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Monday, January 18, 2010

time for tea

I decided to go to the park with Lily this afternoon. But by the time we started walking down the street, I decided it would be a lot more fun to go eat something. This was an easy sell for Lily. She is always ready to eat. I have taught her well.

We went to the cutest little tea shop. It's called Alice's Tea Cup. There are 3 of these in Manhattan and one is just 3 blocks from our apartment.

The tiny shop is just adorable. Whimsical decor and mismatched china. Lots of teas (brewed in the cutest little pot at your table), great soups and sandwiches...and the scones. My word, the scones. I have never tasted anything so delicious. Lily ate hers, then sighed and said, "I wish I could start all over again." Let's just say she doesn't have that same reaction to zucchini.

Lily ordered the Wee Tea. It's off their kid's menu. It came with her own pot of tea, served with a tower of treats. She selected the berry scone, the chocolate mousse, and chicken fingers. I tried to tell her that chicken fingers was really not proper etiquette for a tea and that she should order the little sandwiches instead. She refused. The girl loves her chicken fingers. I couldn't even get her to put down them down for a picture. At that point I think she was just rubbing it in.

We had a lovely afternoon tea together. It was the perfect girl time - except for when she decided to change all the rules to the game 20 questions. I'm a tad competitive and as you can imagine, this threw me off a bit.

When it was over, Lily said:

"Do you what my favorite thing to do is, Mom?"

"No, what is it, Lily?"

"Anything with you."

Melt my heart and someone get this girl some more chicken fingers.


Just Mom said...

Oh, what fun!

There used to be a tea shop within driving distance. (Yes, just one.) It closed about five years ago.

Lisa H said...

What a sweet little tea shop! That looks like a fun girly afternoon. And what a sweet comment from your daughter!!! Just love it. :)

the mama bird diaries said...

Oh I love Alice's Tea Cup. Great place for a bridal or baby shower. Miss those tea sandwiches. Yum.

Gayla said...

the sweetest.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Lily is so darn cute! No wonder she melts you heart. Hope you make this tea date a weekly one. Sounds wonderful.

Sohailah said...

darling. I'll be in NYC TEN TIMES this Spring with tours - what are the chances we can hook up? my email is my first name at gmail

3 Peanuts said...

Oh melt my heart too.

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