Miss Manners Afternoon Tea
By Matt Tapia
You can go with this Miss Manners: the 100-year-old (or thereabouts) advice columnist who graces newspaper pages across the country with crucial information like . . . which is the right type of glass to drink imported sherry from or what type of shoes you should wear the day after Arbor Day. Or you can go with this Miss Manners: the type of lady that enjoys being treated like a princess—afternoon tea, sweet treats, carriage ride and all. Ditch the trip to See’s Candy this year, bub, and try something original. Score “Miss Manners Afternoon Tea” at the historic Mission Inn in downtown Riverside and your grams, mother (or baby mama) will enjoy the royal treatment. From a one-hour session of Miss Manners Charm School, an assorted of sweet tooth-teasing delights and a sweep-her-off-her-feet carriage ride through downtown, this is an afternoon that will make momma forget all about the drama—and remind you that plunking down $20 at Edible Arrangements isn’t always a safe bet. That’s not what you were originally planning for Mother’s Day . . . right?
Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, (951) 341-6767 (reservations); www.missioninn.com. Seatings at 2pm and 3pm. $45.