My Mum is a superstar! I’m sure most people feel the same, but I truly admire and respect my Mum. She looks after everyone and is the kindest, most patient person I know.
For her birthday I wanted to show her how much I appreciate all she does, so I needed something really special. I wanted something that would take her away from her everyday jobs & responsibilities, something indulgent and fun, but above all something memorable that we could share together.
She was really excited and couldn’t wait to get a date in the diary for a ‘Mummy & Daughter Day’.
Once booked, we decided we’d make a day of it in London and combine it with some retail therapy! It’s been a long time since me and Mum had a day together, with no kiddies around and no responsibilities, so we were ready to make the most of it…
We glammed up, hopped on the tube and were so busy gossiping, we were at Oxford Circus in no time.
As soon as we were out of the station, we were in full shopping mode and we made it our mission to end our day with armfuls of bags like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman!
We stopped at House of Fraser and had our make-up done at the Urban Decay counter, which was fantastic. The lovely ladies gave us some great tips and we both came away with a NAKED eye shadow palette. We then visited the Disney Store, where I picked up a little treat for Annabelle (my little one) and we ended up getting whisked away in the magical Disney atmosphere!
We carried on up Oxford Street, in and out of the shops, trying on things we would never normally consider and squabbling over who was treating who! (Is this normal mother & daughter behaviour? I’d love to know!). We were then ambushed by a couple of Stormtroopers, but a brave night rescued us which gave us a good giggle.
Time whizzed by and we well and truly ‘shopped till we dropped’, so it was time to head towards Hush…
Hush is tucked away in a very quaint little, cobbled courtyard called the Mews of Mayfair.
We were greeted in the courtyard and taken upstairs to the beautiful Silver Room, where we could finally sit down and relax.
There were little canisters of different teas for us to smell and choose. I went for Chocolate Orange and Mum chose Raspberry Chocolate Mousse. Then our Pink Rabbit cocktails arrived in quirky tea cup cocktail glasses. Not only did they look wonderful, they tasted it too! We had to ask for the recipe: Hush Gin, lime, cranberry, vanilla and strawberry jam – You are welcome!
As we enjoyed our cocktails, our lovely waiter Michele served our tea in huge and very pretty, floral tea pots.
He then presented our cake stand, which looked delicious. Macarons on the top tier, a selection of finger sandwiches in the middle and warm scones along the bottom. We couldn’t wait to tuck in!
The atmosphere was perfect. Chilled, quiet and the furnishings reminded us of some of the luxury cruise ships we’ve been on.
We really enjoyed tasting each treat and sharing each experience. I have tried a number of afternoon teas, but this one ticked all the boxes. Ten out of Ten for uniqueness, friendliness, attentiveness of the staff and for the deliciousness! We will definitely be returning.
When we had finished, we decided to head to my favourite part of the city for a walk along the Southbank. It was such a beautiful afternoon, it felt like the perfect place to end our perfect day.
We took some selfies by the river, met some of the street performers and sat watching children playing in clouds of bubbles, as the sun went down. Oh… and I got a kiss from a very drunken sailor to top it all off! 😉