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#CuppaforCansa High Tea


Last week I had the good fortune to be invited to attend a #CuppaForCANSA high tea at the luxurious Table Bay Hotel in the Waterfront. This delightful afternoon was hosted by Le Creuset and the lovely Vicki from Iwantthat and the afternoon promised to be a real treat.

Given it’s luxurious reputation The Table Bay’s new High Tea menu did not disappoint. We were plied with teeny tiny sandwiches, posh sausage rolls, mini salmon quiches and gorgeous wraps and that was just the first course.

After that we tucked into warm scones served with dollops of thick jam and lemon curd and washed down with pots of hot tea.

Then to finish it all off we were set loose on the cake table (sadly I did not manage to take a decent photo of this marvel). The enormous pastry display was crammed with all kinds of delicious goodies, to be honest I had no idea where to start. There where every kind of cake you can imagine. There was even a multicolored cheesecake – truly the silliest cake I had ever seen!

As you may remember, Nadine was selected as my “Cake Date” for the afternoon and we had the best fun hanging out together, Turns out we have a lot of friends in common and spent a lot of the afternoon catching up on who’s who and what’s what. I couldn’t have wished for a better High Tea buddy. Thanks Nadine for putting up with my non-stop chit chat and sitting with me while my sugar rush passed! You are dynamite!

After stuffing our faces with kilograms of carbs, there was a sneaky little raffle draw (in aid of CANSA) and much to my surprise I was drawn as a prize winner, scoring, for myself, a very pretty pink Le Creuset stove top kettle. How exciting! Now Alexis and I have his and hers kettles (as we already have a baby blue kettle).

Then to top it all each guest was given a divine little party pack, filled with loads of gorgeous goodies, including the prettiest heart shaped ramekins and a perfect pink cappuccino mug (from Le Creuset) as well as the pretty pink nail polish. What a treat!

What a fantastic afternoon, I went home so happy, my belly was bulging with sweet treats and my heart was bursting with sweet love from new friends. What a delight!

Thanks Vicki for organizing a truly amazing afternoon and thank you Le Creuset for the gorgeous gifts.

Matching kettles

Win high tea at the Table Bay Hotel – #CuppaforCANSA

Cuppa for CANSA

Who can resist an invitation to tea? Especially when it comes from the very lovely Vicki from I Want That (feels a bit like being invited to tea with the Liz at Buck’ Palace). Best part of Vicki’s invite is: I get to bring one lucky ready with me!

So here is the low down:

Vicki will be hosting an Afternoon Tea, with Le Creuset, in aid of CuppaforCANSA – the cancer awareness organisation. This delicious get-together will take place at the Table Bay Hotel next Thursday 23rd October from 2.30 – 5pm.

“Le Creuset is challenging people all over South Africa to open their homes, workplaces and hearts by hosting a Cuppa For CANSA. By hosting or attending a Cuppa For CANSA or raising funds online, guests are enabling CANSA’s Care & Support Programmes to those affected by cancer – the focus for 2014 being on the Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme which supports children/teens &
families affected by cancer.”

So, if you are keen to join me, Vicki and a bunch of fabulous bloggers (and their guests) here is what you need to do:

Share the following sentence on Twitter or Facebook and leave a comment below letting me know you have done so – SUPER easy!

I’ve entered to win High Tea at The Table Bay with @Pretty_Pretty & @LeCreusetSA #CuppaforCANSA – you can enter too: http://goo.gl/qvHxo7

It’s going to be a lovely afternoon filled with cake and fabulous chit chat. There will also be fabulous raffle prizes on the day and everyone who attends will automatically get entered into a draw to win R10 000 to spend at a Le Creuset – SO ENTER NOW! (you’d be daft not to!)

Vital bits of info you need to know:
– Entries close at 3pm on Friday 17th Oct 2014
– Winners will be notified at 5pm on Friday 17th Oct 2014
– Open to folks who are based in Cape Town and are able to meet for tea at the Table Bay Hotel at 2:30pm on Thurs 23rd Oct 2014.

Be sure to also follow Le Creuset on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use the hashtag #cuppaforCANSA

Cuppa for CANSA

If you have also been eye-balling these pretty pink Le Creuset mugs then now is the time to buy them – 30% of all sales made will be donated to CANSA.

Cuppa for CANSA