I follow all my local papers on Facebook and an interesting item caught my eye on the Pasadena Patch page.
On June 10, the Langham Hotel in Pasadena is celebrating the opening of the first Langham Hotel in London, England in 1865 by serving their Tiffin Afternoon Tea for its original price of 1 shilling, 6 pence (15 cents). Guests were chosen at random, and I filled out the online request and figured nothing would come of it, but tonight I received an email stating that I had been selected!
According to the Langham Pasadena website, the Langham Hotel in London was the first luxury hotel to serve afternoon tea. I have always, Always, ALWAYS wanted to attend a tea. I imagine that it is beautiful and elegant and graceful and all the things I’m not. It always looks glorious on Downton Abbey, and every English movie I have ever seen.
I was super excited by the 15 cents price, but when I discovered that this tea normally costs $39 per person, excitement turned to fear. The Fear of Not Belonging and Not Being Good Enough to attend such a lovely event filled with beautiful people who attend teas.
Help me get ready.
I need your advice. What should I expect? What should I wear? I certainly can’t wear my standard uniform of jeans/t-shirt/Toms (archery range) and jeans/t-shirt/flip-flops (everywhere else), but what should I wear? What is the proper etiquette? I don’t want to embarrass myself, so I need you to help me get ready. Share your comments and advice and I’ll post photos and tell you all about it.