Spring Tea Party

Spring Tea Party

Spring is here, but sadly it hasn’t sprung in Toronto yet. We’re still experiencing the harsh cold weather. But, that won’t stop us from celebrating the first week of Spring. The latest weather forecast shows a promise of double degree weather next week (crossing my fingers).

A week ago, Fairmont Royal York invited a few of their favourite Toronto bloggers to get a taste of their new Spring tea Menu. I was delighted of course as High Tea is my favourite past time.

Fairmont Royal York is one of the most iconic places to visit in Toronto, I love the importance it plays in the History of Toronto. Dating back 1843 when Captain Thomas Dick first built four brick houses, then became a hotel and was sold and bought back again and finally on June 11, 1929, It opened to the Public as Royal York. It was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth and quickly set the hospitality standard of the day. I could go on and on about the history but I’ll save that for another day. I still have yet to discover more of the Hotel.

Going back to the event, They are also hosting an Easter Brunch in EPIC Restaurant and Afternoon Tea on April 18, if you’re looking for a place to bring your family you can find more details HERE

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I also chose to wear this baby blue and white stripes together with Ted Baker’s SS17 Beige Bag. which surprisingly matches the event’s theme.

Fairmont Royal York Hotel’s visit won’t be complete without posing a tourist photo with one of their concierge in front.

And with the iconic clock inside the hotel.

They also launched the feature lobby installation, L’oeuf de Royale, and will be on display until April 18 you can read more details HERE

After registering at front, we were ushered inside to see a beautiful set up of High Tea.

Complete with all the delicious bites you can imagine.

The scones are my favourite to eat when attending any high tea. They were freshly baked and still warm.

Of course there are some beautiful cocktails too.

Afterwards, headed to the Easter Egg design table.

Where we met the hardworking Executive Chef, Robert Mills was on hand to speak to Easter traditions at Fairmont Royal York and showcased his creative talents with a unique glamorous egg decorating activity

He also helped me design my own Easter egg, which was a very comical situation indeed.. You could tell I don’t bake that much often.

Here I am getting ready for the action. Making sure sleeves are up and everything else is clean.

It was actually harder than I imagined but It was really fun activity to do.

Chef Robert was very patient with me.(Thank God!)  I even sprayed the gold spray all over my hand and again another round of laughter.

We also had a good amount of gold flakes (yes real gold but edible!) sprinkled on my easter egg.

I also added some of the little chocolate balls.

And voila! The finished product!. I couldn’t be more happy with my own design, simple yet elegant.

Which deserved another round (excuse) of Prosseco, cheering for a job well done (on the easter egg).

After a few bubbly and lots of desserts as dinner, the chap and I were ready to call it a night. We went home with our own designed easter egg. I don’t know about you but I’m saving my chocolate egg till Easter! too pretty to eat it now. Any plans for Easter?

25 Comments

  1. April 27, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    You are just the cutest!!! It’s barely feeling like Spring here in Chicago, so it hopes it gets better in Toronto soon babe!
    Your outfit is perfect for an afternoon tea and the photos are beautiful. Did you take them yourself?
    Also, those Easter eggs are the cutest ever! You did a great job 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  2. April 28, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I absolutely love high tea as well! Something so elegant and proper about being at tea. What a lovely setting for high tea! The Fairmont brand of hotels is one of my favorites. They just exude such classic luxury it’s hard not to feel special while you are there. The tea set up is gorgeous and I loved that you got to decorate your own chocolate eggs! I too love warm scones and all the sweet treats like macarons and cakes look incredible. What a wonderful experience and I love the gingham dress and trench. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  3. April 29, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    How wonderful that you were among the bloggers they invited to have high tea! that’s so awesome, you must be so happy about it!!! I love high tea as well and what a beautiful decoration. All these photographs are stunning as it is your beautiful dress and coat!! xx.

    Happy weekend!

    Gina

  4. April 30, 2017 / 4:46 am

    How fun and beautiful is this high tea at Fairmont NY!!! It must be so cool to be able to decorate your own egg with gold foil and dusts! I love high tea and all the macarons, scones and sandwiches looks so delicious. Your blue gingham dress and neutral colored trench and accessories are so on point for the festivity.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

  5. April 30, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Tea parties! #Love! definitely my kind of party! Love your blue dress, it’s the perfect pick for such a classy tea party! I’ve been eating lots of burgers during the past few days given that i’m on a road trip! can’t wait for a high tea party with my girls.

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/self-reflecting-journey-in-iceland/

  6. May 2, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Such a perfect way to spend your afternoon :). I love exploring different places for Hi-Tea in Singapore too. I find it so exciting to have bite sized food and you get to eat such a variety of food. And my favourite part about Hi-Tea is the scones, with clotted cream and jam. The spread at the Fairmont Hotel looks absolutely fabulous. I love the whole setup and decor too, it looks so luxurious. You look so beautiful too, I love your Gingham dress. Hope the weather gets better soon for you 🙂

    xxx
    Sarah
    http://sarahatiq.com/

  7. May 2, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Dessert looks so amazing, i am a big fan of sweet stuff and if I see anything sweet, I will go to store and buy it. You just made me think of macaroons. Oh well, bye- bye summer flat tummy!

    Love your dress and trench coat, looks like you had a great time at tea party.

  8. May 2, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Hey Beautiful,
    Such a Nice Tea Party 🙂 The Desserts and Everything Looked soooo Beautiful:)
    So Happy that you Had this Event:)
    Your Blue Dress is Like a Dream:)
    The Coat is Beautiful too I have a similar one:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Tuesday

  9. Shalini
    May 2, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    You are surely dressed for a high tea party! Love the gingham blue dress with the trench. Super chic! I love the fact you got to decor your own chocolate eggs. That looks like so much fun! After looking at this picture, I want to make a high tea reservation for this weekend. Truly enjoyed your beautiful photos. xo shalini http://www.styledevotee..com

  10. May 2, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    What a great post! Loved the way you caption the moment at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Looks like you had an amazing time. I’m so impressed with the decoration and details. Very elegant. I f I visit Toronto I would love to stay there.
    By the way, your look is so pretty, the dress is very chic and feminine at the same time.
    Oh , I almost forget: your Easter egg is perfect, it looks easy but I saw the entire process, wow!

    Have a nice day!
    Vanessa

    http://thefashionstatement.net

  11. May 2, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    Those macaroons, and chocolate easter egg decorating with REAL gold flakes? Can we say: yumm! This was a super fancy Easter party, I LOVE it!!! Your hair was on point and outfit was so elegant and perfect for the occasion as well. Looks like you had a lot of fun at this all around classy event.
    xo Lani | http://www.withlovefromlani.com

  12. May 2, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    This felt so Alice in Wonderland! So jealous you got to create such masterful Easter eggs. That looked so fun and the high tea just looked absolutely spectacular. You always post the process of your experiences and it’s so fun to see. It almost feels like I was there. I’ve been wanting to go high tea, but never thought I would be able to finish any of the food so I never tried. Then again, they’re all really light right? 🙂

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    ❤Clothestomidnight.com

  13. Jacqueline
    May 2, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    This seriously sounds so amazing! I always wanted to do this when I lived in Los Angeles! It looks so fun! Also we’ve barely been experiencing warm weather. It’s been such a bummer! So tea right now sound so good with rain outside Thanks for sharing your tea experience

  14. Jessica
    May 3, 2017 / 1:00 am

    What a lovely spread for afternoon tea! YEs, I can imagine it is still rather cold up near Toronto still. Hope you get warmer weather soon! xo, Jessica

  15. May 3, 2017 / 1:13 am

    Tell me about the weather, I live in Vancouver and it has been raining non stop. I dream of sunny days every weekend, This hotel is amazing, i was there last year with my sister and we had high tea as well. You look like a little princess, total darling, Love all the pictures but my favourite are the one behind the scenes with the chefs. I’m hoping the weather will be much nicer by the time I visit Toronto next which would be in 2 weeks 🙂
    Aurela xoxo
    http://www.aurelafashionista.com

  16. May 3, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Same here in Berlin, unseasonably cold spring. But despite the weather, this is such a lovely look you’re wearing. I love nude and pastel tones of it.
    The shoes are just so gorgeous and they go perfectly with this bag. Just the best choice for the high-tea party. I bet you had a lot of fun there. All the pastry and desserts look so delicious!

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

  17. May 3, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Same here, the weather was quite cold till this week and now it started getting hotter and hotter out of sudden. Hating it when the weather is so moody. As for the tea party, the event looked really nice and getting to make your own easter egg should have been really cool! By the way, I also fell in love with the cute dress you wore. Wishing you a great day! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

  18. May 3, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Here Easter has passed by so much 🙂 thanks anyway I showed how was your. That egg looks like a big Easter egg Faberge and wonderful with his decorations. You were very cute wearing that dress.
    Xx
    Eva

    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  19. May 3, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Here I am doing so good in swearing off carbs/added salt/sugar this week after my Easter indulgences, and then I come across this post! Please insert crying emoji here!!!! LOL Anyways, I loved hearing about the history! I’m definitely intrigued to know more and looking forward to future post! High tea sounds delicious right about now and warm scones…I JUST CANT! I bet they were phenomenal! How incredible that you got to design your own Easter egg and a super fancy gold flaked one as that! So lovely and how incredibly fun!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  20. Maryam
    May 3, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    I can’t believe it’s still cold in Toronto. As I’m writhing this, I’m sitting outside and it’s like 80 degree here in LA, not to make you jealous:) now let’s talk about your tea party. In my opinion tea parties are one of the most elegant parties you can attend and your post is a proof of that. You look absolutely amazing and I’m glad to hear you had a great time.

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

  21. May 3, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    High Tea is one of my favorite pastime things to do, either in company or by myself as it really lets you indulge both in flavor, good company or go deep in your thoughts while you’re savoring all those goodies! I’m glad you got invited to this wonderful event and my longing to go to Toronto hasn’t lessened a bit, more like, I really want to go there NOW!
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

  22. May 3, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I hear you girl – NYC has been super cold too. But OMG let’s talk about this tea! AHH-mazing! All those little bites looks so yummy and how cute are those Easter eggs?! I think I would have eaten mine on the spot LOL. I’ve always wanted to go somewhere for a fancy tea. I really need to see if they have anything like that around here….
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  23. May 3, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I always love your travel photos! I hope that the weather has warmed up in Canada by now! This hotel looks so glamorous! It reminds me of the older hotels in England, so classic and bold. Making the Easter Eggs sounds so fun! It may have been hard, but your final product looked good!

  24. May 4, 2017 / 8:00 am

    Historical buildings are always so stunning and I absolutely love how you’ve captured it. The gingham dress was the perfect choice to wear to this oh-so-cute tea party! How wonderful that you got to design your own Easter egg too!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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