You’re Never Too Old To Play Dress Up.

Comments (13) Chiang Mai, Fashion, Spain, Travel

I used to play dress up as a child with my cousins. We’d pull on over-sized dresses from the 70s that belonged to my aunt, and parade around the master bedroom in them, making up ‘lands’ and which land belonged to who as we went along.

On our first day in Chiang Mai, IceCalvin spotted this lovely little teahouse next to the guesthouse we were staying in.
Chirpy walls of canary yellow and dusky pink, white wrought iron garden furniture, serving only teas and desserts… it was so very English country garden!

“Let’s dress up for breakfast tomorrow!” IceCalvin suggested.
“Dress up… like how?” I thought about the skeleton mask and helmet he had bought.
“Like all nice for tea.”
“Can! I’ll wear my new hat!”
“I can wear my jacket!”
“Hee hee let’s do it!

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Now when you dress up as a child, it’s perfectly acceptable. People (read: adults) let you play make-believe and get on with your thing, because hey, you’re 8 and imagination is good for the child’s brain, right.

But if you dress up as an adult, people stare and laugh because, hell. You’re supposedly an adult now alongside the expectancy of behaving like one.

Sometimes you mustn’t care what other people think.
Because it will do so much as to squash your soul.

IceCalvin and i didn’t give two hoots and bright and early the next morn, we donned new things, bits and bobs we got in Bangkok.

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Whom better to play dress-up with other then a fashion stylist.
Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Then we trotted merrily next door, grinning back at every one who grinned at us – these two kookies decked in afternoon tea party clothes.
Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Teahouse in Chiang Mai
Hat bargained down till RM30 on Khao San Rd., necklace from Kenya’s vintage shop in Bangkok, al cheapo dress with embroidery for RM20, Khao San as well.

Teahouse in Chiang Mai
IceCalvin’s insanely flamboyant scarf of sorts from a local designer in BKK.

Teahouse in Chiang Mai
His – Custom-made. Leather. Siam Square. 2,000 Baht.
Hers – Size 37. Chunky beige. 900 Baht. From Spain ended up in Chatuchak.

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

We had warm raspberry tea…

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

I had some blueberry tea + yogurt shake…

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Along 5 mini-desserts…

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

… and blueberry cheesecake with baby mounds of fresh cream all around…

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

… and poached pear in red wine with vanilla ice cream…

All for 500 Baht/RM50.

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

“Fuck, damn cheap right!”

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Teahouse in Chiang Mai

Vieng Joom On Teahouse
53 Jaroenraj Road
T. Watgate A. Muang
Chiang Mai 50 000

13 Responses to You’re Never Too Old To Play Dress Up.

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  2. Rachel says:

    Somehow you just remind me of Sweeney Todd : The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

  3. Yen says:

    I love all the pictures in this entry. The tea house looks absolutely divine. Must go there one day.

  4. Darren says:

    that is soo cheap RM50 for such wonder food! and yeah never too old to play dress up, it’s fun!

  5. Irene says:

    u guys are so cute… (^^)

  6. ayymanrahim says:

    the picture was great! (:

  7. chrys says:

    hey. your photography skills are really good. very nice pictures, especially those from chiang mai, i think. anyway i was wondering, did you actually move all your posts from your xanga site to your current blog(this website)? if yes, can you please tell me how ?

  8. ozzie says:

    I love your dress! You must be one of those people who know how to scout for a bargain!

    Lovely pictures ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. OMG!!I loveeeeeee those pictures! and the place looks extremely beautiful too. The dress-up is totally matching the breakfast-atmosphere! cheers.

  10. Maria says:

    your food pics made me hungry. hehe

  11. missfab says:

    ahhhhh!!! love both of your (icecalv as well) tea outfits. so smashingly adorable!

  12. Fei says:

    wao lao..the guts inside the two of you that u can command to dress up elaborately to drink tea. lol!! it looks fun!!!~~

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