Today I had my second date with Yuuna, my little Maltese friend.
We had our first date a couple of weeks ago when we had tea at Dominique Ansel. We were both a little shy …Mum thought we should get to know each other as Yuuna and I have something in common – she’s 100% Maltese and I’m part Maltese! She’s my size kinda dog! 🙂
On our second date, we took a cab to Fortnum & Mason …As you know how I am in cars. But I had to put on a brave face and not pant with anxiety as I wanted to impress Yuuna –How could you not? She’s a vision of such beauty and gentleness. Her name, Yuuna means “gentleness” in Japanese, though she is born in London and her parents are French.
We arrived at Fortnum & Mason – and Mum and Rosaline walked right in carrying us in bags.
It’s looking very Christmassy inside! We went up to the Fourth Floor to see if we can have tea at the Golden Jubilee Tea Room – we think they’ve never had dogs turn up there before. They had to confirm our presence and alas, we were not allowed – even in our bags. They suggested we try The Parlour, a less formal setting, on the First Floor.
Hooray! We were most welcomed!And they even have wallpaper of people named after me!I wore my Teddy Maximus Liberty print bow tie for our date. 🙂 Had to clean up my act as Yuuna always looks so pretty in her dresses.
We sat in our bags on our Mummies laps – so we could peer at what was going on – Actually, I was looking at pretty Yuuna.Can’t take my eyes off her. Wonder what she thinks of my snaggle-tooth.Afternoon Tea arrived …Quite an unusual spread, O Ye Hoomans!
Well, that was a bit of a triumph! I think Mum’s thinking how to get Darcy into Fortnum & Mason. Carry her in a tote and break Mum’s shoulder or use the stroller!!!! LOL!
Yuuna wanted to play and I happily did …
But I think I might have frightened her with my over enthusiasm. I am small but powerful and she’s maybe too delicate for this Hungarian powerhouse!!! I hope I haven’t frightened her away. I’d like to see her again.
May’s comment: Afternoon Tea at Dominique Ansel was quite a spectacle of vision and taste. An adaptation of the traditional English Afternoon Tea.The spread – clotted cream, strawberry jam was encased in the chocolate strawberries!And such delicate and pretty cakes!
Most dog-friendly! Located at: 17-21 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RP
I had heard that dogs are now allowed in at Fortnum & Mason – only if they can be carried. Well, that stroller might come in handy after all, but we decided to test the waters with smaller doggies. Off we went – doggy bags in tow! We first attempted the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon on the fourth floor – well, I guess that was a bit of a stretch. But we were welcomed at the less formal eatery on the first floor. The Parlour serves a version of English Afternoon Tea.Choice of tea, choice of a savoury dish – I had Welsh rarebit and Rosaline had Avocado on Toast!!!! And regular scones and a choice of pastry/cake. We had the carrot cake which we duly had packed to take home! In a way this was a nice change – to be able to choose the savoury and the cake.
Well, that’s two places to add to our Wine & Dine list! We haven’t added new places for a while.