My book club met this weekend at the charming Inn at Irving Place for 5-course high Tea at their Tea salon, Lady Mendls. The experience is described perfectly on their website:
"The Victorian style architecture and furnishings recreate a time of sublime elegance. Guests can easily envision Edith Wharton or Elsie De Wolfe entertaining friends at the turn of the century. Lady Mendl's Tea Salon is often used for Bridal Teas, small weddings, or as an intimate dining room.
Since opening Lady Mendl's Tea Salon has been consistently rated the best and most romantic Tea Salon in New York City. Guests enjoy a scrumptious five-course tea, consisting of a variety of finger sandwiches, fresh baked scones with clotted crème and jams, and a large selection of fine teas."
At $35.00 per person, Lady Mendl's is a memorable and affordable place to bring out-of-towners, or just to meet friends for a low-key Sunday afternoon. The architecture, furnishing, and service at the Inn really does take you back in time when more attention was paid to simple luxuries.
I would love for my bedroom to look like this cozy and beautiful suite.
This picture doesn't do justice to the beautiful and meticulous spread you'll receive.
I'll take my breakfast in bed thank you!
Images via the Inn at Irving Place