Tea time

For The Halkin London's 20th anniversary, the renowned hotel teamed up with William Curley, four-time winner of Britain's Best Chocolatier, to offer guests something extra stylish and sophisticated. The result was Couture Chocolate Afternoon Tea. The Halkin Bar is transformed into the pop-up Culture Lounge from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, where guests can enjoy freshly made scones with clotted cream and jams, among other delicious delicacies, while browsing the library-style décor filled with the most iconic coffee table books. Priced from $61 per person.

If you find yourself in Dubai stop by One&Only The Palm for Afternoon Thé Gourmand, held at the resident restaurant, STAY by Yannick Alléno Explore the unique variety of handpicked premium teas and full bodied, high quality, organic and fair trade single origin South American coffee. But what's tea without a few good sweets? Accompanying the top shelf teas and coffees are a wide variety of French pastries, homemade ice creams and sorbets, lollipops and macaroons. Indulge in the traditional Saint-Honoré, Paris-brest, Canelé, and vanilla mille-feuille pastries or, if you're craving that iced treat, the Café Liégeois, Pêche Melba, or Poire bele Hélí¨ne. Afternoon Thé Gourmand will be available weekly from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.