Thursday, May 28, 2009

High Tea at the Grand Hotel













At 3:30, every afternoon, the Grand Hotel puts on a High Tea--the kind that knocks your socks off! Granted, walking into the Grand Hotel is an event in and of itself, High Tea in the lobby with its outrageous carpets and furniture, a harpist in the corner and tuxedos on all the staff, well, it's pretty spectacular. We splurged and had the Champagne Tea which included a little pot of Earl Grey, a plate of six finger sandwiches, a plate of six decadent desserts (my favorite were the mini fruit tarts) and a flute of pink champagne--each! I was in heaven. My dears, pink champagne is the berries. Oh the giggles and sighs of delight were endless! If you ever make it to Mackinac Island, be sure to treat yourself to High Tea at the Grand. It won't disappoint, I promise!

41 comments:

Vana said...

I'm in!
Can't wait to see you on Saturday!

Everything Stops for Tea said...

oooh that looks lovely - I'll have to make do with my cup of builders brew!

Krissy said...

Looks like a blast! Oh how I wish I was there :)

Ginger said...

So jealous!!! Now,I have to plan my own high tea . . .;)

Karen said...

That sounds wonderful!

knack said...

oh my...that hotel is fantastic and gorgeous! What a treat! xo

erin said...

what a treat, indeed! you look so happy!

beth said...

I love the photo documentary of your getaway. Great images... it all looks so decadent.

Blair said...

Oh, I just love going to high tea anywhere and that the spread you had looks just divine.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my! that high tea looks sooo delightful! and ending with pink champagne... an absolute luxury! xo

Chessa! said...

I love it! whenever I go to visit my family in Argentina we go to a similarly beautiful and grand hotel in Buenos Aires to have high tea...it's so fun and a great memory for me to share with my grandmother.

down and out chic said...

oh it looks decadent.

Chickadee Chick said...

I must own that fuschia settee and curl up on any and every fine day! Your anniversary looks well spent and relaxing. Congratulations to you two, being able to step back and enjoy the grand things in life (ho ho,ho, pun intended, ho ho, ahem...lame, I know). I hope you enjoyed your two years and the many more to come. HUGS.

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Oh wow!! This looks amazing!! As I looked at the photo of your tea and deserts etc...I was thinking "Jewels was in heaven!" Haha....it looks like you had the perfect getaway...just gorgeous! :)

Rachel Follett said...

Ooh lala! I think I need to be treated to something like this soon. BTW: You look so pretty!

fric and frac said...

Oh, I have always wanted to stay at the Grand Hotel. We used to go to Mackinac Island as kids and stayed at the Island House. What a beautiful trip!

paula said...

This sounds amazing! I just love the picture of you and all those flowers.

Jessie Cacciola said...

sounds perfect! :)

our little love nest said...

Wow..so jealous. It looks lovely. You look gorgeous in that photo.

pve design said...

My bags are packed. It is 4:15 here and I think I need a high tea to pick up my low!
Looks lovely!

Ali said...

I've been wanting to do this for a long time! It looks like so much fun!

cindy : quaint said...

high tea at the grand hotel exists just for you. your photos are great!

jae said...

i just love high tea and this one looks beautiful from all angles.

Slices of Beauty... said...

High tea, wow!

lotta said...

sounds so good! Glad you are back and to hear that you had a lovely time!!

PS~Erin said...

I don't know if I'm up to high tea standards... Sounds so classy! What a fun way to celebrate your anniversary. And you look so happy (and so adorably pretty)!

Lindsey said...

I absolutely love high tea. It always reminds me of so many wonderful women that I love. I think it's time to do it again.

blue moss said...

i am loving these posts....takes me right back. i never did high tea, but love the island :) thanks so much for sharing

SimplyGrove said...

How fun and lovely!!!!!! xx

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Ohh i adore high tea. So much fun!! And your photos are fabulous too!!! Felt like i was there :)

A little Princess said...

Very envious, it looks so stunning xoxo

Kotori said...

I want to go to tea...

Looks like a fabulous time - so glad you were able to celebrate your anniversary somewhere so wonderful!

littlebyrd said...

It looks delightful ~ the champagne sounds fantastic!! So much fun. Years ago I stayed at a hotel in Sydney that did High Tea and it was such an experience.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

the little desserts are so so cute!!

Callie Grayson said...

oooh, this sounds delightful!
callie

bronwyn said...

Mmmm...pink ckhampagne! That does sound like heaven. Happy Friday!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I have always wanted to go to the Grand Hotel ever since watching the movie with Christopher Reeves and Jayne Seymor filmed at the Grand..Somewhere in Time. The tea is spectacular and you have only confirmed my wish!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

This looks SO AMAZING! And my fave is the huge field of flowers behind you in that last photo. Just dreamy!

Coleen said...

High tea and champagne, too....now that is heaven...I will have to treat myself to this delightful adventure one day!!!

Heart Hugs,
Coleen

PS...I just found your blog...love it!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

I am jealous. Wish I was doing exactly that instead of sitting at my sad cubicle on this Monday morning. Friday seems oh so very far away!

Brittany Noel said...

Mackinac! My neck of the woods :) Well, not really. My state... I haven't been there since I was in 6th grade, but I want to go back! High Tea, oh my goodness. Looks like a great time!