Tea

Coffee and food

How to afternoon tea

Step 1: If at all possible win a competition in which the prize is the hottest afternoon tea in town; the Scents of Summer afternoon tea at the Intercontinental Park Lane. Step 2: Call to confirm your booking and have the man on the phone promise you free prosecco because you booked online. Promptly forget […]

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Coffee and food

My favourite London afternoon tea

I shudder to think how much I have spent on afternoon tea in the last three years. It’s always been a bit of an escape for me. When I couldn’t afford to travel, an afternoon tea was that hint of luxury that I needed to refresh my faith in London. I mean afternoon tea is […]

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Coffee and food

Christmas in September

There are many strange things about blogging; stalking people on twitter, it being socially acceptable for your food to get cold while you take photos of it, not to mention the overuse of the words awesome/brilliant/amazing. But among the strangest is the ability to get a preview of a Christmas afternoon tea in September, complete […]

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Coffee and food

I just wanna make you Sketch

Sketch has had massively mixed reviews from people I’ve spoken to, but the afternoon tea looked so enticing that I just had to had to go. Luckily I had the perfect excuse as a friend and I were looking for somewhere to have a birthday/engagement (hers)/new job/ bank holiday ‘and holy crap it’s sunny’ celebration. […]

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Coffee and food

Intercontinental Westminster afternoon tea

A few days before Christmas I was feeling a bit grinchy. I had tried and failed to get into Winter Wonderland (a 45 minute line just to get in!), Amazon didn’t deliver my Christmas presents in time and I hadn’t been arsed to put the Christmas tree up. To help overcome my internal grinch Emma from […]

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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Runawaykiwi and the £45 cup of tea

When I arrived back in London (don’t worry, plenty of more New Zealand posts to come!) the first thing  I noticed is that winter ‘happened’ while I was away. So I quickly formulated a plan to hibernate for the next few months. The plan was going strong until I was invited to the Jing tea […]

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