My mother had to go for the tea...I had to go admire its Baccarat crystal chandeliers, Flemish and French tapestries and Persian carpets.
High tea is one of my mother's cherished rituals, and the menu did not disappoint.
Martin's suggestion of a glass of champagne was not declined, and the melodious sounds of a harp playing added to the relaxing atmosphere.
Mom was in her happy place, indulging in an array of delicious tea sandwiches, sweet pastries, scones and seasonal berries.
I was in my happy place admiring the decor, including this light fixture featuring Hermes if I'm not mistaken.
Golden beauties were everywhere including this urn...
...and the table it sat upon.
What would you expect when modeling your decor on the Palace of Versailles? Hopefully someday I will get there and see that spectacular Hall of Mirrors for myself.
Still, the little clock-holding cherub sitting on a desk in the Grand Lobby might have been my favorite find of the day!