It's almost the weekend—time to get the girls together and take a delish detour down the rabbit hole! With Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" in theatres this weekend, many LA establishments are tipping their proverbial Mad Hatter hats to this beloved classic:
Townhouse (Sherman Oaks) - Before hitting up the Arclight for the big flick, why not pop into this chic new Galleria eatery? (Or opt for a nightcap during Townhouse's "Reverse Happy Hour," held from 11 pm - 2 am daily.) They'll be serving up "White Rabbit" cocktails, Alice-inspired lemon drop concoctions with absinthe and lemon vodka—topped with white cotton candy, natch. Have enough of them and that boy down the bar just might start to resemble Johnny Depp! After all, spiked cotton candy = eye candy.
Royal/T (Culver City) - A trip to Royal/T in the month of March is sure to be a memorable one. In true fashion for this avant-garde cafe/gallery, a free "Alice in Wonderland" kids' fashion show will be held on March 6th from 2 pm to 5 pm. Also, guests can enjoy Alice in Wonderland High Tea for $25/person throughout the month. The special includes imaginative delights like Playing Cards Tea Sandwiches, Vanilla ‘Eat Me’ cupcakes, 'Drink Me’ Royal/T Matcha Green Milk Tea, Cheshire Cat Macaroons, and more. Once you've finished sipping tea, go peer through the looking glass into Royal/T's current exhibit, “The Never Ending Story: Fairytale, Fantasy and Obsession.” (Or browse beforehand and give new meaning to the queen's quote, "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!")
The London (West Hollywood) - Wind down in Weho with the London's "Mad Hatter" tea held daily in March from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A mere $28 will score you a range of teas, tasty sandwiches with tomato-cherry jam and aged English cheddar, and pastries like blackberry panna cotta, "Queen of Hearts" tarts, and Caterpillar Caps. And, of course, to top it all off, a "Drink Me" champagne toast!
So why not go raise a glass of bubbly to all things Burton and enjoy Mad Tea with your own colorful cast of characters? It's a mad March, indeed!