Baltimore Eats: Afternoon High Tea at Lord Baltimore Hotel

Hello, dolls! Hello, December! I am baaaack! Our trip to Manila was nothing short of amazing. A lot of people were worried about A and I getting too exhausted because of Little A and Baby C. Honestly, it wasn’t so bad because we booked one of the best flights that can accommodate our family during this long journey to and from Baltimore.

So I took a break for two weeks and it was glorious. It wasn’t the kind of vacation that I was just excited to leave work behind but also a mental break from all the clutter in my head. It was the retreat that I needed and it was great to step back to see a clearer view of what I want to happen in 2020.

We went on a trip pretty much right after my birthday so I took it as the best birthday gift this year lol. I used to make a big deal about my birthday and plan so much. Now, I am all about relaxing and spending quality time with the people I love. I still love getting presents from my husband here and there but nothing can beat the joy I feel knowing I put more effort in securing my children’s futures and our family’s stability more than anything else.

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I woke up to the sweetest smile from my Little A. I started my day with the feeling of gratitude, thankful for embracing a new journey in my life as a Mom. Gratitude overpowers my birthday, ironically enough since it’s right around Thanksgiving.

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One of the things I appreciate in life is when a friend makes an effort to get to know you in a deeper way. I do not have a lot of those here in Baltimore which makes me miss my girlfriends in Manila. One of the few girls that actually know me is Kat. For my birthday, she arranged a lovely brunch that was so perfect I could not believe we were celebrating ME!

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A and I are tea lovers. One of my favorites dates with him is spent with a teapot and tier of pastries. In fact, my Mom and sister even threw me a tea party for my bridal shower!

We were served champagne as soon as we sat down. I felt so special!

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It took me 15 months to have my first sip of alcohol and of course I had to make it worth it so champagne it is lol! I decided to be on the safe side by not drinking any alcoholic beverage during my pregnancy and the first 6 months of my breastfeeding journey with Little A.

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Chef Mary made us feel like we were in London with her high tea menu.

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I got extra excited when I saw the tea box full of Harney & Sons tea bags. I fell in love with the brand when we went to their store in New York. It is one of the best brands of tea A and I have tasted! The quality is so good and the flavors are spot on.

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Paris is one of my favorite blends. Not just because of the name, but also the tasteful medley of; fruity black tea, vanilla, caramel, and a hint of lemon.

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I almost cried when I saw this. High tea at its finest!

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Every item made my mouth water. They were all delicately made that I almost did not want to eat them!!

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Lord Baltimore Hotel’s High Tea is a must-do when in Baltimore! The hotel itself is an institution in Maryland so just being there gave me this strong positive vibe.

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Chef Mary’s surprise!! Christmas themed chocolate. YUM!

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Family <3

Been celebrating every birthday and holiday with them! Moving to another country at the age of 21 with no family was hard. It took me a while to have a genuine friendship that later turned into a familial one. I will always be grateful to Kat who makes time to see me, the kids, and now my Mom who with god’s grace is with me now.

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Since my birthday is around the holidays there are so many exciting events going on every week! One of my favorites is the Christmas Village in Baltimore City!

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I love how it made us all feel like we were in Germany or somewhere in Europe. The cute brown stalls, European inspired handmade products, and the Austrian strudels — my favorite to buy! They are so good when hot!

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I ended my birthday with lots of cuddles and reading time with Little A! <3

Merry Christmas!!! <3 

xx

R <3

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