for me either. But I LOVE high tea! It reminds me of an earlier time :)

samecookiesdifferent said...

so cute the food looks so yummy <3
xx the cookies
share the feeling

Jo said...

I adore the colour of your cardigan! <3 the location looks beautiful too; I love the stripes! I want to go to London so badly!

x
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Raquel said...

You had an awesome sunday, mine was very boring...
You looked adorable!

Nicole Franzen {La Buena Vida} said...

love all these shots :)

thelifeacademic said...

My goodness -- delightful! I can't imagine a better day than one that starts with champagne and leads to a leisurely stroll through fab shops. Le sigh, consider me jealous!

Mara said...

It looks like you had a gorgeous day! I love your outfit, especially your cardigan, and all the pictures of the food makes me hungry. :)

Béracha said...

Beautiful pictures, all the food looks so delicious!

Chloe Mia said...

Your outfit is lovely!
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ThePinkMargarita said...

you look great! love your outfit. :) your photos are amazing, as always! take care!

much love,
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catflicks said...

beautiful photos! the food looks amazing om nom nom! and gorgeous dress :)
xxx
Catflicks

Dilan Dilir said...

lovely pictures!!

Spence. said...

Beautiful photos m'dear, sounds like you had a lovely day!

Thankyou for your adorable comment btw! About the hair; tbh it was kindof a happy coincidence, I picked my hair up as if I was about to put it into a messy bun, pulled random strands down so they hung loosley at the side and secured the loops with (almost a zillion) bobby pins - et voila! Hope that makes sense ;)

Have a fab week lovely!
x

oomph. said...

absolutely love the photos as well as the day you had! le meridien looks like a fabulous place, and the desserts look delish!

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Maryse said...

Lovely pictures!

Beatrice Balaj said...

Look so delicious!! Love the dress!


Xoxo,
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jess said...

Sounds like a great time. I love your sweater.

Tea For Two said...

Looks like an amazing time :) Your comment on Lucy in Disguise is interesting. It's one of the reasons I don't feel particularly moved to go there. Like you, I'm not shy of the hunt and it's that feeling of really digging fro treasure that makes finding it so rewarding.

Marisa Noelle said...

Everything about these photos look absolutely amazing and delightful. Tea looks so much more lovely in London:) Your dress is perfection...I love the full silhouette as well as the mustard cardi. Lovely darling!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

What beautiful photos- my Mum used to live in Essex, UK so we would take the train to London for a high tea every once in a while for a treat- lovely isn't it! I love your blog- now following :)

Dorota said...

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Nikki said...

ooooooh, I want to go back to London sooooooo bad! To bad boyfriend doesn't want to come along and my friend can't afford it. You look pretty in taht dress! I really love it ^^ x

emily said...

i love high tea! your dress is gorgeous, perfect for the occasion.

**OnYxStA** said...

awwww tres cute x

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LBVieVintage said...

cuute! Love this post!

Vintage Makeup said...

Cute dress! Your blog is so cute :)

Louder than Silence said...

YUM! Afternoon tea is one of my favourite things ever, 'specially if there's champagne involved! Sally x

Nádia said...

Sounds so fun and sweet!

love your dress!

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jamie-lee said...

Yum yum the photos look lovely, how fun is high tea? Adore the outfit you wore, you looked lovely x

Amanda said...

Love the quality of the pictures, really nice... and I love your outfit=)

Nadine Flatt said...

wow. that're some really nice shots madame!!

Dilan Dilir said...

always love your pics!

♥ sugarpuff ♥ said...

your pretty photo collections make me feels like i'm having a great adventure in your blog!
i'm adore the photo shoot you take <3
you're so creative
i love your blog

*hugs from your new follower*

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Pierrot le Fou said...

ooo looks like a charming day! and a beautiful outfit to accompany it!

Michelle of The Feather Den said...

Wow! I loved the documentary about Lily and her sister opening Lucy In Disguise and would love to go see it, myself! Looks like you had a great day out, lovely.

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

ChiccaStyle said...

It looks like you had a wonderful afternoon!!!Love your dress and you look adorable!
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Jess Lucas / Pink Sunshine said...

I love the fact that you get the best afternoon tea in the uk. . . .. its just not the same anywhere else!!!
BEAUTIFUL photos!
Jess
http://pinkindielondon.blogspot.com/

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