Monday, November 24, 2014

A Surprise Tea

My 60th birthday was in August, but a dear friend with a hectic schedule surprised me a couple of weeks ago with tea at Palm Court in the Plaza Hotel in NYC!  First time visit to a very iconic NYC oasis.

It was great seeing the Freedom Tower coming out of the tunnel, especially since it was Veterans' Day.

The menu!

Delicious selection of sandwiches, including mini bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese.  We could not finish all of it so they boxed it up for us.

I felt so special.  Thanks, Dawn!  You are a dear friend, in good times and bad.  

Beautiful red floral display in the lobby.

Another reminder of how lucky we are to live in the land of the free, because of the brave.

Hoping to be back posting on a regular basis!


  1. Hi Barbara! It's so great to see a post from you!! I love these pictures because I've never seen any images of the Freedom Tower. Love the red, white and blue in the last picture. :)

    This looks like a wonderful place to have tea -- especially a birthday tea. Yummy looking items on the menu; I always love seeing those fancy sandwich tiers like the one in your photo. Someday, I'd love to go somewhere like that for a really nice tea -- something to look forward to. I hope all is well with you and your sweet birds, and I wish for you a very blessed and thankful Thanksgiving!!

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. Barbara! I almost fell off my chair when I saw your post show in my blog sidebar! I am thrilled to see you back again! What a wonderful post too, the photos you have of the new tower and your birthday celebration are just beautiful! Happy belated Birthday, it looks and sounds like you had a marvelous time. Thank goodness for good friends! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ~ Diane

  3. Oh my gosh, it's so great to see a post from you! What a lovely treat to got to NYC for tea. You must've felt truly spoiled. This would be my kind of luxury tea time, Barbara, and I know you were thrilled to go with your sweet friend.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. I have been thinking about you! It's great to see this post! This is my kind of treat. Very nice that they sent things home with you!

  5. What a special treat! It looks so perfect... Thank you for the photos and especially The Freedom Tower. I sure hope that we'll see you around more often. I know how hard it is getting back into the groove. Seems as if we might look forward to more adeventures! =D

  6. Barbara, it's so nice to see you here!! It looks like you were treated royally with the birthday tea! Always a special treat!! Happy birthday!!!! :)

  7. What a wonderful birthday treat! I am all in favor of extending birthday celebrations as long as you can. That menu looks scrumptious! (And extensive. I'd have had to get a box too.)

    Happy birthday to you! And happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Oh what a wonderful birthday lunch! I'd love to go there. *sigh* Thanks for the great pictures and especially the new Freedom Tower.

  9. Happy belated birthday, Barbara! What a special treat...yummy looking menu...and those macarons look delicious.
    Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. Hi Barbara, Happy late birthday. That certainly looks like a present worth waiting for. What a beautiful ceiling in that place!.

  11. Barbara, what a wonderful Birthday celebration! Gorgeous place!

  12. Welcome back, dear Barbara! I'm very happy to see you here again. You spent a wonderful day for your birthday. And what about your trip in Italy?

  13. Happy Thanksgiving, Barbara.. God bless.. xo

  14. What fun! Happy belated birthday. Glad to see you back. :)

  15. Great visiting your blog post! Super special birthday celebration!

  16. Happy Belated birthday! Since I haven't even opened my own blog page for a while, I hadn't seen that you had posted. Aren't you/didn't you have a great vacation adventure this fall?

    I loved the idea of the surprise tea. That's up my alley. (I was going to say that it was my cup of tea, but I figure that was just too lame.) My favorite shot is the first one of Freedom Tower. AWESOME!

    Selfishly, I hope you are back to a blogging routine soon. I truly, truly, miss reading favorite blogs as much as I grieve the loss of my own words.

  17. I did not know you were blogging again, Barbara, and I did not know you celebrated a special 60th BD in August! This sounds like a wonderful BD celebration! When one turns 60 one should celebrate all year long! :)


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