Near my old home in England there's a traditional tea room called Betty's, it's been around for almost a century. I remember visiting it for the first time when I was very young. I can recall spying the pretty patisseries and cakes for the first time, the sparkling silverware on the crisp white linens, and the people chatting away calmly whilst sipping from their delicate teacups, it all looked so sophisticated and grown-up to young me!
From then on I always loved the whole experience of 'afternoon tea'. I mainly enjoy it for the atmosphere; unhurried with a gentle hum of conversation and soft clinking of spoons against bone china. In reality, the afternoon tea itself is most usually just an overpriced selection of very small sandwiches and cakes but still....I'm English and it's in my blood to love it.
Sadly, I've been somewhat deprived of afternoon tea over the last few years because of living in Korea. So, as you'd expect, I was pretty thrilled when I discovered that TWG, a luxury tea brand from Singapore, had recently opened a tea salon here in Jakarta.
I didn't take any outfit pictures because I wasn't wearing a particularly well put-together/post-worthy outfit (photo from my Instagram for reference below), I think I was more preoccupied with thoughts of tea when I got dressed. This cosy knitted cardigan from Zara has become a recent favourite of mine though, believe it or not it can sometimes be freezing in Jakarta - they like to air condition some of the malls quite heavily!
I was sick over the weekend (and took it as a good excuse to do a whole lot of nothing) so this post is coming to you a little later than I had planned. I'm feeling well again now though so I'll be back tomorrow with another post :)
Happy Monday folks!
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