Peninsula Paris Holiday Tea

Vineyard Vines Plaid Taffeta Party Skirt

I think there was no better way to kick off recapping our trip to Europe than by sharing one of my favorite moments from the first city we visited: Paris. We may be home in New York, but I just might have left my heart in this city. Located just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe is the beautiful Peninsula Paris. The arc was our last tourist stop of the day so after climbing to the top and taking in those sweeping Paris views, we walked over to the hotel for its famed afternoon high tea service.

Peninsula Paris Holiday High Tea Service

Peninsula Paris Hotel Le Lobby
Peninsula Hotel Paris Holiday Tea

During the holiday season the Peninsula offers a special festive tea menu featuring decadent scones, finger-sandwiches and tons of sweets. We went all out and each ordered our own three-layer tower of yumminess along with a pot of herbal tea. PS that little cup with the straw was a butternut squash soup– so cute and most importantly delicious!

Vineyard Vines Plaid Taffeta Party Skirt
Vineyard Vines Plaid Taffeta Party Skirt

Vineyard Vines Plaid Taffeta Party Skirt

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I couldn’t resist debuting my new plaid taffeta skirt for tea! I had thought about saving it for Christmas, but this was just the perfect moment.

Peninsula Paris Hotel Lobby
Peninsula Paris Hotel Lobby

Peninsula Hotel Paris Holiday Tea

Nick indulging my childhood fantasy of fancy high tea in Paris. Don’t feel bad for him though… he loved it just as me!

Peninsula Hotel Paris Holiday Market

Paris or The North Pole? Outside the hotel doors we found the most adorable mini pop-up holiday market complete with lights, flocked Christmas trees and decorations.

Peninsula Hotel Paris Holiday Market

If you have plans to visit Paris, I can’t recommend making a reservation for high tea enough! It was pretty much the perfect afternoon and the best way to wind down and warm up after a chilly day exploring Paris. It was really special having a reason to dress up and dine somewhere so elegant. It was one of the most memorable moments of our trip and made for some great pictures. xo

- Katie

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