Afternoon Tea, Dancing and a starry hotel weekend

Last weekend we stayed at another fabulous hotel – this time it was for my brother in laws 50th birthday bash but I not going to say no for a chance to stay spend time drinking cocktails, dancing and living it up!!

This time it was in the heart of theatre land -The Savoy – it was the favourite of many a movie star form the golden age of Hollywood and the famous American Bar.

I love arriving at posh hotels – we drove up to the entrance and waiting to open the door is a smartly dressed doorman, taking you luggage and inviting you in to the grandeur of reception beyond the revolving doors.
And what a hotel it was – with a recent re-vamp costing quite a few millions it was amazing. Many of the features including the floor are original and totally restored.
After being shown to our room and the luggage magically appearing we settled in to the Art Deco themed surroundings – getting changed before heading down for a quick drink before our Afternoon Tea.
Vintage 40’s dress Shazam Vintage. In the famous American Bar.
Champagne Afternoon Tea with style!!
After a long relax in the bath and a quick power nap we headed back to the Beaufort Bar this time for a cocktail before dinner – I loved this bar – black and gold very Deco interior but due to the fact that my camera is not great in low light we didn’t get any great shots (note to self – get a better camera!!), It was the 125 year anniversary of the hotel so they had created some signature cocktails and a “pop up cocktail menu”.
1930’s dress Lulu Vintage, fascinator by me and 1930’s tux also Lulu Vintage.
We actually bought this book from the shop along with a special edition cocktail shaker – so expect lots of drink photos over the festive season as we try some out!!
Dinner with Steve- the birthday boy and family and friends!
While we were enjoying our dinner we were treated to the sounds of the 30’s from Alex Mendham and his orchestra – a truly amazing experience recreating the dance band era.
In between courses we took to the dance floor – I was moving so fast that I am a little blurry in this picture!! We even managed a Fred and Ginger tap routine??
What a weekend – I have been spoilt this year with fabulous hotels and events – will have to start saving and get some ideas for next year now!!

2 Comments

  • Mim says:

    That looks utterly amazing. The Savoy was on my wishlist for ‘things to do when I win the lottery’ anyway, but I think you’ve bumped it up a few places!

    • karenjw says:

      You have to go – we have a Claridges and Savoy fund now so we can go back soon.

      You can get some deals if you book in advance so book it and save up???

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