Katie Holmes And Suri Cruise: Tea Time With Friends In NYC [PHOTOS]

Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise joined publicist Leslie Sloane and her daughter for a trip to to Alice’s Tea Cup on New York City’s Upper East Side yesterday (August 19th).  The six-year-old carried a floral bouquet purse while her friend kept a protective watch over Tom Cruise’s kid.

Holmes will show her line, Holmes & Yang at New York Fashion Week, which kicks off September 6th.

Reports claim that Holmes and Suri made their very first trip together to Holmes Ohio hometown.  Sources close to the former Dawson’s Creek star tell People Magazine that this is false:  “Katie visited Ohio with Suri many times. 

“To say Tom prevented anything is a gross lie. He not only didn’t prevent [Suri having a relationship with Holmes’ family] but encouraged it and paid for it!  The first several birthday parties Katie and Tom threw for Suri had the family and cousins come to town – all expenses were paid for by Tom.”