Books in Real Life, Episode 14: Heartless

For this month's Books in Real Life we chose... Heartless by Marissa Meyer! We both loved this retelling of the Queen of Hearts' backstory but I have to admit, it's not the most obvious choice for Books IRL. Then I randomly remembered my boss telling me about the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park (it's famous but I had never seen it). I suggested we go check it out plus stop by Alice's Tea Cup for a late lunch and afternoon tea. It ended up being a perfect way to pay homage to Heartless while having a super fun day in the city. 

Here are some of our favorite photos from our day!

With the White Rabbit and Mad Hatter
Mad Hatter w/ Heartless | Us in front of the statue (so difficult to get this shot!)
Alice and Chesire Cat
Quotes from Alice in Wonderland
Alice's Tea Cup
Their  cute menus + a lemon tart (if you've the book, you know why we picked this!)
Look at that delicious food and tea! I highly recommend their scones (the ones with fruit in them), tea (Alice's Tea is my favorite) and their sandwiches. 


Survey time! At the end of every Books In Real Life post, we are going to answer a few questions:

Anything you wish you'd known beforehand?
I wish I knew how many kids loved to actually play on the Alice statue! I thought it was a statue just for decoration to be honest. So taking photos was a lot more difficult than we anticipated.

What was your favorite part? Alice's Tea Cup for sure! They have the best scones I've ever tasted and same goes for their tea! I'm definitely more of a coffee person but I will happily finish my pot of tea from this place. 

Would we do it again? Yes! Going to the park, good food and while it wasn't pictured here, we also stopped by a bookstore. Aka it was our kind of day! 


But before you go, here's the video Alexa created:

Don't forget to head over Alexa's blog to see her post!


  1. Look at you two cuties with your red lippies! What a great idea for a BIRL. The tea looks yummy. I'm such a fan of afternoon tea.

  2. I'm so happy you came up with this plan, because it was really and truly the most fun I've had in a while! So cool to finally see that statue <3

  3. I've always wanted to see that statue and too bad they didn't have lemon tarts at that tea shop-- but the ones you got look delicious!!


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