If you like tea, and the idea of mingling with some style icons in aid of a worthy charity, you’ll love this event. In association with national charity Care For the Elderly, Clipper Teas are holding three afternoon tea parties across London, in a bid to raise some much-needed funds.
Kicking off the series of parties is fashion editor and lifestyle blogger Liberty London girl, aka Sasha Wilkins, who on the 6th November will hold the first of three parties from a barge in her north London neighbourhood of Camden. Those who join the party will be treated to some luxurious treats and range of Clipper teas. And they’ll be taken on a scenic trip down the canal past the famous London Zoo. I hear Sasha will also be on hand to answer any style questions you may have. Tempted? You bet.
Tea with Sasha Wilkins, Liberty London Girl, Wednesday 6th November, 1-4pm – Book here
Next up on the 28th November will be horticulturalist and broadcaster Rachel de Thame. You might have seen her on BBC2’s Gardener’s World and she’s written gardening books too. Further impressive credentials include her role in designing the floral decoration for the Royal barge during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. How’s that for a CV! Rachel will be hosting her afternoon tea of floral-themed cakes and Clipper teas at Clifton nurseries – her favourite garden centre near Warwick Avenue. She’ll also be offering gardening tips – green fingered people get your tickets quick.
Tea with Rachel de Thame, Thursday 28th November, 2.30pm-4pm Book here
Last but not least will be highly-esteemed London florist Nikki Tibbles, of Nikki Tibbles’ Wild at Heart. The successful businesswoman and owner of two of her own florists, plus a concessions at Liberty, has grown a successful business over 20 years. With a portfolio of celebrity clients and reputation for producing incredibly stylish floral designs for large-scale events, we think this is the afternoon tea to go to if you’re in awe of beautiful blooms. Nikki’s tea party will be hosted in her newly renovated Notting Hill home. And she’ll be offering tips in how to create the perfect flower arrangements for any afternoon tea.
Tea with Nikki Tibbles, Thursday 30th January, 2014, time to be confirmed Book here
If you don’t know about Contact the Elderly, it’s a national charity which tackles loneliness and social isolation amongst the older generation. By involving these people in society in voluntary afternoon tea events, these often forgotten member of society get a chance to socialise and build up companionship. We think this is a very worthy charity to support. So if you fancy mixing style and afternoon tea in London get involved and support this great cause.
Tickets are £25 and available here
For more information on Contact the Elderly, go to www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk
Until next time x