Thursday, March 28, 2013

Staycation Trip to Great Britain

On Monday we visited Great Britain right here in NYC with a trip to the Manhattan restaurant Tea and Sympathy.

They serve British comfort food and lots of delicious tea.  We had cream scones and mushrooms on toast

These recipes are easily made at home: I've posted the recipe for the scones here and a recipe for mushrooms on toast here.  They do taste a bit better in the restaurant though and you get the cute atmosphere.

If you are really lucky you can see the owners bulldog puppy, Cuthbert (I didn't get a very good photo but trust me he is adorable), taking a stroll outside.

The day after our English lunch, I was stilling filling a little British when I went bike shopping so I got an English Bobbin Birdie Bike from Adeline Adeline.

I think Ping is really going to enjoy riding in her Cynthia's Twigs basket on this.


  1. So pleased you enjoyed your English lunch. Love the bike and basket. That is going to be a fun way of getting out and about. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Tea and mushroom toast makes us hungry! Yum! We absolutely love the blue bike and basket. I bet Ping is a good riding buddy! It sure looks like you are having a great week!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Phoebe, Lily, Paris, Punkin, Annabelle and Lucy

  3. What a great day! Be sure to get photos of Ping with her new "ride"!

  4. That is a nice, lovely restaurant! I love all the pretty tea pot there. And the puppy is very cute :-)
    You got very nice bike. I'm sure Ping will enjoy the ride!

  5. That is a nice little tea room :) Is there anything nicer than scones with cream and jam, mmmmmmmm.
    Love your bike and the basket is gorgeous!
    Lynne x

  6. That's one big scone!

    The bulldog puppy looks pretty darn cute in that photo you got. I'm sure it's a billion times cuter in person.... err, in dog?

  7. Welcome to our world, except I haven't had a scone in years, I will make some for Easter..So glad you enjoyed your English Tea xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  8. Did you guys run into Bertie Wooster while you were there? BOL! Congratulations on your new bike - I'm sure Ping will have a blast riding with you. Have you considered getting a sidecar for Weasley?!


  9. Love your new bike :) and your cream scone recipe looks yum

  10. This will probably be my favorite day of your staycation. I love all things British. You look like the prettiest lass in the village with your lovely spring coat and snazzy blue bike. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

  11. How does Ping like the basket? It reminds me of Toto. LOL sounds like you made the best of your staycation.

  12. Love the bike and your little passenger! Sounds like a fun place (except for the mushrooms that is...eck!...but I'm a picky eater) but would love the tea! Have fun on the remainder of your staycation!

  13. Great bike and fun staycation. I bet Ping will love her new ride.

    Bella & Sweet Pea

  14. what a beautiful bike! and it is even cuter with miss ping in the basket!