Friday was my intern Linsey’s last day! (Tear, tear!)
She was quite an untraditional intern, in that she was older than I was, and much more established in public relations in London. Linsey asked to work with us to gain different experiences- she was always interested in editorial- while her gorgeous boyfriend practiced law with his firm in Manhattan for the summer.
I never tired of asking her of the differences between ours and English culture. The accent, which I’m still terrible at imitating, never ceases to make me giggle and we crack up over how our language barrier revolves around the same language.
So for her final day in my office, I could think of nowhere better to bring her but Tea & Sympathy on Greenwich St.
The only British tea shop in Manhattan (or that I know of. . . . anyone hear of another?) is too cute and cozy to pass up. “Proper” tea is served in adorable little pots and the aroma of authentic English treats and meals will have your mouth watering.
For $50, you can order tea for two which includes a three-tiered tray packed with delish finger sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and jam (which Linsey pronouced as “scuns”), fat slices of yummy cakes, and of course, your choice of tea. Linsey cooly orded Earl Grey (of course!) and chuckled about how American of me it was to select peach.
Don’t forget to slip into the Brit shop next store for crisps, candies, and other goodies imported straight from across the pond and consider getting involved in the fight for a Little Britain.
For directions and info check out teaandsympathynewyork.com
Posted by Loni at 11:06 AM
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