christmas tea

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tis the season

That time of the year is upon us. My high street is strung with twinkling lights and the last few
Christmas trees are left on the sidewalk. The supermarket is consumed with holiday music in which
everyone hums along. The bread aisle is replaced with mince pies and christmas pudding. I’m not
mad about it. Though I don’t have a Christmas tree this year, I decided to get a pine-scented
candle and a few twinkling lights, and I’m not mad about it…

special thanks to Hotel Cafe Royal for making this post possible.
 

{christmas tea} via chevrons & éclairs
{christmas tea} via chevrons & éclairs
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the ‘to do’ list

One thing I noticed though was that I haven’t really done many Christmas-sy things here in London
aside from Winter Wonderland and walk around Oxford and Regents Street. Ice skating and drinking
champagne, making mince pies and cooking up a turkey meal is on my list for the next several days.
Another thing on the Christmas list that I recently checked off was an afternoon Christmas tea
and the one at Hotel Cafe Royal did not disappoint.

You see, Europe does this holiday well. They do it better than most other places I’ve visited this
time of the year, making the grinch in anyone diminish ever so quickly. And adding a festive afternoon
tea to the equation was the perfect way to kickstart the holidays.
 

{christmas tea} via chevrons & éclairs
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from mince pies to endless glasses of veuve clicquot…
it was precisely that moment the festive season commenced

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dress ACOVA jumper C/O BODEN jacket C/O BODEN purse SIMILAR
flats ZARA jewelry C/O J. LAUREN lips PAISLEY C/O ZOYA nails JANEL C/O ZOYA
 

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{christmas tea} via chevrons & éclairs
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