The Wallace Collection is a gallery in a grande London townhouse.
It is hidden behind Oxford Street and is a fantastic cultural haven.
I popped in for a visit on a sunny January morning and wore a warm, comfortable outfit.
I have a thing for grey at the moment, it is an easy to incorporate neutral colour.
Cardigan: Me made
Scarf: Me made
Skirt: Me made
Tights: Marks and Spencer
The inside the house is totally frivolous with silk walls, marble fire places and gold gilding on just about everything.
There are some very unusual artefacts to peruse.
I'm in love with this crown!
I'm wondering how it could be incorporated into my everyday attire.
Everything in the house is totally frivolous and beautiful.
Each room is adorned with frills and fussieness that I have rarely seen matched.
'The Swing' by Jean-Honore Fragonard is the most recognizable painting on display as one of the masterpieces of the Rococo era.
Of course I can pretend the purpose of my visit was to absorb some culture (it partially was) but I must admit tea and cake are always my real motivation.
The restaurant offers alfresco dining in a pretty courtyard that is sheltered under a glass ceiling. It feels like dining in a quaint Italian square.
I would usually do a review of my afternoon tea experience, but as it was such a casual affair and cannot compare with luxury London hotels, I will give the review a miss this time.
Although delicious, this was definitely not a scone!
I'm going to call it a biscuit because it was crunchy- and a very enjoyable biscuit it was too!
Sweet treats are a must at any cultural outing!
I really need to make more of an effort to get out of the house and explore in the winter. In the colder months I lose motivation for just about everything, but once I get out and about there is so much to do!
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