I've been finishing up the final plans on my springtime trip to England and Wales where I will be trekking the Cumbrian Way with my friends Gina and Ray (We'll miss you Loran!). As is my usual custom when in London, I choose to splurge on High Tea. Of course, no one does teatime better than the British! I've enjoyed High Tea at The Savoy, The Ritz, Brown's Hotel and most recently, The Dorchester. This time however, I'm going to let you, my dear readers, choose where my friend Gina and I will be having our London tea! When I return from the trip, I will be blogging and posting pictures of where you chose!
In keeping with the theme of tea, this month's giveaway is a vintage teacup made by Royal Standard in England. It comes with a very special teabag...one for brewing up some inspiration! To have a chance to win this month's giveaway, all you need to do is vote by leaving a comment and let me know where you think Gina and I should take our tea while in London! I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner on February 20th! Open to US residents only!
I've narrowed it down to two choices; You can click on the link to view each place:
The Winter Garden tea room at The Landmark Hotel
Afternoon Tea at Claridges
I can't wait to see which location we end up going to! In the meantime, please enjoy these tea-themed pics!
My lovely mother and I having tea at The Savoy. The Savoy set the standard. They had the perfect combination of delicious tea, yummy food, amazing atmosphere and incredible service! I measure every other tea room by The Savoy and no other has matched it yet!
Tea with Butterflies
This was a photo manipulation piece I did that was inspired by my set of butterfly teacups!
Ringtons Tea Truck
Delivering tea since 1907!
Probably the most interesting place I've had afternoon tea...up in the Negev Mountains on the border between Egypt and Israel. We rode camels to get here and stayed until after the sun set, sipping mint tea and eating warm pita bread made on what looked like an ancient metal shield!
Afternoon tea at The Abbey Tea Room, Glastonbury.
Beside the standard of scones with jam and clotted cream, they served us homemade soup and bread!
Sunlit Tea Tray
A Pot O' Tea at the Bramah Tea & Coffee Museum, London.
An English Tradition! Tea and scones at the Simply Gorgeous Tea room in Cheddar.
Jackie and I enjoy a Christmas-Themed Festive High Tea at The Dorchester.
Afternoon tea at Babbington's in Rome, Italy.
Afternoon Tea with Lita
Pic taken by me and processed by Lita
High Tea at Brown's Hotel in London with Gina and Loran. I love the beginning of High Tea...a glass of delicious Champagne to get you warmed up for the decadent experience!
My mom and I having tea at The Ritz. I've worn this shirt to a lot of high teas! I think it might be time for something new!
Dishin' Up Some Retro! My favorite tea set! Isn't it just too darn cute??
Tea with Oscar
My favorite teacup, my favorite bracelet and my favorite book about my favorite writer, who was the inspiration for my blog name!
Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway and a very Happy Valentine's Day to you all!