The swankest afternoon tea in Pasadena is served all week in the lobby lounge. White linens, silver service, tiered trays of scones, jam, sandwiches, pastries plus champagne. The price will sober you up, but what a way to go. $59 per person, $39 without the bubbly.
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626. 568 3900, pasadena.langhamhotels.com, Tea/English. Thurs.-Sun. from 1 a.m. AE, MC, V. $$$$$