There’s something twinkly happening. Alongside the famed Fat Rascals and tiers of afternoon tea, Betty’s has spruced up for Christmas. The welcome is in the window. The Harrogate store has been decorated for Christmas, with different characters in wait behind the glass, at the foot of the incredibly impressive gingerbread village.
A host of Northern bloggers were introduced to the magic of Betty’s to come this season, from their product offerings, their newly unveiled Christmas window and the Pinterest-worthy table settings.
Entering the Harrogate store, you’re greeted with a Betty’s B under foot - #Ihavethisthingwithfloors. Treading past the ceramics and up the stairs, a winter wonderland began to unfold. Eyes darted from cosy candle lit lanterns, a table filled with festivity and topped with the gingerbread centrepiece, leading to the corner - a majestic tree lined with Betty’s boxes and surprise gifts waiting to be delved into.
We were treated to Lady Betty Afternoon Tea, genuinely amongst my top three afternoon teas - and I like to think myself quite the connoisseur. A slight twist on a classic as you begin with two small plate appetisers before the familiar tiers are served. This, of course, with a vast choice of tea to choose from, alongside a glass of prosecco for optimum Boomerang cheers opportunity.
Mini sandwiches, a tier of scones and a finale of miniature desserts later, so deliciously full and ready to explore further into Betty’s magical Christmas.
We were introduced to their limited edition Christmas products - FYI the absolute of stocking fillers, especially if your mum is as big as a Betty’s fan as mine. I have my eye on the luxury Belmont Chocolate Box, a real high-end treat.
Through the afternoon, we were introduced to the Betty’s Chief of Beautiful. He guided us around the exquisitely decorated tables, from Christmas bling to a festive array of natural accessories and my favourite, the one centred with the Gingerbread village, glowing in the centre of the table. Each luxuriously finished with the best of the best and the perfect inspiration for my next dinner party *a girl can dream*.
As a parting gift, we gathered around the Betty’s Christmas tree, with a well executed line-up of Betty’s boxes tucked underneath. There, topped with a bow was a surprise gift for each of us.
We headed back out into the night, leaving the now glistening Christmas window shining in all its glory, the magic of Betty’s attracting an audience with fascination.