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Happy New Yrs Eve everyone! We actually just finished w/ our NYE’s festivities in the city and now just lounging around in bed to watch the NYC times square countdown (my sis and 3 nephews are there!).

This past weekend, my youngest sister celebrated her bday. We’ll leave her age out b/c it’ll remind me of how aged I really am. Yikes. Since she also happened to be in town, I took her to the Taj Hotel for some sisterly afternoon tea time. It was the perfect opportunity to catch up and bond over petit pastries and flavored teas. The fact that we were seated in a French room overlooking Newbury St. w/ a violinist playing in the background didn’t hurt either!

holiday tea96Here’s the birthday girl! My youngest sister, Geri.

holiday tea994The Lounge- Parisian inspired.

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holiday tea9998We sat by this window which looks out to Newbury St. The famous, most posh & stylish street in Boston.

holiday tea9994Our tea pot of choice? My sister had pear, sis in law had shanghai rose, and I had spiced chai. Add some cream and sugar, and it was the perfect tea to beat the nippy air.

holiday tea998The cheese plate includes 3 different kinds of cheeses, fruits, and all sorts of toasts and crackers.

holiday tea2Chocolate covered strawberry – stamped w/ the Taj logo.

holiday tea4Felt like I was in Paris again! Afternoon chit chat over tea, tiny nibbles, and a violinists playing in the background…

holiday tea9993holiday tea98My tea oufit- dress & heels by Zara.

holiday tea9991holiday tea5My sis in law, Helen. A new mommy to a 5mth old baby boy!

holiday tea92The Taj was connected to Chanel. This can get a girl in a lot of trouble…

holiday tea997holiday tea9Reflection on elevator glass door.

holiday tea3As the waitress was bringing out the bday cupcake, the violinist played the happy bday tune. The experience was magical!

holiday tea95Loving my sis’s stylish ensemble- fit for the cold and holidays!

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Every gal should take her sister, bestie, or mother out for afternoon tea. Sure, it’s a little pricey but the experience is priceless and one you wouldn’t easily forget. I can’t wait to take my little Zoey out for some mommy & me afternoon tea!

To be continued (more pics to come!)

Have a GREAT New Yrs!


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