Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tea Time!

We can all remember those magical moments when, as kids, we got to do the things that were usually only for grown-ups. This weekend, my mom is taking my daughters and some of their friends for one such special outing -- a traditional tea party at the Crown & Crumpet Tea Salon in San Francisco.

The Crown & Crumpet is owned by my friends Amy and Christopher Dean, real tea aficionados who bring style, wit, and charm to everything they do. They've retained all the traditions of English tea parties, but serve up each cup in a room decorated in a bright, colorful, modern style. The girls' party will have a fairy theme, with tea, scones, crumpets, fairy cakes, crafts, and more, including the chance to learn some of the etiquette and traditions surrounding tea time.


Anonymous said...

I've never heard of that tea place. It looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for writing about it. It's always great to learn about fun new places to visit in the city. A child's tea party is such a sweet thing. I remember my husband and I enjoyed one such party from a nearby table in the tea room at the Huntington Gardens. All the little girls wore hats. Very cute. It was also kind of charming and romantic because that was when we were dating.

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

That is the sweetest thing I've heard in a long time. What a memory they will make.
8 Bay Area bloggers(incl me) were scheduled to have lunch/tea there in December but unfortunately it fell through. I still hope to get there as it just looks so charming from the website.