Friday, May 6, 2011

DarTealing Lounge


One of my all time favorite things to do is have Afternoon Tea!  I adore it!  It makes me feel so ladylike and feminine.  Those of you that follow me on twitter know that I'm actually moving to Germany this fall and the one thing I'm most excited about doing is having High Tea in London!  :)

(Don't you worry I fully intend on shopping, eating and blogging my way through Europe!!!)






Seriously how cute is this place?!



I'm always on the hunt for the perfect Afternoon Tea.  One place will have fabulous decor but the tea sandwiches would be terribly bland.  Another place will have fabulous buttery delicious scones but the desserts taste prepackaged and sugary *sigh* 


My Tea Partner in Crime Shirley!  We like to try all the afternoon tea places in the city.  I think this may be out 4th or 5th tea house already haha.



OH!  Remember in my last OOTD post I blogged about these absolutely gorgeous Jewelmint Versailles earrings but you couldn't really see it in my pictures.  These are the earrings!! I just adore them hehe!


The goodies!

Chocolate Eclairs & Petit Fours

Cinnamon Apple Scone w/ Clotted Cream and Blueberry Shortbread Biscuits


Tea Sandwiches - Curried Chicken, Turkey & Pesto and Salmon w/ Cream Cheese Mousse







Overall it was a wonderful time I mean what could be better then having tea with a girlfriend :)  I thought the decor was lovely but I have to admit I thought the food itself was just OK.   The Curried Chicken was pretty scrumptious but the bread on all of the sandwiches were a bit stale.  The Cinnamon Apple Scone just wasn't my cup of tea (pun intended :) but the pink petit four was delicious!

If you want amazing scones and Alice in Wonderland-ish decor I would recommend Crown & Crumpet and if you want the most delicious tea sandwiches you've ever had in your entire life I would recommend Lovejoy's Tea Room.

My hunt for the perfect Afternoon Tea continues!

P.S. I got a lot of requests to see the Jewelmint Versaille Earrings up close so here you go :)!


71 comments:

  1. omg omg! Where is this place? Why don't they have one near where I live?? too cute, love! tea is the way to go. Can't go wrong with tea! and you look absolutely lovely and those earrings look amazing on you!! LOVE YA! :muah!:

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  2. Those earrings are gorgeous!

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  3. This place is def my kind of place! I must visit when I'm in SF!!

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  4. very French noble tea!
    glad that u have such a great time!! <3

    http://feveragnes.blogspot.com/

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  5. love the photos and the place looks so great! :)
    excited for your move to germany. :)

    want all the sweets you're eating now. :)

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  6. No joke, that looks like the sweetest cake shop ever ♥

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  7. those earrings look like they're meant for royalty!

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  8. OMG! Ever since I found sukipooki.blogspot's blog, all I wanted to do was go to my own tea party, for the first time ever! I tried to google tea places in HI but.. Nothing really. Lame, huh?

    Are you planning to come and visit Hawaii? Before Germany? :|

    richelle
    www.rarepersona.com

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  9. i'm always on the hunt for nice tea places too :p This place look so cute tho :)

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  10. Wow - looks incredible! It's funny that you post this, I'm making high tea for my mum and nana this sunday lol

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  11. That looks like so much fun!

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  12. I love having tea in the afternoon too.I'd love having a nice place like this to go to :)

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  13. I love having afternoon tea too! Just no one to really do with as my friends think its a waste of time XD Scones jams clotted cream and chocolate truffle with my favorite cup of chamomile tea XD and the earrings they are gorgeous,looks really good even with hair tied up! :) not too heavy,not too little,perfect!

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  14. I love a good cup of tea and the place is adorable. Your earrings are gorgeous!

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  15. The places is so adorable. Too bad the food was just okay. But the presentation is not lacking, the petite fours are so cute :)

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  16. I too enjoy a good afternoon tea. I'm heading to SF in a few months - let me know which is the the best, must try place. And, um, what;'s the story w/Germany?! How did I miss that?! xo

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  17. wow definitely perfect place for tea time,love your outfit dear :D
    X
    http://monicakosasih.blogspot.com/

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  18. eeeekkkk!!! everything is so pretty lisa! :3 i am not really crazy about tea and sort of have to force myself to drink it but i'd drink tea and eat pastries at a place like that. :3

    on the etude house's jelly pop top coat - i'm not sure if it's sold online. maybe you should try the gmarket. :) it does make nail polishes pop out!! i'll try to do a proper review on it. :D

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  19. the place looks amazing! the decor and the tea cups are so cute!
    lovely photos.. too bad you didn't like everything about these place!
    love the earrings btw! the look so cute on you and are perfect for an afternoon tea with a friend! :) xx

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  20. A pretty atmosphere, sugary treats and good friends= a perfect afternoon! I looove getting high tea but I am pretty picky about it too after amazing experiences in England
    How exciting you are moving to Europe!!!Where in Germany are you moving? Sooo jellie!
    Happy Friday
    xo
    lj

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  21. yunno, i don't think i've ever been to afternoon tea... i must!

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  22. Yum, I adore afternoon tea! There are so many delicious spots in London and my fiance actually proposed to me over it :) I adore Lovejoy's as well!

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  23. Omg I love the decor of that teahouse,what struck me the most was the glass jars. Love you earrings and I you look great with your hair up I love it.

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  24. Afternoon tea is super fancy! lol I love it!

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  25. I love tea!! My bf took me to Crown & Crumpet for our 3rd anniversary. I loved it and the food was pretty yummy.

    I can't believe you're moving to GERMANY! Is this for work? Will you ever come back? I hope you don't leave before I get to meet you in person. D:

    Those earrings are lovely~

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  26. That tea party looks so glam, I think I might die! I loooove tea parties! My bff and I are actually having an English tea party next week, so now this makes me even more excited for it!

    And oh my freaking gosh I think I actually will die now that I've seen those gorgeous earrings! You are the luckiest girl in the world. xoxo

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  27. You are moving to Europe?!?! Take me..take me lol. Gosh I am so looking forward to seeing more of your fabulous shopping and dining photos from Frankfurt, London, Paris all the way to Milan girl!! Are you moving there permanently? It will be so much fun there.

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  28. love tea time!!! ♥ i always go to crown&crumpet, will try this one too. =)

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  29. how fun that looks like a great thing to always be on the hunt for. I never had tea like that. how awesome.

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  30. wait...what?! you're moving to germany? where have i been? that's so awesome!

    something about high tea makes me think of granny's in fancy hats. i love your makeup and those earrings are gorg!

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  31. Oh my gosh! That place looks like heaven, its so gorgeous, I think I could eat my way through that place!

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  32. they look sooo good and yummy...call me old fashioned, i luv to go yum cha in the afternoon, is that weird??? but my frd owns his own tea shop, so sometime stop by toe bug him~~~lol

    btw i give a blogger award cuz i luv reading your blog come and claim your award~~~lol

    jessy
    http://threenothing.blogspot.com/

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  33. actually, one of my best friend is in Germany right now, she is there for a whole year for work...and she said, the Chinese food there are pretty bad...like nothing compare to north America anyway...but she did told me that the Germans knows their chocolate, their desserts are super yummy, and she brought me back loads of chocolate during her visit back at X-mas time.

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  34. you're moving to GERMANY!!! what the heeze...but i'm so excited for you and can't wait to be reading these posts to come. i can only imagine how the new presents and such you'll be attaining =) can't wait, you guys look super cute!

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  35. Love love love afternoon tea. You ladies looked like you had a blast! Also, can't believe that you are moving to Germany. Think of all the chanel boutiques that you will have access overseas!!! Thanks for the post!

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  36. every time i visit the city and go to ghiradelli square i think to myself how cute that crown and crumpet place is and how i'd love to take the time to go there one day.

    those curry and salmon sandwiches look yum! you must have high food standards, hahah! i'd gobble that food up! =P

    you look gorgeous as always! =)

    i swear your friend reminds me of my friend julie....!!!! hehehehhhehehe

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  37. That is the cutest tea room ever! I love tea, so I was extra happy by this post!

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  38. okay um, JELLY!! first you're having tea here (my fave ever) and now abroad?? GIIIIRRRRLLLL I'm so in the dark. I had to follow you on twitter just now b/c this is going to be the ultimate shopping extravaganza EVER

    congrats!! pass the eclairs

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  39. Ow my the goodies look delicious, and everything else you took a picture of.
    The places where you have been looks so pretty, and I can not wait till you upload more photos.

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  40. Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious and fun! It's a great practice for the real deal in Europe, I'll say :) One of my ex-coworker's wife recently got sent to England, and he is having the time of his life. Trips all over Europe for dirt cheap, so much good food and such great scenery. Ahhh! I'm so excited for you and this move! Don't miss good ol USA too much ;)

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  41. omg this place is SOOO cuuute!! And what?! ur moving to Germany! That's so crazy/fun/exciting!! I'm sure you will find THE BEST tea out there! =D

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  42. i love afternoon tea specially in places as cute as that! your making me craze for cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches!!! :)

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  43. the place is absolutely darling =D

    i've never had afternoon tea before, but it looks like something i could get into ~

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  44. ohh those earring really are beautiful, i love the details and oh so shiny!
    i loveee afternoon tea too

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  45. this place just oozes cuteness! and the food looks deliciousssss~
    i can't believe you're moving to germany; that's so exciting! I'd kill to live in europe for a couple years..but alas, i'm stuck in Asia!

    www.cashmereandcandy.com

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  46. wow this such a mouth-watering post! :D love the earrings!

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  47. Mmmm all that food made me hungry! Haha such a cute location!

    checkout my blog and follow if you like it, i'll follow back! (:

    sheknowslamode.blogspot.com

    xoxo Uyen

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  48. this place looks so wonderful!
    visit me on my blog if u like..
    xx

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  49. Omaikot, this place looks so wonderful! I want to go to a high tea someday too XD

    Ahh, Germany! I love Germany, especially the curry wurst LOL!

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  50. That looks cute :). Im so rubbish at tea houses. I always go for afternoon tea with my Mam when we are out shopping. Only she gets coffee and I get lemonade. We always get cheese scones though. mmm.

    Sometimes the best food is in the worst places. There is a really rubbish old lady cafe in town where the scones are fantastic but the tables are formica and the place is full of chavs.

    Tsunimee/liloo sent me here :)

    xxx

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  51. WHAAA? everything so vintage and cutesy!! and man, the things i would do for eclairs for right.

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  52. Aww this place looks lovely!!!soooo cute!!:)

    Athina
    xx

    http://lifeisonebigplayground.blogspot.com/

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  53. Hey Lisa! :) Ugh, I fell behind this week in reading blogs. I guess that's what the weekend's for: catching up! Anyways, I love Afternoon Tea too! So girly and just plain fun. Sorry about the ok food but at least the company and atmosphere made up for it. :)

    (I LOL'ed at your hub's comment. And by "jades", are you talking about the pricey green stuff? o_O)

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  54. Congrats on the move to Europe! That is so exciting!!

    All the tea goodies look so scrumptious - I bet you'll find even better options once you move :)

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  55. love jewelmint!!! your earrings look so perfect for the tea house atmosphere!!! highfive, tea lovers! xoxo, gabbie from 5amjetaime.com

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  56. The desserts look scrumptious!

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  57. You're moving to Germany?!! OMG I think you should take me haha jk :P
    Anyway I gave you a blogger award, because I think you really deserve it. Your posts are so entertaining and they seriously brighten up my day :)
    xxx
    Amy

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  58. Oh my, what a lovely place !!!

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  59. We don't have this habit in Italy but I'd love to have it!
    Nice earrings!
    xoxo
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com/

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  60. Looks lovely! I really wish that we had a tea place where I live... I am all for scones, tea, and small sandwiches :) And you both look gorgeous!
    hearts, laura♥
    the blog of worldly delights

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  61. Ooh, gotcha ;) Hope you're having a nice weekend!

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  62. I love high tea too :) I adore little vintage style tea rooms and this one is just darling! :)

    Love, Vanilla

    P.s I have moved to http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  63. You are always sporting a great smile in all your posts! :) I love it!

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  64. thatplace is really cute! you're moving to germany? how awesome is that!?!

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  65. OMG!!! Look at that beautiful china! And that decor! And that tea! And that tier of yummy goodness screaming at me! Oh my, it all looks soooo delish!!! Yes yes you do need to come to Vancouver so we can experience afternoon tea together! and OMG Whats THIS?! Moving to Germany!? Can you say exciting in any other way! Im super excited for your move! =D Is it for work purposes? omg london!!! Actually bf and I are planning a Paris trip in November and we might stop for a few days in London and you can bet your butt Im definitely going to try "real" afternoon tea there hahahaha The pink petite four looks adorable and nearly too cute to eat....but oh wells NOM! The Versaille earrings are gorgeous and they look beautiful on you!

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  66. wow amzing earring and i love your outfit soo pretty^^..omg i always say this but the cake and food looks amazing..soo hungry now
    Mi-Mi
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    mi-miworld.blogspot.com/

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  67. Ahh...same!! I love afternoon teas :)
    Lucky gal to be able to shop and eat through Europe ;p

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