Last weekend I had the utmost pleasure of attending a Shanghai Tea, the highly anticipated Oriental High Tea event organised by the beautiful Alison Waters, hosted by the Ambassador of Glamour, Candice De Ville at the Oriental Tea House in Melbourne Central. What an experience! Not only were we embraced by the company of a gorgeously dressed crowd, we were treated to healthy and delicious Yum cha courses (prawn and Wagu beef dumplings) with fragrant teas (I had the ‘Releaxation Tea’), and the best part is learning about the history of teas, the social etiquettes of dining with an oriental family, the correct way of making tea in order to bring out the best aroma and taste, and much much more. I am from Shanghai and I still learnt so many historial facts and anecdotal sweet tales. It was such a delightful afternoon!
I was so delighted to see Anna and Bianca Linklater at the event. You may recall seeing Anna in this post, she is the designer and creator of Violet & I. Can’t wait to see her parade at Made in Melbourne, on this Saturday night! Mint is such a sweet colour for spring and both girls demonstrate how it should be worn. Anna is wearing the most divine kimono jacket by Melbourne designer Pamela Usanto. I die!
Told you I was in great company- here are the ladies on my table, Ayr (far right) is a chemist, a model and a blogger. I thought she looked familiar, I’d seen here on Candice’s portfolio before! Check out her blog here.
The charming, witty and stunning Alison Waters, whom I had the utmost pleasure of meeting at the event. I had actually see her at the 40s Party in this post. I could not take my eyes off her demure silk embroidered jacket.
Many many thanks to the Host and Presenter of the day- the beautiful Candice. She is a lady of eloquence and elegance, qualities which I greatly admire. I had so much fun at the Shanghai Tea event and not only enjoyed the amnience, the food, the teas but especially her presentation. Sometimes I wish all of our meals had an educational component to it! It’s so lovely to embrace a culture by its food, the preparation, the presentation, and the culinary programme!
I rushed to this event after working at the vets, so had to get ready in less than 5 minutes. Since this was a themed party, I pulled out a vintage Cheongsam I’ve never worn (had it out for a photoshoot recently, the model wore it much better), vintage accessories, Jerome Dreyfuss clutch and Miss S Chinoiserie pumps, afforable and adorable, available here from Shoesales.com.au I love them!
Have a gorgeous weekend everyone, I’m off to MSFW events!