I mean you guys, the pic above says it all. Have you ever seen a more beautiful room before?!!
I’ll come back and share more of its beauty in a minute, promise.
Ok so living in the South Jersey area has its perks:
We’re about 15mins outside of Philadelphia, an hour from the Jersey Shore and an hour train ride from NYC.
So we go to Philly all.the.time, but have been venturing up to NYC a lot lately. so much so, i said to the hubs that we should consider moving up there once the boys head off to college, etc (which is sooner than I’d like to even think about!) and that just makes his heart sing bc the hubs LOVES city living especially after being a Hoboken resident for many years.
ok, so back to our Girls’ Day…
The women in our family love to visit tea rooms and this trip checked one off of our bucket lists for sure.
The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Hotel is quintessential New York.
Remember Home Alone? This is where Kevin stayed.
Eloise? Yup, she was at the Plaza!
Its right across the street from Central Park and seriously looks like a castle. Its an iconic, luxury hotel that just screams “New York.”
Within the hotel, you will find The Palm Court.
For over 100 years, this is where you DO afternoon tea. they’re known for it.
Timeless and elegant, ceiling-high palm trees line the room and lead your eyes up to the room’s signature feature, the stained glass dome ceiling. I stared at it in awe when we arrived….and quickly documented it in my Instagram Story bc did it even happen if you don’t take a pic? 😉
We were led to our mirrored table set with the most beautiful, classic china and greenery.
The tea menu is pretty simple: The New Yorker Tea, The Champagne Tea and the Children’s Eloise Tea – I mean, how cute?!!
I’m not a big fan of caviar so I went for The New Yorker, but obviously added the Veuve Clicquot bc when would you not?!!
I also chose the Thé Des Alizés which was a fruity, green tea: very light and not overwhelmingly fruity at all.
Check out the monogrammed china – so chic!
We were quickly served our tea, champagne and then our tea sandwiches, scones and desserts were delivered.
The tiered servers were so chic and the perfect way to display our meals.
I was a HUGE fan of the Thyme Roasted Prime Rib Sandwich with Horseradish Aioli and the scones were still warm after sampling the sandwiches. The desserts were exactly as I imagined: decadent and delicious, but small enough that I could try a little of each one.
Check out this adorable Strawberry and Cream Poppy Seed Macaroon <3
We ate, we chatted, we laughed and simply soaked in everything The Palm Court and The Plaza Hotel had to offer.
We truly loved our meal and experience here, so much so that we had to quickly rush to our show at the Broadhurst Theater.
We had a hard time finding a taxi for 5 people (take note if you’re visiting with a group – you will need a mini van taxi for anything over 4 and they are hard to come by) so we actually high-tailed it and walked! (There were also a ton of people in town for the UN Summit so traffic was even more extra than usual) I didn’t mind bc my booties are old and broken in and I was able to walk off some of our meal!
We arrived to the Broadhurst Theatre right before the show started and were quickly escorted to our seats.
If you know me, I am not a huge play/musical person and I’d never seen Anastasia (even in movie form), but I really did love it! I mean, Russian royalty, beautiful gowns and Paris? S.O.L.D.
The cast was great, the stage was gorgeous and even though I’m not all about breaking into song every five minutes, I get it and they put on an amazing performance!
With that, we jumped on the next train and were headed home talking nonstop about our fun day! If you are close enough to travel to NYC, I definitely recommend a Girls’ Day full of tea and song <3
And because this blog wouldn’t be what it is if I didn’t share my outfit for the day…
My sister had a little too much fun in her self-proclaimed “street photographer” duties for the day.
We’ve had some cooler day lately, so I decided to bust out this fall dress for the day.
The leopard print give a little edge to this ruffled mini dress. I added my fave black booties, a purple crossbody bag and a silver and rose gold layered necklace.
ps: This dress is under $35 and you need it in your life!