Afternoon Tea

As a belated birthday treat for my sister yesterday,  I organised a non-shopping Fashionista Day! For those of you who follow me on Twitter or Instagram. You will know this started with a trip to the Design Museum to see the Louboutin Exhibition. This is a must for any shoe lover (which my sister is). Much like the Grace Kelly exhibition at the V&A a few years ago. This exhibit is a must for anyone in London that loves fashion!

Fashionista Day Part 1

You can’t take photos inside the exhibition. But these shoes suspended in hoops in the stairwell outside. They show the mix of entertainment and fun that the exhibit is. As you will expect they celebrate the designer’s life and designs. But the addition of his work with David Lynch and the carousel shows the showmanship of the designer. Oh and if you go make sure you catch the Dita Von Teese show.

Pret-A-Portea Afternoon Tea

So where in London do you go for a non-shopping Fashionista afternoon? Why the Pret-a-Portea at The Berkeley of course. Readers of this blog, know all about my obsession with Afternoon Tea. What they might not know is my sister actually started the addiction. So it seemed like the perfect little treat for her.

Pret a Portea

The Pret-a-Portea takes its inspiration from the current catwalk shows. Each dessert is themed around something from one of the big fashion houses. Be it a bag, a pair of shoes or a dress. The perfect example is this white chocolate, crème de menthe and raspberry mousse which was inspired by a Mulberry Summer Dress.

Mulberry Dress and Matching Mulberry crème de menthe and raspberry mousse topped with a lemon meringue

So what does one do in the evening after walking around museums all morning and then eating your weight in desserts? Why she comes home watches a girly film (Crazy, Stupid, Love) and knits on her Afternoon Tea shawl.

Afternoon Tea Shawl

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