I have a saying which I live by, and it’s this: Never Say No To Cake. So when my NE blogging bud Chloe suggested a small afternoon tea get-together at The Vintage Powder Room in Whitley Bay, I was ON. IT. I hadn’t heard of the venue before, so had a little peek at the website and loved what I saw – a vintage style tea room with a powder room where you could have hair styled, nails painted and try on an array of pretty ‘50s style dresses (oh how I WISH I could pull of the retro look!).
So a little group of North East blogging ladies: me, Chloe, Kayleigh, Rachel, Shivani and Emma descended onto the Vintage Powder Room last Sunday afternoon, full of anticipation and ready for cake. Chloe was having her hair styled and Kayleigh a manicure and polish, so the rest of us sat about sipping pink lemonade and admiring the gorgeous retro touches around the place. The Powder Room part is decked out like the perfect girlie dressing room, with Marilyn wallpaper, a chaise longue, vintage style dressing tables and mirrors, and a row of the aforementioned dresses. I was so tempted to try them on as some of the styles and prints were beautiful, but tea and cake called so we all headed through to the tea room.
Our table was laid out beautifully with vintage mismatched china, teapots and cake stands containing sandwiches, scones, mini meringues and – not sure if I’ve mentioned this already – cakes. And not just any cakes, but the most delicious looking mini (although they were actually massive) individual Victoria sponge cakes.
Luckily none of us are the shy cake-eating type so we all dug in whilst having a good old natter about everything blog-related. The Vintage Powder Room staff were incredibly accommodating and didn't kick us out even though, before we knew it, we'd been sat there for over three hours supping our tea and getting our second, third and fourth wind on the cakes!
I can see why The Vintage Powder Room is popular for hen dos and birthday parties - it's the perfect girlie pamper and I'm sure I'll be back soon.
Have you tried The Vintage Powder Rooms?