Friday, 11 2010
Meeting up with girlfriends to enjoy macarons, cupcakes, petit fours and delightful mini sandwiches accompanied with delicious freshly brewed tea is nothing new. But Dujour girls really never need a reason to bring up such an activity right? Women around the globe seem to be embracing this traditional “High Tea” ritual and it’s growing in popularity each day. I’m here to tell you that Australia is chock full of delightful ways to indulge in this little ritual.
Just as the Sex & the City show catapulted the cupcake into the phenomenon that is the ‘cupcake craze’ (via Magnolias) seen from America down to the shores of Australia, their latest movie will only add to the appeal of the ‘high tea’ where a group of close girlfriends can head out to a beautiful venue to chat over a lovely tea or champers with delicious bite sized sweets and savouries. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon…
High Tea is no longer just a luxury service at elaborate Tea Room venues like Russian Tea Room in New York but is starting to spread across chic boutiques that want to offer women a place to relax and enjoy. Below are just of a few of my fave Aussie places to find divine tea and cupcakes:
High Tea parties held at designer stationery and accessory shop Cristina Re in Melbourne, Australia.
Babycakes from Cupcake Central perfect for a DIY tea party.
contributed by guest blogger Sheryl
russian tea room photo by mom in the city