Even though Sunday was a miserably grey day, it turned out to be a really good New York day. I met up with my friend Jessica for tea at Alice’s Tea Cup and they seated us in about 30 minutes instead of the hour and a half they had originally estimated. yay! Jessica and I had peeked in an Alice’s a couple of months ago and i was a colorful shop with girls wearing fairy wings, so I had to go. It’s got an Alice in Wonderland theme with fanciful murals painted on the wall, old shabby chic tables and benches, and of course pretty china. The hostess was wearing purple fairy wings and then a couple of little girls who were having tea were wearing them. I was relieved not to wear them. It actually felt like a sophisticated tea. We did a full-on tea-for-two. Jessica got an Assam tea and i had a lavendar earl grey that wasn’t too lavendar-y…just write. They brought us a three-tiered tray of goodies to stuff ourselves with: wonderful fresh scones (mixed berry, pumpkin, and goat cheese & basil (heaven!), sandwiches (wonderful lox and ham & gruyere with a honeymustard and greens), and lots of sweets (a mocha cake and 5 or 6 cookies). we focused on the tea, scones and sandwiches, and couldn’t really even deal with the sweets on the bottom. I was happily stuffed and slightly jittery at the end.
Afterwards, we wandered around and went to some shops on the upper west side. I rarely go up there, so just being in the neighborhood was a fun change of pace.
for more…see a good day (part two)