Who doesn’t like designer clothes? And who doesn’t like dessert? London’s Berkeley hotel offers an irresistible combination of both with its Pret-a-Portea, an afternoon tea featuring petit fours and cakes inspired by seasonal colorways and hot-off-the catwalk designer creations (the selection changes every six months).
The S/S 2014 collection includes Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle Spike recreated as a chocolate cookie with a turquoise and signature red sole icing, a Miu Miu exotic-skin tote bag rendered as a chocolate pecan moelleux (moist cake with a liquid center), and a Karla Colletto bathing suit in cherry red icing over lemon biscuit.
Victoria Beckham, Oscar de la Renta, and Duchess of Cambridge favorite Emma Wickstead (tropical crème patissiere with a twirly fruit cone). The tea costs $58 per person (more with champagne). Fashion that looks good enough to eat—literally.