Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Afternoon Tea


At the Ritz Carlton in Montreal there is a beautiful garden in back of the hotel with a duck pond, where I had the most relaxing and luxurious afternoon tea. If you can't make it to Montreal, there's nothing more civilized than hosting a proper afternoon tea in your home. Invite all of your closest girlfriends and set out a beautiful spread of cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream, triangular tea sandwiches with traditional fillings, and a large pot of your favorite kind of tea. Of course, to make it truly memorable you'll need the proper accessories for the party. Hermes makes the most exquisitely patterned tea pots and porcelain cups that will truly elevate your tea drinking experience. For the perfect party favors to end your tea, give each of your friends a miniature handmade Scented Cupcake Charm from Tiny Cravings. These delicate dollhouse-sized cakes adorned with realistic fruit and icing come packaged in a chic brown and pink striped box tied with a pink satin ribbon.

photo credit cupcake charms: http://www.tinycravings.com
photo credit teapot: http://usa.hermes.com
photo credit garden: http://www.ritzmontreal.com

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