I made a mad dash to London yesterday for the High Tea event that Reiss had organized at the swanky Landmark Hotel. If anyone spotted a midget sized Asian lady loitering around the area acting like a paparazzo and wielding a camera large enough to be considered a weapon.......yeah....that was moi. The opulent and expansive lobby is quite a sight to behold. Unfortunately, as much as I'd like to continue gawking like someone who've just emerged from the jungle and saw civilization for the very first time, I had deadlines looming. Thankfully, I was able to plant my tush on one of many armchairs dotted around the ground floor and got cracking on work till the event was just about to start.
A lot of thought has gone into organizing the event. The wonderful ladies at Reiss chose a medley of bloggers that represented a wide demographic (race, age, content, body shape) across the U.K. In fact, it was probably the first time I've seen such diversity. So bravo, Reiss It was quite a comical moment when Kit and I finally met face to face for the first time, completely unplanned. We'd spent nearly a year of communicating via various means (Twitter/email/blog), trying to catch up and failing spectacularly. By the time we'd finished gabbing, the sun has set and it was nightfall. There's the delightful Sarah whose enthusiasm for life and smile put everyone at ease. And then I realized I'm nearly 2 decades older.........
The only time you'll find me eating sandwiches is when I'm dying of hunger and there's nothing in the pantry. Which is why.....it was with a great deal of trepidation that I bit into a finger sandwich and............was utterly blown away by the taste. I. WANT. THE. RECIPE. for the cornfed chicken with tarragon crème fraîche filling. If you ever ever EVER have afternoon tea at Landmark hotel, I urge you to try this - confit chestnut and orange mousse placed on top of a melt-in-your-mouth shortbread base. It would've been rude if I'd stationed myself at the dessert table and stuffed one petit cake after another into my mouth though I really REALLY wanted to.
It was a wonderful afternoon and a lovely break from the reality of a working mom (the never ending school runs, work, homework, housework.........you know what I mean). To the lovely ladies at Reiss thank you for the lovely High Tea.