Adventures in Tea Parties!

For those of you following the blog, you know by now that I am working on my 30 Before 30 List!


#17 Experience High Tea can be checked off the list!

My friend JQ helped me out by indulging me/jumping in wholeheartedly in an afternoon of tea. In our minds, we looked something like this…


 But I think we pulled something more along these lines…


We went to one of my favorite places in Tampa — The Oxford Exchange. It’s a bibliophile paradise! And the home goods are to die for! (Also the food is amazing! Obviously, I am a huge fan!) Check it out:

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We had the best time. We wore sweet vintage hats and chatted about Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf while munching on delicious treats and giggling.  Here’s a great view of JQ’s hat — classic daisies!

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We took a sweet selfie (in the bathroom)! tea party 7

(It took us a bunch of tries… which I have included in the spirit of journalistic integrity!)

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I read up on ladylike behaviors: tea party 9

And here were our treats! Complete with homemade scones and macarones!

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Then posed adorably with our treats and hopeful looks!

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Real ladies toast their scones, right?

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Thanks for coming along on our tea party! It was a fantastic afternoon and the 30 Before 30 adventures continue…

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