Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Thinking about all the delicious fruit yesterday revived sense memories of my recent trip to London.
If you only had to go to one shop - and didn't need to buy anything, I would recommend Liberty's. It's visual heaven, verging on too much.
I worked there one summer many moons ago before they had crystal threads hanging down all over the place.

Since I'm a very greedy person, I decided to have tea. The tea shop red and warm. Such cakes!

And scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam. Hot chocolate too.
I consumed a zillion calories and it was bliss.

For shoe fetishists who are also chocoholics, this is obviously the place to go.
Luckily, I am neither.

Upstairs there were lots of cushions with peacocks on. I would have liked to buy all of them to send to Maryam. Except the price would have matched the current bank bailout.


  1. I'll have a peacock pillow and the scone with clotted cream, please.

  2. Liberty's is one of the few reasons I can think of for visiting London. I love their staircase.

  3. Those chocolate shoes!! fantastic!

  4. LOVE the chocolate shoes!

    I've heard that clotted cream tastes sort of like spit-up. How is it?

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh, indulgences, yes, these imagines alone are indulgences, just to look at these precious things, clotted cream on scones, oh my, I swoon. I shall have sweet dreams tonight, that I am sure off! Thank you for this nice respite on a busy day. :-)

    How much do these peacock cushions actually cost? I have a friend who would love them.

  6. Mmmm. I was in Notting Hill today and picked up a couple of yummy cupcakes from the adorable Hummingbird Bakery. But your tea looks DIVINE!

  7. I feel my chocoholic self emerging.

  8. Oh how I savor the idea of taking tea with you at Liberty, Elizabeth!
    Well this is second best!! Getting photos! Love the chocolate stilettos & THE PEACOCK PILLOW!!

    Thinking of you!

  9. I love this shop , too ! The cushion is gorgeous

  10. Good Morning, America! :-)
    I had to drop in and look at the scones, while having my coffee break.

    GMA, gosh, I remember Joan Lunden,
    but the name of her co-host escapes me. ;-)

  11. Gosh I should have come with you!
    All that indulgence.

  12. I recognized the chanelier at Liberty in the photo before I read your post! Oh yes, tea at Liberty is an indulgence, one I would be happy to repeat often!

    I was thinking of you this morning as my students were listening to a book on tape-- a story about a magic porridge pot.

  13. Yum! Those scones have made me hungry.


  14. Oh, I love Liberty's! I've never had tea there, though -- an oversight that I will have to see to post haste. The clotted cream on that scone looked incredibly luscious.


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