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Alix & Dottie at the Modern Kiddo Holiday Party!

Dottie: Dahlink! I’m making reservations for us! We’ve had quite a year….I’ve decided we deserve a little Modern Kiddo holiday party celebration so it’s high tea at the Palace Hotel!

Alix: Ooooh, that sounds amazing. Argh, I’m so slammed at work though…are you sure we’ll have time? I know you are crazy busy too.

Dottie: Lady, I’m not taking no for an answer. We are finding the time! We need this!

30 minutes later

Dottie: We’re booked! I can’t wait.

Alix: Hurray! I can’t wait either. Where did you say we were meeting?

Dottie: The Palace Hotel!

Alix: Fabulous!

3 days later.

Dottie: Hey, do you remember what time I said we were meeting for tea?

Alix: I think it was 2:00 next Thursday…oh and where is it again?

Dottie: The Palace! You’ll love it.

Alix: Yes! I can’t wait.

1 week later.

Dottie: Thursday is our tea! YAY! You can still go, right?

Alix: I know I’m so excited!!! YAY! I’ll totally be there. Um, where are we meeting again??

3 days later, Thursday. Tea Day!

Alix: Oh my god, Dottie. Please don’t kill me….

Dottie: What’s wrong? You can still meet for tea, right??

Alix: Yes totally! It’s just….I forgot the name of the place where we’re meeting.

I wish I was embellishing this story to be funny, but alas I really did ask poor Dottie like FIVE TIMES for the name of the place. And you’d THINK I’d remember something as glammy as the Palace Hotel. In my defense I was sick as a dog, it was raining buckets all week and I every time we talked all I heard was “Tea! With Dottie! YAY!” What this story illustrates is how sweet, generous and PATIENT Miss Dottie is. I tell ya. So yes friends….we met at the glorious PALACE HOTEL…which has this insanely lovely atrium. It’s all glass ceilings and chandeliers and a HUGE Christmas tree in the middle of it all.

Darling Dottie showed up in a reeeeally cute little vintage ensemble including a special holly berry Christmas scarf.

She promptly ordered us The Royal Tea which came with some SUPER yummy little tea sammies (my favorites? Bosch Pear with Point Reyes Blue Cheese Cream and Honey and the Cucumber with Sun Dried Tomato Mousse….heaven!). Then out came the little the tiered pastry platter, piled high with tea cakes:

Decadent and delicious! For the tea itself I chose their special Oriental Spice (a warm and spicy blend with orange peel, vanilla, ginger and cinnamon—perfection with a splash of milk and honey!) and Dottie chose the elegant classic, Earl Grey. BUT the best part of The Royal Tea is that it comes with a small bottle of champagne….which was so tasty that you JUST MIGHT want to order a second bottle. And which we promptly did, thank you very much.

We had a terrific afternoon—engaging in fun and silly blogger gossip (“Can you believe she gets over 700,000 hits a month! Amazing…I die!”) and touching upon our goals for modern kiddo (“I really want to start vlogging” and “We could totally be on Martha, right??”). Ultimately we decided that the main focus should be less about what else we could be doing and more about all the things we had already accomplished and were most proud of. We toasted how far modern kiddo has come, we toasted our favorite moments of the year, we toasted how cool our readers were and most importantly we toasted our friendship—which has grown by leaps and bounds over the course of 2010. And that my friends is worth way more than a MILLION hits a month.


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  1. Dottie says

    Awww Alix! I couldn’t imagine a better person to take this wonderful ride that Modern Kiddo has been. You have a very very special place in my heart and always will, lady!



  2. RocketGirl75 says

    Fabulous! I’m only sad you were both in my neighborhood and I didn’t know it! And now I know there’s a high tea at The Palace. (We only go there for the amazing cocktails at the Pied Piper Room.)

    Seriously, your blog is the first thing I read every morning, post-email. My day wouldn’t be the same without you both!

    • Alix says

      Rocket Girlie, thank you soooo much for all your support and fabulous comments! I look forward to them every day!

  3. erinlucy says

    you two are so cute and that high tea looks fabulous. happy new year xo

    • Alix says

      Thank you Lovely Lady!!! So glad you found our silly little world! xo

  4. lishyloo says

    i could not love you guys more.

    i have to say, if i went to that tea i think it would start out being all proper and quickly fall into me eating both of those trays and drinking way to much champy and saying things loudly about CHAMPY! just sayin.

    • Alix says

      Lish-o-lina!! You are one of my very first “on line” pals! How fun that we made the transition from LJ to here! I love that our “new” worlds have totally intersected. Love you lady!

  5. betsy says

    great post! Love your blog…big fan! Can’t wait to see what is in store for 2011! Happy New Year to the both of you!

    • Alix says

      Thanks Miss Betsy! I love seeing your comments, sassy lady. So glad you found us!

  6. tracy says

    love you gals!!! Hopefully I can meet you for a drinky one day!! xoxoxoxo Keep up the GREAT work! <3

    • Alix says

      Oh sistah, drinks WILL BE HAD! Dottie for sure has to join our next luncheon!!

  7. danielle thompson says

    i *HEART* you gals!! KISS KISS! what would my day be without my dose of Modern Kiddo? perish the thought! 😀 CONGRATS on a great year! 😀

    • Alix says

      Thank you thank you my favorite girlie! Soooooo happy you are part of my lovely bloggie family!

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