Food Journals

For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

During this precarious year of 2020, our ideas of normality had shifted. The uncertainty of this year changed how we thought, dined and socialized on all levels. I know for myself it had slowed down my international travel but it bumped up my domestic travels- masked, social distancing and all. Fortunately, I reside in Las… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

Global Dining, Jetsetting

Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

Whether it be on my own or with friends, I sometimes 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 finished an adventurous four day cruise up the Nile River that started in Aswan. Spending an… Continue reading Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

Global Dining

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 after 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

Food Journals

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 will never… Continue reading Afternoon Tea 101 – Basics on the ritual called ‘Afternoon Tea’

Global Dining

A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

My afternoon tea standards met! The Palm Court inside The Balmoral Hotel had bumped my second place winner of afternoon tea outside of the U.S. to third place. My recent second place was Le Maurice's in Paris while the first has been afternoon tea at the Ritz in London. Both afternoon teas inside The Ritz… Continue reading A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

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

Choosing an afternoon tea in New York can be a task. Only because there are so many place in the city that offer afternoon tea at different varieties. Now if you know me, you understand that I LOVE experiencing afternoon tea and have done so in places such as The Ritz in London, The Balmoral… 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

Food Journals

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 love the whole experience, the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service. There are many… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One