It recalls a time of lace, doilies and country estates. A time when women had more time on their hands -- unless they were peasants, which most were, but anyway, this is a prime time for pretending.
So book yourself a table at High Tea. You'll often find one at fancy hotels, tea houses and some nice restaurants, and it's about quiet conversation in the middle of the day, fine tea and adorable little finger foods like scones and tiny sandwiches with the crusts cut off -- by someone else. Bring a friend, bring the family or bring a book.
If you have a daughter, it makes an excellent girls' day, especially, and a Mother's Day outing that could become a yearly tradition.
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