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A Very Vintage High Tea

Our first ever Very Vintage High Tea was held earlier this week, on Wednesday in the oh-so-picturesque Courtyard on Regent St – right out the front of Miskonduct Klothing! We are a little bit spoiled with our beautiful view and couldn’t wait to take full advantage of this lovely setting.

Although the weather threatened to dampen our afternoon, we were so fortunate that it held out! Overcast skies and a refreshing breeze were extremely welcome after the hot days we’ve had recently.

Our afternoon started with a glass of bubbles and a chat with our guest of honour, Rebecca Skehan, creative genius behind Cherry Bomb Vintage Couture. Bec had brought along samples of the soon-to-be-launched Mae Noir Collection as well as her newest design, the La Rosa Lace Overlay Skirt. The pictures of these pieces just don’t do them justice! (and Cherry Bomb VC photography is always spectacular). The Mae leopard print fabric used for the Brigitte Dress has so much stretch and the quality is second to none. The solid black cotton sateen of the Veronica Pencil Dress is a super-luxe quality that pulls you in in all the right places.

What I’m loving about the new collection from Cherry Bomb Vintage Couture is the versatility of the pieces. Bec has worked to create a collection of pieces that can be mixed and matched. Essentially, you end up with a Cherry Bomb capsule wardrobe! (aka Heaven!!) The Veronica Pencil Dress is a stunning LBD all on its own. Teamed with the Audrey Bolero in Mae Noir you have a sharp twinset that could quite comfortable find its way into the boardroom, while the addition of the La Rosa Lace Overlay Skirt (pictured below with the Veronica Dress in Bombshell red) turns your frock into an instant cocktail winner. All pieces will be available to purchase as separates, so you can create your own unique Cherry Bomb inspired look. (We also think the La Rosa Skirt over capri pants would be a killer look!)

But I digress! After bubbly, our first course was presented. Delightfully tiny finger sandwiches and mini pinwheel wraps all with delicious gourmet fillings arrived, a trio of miniature quiches with the most delectable flavours, and freshly baked scones with all the trimmings. Food prepared by someone else always tastes better, and when it’s perfectly bite-sized it’s even better! Our mismatched vintage tea service was an absolute delight to enjoy endless cups of tea from. Some of our guests even chose their seat so their frock matched their cup. Adorable!

The second course brought more sweet treats, with gluten free cherry ripe inspired slice, miniature lemon meringue tarts and tiny caramel tarts. Seasonal fresh fruit with chocolate dipping sauce and a final cup of tea to cleanse the palate finished things off to perfection. Chaddies on Regent and The Blind Baker really outdid themselves! Everyone was so impressed with the quality of the food and the service was second-to-none.

We whiled away the afternoon indulging ourselves with “just one more piece”, because it looked “so lonely” on the tray (#excuses) Despite the variety of people who joined us, everyone got along famously. We talked holidays, kids, fashion, music, hair & makeup. All the big issues! Bec also shared the story behind her manufacturing team in Vietnam. An amazing and inspirational family business with a passion for workers rights, fair pay, and their orphanage. I will be dedicating another blog to this story soon.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I have no doubt all went home feeling relaxed. When the afternoon slowly came to an end, we said our goodbyes and I caught the phrase “see you at the next one” on more than one occasion!

So, I guess that settles it. We will most certainly be holding another Very Vintage High Tea. Dates are yet to be set, but I think we’ll do the next one on a weekend day which will allow those of you 9-5ers to join us next time! Make sure you’ve signed up to our email list so you don’t miss the invitation!

‘til next time,

Alice X

Alice Turnbull

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