As you've probably already guessed by the pictures and the title of this post, my birthday this year was filled with copious amounts of tea and cake. On Monday I turned 23, and my boyfriend took me to Winchester where we indulged in scones with jam and clotted cream before taking a walk around the town in the sunshine. On the Wednesday my sister treated me to afternoon tea in London - we visited BB Bakery in Covent Garden and it was delicious! We feasted on finger sandwiches, tiny cupcakes, mini quiches and macrons. Situated on Chandos Place, the bakery is reminiscent of a Parisian patisserie - everything about it is quaint and girly so it's definitely one to visit with your Mom/sister/friends. At £26 pp it's not the cheapest deal (although pretty reasonable considering it's London) but definitely worth it for a special occasion.
I was also lucky enough to receive some beautiful birthday gifts. The gorgeous teacup and tea packet were surprises off my boyfriend - he knows me so well! My sister bought me the Alice in Wonderland mug while we were in London - if you saw my Spring Wishlist post a few months back you'll know I've wanted this for a while. Lastly, the Yankee Reed Diffuser was another surprise from my boyfriend. He has the Vanilla Frosting candle (he'd probably kill me if he knew I told you that haha) and I'm always saying how nice it smells. Now my room is filled with the same scrumptious fragrance *drool*
Overall I had a really fantastic birthday, spending time with my favourites and consuming way too many calories. I can't wait to put my beautiful presents to good use! A huge thank you to my friends, family and boyfriend for making my 23rd so special. x