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Betty Blythe Vintage Tea Room

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Lulu Gwynne, founder of the very popular Betty Blythe Tea Room in Blythe Road, W14, has shared her secrets in a new book, Style Me Vintage Tea Parties - and we have three copies to give away.

Cucumber sandwiches, champagne teas, scones and jam, cocktails and canapés…whatever your particular favourite party, this charming amalgamation of styling tips and key recipes will show you how to throw your very own with flair.

Lulu, who opened the tea rooms on Valentine's Day, 2008 says that throwing a tea party is as much about the styling as the food and drink, and this indispensable little book attaches equal importance to each.

Split into themed parties, each section guides you through the key ingredients needed to style the perfect soiree; how to dress your table, design your invitations, create an
era-appropriate drink and key recipes and costume ideas.

From an Edwardian Breakfast (decadent polished wood and candles, kedgeree, porridge and a dark and creamy coffee cocktail) a 1920s Speakeasy (Vintage cocktails, jazz and canapés) and a 1950s Street Party (bunting, buffets and Pimms), you will love making your way through them all!

With advice on scaling up to entertain the masses, or down to an intimate tea for two, Style Me Vintage Tea Parties is a delightful party-planning treat.

To be in with a chance of winning one of these delightful books, simply tell us what year Betty Blythe Tea Room opened.

Email your answer to: before the deadline of midday Friday November 23.

To enter this competition, you have to be a member of the website, so to register go here - it only takes seconds and it entirely free.

Style Me Vintage Tea Parties is published by Ananova Books, who are offering the book at a special price of £7.99 plus free postage and packing.

To take advantage of this exclusive offer, call 0844 576 8122 and quote code CH1721.

At Betty Blythe Tea Room, Lulu specialises in tea party experiences for children, hen parties or indeed anyone wishing to indulge in a vintage experience.

As well as devouring delectable cakes and pastries, visitors can delve into her vintage dressing up box and take lessons in etiquette in beautiful surroundings, reviving age-old tea traditions.

November 16, 2012