So we’re down to two days until the beginning of the Dublin Horse Show and three days until Ladies’ Day. If you’re going, you’ll have planned your outfit, chosen your hat and possibly planning your beauty routine as we speak. … Continue reading
It’s hard to believe we’re into August already.. for me, that means one thing, ‘The Dublin Horse Show’ is happening again. Ladies’ Day takes place on Thursday 10th of August this year and it’s the highlight of my calendar. I … Continue reading
While we’re on the topic of Afternoon Tea..
We also paid a visit to Galway on our Spring Break. I was well overdue a meet up with My friend and fellow blogger, Norma from ‘The House That Will’. Norma like myself, appreciates vintage and ladylike things like Afternoon Tea so what better to do than take a trip to The G Hotel?
Norma can’t eat gluten and after ringing around, we were treated like we’d just called to ask if they could invite the Queen of England to come and join us.. one hotel said to me on the phone.. “well what do you expect, it’s afternoon tea, pastries and bread, what more do you want me to say!?”, they had absolutely no gluten free offering.which was surprising, so I called The G Hotel and we were told “ABSOLUTELY!”! What a relief! They had a large wedding on but still managed to fit us in and we were treated so well!
I got all dressed up, hair in rollers and the red lipstick out, tea in The G! Exciting! For those of you who have not heard of The G Hotel, it’s in Galway, the west of Ireland and it’s lavish interior has been designed by famous Milliner Philip Treacy.
I cannot say enough about this treat, firstly, they had Darjeeling, If you’ve read my post on ‘The Etiquette of Afternoon tea’, you’ll have read that this is the original tea of Afternoon tea, I must admit, I did a little dance inside because it’s the most difficult tea to come across. Point is THEY HAD IT and I will spare you a rambling..
Our tea was so large, two girls brought it in, a vast table of goodness, from beef and beetroot sandwiches, goats cheese, delicious scones an clotted cream, proper clotted cream, no whipped rubbish :D. And then there were the treats, pink meringue hearts, filled with passionfruit, strawberry fruit pots, chocolate gateau and a red velvet mini cupcake complete with a ‘love heart’ sweet on top!
Oh dear! I felt like a princess again, all dressed up too – and a growing waistband…
Afternoon Tea for two at The G Hotel is €46, a fabulous indulgence that never needs a reason, sometimes life in general needs a reward!
If you have special dietetic requirements, it is best to call in advance, it’s only fair to them and saves disappointment.
We’ve just come back from a couple of days at Carton House, our wedding location from 2010. And I tell you, I feel like I’ve been given a new lease of life! If there’s one thing you do this Spring, … Continue reading
So.. I sometimes feel I’m one of the last few who believe in Etiquette, I love to write letters, thank you notes and always say please and thank you’s.. I know that this might seem a little old fashioned to … Continue reading