Illy in Wonderland

 

And finally… here we are.

After a never-ending waiting list – we have been waiting a couple of months to get in! – we are here with a skyrocketing enthusiasm.

My ex colleagues Jessica and Francesca and I decided to give ourselves a treat, the Mad Hatter afternoon tea at theΒ Sanderson HotelΒ .

Are you ready to follow me and the White Rabbit?

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A very special Afternoon Tea… at The Ritz!!!

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Whilst my heals were being absorbed by the hall soft carpet, I felt like the star of a movie.
All around and above me stood gleaming mirrors, enormous flower vases and huge chandeliers hanged from the high ceilings.
A bygone era atmosphere.

A couple of scenes of Notting Hill, the famous movie with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, took place here but The Ritz Hotel, inaugurated in 1904, is scented with glorious past.
You can feel it as soon as you arrive, and you find yourself backward, surrounded by rich women sipping a cup of tea, or international high society individuals such as Churchill, Eisenhower and De Gaulle – English, American and French Prime Ministers during the II WorldΒ Word – who used to have meetings right inside these history saturated rooms.

Quintessentially British.

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