For a true British lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, head to this tiny little restaurant in the heart of Greenwich Village. The menu includes Bangers n Mash, Welsh Rarebit, Shepherd's Pie, Yorkshire Pudding, Rhubarb & Custard.
I'm a slight tea addict, so I could have sat here all day, being served the most delicious tea in an eccentric British teapot and mismatched china.
Lucky for me, Tea & Sympathy have their own store, right next door, where they sell their own blend of teas. I brought back a tin of their English Breakfast loose leaf blend and I wish I'd bought ten!
Next time perhaps I'll have my tins of tea and some English sweeties delivered to my door in Tea & Sympathy's very own London taxi!
We don’t all have the luxury of a dedicated guest bedroom but even if the room your visitors sleep in doubles up as something else there are a few simple inexpensive things that you can do to make the most of the space and make your guests feel welcome.
Clear some space on a surface so that your guests can lay out their personal items. Use a decorative tray, some scented candles and a few old books to add interest to a plain desk or shelf. Adding a freestanding mirror, gives visitors somewhere to hang their jewellery as well as the option to check their appearance before they leave the room. Find an old mirror at a flea market or car boot sale and spruce up the frame with a coat of paint.
Adding a few simple but useful items onto a bedside table such as a lamp, tissues and a glass of water means your guests will have everything to hand - without falling over objects on the floor in the dark!
Extract from Issue 3 of 91 Magazine – read more of this article & see more images at www.91magazine.co.uk
Words by Gabrielle Treanor www.thegreengables.co.uk
Photos by Allison Dandrea www.allisondandrea.com
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