28 February 2013
I wanted to spend time with Karen pre-baby arriving and she thought of the lovely idea of going to afternoon tea somewhere in DC. She also knows me well enough to choose a location that is better known for its sweets than its tea. We met up at the Mandarin Oriental which had a really nice selection of desserts.
There is something very romantic about high tea or maybe it's because I associate it with the British and their traditions. I have some really nice memories of afternoon tea in the Pump Room in Bath or in various locations in London. I probably make a bigger deal out of it being an American but it's a really nice way to spend an afternoon with friends.
The lighting was not the best for photos but I did get this one of Karen. I'm hoping we will make it out for our annual birthday dinner before the baby is born.
It's nice to do the unexpected sometimes.