AFTERNOON TEA AT THE PENINSULA HOTEL BEVERLY HILLS

Love and Loathing LA Peninsula Hotel

Love and Loathing LA Peninsula Hotel

 

“I hate High Tea.” – said no girl ever. If you hate miniature sandwiches, cute cups, warm beverages, and friendship, well then this is a very sad story for you. The good news is though that there’s a good chance you probably happen enjoy tea, sandwiches, and tiny desserts – whether you’re a girl or a boy. So then. Let’s talk about this Afternoon Tea situation at The Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills for a minute, shall we?

Love and Loathing LA Peninsula Hotel

Love and Loathing LA Peninsula Hotel

 

I’d actually never been to The Peninsula Hotel until last week. I’d always wanted to, but never really had a good enough reason to go – that is until I found out they offered an Afternoon Tea service (as I probably should have guessed). Nonetheless this was the perfect excuse to dress up and check out one of LA’s finest hotels. I can’t really pinpoint why I love High Tea as much as I do. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that it’s a bit of a novelty, or an “occasion” type of experience, but it could also very well be because I love all of the bougie things in life and deep down I just want to be English royalty. Who knows. But any chance I have to experience High Tea I try to take.

 

Love and Loathing LA Peninsula Hotel

Love and Loathing LA Peninsula Hotel

 

There’s a surprising amount of great places to have High Tea in LA, and surprisingly enough I have not been to a number of them. The Peninsula was high on the list however, and I’m pleased to say it was a genuinely lovely little afternoon. “The Living Room” where they have the tea service is absolutely stunning; I walked in and immediately thought, “YEP. THIS IS PERFECT. High Tea definitely happens here.” They could have said, “we’ve transported you to England” and I might have bought it.

 

Love and Loathing LA Peninsula Hotel

Love and Loathing LA Peninsula Hotel

 

Like most High Tea services there are a few seating times to choose from (12pm, 2:30pm, 5pm), and a few dining options to choose from as well. Naturally I went with whatever option came with champagne, but however you choose, you will at the very minimum receive a tower of the classic items such as scones, sandwiches, and small dessert bites. I highly recommend the caramel pear tea for the record – it’s officially one of the best teas I’ve ever had.

The Living Room at The Peninsula Hotel is such a great place to celebrate with girlfriends, take the parents, or do something with fun for younger girls – the whole experience feels very “special” and no doubt memorable. Highly recommended for all my fellow bougie people out there looking for something different to do!

 

Love and Loathing LA Peninsula Hotel

 

// NOTES //

DRESS: Reformation – Bria Dress – $248

BOOTS: Dolce Vita – Cliff OTK Boots – ON SALE for $135.99!!

BLING BLING: Henri J. Sillam (Special thank you to the Henri Sillam team at the hotel for letting me wear all of the fabulous diamonds during my Afternoon of Tea!!!)

 

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