28.8.11

Day Tripping on the Orient Express

It was my mums 75th birthday this year so we decided to celebrate in style and go on the Orient Express for the day. We checked in at London Victoria station and had a complimentary coffee before departure:




I am wearing my thrifted Marc Jacobs silk tea dress and thrifted Topshop cream tuxedo jacket!



On board, we had a welcome glass of champagne and a couple of glasses of chilled white wine before our delicious 3 course lunch. We had leek and watercress soup for starters, chicken for mains and an almond roulade for dessert-very nice indeed!!



The journey to Deal was lovely, it was approx 93 miles of lovely countryside and some more chilled white wine!

We stayed in Deal for around 2 hours, enough time for a stroll in to town, along the Pier and a rest on the seafront for a spot of people watching.

On our return journey we had afternoon tea, which was an assortment of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam followed by pastries-delicious! All washed down with fine English tea.


Our carriage was the Pheonix-previous visitors to this carriage was Sophia Loren and The Queen Mother!!




Mum and me on Deal Pier





We were presented with a little box towards the end of the trip-a belgian chocolate truffle, not a diamond ring!!















It was a fantastic day and one that I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to do something that bit special for a loved one-departures are in different areas of the UK, we went on the Pullman from Victoria in London.


I am back to work on Wednesday, the holidays have gone very quickly indeed. With the weather so up and down it will be good to get back in to a work routine again!

I hope you all have a lovely week ahead and for those of you who may be affected by Hurricane Irene, I wish you safe and well.

24 comments:

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi found you through Vix, what a lovely way to celebrate your mum's birthday!

Ariane

Vix said...

Hello, Sharon!
What a fabulous trip, you and your Mum look absolutely fabulous, dressed to perfection.
It looks so opulent and grand, just how I hoped it would do.
Love your new header, lovely to see you with your hair down.
Enjoy the rest of your holidays and lets hope the sun comes out for at least one day. xxx

Looking Fab in your forties said...

It sounds fantastic I must do this one day. What a lovely thing to do for your Mum xx

CameronPoe2409 said...

What a lovely way to celebrate a birthday and you both looked so lovely. xx PS I like your new blog picture!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Gorgeous pictures. You and your mother look so happy and so fashionably pretty!

HIPPIEBOHORELOADED said...

really a lovely idea for celebrating a birthday :)

ella belle said...

what a lovely birthday idea. im so going to the website now to check it out for myself. xx
Ella @ Belle Vintage

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful "gift" to give your mother! Thank you for documenting it all so well. I absolutely adored the picture of you smiling & sitting at the table. That picture says it all.

Mo said...

I nearly spat my tea out reading this. Not for any horrid reason just that I was born in Deal and still have a lot of family there. I had no idea the Orient Express went there (nobody else does!) I am long over due a family visit, maybe I should arrive in style and travel this way.
Hope you and your mum had a wonderful time. x

Style Eyes said...

Happy Birthday to your mum. It sounds like the perfect day. I also love your outfit such a pretty dress.

WendyB said...

Happy birthday to mum!

janettaylor said...

Happy Birthday to Ur mum!

teawithonesugarplease said...

Amazing day out and your dress looks great! Mmm think I might angle for a trip on the Orient Express just for the lovely champers and wine and non-stop eating! xoxoxo

the fashlight said...

looks like a wonderful trip! i miss you europe!

paola
www.thefashlight.com (new post)

Heather said...

Wonderful Trip!! You both look so lovely ~Great pictures....I love your blog header at the top Did your son take those photos? ~Thanks for sharing your Orient excursion ~Love Heather

Natalie Leung said...

very sweet blog you have, and it looks like you've had such a great time there! the food looks delish <3

now following :)

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

This is such a nice journey to do with one's mama. Everything looks so grand. Loving the food and the picture of both you and your mama.
She looks so well and happy;-)

Penny Dreadful said...

What a fabulous day out, and isn't your mum a stylish lady. I can see where you get your love for fashion from! xx

MyStyle said...

Hi everybody-so kind of you to stop by with these lovely comments, thanks so much!! xxx

couturecoco said...

Oh everything looks so wonderful! You both look beautiful!!!! I really want to do this too maybe for my 50th?

Missy Vintage said...

what a lovely time you seem to have had. You mum looks a bit of a glamour puss - just like you!

Karima said...

What a fun way to spend a birthday. you both look so stylish!

Kezzie said...

Wow, I loved the train pictures!

I always go and take a picture in the Orient express lounge when it's open - it's like a 1920's time warp isn't it!!!

Anusha said...

OMG how beautiful! What an awesome trip! Your mother is so pretty and just fabulous -- now I know where you get your fabulousness from! ^_^

I just love your outfit too. Thank you for posting these lovely travel photos ... I'm stuck at home with the baby so I'm living vicariously through your pictures and stories, lol!

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