This past weekend proved to be fun, a bit active and ended on an almost too relaxing note (I got nothing done Sunday, instead I binged Netflix and napped… this is what happens if I think I can get through the day without caffeine).
The activity of the weekend was most definitely the highlight: Afternoon tea at the Willard Continental Hotel in Washington, D.C. This is something my Mom has wanted to check off her list for awhile, and we finally got together with some friends and made it happen. While everyone else was off at breweries and vineyards, we were enjoying some of the finer things in life: tea, scones, sandwiches and miniature desserts all while listening to a live, talented and well humored harpist (At one point she played the Game of Thrones theme song and my sister and I just about died).
As an alcohol appreciator but an absolutely terrible day drinker, it was nice to have a social meal that left me feeling ready for the Saturday night ahead, instead of falling asleep at 7 p.m. The focus was great friends, in a beautiful setting, enjoying fantastic food and tea (Earl Grey is always the way to go). In a world where restaurants and bars aim to turn tables and everything can be delivered to your house, it was great to sit and socialize at slower pace. There was no pressure to wrap it up and get out so they could seat more people and the staff took their time taking us on our tea adventure. We ended up staying for almost 3 hours and enjoyed it so much we decided to make it a bi-monthly activity. I’m already looking forward to April and another afternoon of tea-light.