On our last night in Paris, Brandon & I decided to do something so incredibly us – Grab a bottle of vino, some McDonald’s & park our butts in front of the Eiffel Tower (seriously, I know I have an obsession. No need to point it out):
It was probably the best night of our vacation. We laughed, we ate, we drink wine… Doesn’t get much better than that.
The next morning we took a train to London & upon our arrival at Mint Hotel Westminster in London, the front desk clerk told us Brandon’s parents had arranged for us to have Afternoon Tea. Although I was excited, I was a little nervous about what to wear… I hadn’t packed anything too fancy & I wasn’t sure if this was as formal as High Tea at The Ritz. Thanks to the iMac in our room, I was able to do a quick Google search & find that the dress code was definitely more on the casual side. So I donned a sundress & cardigan & we headed down to the bar for Afternoon Tea.
One of the things I love about the English is their tea. Loose leaf tea really has such a better flavor & it doesn’t have that harsh aftertaste like some bagged teas. The tea was smooth & served as a great afternoon pick me up.
A beautiful cake stand filled with finger sandwiches, scones, a cupcake & a raspberry tart arrived at our table:
Now, we’re usually really good at sharing food, but when I saw this cupcake, I called dibs on it:
I mean, really? It was beautiful. The flavor combination of orange & chocolate is one of my favorites & this cupcake certainly did not disappoint. The entire experience was a fun lesson in English culture & I highly recommend Afternoon Tea to anyone visiting Great Britain.