There's nothing like taking a break from your rapid paced life to enjoy a sweet cup of tea with sweet company. Last week, I had the delightful experience to be a part of a very special launch at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The Langham, in collaboration with Wedgwood, invited me and a couple girlfriends of mine to an exclusive Afternoon Tea preview event. My group of girls and I were one of the first to be lucky enough to experience this wonderful addition to their already amazing hospitality offerings.
The Langham was gracious enough to have my good friend Viola of ProjectSweetStuff and I, be the host of this lovely little event. It was the perfect afternoon after our "What's Your Sweet Life?" event to share with our fabulous friends, who we only grew closer with! It was so fun to experience a different type of day than what I am usually used to. Even though both Viola and I were still the main hosts for this introduction, this event was so different than the one her and I initially produced two weeks ago. While enjoying tea and keeping the question still circling around "What's your sweet life?", we managed to continue down that path, and actually swam into even deeper waters and learned much more from one another. This afternoon was so calming and blissful, that all the girls in attendance, truly had the opportunity to really relax and enjoy a fine cup of tea along with mouthwatering bites of delight!
The set up was so delicate and beautiful, it seemed as if someone literally brought a painting to life! The customization of the fine tea ware by Wedgwood was tailored to the perfect feminine touch. The floral patterns were just enough to relish the already beautiful white china, while the shiny silverware polished the table setting to perfection. I loved how different it felt from anything I have ever done and it's something I truly would love to come back for and introduce to my own family and many other sets of friends!
So by now, after all my gushing about my unbelievable excitement and telling you all how wonderfully customized all of this was, directly for the Langham hotel, including the floral decal for the tea ware, to the decadent and delicious desserts and small bites, you're probably thinking okay so it doesn't get any better than that..... UMM, WRONG!!! Wait, I have more. So I'm not joking when I say, this was a day out of a storybook! After all that amazing-ness, came the higher level of amazing-ness lol! Are you ready? *deep breath* ALL THE GIRLS WERE TREATED TO RIDICULOUSLY SPECIAL SPA SERVICES! We were all pampered with massages, hydro-facials, manicures and eyebrow shaping!
When I came home, all I could think about was planning my next outing there with my family and friends! I was so relaxed, I almost didn't feel like myself. I guess I need a couple more of these events to get used to it, but even then, I don't think I can. I would just want more, more, more and more! LOL! Honestly, I loved every bit of that day; from the oh-so-sweet and lovely company I was in, to the beautifully custom designed layout by Wedgwood and of course, to the over-the-top pampering services.
But, the biggest highlight of all was the lovely surprise that The Langham blew me away with! As many of you know, I recently became engaged and the wonderful people at the hotel took it upon themselves to congratulate me in the most adorable way! They brought out a little sweet somethin' and we were all able to celebrate together! It was so cute and special to me. because I'm a girl all about the little custom touches, which is why I loved the afternoon tea event so much!,
It's one thing to do business with someone, but when you feel a connection beyond that, you can't help but build upon that. So, with that said, I can finally announce, after weeks and weeks of planning 'hush hush' meetings, you guys get to hear it first: "What's Your Sweet Life?" is officially partnering with The Langham in Pasadena for our next event! Stay tuned for all the latest details and exciting scoop that is yet to come! "What's Your Sweet Life?": Langham Edition, is coming in September 2014!
All I can say over all is.....Langham, you had me on cloud 9, 10 and all the way to 100. Thank you for showing me 100% of all your amazing accommodations and introducing me to this wonderful addition in your hotel. Afternoon High Tea -- I will be back for you, we are not finished! ;) And "What's Your Sweet Life?" cannot wait until our big collaboration later this year!