February 19, 2013

..Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont

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Warning: this post is only for the extreme girlist. Traditional afternoon tea at a fancy place like The Fairmont in Georgetown is probably one of the most awesome things you can do to indulge your inner princess (oh you know you've got one in there too), there's even a doggie menu!

I was in search of something fabulous to do while my sister was in town and this was the perfect day activity.  Everything and everywhere you looked was just draped in gorgeous.  Even the mess was beautiful.  The teacups were all unique and exquisite, I learned a whole lot about teas and local honey (they make theirs right on the roof), I finally know what a "crumpet" is (it's sort of an ingenious blend of pancake, English muffin, and magic), I tried caviar for the first time, and got to hang out with good people. Tiers of tiny gourmet sandwiches, pastel macaroons, and other delicacies are simply a good time, all the time. I was half expecting the dishes to get up and start dancing around to the "Be Our Guest" song from Beauty and the Beast.  Everyone should try it at least once in their lives. You will love it, I promise.

Also - how perfect is my adorable Iconemesis iPhone case for the occasion?  I didn't realize until my friend Katie mentioned it, but my little bunny dressed up as a teacup blended right into the decor!

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14 comments :

  1. Afternoon tea is one of my favorite things in the world. There's a little place back home that has the best tea. I love going!

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  2. I have recently become obsessed with tea!

    -Haley-
    haleyvalerie.blogspot.com

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  3. I've always wanted to do "afternoon tea" with my girlfriends, it looks so fun! Plus, all the china here is absolutely stunning!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  4. Fun!! I'm going to afternoon tea with my mom and grandmother this Saturday! (But out in Annapolis) I like the idea of a swanky little girls outing, though!

    Jenna
    District Delights

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  5. This sounded so fun - and I love seeing the pictures! You girls look gorgeous :) Now you and Katie will have to come up and try the Plaza in NYC to compare!

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  6. I so thoroughly enjoy posts that start out with a disclaimer and/or warning. My obsession with all things mini (this does not carry over to men. JUST SAYIN) has me lovin all of those tea sammys. SO CUTE.

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  7. This looks amazing! I love tea parties. So legit.

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  8. How fun?! I love it!

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  9. Oh my goodness - how cute! Looks like such a fun afternoon Erin :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. omg....this looks like so much fun! loving your blog! now following :) hope you'll follow back!

    xoxo
    Kareena

    http://losangelesbrunette.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love this! Going to tea is one of my favorite things and it doesn't happen nearly enough!

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  12. That floral jacket is adorable! Where is it from?

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