Friday, August 29, 2014

Brown Palace Hotel Afternoon Tea


Afternoon tea at The Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Colorado, is a class act.

I had the distinct privilege of being invited to afternoon tea by our immensely kind and generous host and hostess during a recent vacation.

Everything about the hotel and the tea oozes elegance, luxury and sophistication .


One is immersed in splendor in surroundings worthy of royalty.



The balconies, the stained glass ceiling skylight, and the dim yet elegant lighting all add to the atmosphere.


At afternoon tea, the tables are set with sparkling silverware, china and glassware, all of which call out "opulence."



One can select tea from a large variety of offerings.

Artfully designed sandwich "triangles" include curried egg, cucumber and ham and cheese. 



There are also plain and spinach scones, so flaky they crumble and melt in one's mouth.

(Notice the already missing scones and Devonshire cream, quickly scarfed before the camera had a chance to snap.)



A tad of Devonshire cream from England on them is a must.


Bite-sized dessert pastries are chocolate mousse cup, key lime dough rectangles topped with a raspberries, cherry cups and chocolate dipped vanilla fingers dipped in chocolate on one end.

The entire afternoon tea is something that will not be soon forgotten. 

It was one of life's must incredible and rare experiences.



Divine "dahling."  Simply divine.


HAVE YOU ENJOYED AN ELEGANT AFTERNOON TEA?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sculptures and Bricks in the Garden



Sculptures and brick walkways add touches of elegance to gardens and yards.

The child-like sculpture shown above brings smiles to the faces  of visitors to the Denver (Colorado) Botanic Gardens.

The round of bricks, plants  and a sundial in the middle are also there.

We spent delightful hours in the gardens, while on vacation, and will be sharing some startling glass art among the plants and flowers, in upcoming posts so stay tuned.

So pretty!

DO YOU USE BRICKS AND/OR SCULPTURES?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vacation's "O-V-A-H"


The past week has been a whirlwind of activity.

We have been on vacation in Denver, Colorado!

We packed a lot of adventures, discoveries, experiences, delicious meals and on and on in the seven days we were gone.


                  (This sleepy bear sits at the Celestial Seasonings Tea  Company in Boulder, Co.)
 
I can't wait to share some of the photos and places visited and hope you'll enjoy coming along with me.

In the meantime, it was a very short night as we didn't get home until 1 a.m. and there was a 6 a.m. rise!

Catch you tomorrow!  

HOW DO YOU RECUPERATE FROM A VACATION?


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