Wednesday, May 28, 2014

#LDNBloggersTea at the Milestone Hotel

May 17th was our third quarterly London Blogger's Tea!
I love that the most amazing bloggers are joining the fun and making connections.

This time it was at the 5-Star Milestone Hotel.
If you read this post about my first experience at the Milestone 
you will know why I selected this beautiful hotel.

#LDNBloggersTea at the Milestone Hotel

There were 23 bloggers in attendance from a wide variety of backgrounds.
We all gathered in a wood-paneled private room and started our tea with some bubbly.

#LDNBloggersTea at the Milestone Hotel

I know it can be nerve-wracking walking into a room of strangers.
But, I'm always amazed at how quickly it just turns into a room of friends.
We share a common interest and read each others blogs.
It's the perfect set up for making connections.

#LDNBloggersTea at the Milestone Hotel

I stood outside the room quietly at one point and listened to all of the chatter and laughter.
I'm certainly no event planner and this is out of my comfort zone.

The company was fabulous.  The tea was nice.
After our last event, I think we are all completely spoiled
and this tea didn't quite get the rave reviews that the Royal Horseguards did.

#LDNBloggersTea at the Milestone Hotel

The sandwiches were good and plentiful with traditional fillings
although I think they might have been sitting out a bit longer than they should
as the bread was a bit dry.

#LDNBloggersTea at the Milestone Hotel

The scones were good and our request for "more cream" was quickly answered.
Our tea selection was limited to just English Breakfast and Earl Grey.
My first experience at the Milestone, I was able to select my tea and had my own pot.
We were just limited because of the size of our group, I would imagine,
but it's always nice to have more of a choice.

#LDNBloggersTea at the Milestone Hotel

I was so full from the sandwiches and the scone that I couldn't fit more than one sweet treat.
But that red velvet cupcake was divine.

#LDNBloggersTea at the Milestone Hotel

 Admittedly, there were a few problems with the special dietary requests and service.
I think most of us agree that it didn't deserve a perfect score.
Many of the bloggers have already posted their reviews with similar comments.

Personally, I will continue to recommend the Milestone
for afternoon tea because of my first experience.
I know what they normally provide to their customers and it's pretty special.

If you are interested in getting information about our next quartely #LDNBloggersTea
which will be in August at an as-yet-unnamed location,
please drop me an email at selena_jones@me.com.
We would love to have you!

Have you ever had tea at the Milestone Hotel?
What did you think?



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 The regular price for Afternoon Tea with Champagne atThe Milestone Hotel is £46.
We were offered a discounted rate of £30 per person for our tea.

21 comments:

  1. Hi Selena,

    I couldn't make it because it was the day before my wedding. I would have loved to have been there and I really hope I can make the next one!

    Lots of love,

    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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  2. Hi Selena! A good review! These afternoon teas really are special. As you say the room soon turns into a room of friends and its a great way to connect with other bloggers. Plus there's cake and champagne!! For me its wi win! Can't wait until August and the next one where I am determined to be very early! ! Sarah Xxx

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  3. I had so much fun! It was my first event with so many bloggers, and you are right, it doesn't take long to settle in and feel like you've known people forever. Thanks again for organising and I can't wait for the next one! x

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  4. This looks lovely! I love looking at all of the beautiful sweets and cute sandwiches. As we are both vegan, I wonder if they could have accommodated our dietary request? I'm glad you all had a wonderful time!

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  5. Gorg!! Sorry I couldn't make it xx

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  6. Selena, I had such a fantastic time and I'll certainly be coming along next time!

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  7. Looks gorgeous! sorry now that I missed it. I'm missing August too :-(( but hopefully you do one before Christmas. To misquote Scarlett O'Hara, "as God is mah witness, I shall never miss tea agahn"

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  8. Someday I hope I'm in London for one of these! They sound wonderful!

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  9. It was great meeting the other bloggers, cant wait for the next meet up.

    Champagne and Scones - Afternoon Tea At Milestone

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  10. Well done you for organising such a thing - I read a few of the blogs on that list. I bet it was a really useful event!

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  11. Well, I guess your excused this time :D Congratulations on the wedding!! I hope you'll be able to join us for the next one. Send me your email (selena_jones@me.com) and I'll make sure you get the details.

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  12. I just love the opportunity to see you. Thanks so much for making the trip to join us. I'm finally trying to pin down the date and place for the next one. I'll keep you posted. xoxo

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  13. I'm so glad that you joined us and happy that you enjoyed yourself! :D That's exactly why I plan them. I hope to see you at the next one. Watch this space.

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  14. We did have two bloggers that requested a vegan tea and they were happy to accommodate. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. We'd love to see you at a future tea.

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  15. So nice to see you there! Thanks so much for joining us. I'm finishing up the details for the next one. You'll be hearing from me soon. xo

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  16. lol I love Scarlet! How about early September? Are you around?

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  17. You'd better! I love seeing your smiling face. xo

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  18. I hope you can make the next one!! You've been so busy! I'd love to catch up.

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  19. Yes, I'm back! September it is!

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  20. I know where I'm going and l know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.Thankyou i really love it.........

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