31 March 2014

A Day For Mum


Mother's Day is an opportunity to show your Mum how much you love and appreciate her - perhaps we don't always do it quite enough. If you're lucky enough to have a lovely Mother in your life like me, then I hope you had a great time celebrating with her this weekend.

This year my brother Andrew, sister-in-law Sarah and I decided to treat Mum to champagne afternoon tea. The location of choice was Sketch; a stylish restaurant and bar set inside a grade II listed building which was once the headquarters to Christian Dior. I've had afternoon tea there once before and was charmed by how they manage to successfully combine classic tradition with sheer quirkiness.


An example of this quirkiness was my pretty bone china saucer with a rubber teacup!


The finger sandwiches here were some of the best I'd had throughout my London afternoon tea experiences and they didn't disappoint. The fillings include smoked salmon with Jacob's cream, egg and mayonnaise with a quail's egg and caviar on top and mozzarella and pesto croque monsieur. Then there are the wonderful big scones served with clotted cream and fig and strawberry jam along with the many, many tasty cakes.


It's not often I move straight from delicious food to showing you the toilets but I have to make an exception when it comes to Sketch. Their futuristic bathroom is just fascinating and the egg-shaped cubicles look like something from outer space.

I love the little messages written on each of the mirrors too.


After our tea and cakes, we headed over to the bar at Aqua Kyoto for a couple more celebratory drinks.

It was a such a lovely afternoon and most importantly, Mum had a wonderful time 


So here's to the Mum's!


Just a tiny thank you for doing hardest job in the world!

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16 comments:

  1. Aw so lovely! I bet your mumma had a fabulous time! I also took my mum to afternoon tea, we went to The Sanderson which she absolutely adored!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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    1. Just saw your pics! Looked lovely! :) x

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  2. how gorgeous is your mum!! shes beautiful! this looks so lovely im so jealous of all that lovely food! id love it if youd comment back http://amyelizabethfashion.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/a-week-of-instagram-8.html xx

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  3. This looks delicious and really quirky too! Afternoon tea is such a nice way to have some mummy-daughter time :) love your dress as well!

    Sarah | Sequin This

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  4. Gorgeous photos of you and your mum

    Victoria xx
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  5. How fun, and what a lovely tea! I always forget that Mother's Day is earlier in the UK than here, which led to some brief confusion and panic for me. :) And that bathroom selfie is totally appropriate in this instance-- what a cool bathroom!
    - Rachel @ With Love, Rachel

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  6. Wow, everything looks fantastic!- and those are the absolute sweetest pictures of you and your mom- Gives me ideas for Mother's day -- luckily I have until May! :)

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  7. What a gorgeous family you have :) Your Mum looks so so happy, she clearly had a really lovely time x

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  8. Firstly - this post is so sweet Caroline! You all look so happy and secondly I'm convinced I need to go to Sketch for afternoon tea now! Only ever been for dinner before! xx

    www.thenextactivity.com

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    1. Thank you! You really should give it a try, I love it there x

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  9. Amazing pictures! Looks like a wonderful place, glad your Mum had a lovely day!
    Carrie xxx
    carriebrighton

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  10. This sounds like a fun day :) I love your photos. The food looked incredible!!! x

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  11. What a fab looking day! I've never been to Sketch either, it's on the list to try (if not for those loos alone!)

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  12. Looks like you had a great day and your was thoroughly spoilt a lucky lady Lucy

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