Pandering to gender stereotypes is always going to get our attention. Remember when TfL tried to tell the little ladies how to use the tube? The sillies. Well, now a West London hotel is beefing up their afternoon tea to attract more men. Manly men who like whisky, steak and the colour blue. But also, sensitive men who appreciate butterfly adorned menus, might chance white peony and whole rosebud tea and don't mind spending between £20-30 for the whole afternoon tea rigamarole.
Essential, of course, to coin a new phrase to describe this elite clientele. One step beyond metrosexual, those who take tea at the Mandeville Hotel will from now on be known as heteropolitan. Which is nice and catchy but blatantly appears to exclude gay men, a move which is surely shooting yourself in the foot when you've got gentlemen's relish on the menu.
A mug of PG and sticky bun for us, thanks.
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