Soho is one of my favourite areas of London. Why? Because it's cheeky and naughty, but still plays nice.
If you don't know Soho has a bit of a raunchy impression. Famed for its sex shops, bars, table dancing, and a good old splash of prostitution, you can see why. Soho is also well known as a key strong hold for LGBT and is where I had one of the best night out with a fabulous woman named Chanty.
I do love a good old refined English afternoon, but what happens when Soho meets English Afternoon tea..?
Hosted at Kettner's, the historical restaurant where Bing Crosby, Oscar Wilde and Agatha Christie were all regulars, is High Societease. A delectable afternoon tea with a cheeky twist. Whilst you munch on morsels, delectable characters perform around. From the sumptuous burlesque of Ruby Deshabille to the amazing circus performances of Michael Standen.
First to feed the first sense, taste, a gorgeous afternoon tea with traditional salmon and egg mayo sandwiches, with warm buttery scones. But after this, traditional afternoon tea was no more...
Joe Morose was our host. Funny, cheeky and rather talented on the piano, he had me laughing one minute and gasping cheekily at his puns the next. A feast for the ears.
I'd been invited by the mysterious Ruby, and so was intrigued to see her performance.
Well. Let's just say she's nothing short of perfection.
I love burlesque as the way women move and own the stage is incredible and Ruby is no exception. Burlesque is about empowerment and control over ones body. It's a powerful thing.
Of course, burlesque is always meant to be on the playful side of cheeky.
After the mesmerising performance of Ruby, we were treated to a very flexible man indeed...
Cabaret isn't just about the seductive, it is supposed to be fun too.
And if that face doesn't say fun, I don't know what does!
The afternoon ended with a mesmerising performance by Ruby, which I'll say no more and let you see.
And if that picture doesn't convince you to give High Societease a whirl then I give up on you!
To book your afternoon tea visit Kettner's online and to find out where Ruby is next, check out Rubydeshabille.com