It’s afternoon tea week! I consider myself a bit of an expert as my sister and I love to track down a good afternoon tea. It’s the perfect occasion for dragging out your glad rags.
MY TOP FOUR VENUES FOR AFTERNOON TEA
Just behind Oxford Circus and opposite the BBC – I always hope I’ll bump into a celebrity here. Never have. (Though I did see the Beckhams once at Claridges – another story for another day.)
My favourite secret hotel on the Isle of Wight – a gorgeous place to come for a relaxed and indulgent treat.
This is home of the never-ending afternoon tea – they’ll keep topping up your sarnies. A detail that I love, as I have more of a savoury palate than sweet (ironically!).
If you’ve never visited Chatsworth House in the Peak District, you’re missing out. Why not throw an afternoon tea in, too?
MY TOP FOUR SEWING PATTERNS FOR AFTERNOON TEA
And what should one wear for the eating of one’s own body weight in cake?
Here are my scone-friendly dresses!
Vogue 5098 – remember when we raised money for the National Literacy Trust?
Sew Over It Lace Dress, a complex make which still makes me swoon
The Sew Over It Joan Dress has become a stalwart of my wardrobe
AFTERNOON TEA FABRIC
Finally, far be it from me to point out this afternoon tea cotton, currently on sale. Do with that link what you will…
Any recommendations of your own?