Whenever I visit a big city I try to make time to enjoy afternoon tea at a beautiful location. Since I was staying at The Peninsula in Paris, I knew I’d want take the time to schedule tea for one of the afternoons during my visit. It’s so nice to be able to get ready and then simply make your way downstairs for tea, or in my case, champagne. When in France, right?

Afternoon tea is held in Le Lobby at the Peninsula. It’s such a grand and beautiful room. And with it being August in Paris, and so many people away for the August holiday, I almost had the place to myself. I can’t say enough about visiting Paris during this time of the year. 

With it being Sunday, they set out a grand buffet of sweets to choose from as well as others brought to my table.

Everything was so beautifully done. The smallest details, mini treats (my favorite!) and who could ever resist a white chocolate cloud?! I’m happy to report it was filled with a pistachio cream and raspberry and it was divine.

To top it off, a large brioche was brought to the table to enjoy with a little pot of mascarpone for an accompaniment.

Cheers to Paris and afternoon tea at the beautiful Peninsula Hotel!

This is the fifth post in my Paris Party of Oneseries. You can find the first post here, the second post here, the third post here, and the fourth post here. There will be more posts to follow. Hooray!


Afternoon tea at a fancy hotel is a great way to splurge and have the beautiful, over-the-top experience even if you’re not a guest. 

Dress: Banana Republic

Images: Roxanne Matiz


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