Saturday, January 31, 2015

Cheers from London!

Between the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and making the move across the pond, we've been M.I.A. for a while. But, now that we're finally settled in to the eclectic and ever-inspiring city of London, we are so excited to fill you all in and continue to share our exciting journey with you!

In our 1 month as official Londoners, we've seen Big Ben, we've ridden on the iconic double decker buses, and we've even tucked away into a big red phone booth or two... So yesterday we checked one more ritual off our London to-do lists - We had a proper afternoon tea! And to our surprise, this does not involve sipping tea with pinkies out.

Yes, you read that right. Apparently the 'pinkies out' rule is a mere misconception about this traditional British experience. Well, pinkies or no pinkies our delightful tea time was complete with finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries galore! It was absolutely one of our favorite adventures in the city so far. We sipped and cheers'd at the adorable Sketch Gallery in the Mayfair area of London. In an old time parlor room that was truly all-pink-everything, on a street that was home to Moschino, Burberry, and Vivienne Westwood, we tasted caviar and ├ęclairs until we were stuffed. 

Though the perfectly arranged tower of sliced sandwiches was truly a masterpiece, we have to say, one of the coolest parts about Sketch Gallery was their crazy futuristic bathrooms...

Yes, that is a bathroom. Created by an army of white egg-like pods and a disco floor ceiling, it was definitely an interesting place to fix your lipstick. In all, we had a lovely afternoon tea and do intend on bringing this ritual back to the states because what other excuse is there to eat an adorable bite-sized plater of gourmet assortments?

Stay tuned for more of our adventures and insights into the fashions and cultures that fill this  incredible city. 


Truly Yours,

P.S. "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." - Henry James

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