Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Scarlet Tea Room

Hi All~
It's been busy, busy here! I just got back into town last night after spending a wonderful weekend with my best friend. We somehow managed to simultaneously do lots of fun things, yet have an unhurried, mellow weekend, it really was the best of both worlds. One of the highlights was my friend treating me to an afternoon tea at an elegant tea room in downtown Pasadena, The Scarlet Tea Room.

You already know how much I love to take tea, this was such a treat! We had a long afternoon of tea and much needed talk. Of course like a goober, I took pictures of everything... what. I had to share with you guys, right?
It all starts with a pretty cup.

We chose the 5 Course Afternoon Tea, it was wonderful and started with a delightful strawberry sorbet, which was so refreshing!

Oh, how I love a tiered tray!

Delectable tea sandwiches. Each one was unique and equally scrumptious. The Scarlet Tea Room offers more sandwich choices than I've ever seen at one tea shop. The scones were wonderfully fresh and soft too (but I didn't get a decent picture of them, drats!)

 Pretty deserts, cake & petit fours.

 Tea ~ magic.

 Fresh Berry Romonoff, ooooh baby. Let me tell you that this was one of the most delicious things ever to cross these lips.

Look at that sassy business card! I love it.

Here's a quick shot I managed of another part of the dining room. The Scarlet Tea Room was great, elegant, but not stuffy. It was comfortable and welcoming, a great place to wile away the afternoon.

Oh, and check out this bling! This gorgeous chandelier was hanging in the main dining room. I love the small touches of scarlet red though out the dining rooms, just enough to make a statement without being too much, scarlet is a power color after all. I have to say, this picture doesn't do the chandelier justice, it was so pretty and sparkling!

Taking tea at a pretty tea room is (to me) one of life's great joys. Seriously. If only every day could be filled with such splendor... oh my!

I have more tea related things coming your way this week, so stay tuned!


Denise :) said...

Oh Lisa, what a marvelous time you must have had! Everything looked delicious ... thanks for sharing it with us! :)

Jill said...

Oh Lisa!!!!! That tea room looks so lovely! The food looked amazing. I can't believe the selection of sandwiches-- so pretty too! So glad you had a good weekend~

Laura and Tina said...

Hi Lisa. I came across your blog by chance today and your photos made my mouth water, in fact I'm going to make a cup of tea and a cup cake! Lovely blog,I will also take a look at your photography blog, best wishes, Laura.x

Angela McRae said...

Oh, wow, I don't think I've ever heard of this tea room but you've sure made it sound delightful. The food and decor looks divine!