High SocieTea

by cecylia on November 23, 2012

Who knew that just one exit after that which led to 2 years of my unglamorous uni life would reveal a glorious world of grandeur and picturesque perfection? Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park hosts decadent high teas every week for culture aficianados. Honestly, is there a better way to spend Sunday afternoons surrounded by luxury, antiquity and beauty?

The morning started with heavy downpour, but by lunchtime there was not a cloud in the sky, cheers Lord! After being misled by Google Maps and hubby many times, we finally arrived at the manicured grounds. Note to self, bring jazz CDs next time for the drive.

Kyra (Pybus PR), the darling event fairy she is, with equal parts the charm of Marie Antoinette and the allure of Alice (de Wonderland), delighted us with a divine reception on the Mansion’s lofty balcony. The afternoon composed of fluttering with fashion’s finest, sipping luxurious blends by T2, sampling pretty petit-fours, and smiling sweetly at countless cameras.

谁知道离我乏味的兽医大学一个高速公路出口就会带我们进入一个辉煌,壮观,美丽如画的世界。Werribee 公园旅馆大厦每星期天为文化爱好者主办优美的下午茶。难道还有一个更好的方式来度过周日的下午?被豪华,古老和美丽的景色包围?


Kyra (Pybus PR), 举办这次下午茶的仙女, 带着Marie Antoinette的魅力和Alice of Wonderland的活跃,趁着晴朗的天气,在别墅的阳台上主办了下午茶。那天下午我们与时尚朋友们一起品尝T2别致的美茶和甜蜜的法式点心,并不停地朝着相机微笑。

Christina Exie (in Christina Exie) and I (in vintage & Tom Gunn heels)

3 sweet bloggers: Chloe, Connie & Sushi

Daniella (Founder of Goldie Jewellery) & Marcus

Shiva, Velco, Kyra, Robert & Brem (co-owner of Swoon)

Leeyong (in her own creation!) & Sarah

The fairest of them all: Marianne, resplendent in vintage

Chloe & I, windblown, and desperately holding down our skirts

Lady Melbourne, Phoebe Montague, rocking it in sequins

Iolanthe & I, trying to stand as straight and tall as possible to match Annabelle …

And of course, the photographic evidence of my rebellion. No one was allowed to ‘touch’ the artefacts in the Mansion but technically, sliding a pair of shades onto a statue isn’t classified as ‘touching’, is it? By breaking the law doing this, not only have I have further modernized the Mansion and revealed the scale of these busts: life-size, I have also revolutionized a new way to display frames. You can arrest thank me later!


 The epitome of modern elegance!


HarbourMaster November 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

That looks like delightful fun! And haha nice work on the ‘artwork improvement’.

Isn’t Christina goegeous? I studied with her, what a talent.

Marianne November 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Wonderful afternoon! And nice styling work with them there sunglassses! :D

cecylia November 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

lol thanks Marianne, you looked divine!

Iolanthe November 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

You’re a Smooth Criminal Styler, Miss. Nicely done – what a perfect afternoon it was. We can reflect on how young and beautiful when we’re Tweeting together from our collective retirement villages #oldbloggersnewtrix

cecylia November 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

lol hahahaha you’re really planning ahead hey? Remind me to tell you about this amazing lady (over 100) I met earlier in the year at a retirment village! Still super chic and able, she’s my inspiration :D

Calvin November 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Oh how I wish I could have made it! Damn work =(

cecylia November 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm

We missed you Calvin! It would have been the perfect occasion for your to flaunt your preppy style! Next time darling!

rocknrollerr November 24, 2012 at 12:05 am

so lovely!
you look beautiful!

X Jenny

cecylia November 24, 2012 at 9:37 am

thanks Jenny, everyone looked so chic on the day we had a marvellous time! Can’t wait to go back!

Chari T November 24, 2012 at 12:22 am

I WISH I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND EVENTS LIKE THESE!!!!….This looks like it was much fun!!! :) Your dress is divine!
Much Love
Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xoxo

cecylia November 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

you should visit Melbourne :)

sara November 24, 2012 at 5:58 am

You’ve got a lovely flower dress, I loooooooove this old epoch style. Sounds like an amazing Sunday!!!
thanx for your comment


cecylia November 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

Ah it was certainly a Sunday to remember! We had a ball!

Stephanie November 24, 2012 at 8:35 am

Oh wow, this looks like it was so fun! Everybody looks really stylish!

cecylia November 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

indeed, the fash pack in Melbourne is pretty glamorous :D

lauren November 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

Wow~ you all look so gorgeous in your original creations and oooh, those pastries!!
-Lauren at Adorn La Femme

cecylia November 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

thank you lauren, we didn’t have a dress code to adhere to but everyone decked themselves out in glamorous high tea style :D

TorontoRunner November 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

you look lovely! the dress is so pretty!

cecylia November 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm

thank you go vintage!

karolina November 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

great post ;d
very pretty <3

Mica November 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm

That dress is beautiful on you! Perfect outfit for a high tea :) I laughed at the sunnies on the statue – great pic, looks like it was a fun afternoon too :)


cecylia November 25, 2012 at 10:14 am

thanks Mica, hehe my sneak attack on the art :D

Diana Dazzling November 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

Hey beauty! thanks for your sweet comment!
I love your blog! If u want we can follow each other on Facebook, Bloglovin’ and Twitter :)
Let me know! xoxox


Joana Gomes November 25, 2012 at 8:58 am

Such lovely looks here!

fashion blog November 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

nice pictures,all the outfits look great


Borjana November 26, 2012 at 3:35 am

Ohh amazing pictures honey,well done;-)

cecylia November 26, 2012 at 8:07 am

thanks Borjana! xx

Kate November 27, 2012 at 4:23 am
daniella November 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Well done! You truly have a nak for leaving your Cecylia stamp after a High tea extravaganza…. :)

cecylia November 29, 2012 at 7:49 am

haha thank you Daniella, wasn’t it a splendid afternoon? Can’t wait for it again!

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