3 weeks into the New Year and i think i've only just about recovered from the mind fcuk that is Christmas.
Which by the way seems to be one never ending tinsel covered rush. Either your dashing around shopping, cooking, entertaining, fake smiling, working or trying to cram 2 weeks of work into one day before everyone leaves for the holidays. It seems relentless. I thought Christmas was meant to be the time for giving?
I think i gave up on Christmas quite early on. December didn't just feel like December at all. Gifts were meaningless, smiles were slipping, so I had to take an afternoon out for myself to do just nothing.
Enter the Richmond Hotel and their very luxe 'Afternoon Tea'.
Sitting in the cosy white booths, my friend and i nestled in for the afternoon and warmed ourselves against delicate cups of tea and tried to embrace the Christmas cheer, we tried once again with a couple glasses of Prosecco. Bingo!
This is what Christmas is about right? Enjoying time with loved ones. Not running round shops, malls and adding every single fcuking reduced item into your shopping cart that you 'think' someone will like! Hopefully?! £300 lighter and its got me thinking where has the true meaning of Christmas gone?
I would rather spend an afternoon with my bezzie who i don't get to see that often, than receive a tonne of unwanted, soon to be unused presents that surround the bottom of Christmas tree. I think time spent together, enjoying each others company over afternoon tea or spa vouchers would be the ideal gift as we will be investing in our friendship for months to come.
We had the perfect afternoon enjoying beautifully presented and even tastier finger sandwiches, followed by the most colourful array of mouthwatering desserts. The service was incredible and we will definitely be back.
If you're looking for a luxury escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, then head over to the Richmond Hotel, nestled seductively in Hatton Garden. It will feel like the city escape you've always wanted just a quick walk or taxi ride away.
They make the perfect Valentines or Mothers Day treat so make sure you those hints, tags or leaflets dropped in advance!