An elegant and English afternoon tea…in Florida?

Breakers, Florida

Breakers, FloridaOur travel expert Yolanda Fletcher discovers an unexpected delight in Florida.

Well I am sat in the wonderful historical hotel called The Breakers, West Palm Beach, Florida, and there’s not a cardboard cup in sight!

Elegant tea pots, real English tea, and wonderful piano music playing in the background…

The elegance of the breakfast room, with its hand-painted domed ceiling and crystal chandelier, takes you back to the early 1800s….

If only I was wearing a long silk ball down, with a fan in one’s hand and a Mr Darcy at my side.

Vibrant gold inlaid pillars, gives a sheer lustre of wealth, and yet, there are guests wearing smart jeans, formal business attire, to smart resort wear. Everyone can feel comfortable here. Views across the sea and very well kept gardens… it’s a place you have visit…

I could almost say it has a similar feel to The Ritz, London, but with a sea view.

Yolanda Fletcher runs Cellet Travel, specialists in the boutique travel and lifestyle sector.