Saturday, 19 September 2015

I've always had a thing for afternoon tea.

I had always associated tea time with frocks, impeccable table manners, and long chats over tiers of treats too pretty to eat.
Growing up on Enid Blyton in a tropical country, I'd often pretend the 30 degree heat was just 'the good old fireplace' doing its thing, and that it was really snowing outside whilst Mother and I sipped tea with our pinkies out.

Fast forward fifteen years to last month, it really is winter and I'm still taken with fancy bite-sized dessert portions, sans the frock and perhaps sans the impeccable table manners...
I received a gift voucher for Shangri-La's Chocolate High Tea as a graduation gift from one very lovely lady, and had the sweetest afternoon with this spread! The favourite of the day would have to be the little passionfruit number, with the mille-feuille coming in close second.

In outfit news, this cape puts a quirky spin on things as I get reacquainted with the joys of dressy loafers!


Wearing: St Frock Overdrive Cape, Topshop jeans, Daisy Street Tassel Loafers via ASOS, Lovisa statement necklace, Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Lady