This week was my birthday and I turned the ripe old age of 25. That’s a quarter of a century and not as scary as I anticipated!
Being a slight diva with a birthday in August, I took the week off work to enjoy time eating and drinking with my favourite people. Today was the last day of my holiday and I spent it enjoying Afternoon Tea with one of my besties at The Balcon London on Pall Mall.
The food was delish! The sandwiches had the good balance of classic and posh with coronation chicken, smoked salmon with cucumber (and other stuff), goats cheese with pesto and egg cress rolled into a swirl. We had three types of scones each with rose jam, clotted cream and lemon curd and to really make us explode, four Parisian pastries. To wash it all down, we opted for a signature champagne cocktail…. it was my birthday after all!
My favourite part of the afternoon and as if we hadn’t had enough food (there may have been extra sandwiches provided…) the waiters heard it was my birthday and came over with a birthday cake plate and the live harpist serenaded me with Happy Birthday. Of course the whole room looked at me and applauded which made me extremely red in the face and slightly sweaty. Regardless it was very sweet and a lovely surprise!
For a swanky Afternoon Tea in the big smoke, I chose to wear my favourite and under-worn vintage style spot dress. To vamp it up I threw on my leather jacket, my new TopShop heels (which I love!) and added a pop of red lip.
Today was one of those days I felt very special and I ended the week feeling extremely lucky to have some very beautiful people in my life.