and feeling very fancy indeed...

If you had of told Liv of 2011- the one writing blog posts from her sixth form common room, posting outfit photos from her grubby back garden wall (which has now been painted, FYI) and worrying about UCAS applications, that in five years she'd be invited to stay at The Dorchester (definitely not a time for a blasé 'casual' here)- she'd have probably rolled her eyes and said 'look, we're not doing creative writing anymore lol' (which is teenage English Lit student speak for 'I don't believe you').

As I was checking Facebook the other day, I realised it was exactly 5 years ago since I was celebrating my 18th birthday at The Dorchester with afternoon tea with my mum. Things were incredibly different at this time (and things had also been difficult)- so being able to celebrate a special birthday somewhere so amazing was the perfect treat and escape from things. Five years on and my mum and I found ourselves in the same plush Parlour sipping sugary Earl Grey and dousing scones in jam once again- it's funny how things work out isn't it? With a bedroom at the hotel promised for the evening, as well as a spa appointment and dinner at the restaurant- it a truly special (and surreal) staycation and the perfect way to spend a girlie afternoon (even if we'd just got our nails did this gal would have been happy).



The bedroom was everything out of my Sophia-Coppola inspired dreams and more. Any bed that has a canopy feels only suitable for a queen, and with fluffy slippers next to the bed and our own dining area (which I insisted we unnecessarily take advantage of)- it was undoubtably one of the most special rooms I've had the pleasure of resting my head (although I would have quite happily stayed up and soaked it all in until the early hours too). Naturally we put on The Addams family to mark the occasion.

With the following morning spent with breakfast in bed (well, on a fancy table near the bed)- we popped on our dressing gowns (the first rule of any hotel stay and tucked in to berries, eggs, granola and juice. Let's just say if every Monday started like that I wouldn't protest too much...


Okay- so a night at The Dorchester is certainly a one off special occasion (that I doubt I'll be fortunate enough to repeat any time soon)- but if you are in London and in search of the perfect afternoon escape, I can whole heartedly recommend their classic British afternoon tea (and perhaps a cheeky manicure too if you're feeling particularly plush)! When in London after all...

Many thanks to The Dorchester for having us for the evening!


x
and feeling very fancy indeed...

If you had of told Liv of 2011- the one writing blog posts from her sixth form common room, posting outfit photos from her grubby back garden wall (which has now been painted, FYI) and worrying about UCAS applications, that in five years she'd be invited to stay at The Dorchester (definitely not a time for a blasé 'casual' here)- she'd have probably rolled her eyes and said 'look, we're not doing creative writing anymore lol' (which is teenage English Lit student speak for 'I don't believe you').

As I was checking Facebook the other day, I realised it was exactly 5 years ago since I was celebrating my 18th birthday at The Dorchester with afternoon tea with my mum. Things were incredibly different at this time (and things had also been difficult)- so being able to celebrate a special birthday somewhere so amazing was the perfect treat and escape from things. Five years on and my mum and I found ourselves in the same plush Parlour sipping sugary Earl Grey and dousing scones in jam once again- it's funny how things work out isn't it? With a bedroom at the hotel promised for the evening, as well as a spa appointment and dinner at the restaurant- it a truly special (and surreal) staycation and the perfect way to spend a girlie afternoon (even if we'd just got our nails did this gal would have been happy).



The bedroom was everything out of my Sophia-Coppola inspired dreams and more. Any bed that has a canopy feels only suitable for a queen, and with fluffy slippers next to the bed and our own dining area (which I insisted we unnecessarily take advantage of)- it was undoubtably one of the most special rooms I've had the pleasure of resting my head (although I would have quite happily stayed up and soaked it all in until the early hours too). Naturally we put on The Addams family to mark the occasion.

With the following morning spent with breakfast in bed (well, on a fancy table near the bed)- we popped on our dressing gowns (the first rule of any hotel stay and tucked in to berries, eggs, granola and juice. Let's just say if every Monday started like that I wouldn't protest too much...


Okay- so a night at The Dorchester is certainly a one off special occasion (that I doubt I'll be fortunate enough to repeat any time soon)- but if you are in London and in search of the perfect afternoon escape, I can whole heartedly recommend their classic British afternoon tea (and perhaps a cheeky manicure too if you're feeling particularly plush)! When in London after all...

Many thanks to The Dorchester for having us for the evening!


x

27 comments:

  1. That breakfast looks unreal! Well the whole place does, but especially the breakfast..

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  2. Great photos!
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  3. Oh my!! Night at The Dorchester pretty much looks like a day/ night out of Princess Diaries. :D
    Great photos and I'm totally loving your espadrilles. :)

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  4. I love,love,love the decor in that place! It's so cute x

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  5. The room looks stunning! X
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  6. Looks like such a great stay and I just love that bed and want it in my own room.

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  7. Funny how life works, ey?! I guess sometimes, you just gotta wait for opportunities to knock on your door. Must've felt like a royal whilst you were there! I would've been if I stayed there as the place is so regal and posh!

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  8. Wow, these pictures are so stunning. The bedroom looks like a dream, definitely my style. You've really come a long way Olivia, here's to bigger and even better things! xx
    PS: love your espadrilles.

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  9. Looks like you had a fab time! www.indigoandmouse.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow this looks incredible! The outfit you wore is so cute, I love the shoes! x

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  11. This looks amazing Olivia! I will have to stop in for tea on my upcoming trip to London!

    Best wishes from Los Angeles,

    Lisa
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  12. I want to cry at how beautiful everything is in this post. The Dorchester looks absolutely amazing! I'm not sure I'll be able to afford a room in there any time soon, but maybe that afternoon tea and a few cocktails will suffice for now. x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  13. This looks SO dreamy, loving the whole aesthetic! Beautiful dress too, Liv <3

    X

    Harriet | A UK Fashion Blog

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  14. The Dorchester looks absolutely gorgeous, you must of felt like royalty haha!

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  15. This hotel looks so gorgeous!! That breakfast though... x

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  16. omg the canopy bed and all that plush seating! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  17. Wow, Liv! This looks so incredibly surreal. What a truly beautiful place! You're so very lucky you get to experience this..!

    Katie // Words By Katie

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  18. Soo incredibly dreamy!xx

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  19. Looks like such a lovely place!!
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  20. Great photos :)
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  21. Love how natural your 'come follow me' shots are, and the bed looks so inviting!

    Lauren x
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  22. I love those moments when you think of your younger self and how she would react to your current life and all you've accomplished :) I wish I could send younger me a letter! Lovely bit of circularity in your story, I'm sure the Dorchester will now always be a special place for you xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

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  23. Beautiful. Life has a funny way of working, doesn't it? ;) xo

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  24. All that nail varnish - jeez! This looks truly amazing.


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