So last week, as loads of you know, a few of us were lucky enough to enjoy The Champagne Fashionista Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley Hotel in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge.
From the moment we arrived, we were treated like VIPS – not just us, everyone gets the full VIP treatment – the staff are amazing and so attentive.
Afternoon Teas are served in the Collins Room, which is light and bright and really pretty.
Here are a few images from our afternoon … mouthwatering finely cut sandwiches, sweet treats in the shape of handbags, shoes and designer clothes, with plenty of tea and champagne.
Oh, and laughs, lots and lots of laughs!
Who knew that designer wear could taste so good! – Below is part of the menu… Feast your eyes!
|Anya Hindmarch’s orange leather clutch as a dulce and ginger cake sandwiched within foxy orange chocolate.|
Bottega Veneta’s daring mustard-coloured suit, gracing the cakewalk as an iced speculoos chocolate biscuit.
Dolce & Gabbana’s stand-out dress, now an almond génoise complete with a mango & passion fruit insert and a cocktail caraibe mousse, topped with a rainbow of chocolate disks.
|Miu Miu’s luxuriously warm coat transformed into a bûche of pistachio crémeux set on hazelnut sable and topped with waved meringue.|
Gianvito Rossi’s red-heeled boots, recreated as a fennel seed biscuit iced with burgundy red royal icing.
Christopher Kane’s ‘LBD’ taken to another level with stunning flowers and transformed into a chocolate moelleux cake with lacte café and Bailey’s cream, finished with sugar flowers.
|Burberry’s sleek white feathered cape, recreated as a tonka bean cheesecake with cinnamon crumble base, covered with glossy white glaze and finished with a curvy white chocolate feather.|
Gucci’s kimono, complete with a charming parasol, transformed into a pomegranate and grenadine bavarois, with cassis and apple compote topped with a crystallised edible flower and a chocolate parasol.
Balenciaga’s effortlessly luxe black-and-white flouncy dress reimagined as a moist chocolate cake, layered with white chocolate Grand Marnier mousse, crunchy ganache and a sexy orange leg.
I can’t recommend it enough! My tip would be, get there early and enjoy a cocktail in The Blue Room, first! (and my second tip would be to leave time to visit Harvey Nics just round the corner!)
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It was so special to enjoy our afternoon tea there, a huge thankyou to The Berkeley for arranging it for us! And another huge thankyou to
Laura-Ann from All That’s Pretty
Anna, from Blossoming Birds
Rachael from The Breton Bird
Charlotte from The Home That Made Me
Elle, from Feathering the Empty Nest
& Cara from Within These Walls
who were just as fab in real life as they are on Instagram – it was wonderful to meet at last!
Crumbs -all this talk of food & now I’m STARVING! Off to raid the cupboard for a crumpet or something, not quite the same but it’ll fill a gap!
Thanks for stopping by!
ps Lots of you have asked about my dress – you can find it here – What I Wore. Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley
(well obvs it called for a new frock – and in my defence, it’s in the sale so basically SAVING money…nods in agreement with herself.)