The universal appeal of Afternoon Tea

The universal appeal of Afternoon Tea

When I started my mobile Afternoon Tea business nearly 3 years ago now, friends and family kindly kept how crazy they thought I was to themselves. I guess they could see how much of an excitable puppy I was about the whole endeavour, and didn’t want to burst my happy...
Boho style Tea Party

Boho style Tea Party

Boho style, or bohemian style is the latest trend for party styling this year. The style is characterised by creating a relaxed, whimsical and free spirited atmosphere. We love it because it creates a magical place for grown-ups, where worries are left to the dream...
Out with the old, and in with the new

Out with the old, and in with the new

Out with the old, and in with the new. That’s what they say at the beginning of each new year, don’t they? Leave behind whatever doesn’t work for you and bring forward the new and the exciting. And of course, they’re right, if we mean things like negativity, pain,...
Why we love Afternoon Tea so much

Why we love Afternoon Tea so much

Afternoon Tea is enjoying a renaissance of sorts in the entertaining world. A tradition started in Britain to satisfy the mid-afternoon hunger pangs of a famished duchess, it’s now a popular way to while away an afternoon with some of your favourite people. Here’s why...
Tea is SO hot right now

Tea is SO hot right now

Matcha, kombucha, premium loose leaf; tea has come in out of the cold and joined the trendy ranks. I’ll see your flat white with coconut milk and raise you a matcha latte. 2015 is going to be tea’s time to step out of the shadow of coffee and shine. Starbucks and...

Trendy in 2015 – the scoop on food and entertaining

Researching anything to do with food always makes me hungry, but there are some contenders in the ‘Trends for 2015’ that I definitely wasn’t salivating over! Insect protein bars?? Ndjua, a spreadable sausage made from the unmentionables of pigs?? Who sits down one day...
An Afternoon Tea Baby Shower

An Afternoon Tea Baby Shower

While not yet ‘the norm’ here in Ireland, Baby Showers are becoming increasingly popular parties to throw for mammys-to-be. At a baby shower, the expectant mum is showered with gifts as well as wisdom and practical advice, whether sought or not, from all the other...
Who wants to be a Sconnoisseur??

Who wants to be a Sconnoisseur??

It began simply enough, as most things generally do. I was doing a bit of light research into scones, which makes me sound like a weird foodie version of a stamp collector, when I began to realise that there is more to the humble scone than meets the mixing bowl....
Confessions of a Tea Lady

Confessions of a Tea Lady

Confessions from the tea rooms. The good, the funny, and the downright surprising. Prior to opening we had … A visit to the hardware shop – The idea to create a partition using net curtaining to create a ‘false window’ effect was hard for others to...