Thursday, December 10, 2009

High Tea

Two words: High Tea.
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Now that my Birthday Giveaway Week is over, I want to tell you all about the lovely High Tea we had for my birthday.

Myself and five lovely friends (including one of my amazing dear friends who flew out from California) got all dressed up and went to the St. Regis Hotel for their High Tea Service. It was an entourage of flowers, tea, sugar, and yumminess.
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The first course was a series of tea sandwiches, along with a choice of lovely teas. The sandwiches were almost too pretty to eat - but I have never let a pretty meal stop me in the past, so I went for it! The butler then brought us scones with jams, and clotted cream that had been flown in from England. He explained to us that most people get rather full after the sandwiches and scones, and barely have room for dessert. That sounded like a challenge to me.
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Then it was time to tackle the desserts. There were cream puffs, key lime tarts, fruit tarts, pastries galore. I had definitely met my match. I only had room for one little pastry, because then he brought out a Birthday Cake. Too much! But soooo good! Luckily, he boxed up our leftover desserts. There was so much left that each of us left with 3 desserts each! It was a lovely way to celebrate my birthday!
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLOGGERS: I am putting the final details together for the Blogger's Get Together coming up on January 3rd. I have decided that it will be a brunch, so if you haven't given me your email address and want more details, please leave your email address for me here in the comments.

PS. Check out the fab giveaway over at Sepia Smiles!

31 comments:

maggisaar said...

What I would have given to have been there! It looks amazing.

I can't wait to see you when you come out to CA! I am so looking forward to the Blogger's Brunch. (Blunch?)

Laura Trevey said...

such a sweet post!!
happy holidays to you ~~

xoxo Laura

olivia rae said...

that looks absolutely incredible! beautiful photos.

Renee said...

That sounds so fancy. I'm so glad that enjoyed your birthday! Bloomfield Beads

Hello, darling said...

This sounds so nice, I'm glad you had such a good time!

Barefoot Chic said...

Aw it reminds me of my bridal shower - it was a nice tea party at this cottage in Hawaii..

I'm glad you got to see your friends and had a nice time babe. :)

xoxo

Jaime said...

Sounds like a lovely bday tea- those pastries look so yummy!

Lovely Scribbles said...

Your high tea with your closest girlfriends sounds like the most perfect way to celebrate. I LOVE, LOVE this kind of stuff! The desserts sound out of this world! Yum!!

MYSAVIOR said...

Dionne - what a feminine and elegant way to celebrate you birthday!

♥♥♥
Sue

Simply Mel said...

I LOVE high teas! In fact, we started the tradition of taking our little crumb to high teas for her birthday, and we plan to go to a different tea every year (all around the world!)....this is the gift that will keep on giving.

Phoenix said...

Your high tea sounds (and looks, from the amazing photos) quite lovely. And a harp playing? How classy...I bet it was beautiful music for a beautiful meal.

I believe you've already got my email address and know that I'm down for the SoCal Blogger's Get Together, and I'm hoping I'm out of church in time to attend a brunch :)

Bethany Dirksen said...

I love high tea! I just went my first time in when my friend was visiting a few months ago. I thought it was very fitting because I live in Boston - tea parties are perfect!

www.dirksendabbles.blogspot.com

Kaye Prince said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time Dionne! Maybe I should do something like this on my next birthday!

Little Miss Tiara said...

wow. What an elegant way to celebrate birthday! Mine always end up messy and all, lol, with cakes everywhere... bwahaha... should try this style later, with HARPIST! Omg, I mean... harpist! Wooww..

Ali said...

I honestly forget if I gave you my email address, so here it is again!

ali.dubrow@gmail.com

Ali said...

Oh, and of course, so glad you had such a lovely birthday! Yum. :)

Barbara said...

My first visit to your blog...your artwork is lovely! And, of course, high tea which I simple adore.
So, Happy Birthday!

Dash said...

your ideas for parties and birthdays are genius, dionne!the desserts are making me more than swoon!! Happy birthday again, and i hope u have a really lovely year!

Caroline said...

What a great post!!! Just stopped by your blog for my first time..... love it!! xo

jamfiescreations1 said...

I am so happy you had a great time
on your birthday. The photos are
wow!!!!

Sarah Mina said...

Love the St. Regis! I didn't realize they had High Tea there--I will definitely have to check that out!

Vanessa said...

Oh my gosh , that looks like such a lovely way to celebrate a birthday! Especially the part about the tea sandwiches :-) Mmmmm.

Melissa Blake said...

Oh gosh, I missed your birthday?? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! xoxo

Gaia said...

Hi Darling... Thanks for your Tutorial... I need to work on my TAG!

I 've just opened a christmas Giveaway Contest... I'd love you to participate!
Tell to your friends!

Thanks

LBB said...

What a perfect way to celebrate your birthday! Looks so sweet! :)

Nicole Marie said...

how fun and dainty!
i wish i knew if i was going to be down there at that time!

Tender Branson said...

Those are some great looking desserts.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I've been to a high tea once. It was glorious. Looks like you had a fabulous birthday!! =)

photojoy said...

How nice! I love high tea with friends. I clicked the hotel link and it's amazing that all the pages have already shown up in Japanese version before I chose the languages!?
By the way I've been still working on my "mission"! Wait for me! :)

Carol said...

I love high tea! One of the fancy hotels here in Seattle does high tea and I've always wanted to go!

passport in my pocket said...

I LOVE high tea - so much fun. We did this for my bridal shower many, many years ago.

Also... I would love to visit Australia - never been. Would love some recommendations. Thanks D!