there's something about afternoon tea that naturally makes me reach for a Peter Pan collar dress and step into a pair of cream coloured tights. Jordan and I recently visited Steyning, a quaint little town filled with deliciously British tearooms, pubs and independent boutiques bursting with antiques and vintage little gems.
to shield myself from the strong winds outside, I opted for the thickest coat that I owned. it's shearling lined, has an oversized fur hood and envelops me in the cosiest hug. once we stepped inside, I peeled it off and ordered some tea to sip at in my tartan printed dress. I felt a little like a character from a Victorian storybook and I felt the urge to describe everything as being 'lovely, splendid and marvellous'. we shared a slice of their famous Victoria sponge cake and halved a large fruit scone that was still warm from the oven. we spread a generous amount of clotted cream and jam before washing it down with some lapsang souchong tea.
I love taking a break from the city and to let our modern day lives take a back seat for an hour or two. we didn't check our phones (no service), we didn't talk about work and instead, just drank in the floral dotted room with its assortment of hand painted ornaments and listened to the hum of conversation.
I can't wait for the next time we go for tea and cake : )
If you'd like to see a review of this tearoom along with more pictures of the interior, head on over to my food blog!
[tartan dress, river island - cream tights, primark - oversized parka, zara - boots, river island - necklace - rings and tings*, bag, primark]