F O O D || afternoon tea @ The Ritz
A couple of weekends ago, I got the chance to tick off a little something special on my To Eat list: afternoon tea at The Ritz London. I'm not going to lie, it was a pretty fancy affair [read on to temporarily step inside with me and see more snaps of the actual tea]. Even days before, I was contemplating what to wear [I didn't want to stand out like a sore thumb or look like I was trying too hard] and wondering whether everything inside The Ritz would be covered in gold [I wasn't far off… minus the marble and palm trees]. The atmosphere and service definitely didn't disappoint with the afternoon tea itself being delightful but [controversially] amongst but not the best in LDN. [8 / 10]
The area where afternoon tea is served was gorgeous - a high ceilinged conservatory, gold and marble clad room decorated with palm trees [because why not] and beautiful bouquets of flowers. It's a very romantic yet homely setting. It also smelt pretty good [like all expensive things I tend to find… anyone else get that?!]. The five of us had a round table on the edge of the room under a palm tree and it was lovely. The first thing I noticed was the china tea set which genuinely made my little heart so happy. Everything else was a crisp silver - the teapots, milk jugs, tea stand, sugar bowls, tea strainers and cutlery. It was pretty darned sophisticated and exactly what I'd imagined.
And what did I finally decide on to wear for such a fancy occasion? I saw this beautiful long summer dress by Oasis and last minute purchased [you only get to go to The Ritz once after all #anyjustification]. I paired it with black heeled sandals from Cos - toes were out in April people, it must be spring!