Pairing books with tea (Sophie Kinsella’s Christmas Shopaholic)


I recently read Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. It’s the latest in her hilarious Shopaholic series featuring the hijinks of Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) and I talked about it here.

Christmas Shopaholic was a lovely, funny and festive read. As you know, I love pairing books with tea and in honor of Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) this book should be paired with a good English tea, preferably at a proper Afternoon Tea. All while wearing an outfit Becky would be proud to wear.

Since Becky is a certified shopaholic, the perfect tea pairing is the Harrods Earl Grey. Becky spent countless hours shopping at Harrods so it makes sense to also fortify ourselves with Afternoon Tea at the Harrods tearoom before continuing our shopping expedition.

Image via Harrods.

And you can’t go to Afternoon Tea without a Becky-approved outfit. Ok you probably could, but why not deck yourself out? I think dressing for occasions makes life more funner. (I know that funner is not a word…)

My outfit at a recent Afternoon Tea. I wore a navy polka dot dress by Eliza J, pink shoes and my beloved Karl Lagerfeld quilted shoulder bag.

Also, because I’m not ready to let go of Becky’s world, I created a Pinterest board for this book and tea pairing. Hope you enjoy it!

xoxo, Jane

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