The Birthday Tea I attended today at Secluded Celebrations was one of the most charming experiences I have ever had. From the moment I arrived in this country garden paradise, I felt as peaceful and contented as my surroundings. From the warm welcome of our congenial hostess, Grit, to the graceful ambiance of the elegantly appointed tables and delicious four-course gourmet luncheon and signature 'Peace Tea', it was the most enjoyable afternoon with friends that I have spent in many a year. The mushroom barley soup that began our meal was especially delicious containing several different kinds of mushrooms as well as carrots and fresh herbs. A jolly tour of the extensive gardens was both informative and a nice break between lunch and dessert (Decadent Chocolate Mousse served in wine glasses!). Grit's attention to every detail, including regard for my own nut allergies, augurs great success for this unique establishment. I can't wait return in the fall!