Our names are Rachel and Lorna and we love nothing better than having afternoon tea with friends and family. Its something about the pretty china, the yummy cakes, a cup of tea and the natter of good friendship that just makes us smile!
Vintage themed tea
Over the last couple of years we have experienced rather a lot of different afternoon teas...from the Savoy and the Ritz to Browns or the Berkeley .....sometimes it was just us, other times we'd drag our friends along and we always take mum somewhere fancy for her annual Mother's Day afternoon tea. We've enjoyed our experiences so much that we've also started hosting afternoon teas at home for our friends - using our collections of vintage china to serve our friends yummy cakes and treats!
Halloween themed tea
On this blog we'd like to share our experiences with you.....sharing our favourite places for tea....our favourite recipes for cakes and a little gossip.
Our most recent afternoon tea experience was one with a little twist...Lorna treated me to a burlesque afternoon tea as a Birthday treat. She wanted to find an afternoon tea with a difference...and she met that challenge rather well! We recently visited Volupte in London on a Saturday afternoon for their Voluptea - a wonderful afternoon of burlesque entertainment and a tasty afternoon tea, complete with a glass of fizz.
Enjoy a Voluptea!
We enjoyed wonderful cocktails served in large teapots (additional charge), a selection of finger sandwiches (pictured above), tasty cakes and delicious scones served with cream and jam.....and of course a good selection of tea. The service was attentive and friendly, and we were entertained by burlesque beauties. The cost for this afternoon is £49 per person and I think its exceedingly good value as we left nicely full and well entertained!
That teapot is full of a fruity cocktail!
As well as all this yummy goodness and the brilliant burlesque entertainment, all guests are encouraged to dress for the occassion...taking inspiration from the 1920s-1950s. Lorna and I need no encouragment and both dressed for the part....Lorna is beautiful 1920s and me in my 1950s full circle skirted dress. Nearly everyone there had some kind of vintage dress on - whether it be in their clothes or the red lipstick they were sporting! It really added to the fun of the afternoon.
We'd highly recommend this tea...brilliant for celebrating a Birthday or for a hen party. And if you are worried about any nudity...don't be....the ladies are amazing and although clothes do come off, its all very respectable! We enjoyed this tea so much that we're actually going back in a couple of months with another friend!
We hope that you've enjoyed our first post and hope that you pop back for more reviews, photos and recipes...we've got lots to share!
Thank you for popping by,
Rachel & Lorna