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A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

I have always delighted in the whole experience of afternoon tea; the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service. There are many interpretations of afternoon tea from a casual café setting, to the opulence of a Palm Court. The Balmoral Hotel There are not many stylish Palm Courts left in the… Continue reading A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

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Pâtisserie E. Ladurée | The Original Double Decker Macaron

I fell head over heals with Pâtisserie E. Ladurée two decades ago, but this indulgent French sweet shop selling high-end pastries and candy, has been around since 1862. You may know them for their best seller, the double decker macaron with a luscious filling that holds the colorful cookies together. Ladurée macarons are so perfect… Continue reading Pâtisserie E. Ladurée | The Original Double Decker Macaron

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What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

I have visited London time after time since 2009, and I am not done yet. In fact, Great Britain is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. For over a decade, I have watched the food scene evolve, and I am excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in London – Part 3 – A Food Journal

England is not all about fish and chips or English fry-ups, although those are a couple of my favorite British meals. Over the last decade that I have traveled to the United Kingdom, I noticed the food scene changing, and it has excited me. I am not only a fan of their changing food scene,… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 3 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in London – Part 2 – A Food Journal

The United Kingdom is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. I have been traveling to London time after time since 2009, and am not done yet. In over a decade, I have watched the food scene evolve, and am always excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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The Petrossian Bar – Caviar and Afternoon Tea | Las Vegas, Nevada

The Petrosian Bar inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas offers the best of both posh worlds; caviar service and afternoon tea, as well as a Caviar Afternoon Tea. This location shows off the more sophisticated side of this city, especially when it comes to enjoying the finer things. Petrossian Caviar Service Petrossian… Continue reading The Petrossian Bar – Caviar and Afternoon Tea | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Noshing in New York – Part 3 – A Food Journal

Manhattan, New York - The island of Manhattan is roughly twenty-three square miles, and you would think that finding a restaurant would be an easy task. So wrong! In fact, finding a great place to eat that suits your taste buds can be overwhelming, especially for visitors. New York is not short of historic, ethnic,… Continue reading Noshing in New York – Part 3 – A Food Journal

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For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

Is it love or an obsession? I may be obsessed with my love for afternoon tea, or I may be in love with my obsession. At this point in the game, I doubt it matters. Tea Lounge - Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas I have always delighted in the whole experience; the formality and the deliciousness… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

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Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

Whether it be on my own or with friends, I will certainly go the extra mile with travel experiences. My lifelong friends and I were traveling through Egypt, and we were spending a few days in Luxor. We had just completed an adventurous four day cruise up the Nile River that started in Aswan. Spending… Continue reading Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

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The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

Las Vegas, Nevada - They say that the third time is a charm, meaning when the third time something is attempted, luck will prevail. That lucky rule did prevail one Sunday afternoon, after several years of attempting to sit inside the Tea Lounge at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas. It was for their afternoon… Continue reading The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

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Afternoon Tea 101 – Basics on the ritual called ‘Afternoon Tea’

Experiencing a proper afternoon tea service may seem quite intimidating or unnecessary to most. It is a British tradition that has spanned a couple of centuries starting in the 1800s, and has taken on different incarnations across the globe. Once you have experienced your first afternoon tea, you will be hooked, and life may never… Continue reading Afternoon Tea 101 – Basics on the ritual called ‘Afternoon Tea’

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A Festive Holiday Afternoon Tea | The Plaza in New York City

I have always delighted in the whole experience of afternoon tea; the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service. There are many interpretations of afternoon tea from a casual café setting, to the opulence of a Palm Court. Inside the Palm Court - The Plaza Hotel There are not many stylish… Continue reading A Festive Holiday Afternoon Tea | The Plaza in New York City

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Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower Restaurant in London, England

The first time I saw the OXO Tower was a moment or two before I took the photo below. I was cruising down the Thames River, and spotted the building that I had read about in my London book guides. It set in motion a curiosity to one day visit it, and possibly dine at… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower Restaurant in London, England

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For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

Is it love or an obsession? I may be obsessed with my love for afternoon tea, or I may be in love with my obsession. At this point in the game, I doubt it matters. I have always delighted in the whole experience; the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service.… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

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What I ate in SCOTLAND – A Food Journal

As part of any traveling experience, discovering a region's food and drink scene are important to understanding a culture. I had found Scottish food to be very hearty and caloric rich, as well as down right delectable. The heaviness of the dishes can be attributed to the country's history, what was available, and the brisk… Continue reading What I ate in SCOTLAND – A Food Journal