After some radio silence on my end, it’s time to play catch up!
Every since my mom, my aunt, my sister, and I went for tea in December, we’ve made a habit of having tea together every couple of months. We got together in March and again a few weeks ago. This time, we had tea in Brooklyn. More specifically, the first floor of my Aunt’s apartment rental where the family nuns live.
Yes, we have nuns in the family. If you don’t believe me, check out this angel sculpture they have hanging over an archway.
Side note: It’s probably safe to blink around it… but don’t hold me to that.
The nuns were traveling so it was just my mom, sister, aunt, nanny, and me. Fascinators were mandatory again (no joke – my mom and aunt made my sister swap her headband for a fascinator). It’s nice to know that the fascinator I purchased for Dave & Rose’s wedding had been put to good use.
As usual, we pay a lot of attention to the food. My mom picked up some petit fours and scones from a local bakery/restaurant while my sister grabbed some Baked by Melissa cupcakes. My aunt even got clotted cream for the scones. These were the centerpiece of the table. I guess when I say that we pay a lot of attention to food, I should specify that we pay a lot of attention to sweets. That’s normal, right?
When it comes to the savory, we stick with standard finger sandwiches (smoked salmon, cucumber, roast beef, and egg salad) but dress them up a little bit. For example, we used mint in the cucumber instead of watercress – which was perfect since it felt like it was 100°F. There was talk about maybe swapping one sandwich for another but that was quickly vetoed. To be fair, we are open to introducing a 5th sandwich.
We’ll see how that pans out.
Anyway, it was lovely day filled with ladies catching up and gossiping.
And a whole bunch of food.
Have you started a new tradition lately?