01 August 2011

A Return to Serenity




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Nearly five years have passed since I'd come here. No, it hasn't been that long since I've been to Florida, but on my last trip I was taken to a different setting for afternoon tea. Let's face it: most people don't head to South Florida for tea: I just happen to look for a tea destination no matter where I go. Marie knows this, so she kindly made reservations.

But I can't really do a review this time. I hadn't been to Florida in a long time, and essentially I needed to see my good friends and the new baby. Catching up needed to be done, and I wasn't about to concentrate on the taste and texture of the sandwiches, scones and little cakes and pastry thingys. I'm not going to analyze the first flush Darjeeling or our table in clear view of a phone box reminiscent of London. Everything I could describe is covered in the above photos. Yes, I had a great time, but the most important part was the place that Afternoon Tea once again had in my life in making good moments great. That's the whole point of Afternoon Tea. You get to bond with others, slow things down and catch up on life, and indulge your sweet tooth. There's nothing to add to that!

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