royal what?

the royal wedding is this friday, which unless you've been living under a rock you've heard about (and even then, i'm sure you caught wind of it via tlc).

but i remember when the latest royal trend was this:

the princess di beanie baby.

which i still have somewhere, tag still intact of course to maintain its market value.

now, i admit i've watched my share of royal wedding specials (only because my sister forced me) and this has influenced me to bring a bit of poshness to my own life.

and what better way to be a brit than with afternoon tea?  to celebrate my upcoming graduation, i was accompanied by my sister and mom as we sampled tea and crumpets (and more!) at the ritz-carlton buckhead in atlanta. our visit there was first-rate, as i would expect from the ritz.

i loved that everyone at the table got their own personal teapot and tea leaf strainer. seeing our pots all lined up as trays of finger sandwiches...

   and lovely desserts...   

came our way was really fantastic!  i could definitely get used to doing this everyday. i have to say i enjoyed the entire experience altogether but my standouts were the tea (my orange jasmine was the best tea i've ever had) and the french macarons. in my next life, i want to come back as this guy

or maybe i'll just bring him home as a companion for princess di...

Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Rd, NE, Atlanta GA
(404) 237.2700