for my birthday this year my mum and i went shopping in the city and had a lovely high tea at the queen victoria building tea room. if you know anything about me, it's that baked goods are just about my favourite thing in the whole world, so we stopped off for macarons and a hot chocolate at the lindt cafe with my dad before doing a bit of shopping and then heading to the QVB for our high tea.

i drank rose petal tea and feasted on finger sandwiches, warm spinach and cheese pastries, the most delicate little fruit flans, opera cake, huge scones with jam and cream, passionfruit melting moments, lemon curd cake and more macarons. and i wore a beautiful rose printed 50s style dress that my mum gave me that morning and spent the whole day being complimented by shop assistants and feeling like i'd walked right out of a caitlin shearer painting. :)


we followed high tea with more shopping and then my family and i went to a lovely french restaurant for dinner and i had a delicious ricotta and tomato tart, seafood risotto and petit fours for dessert (as if i hadn't been eating dessert all day!)