The clocks have gone back and it’s cold outside… We were about to slip into our cashmere socks and go into hibernation.
But the Berkeley has announced cheery news to drag us out of bed on even the frostiest of mornings.
The hotel today launched its A/W 2012 Pret-a-Portea collection: traditional afternoon tea gets the fashion treatment with cakes, biscuits and desserts inspired by high-end labels.
We can’t wait to try the Burberry Prorsum layered praline, dulcey cream and chocolate mousse and the Giambattista Valli red macaroon with rose ganache and lavish chocolate ruffles, among others.
And how chic is the pink Marc Jacobs biscuit blazer?
Edible fashion = Happiness.
Prêt-à-Portea is served in The Caramel Room at The Berkeley from 1-6pm every day priced at £39 per person (£49 including a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne), 020 7235 6000.