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afternoon tea at the connaught

Oh boy oh boy oh boy... if there's one thing I get excited about, it's cake. I'd been looking forward to this outing for weeks.

Writer and project manager Damian Kelleher took tBk mag editor Helen Boyle and me out for Afternoon Tea at the Connaught Hotel to celebrate a successful ad campaign we'd done for Kids Week West End theatre promotion. (Apparently ticket sales broke all sorts of records, including one with Ticketmaster. Cool!)

They had the most AMAZING jam selection. All these interesting combinations - 16 varieties - such as raspberry jam with violet, wild bilberry, rhubarb with mint and something else, some white-wine-based affair... I can't remember, but it was great fun picking out four. Here's the Jam Master (is that what you call this guy?):

I gave my new hat its first outing:

Okay, a few more photos just 'cos it all looked so nice.

Photo by Helen Boyle

And the only drawback to wearing an asymmetrical, front-fitting hat is that when I take it off in the evening, I have a big dent in my forehead. It's pretty awesome, I could insert a chocolate Pocky stick into it to save for later.

Hey, did you see that Garen Ewing just did his take on Grant Wood's American Gothic painting? (See my last post about it.) It's called Evelyn Gothic and celebrates his new American Rainbow Orchid book deal. Congratulations, Garen!

Ah, and here's comics creator Sean Azzopardi's American Monster Gothic version!

And this one in coloured pencils by Candice Hartsough McDonald in Indiana!



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Jul. 11th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! :D

That couple look way more chilled out than the Grant Wood couple, I think I'd rather hang out with your people. :)
Jul. 12th, 2012 08:58 am (UTC)
Hee - thank you, Sarah :-) Those cakes! Your hat looks rather edible too ...
Jul. 12th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
Cheers! It's good roughage, in a pinch.
Jul. 12th, 2012 10:23 am (UTC)
Afternoon Tea
Wow the Connaught got fifth place in the Top London Tea Place Awards 2012
I want to go, guess I’ll have to buy a hat.

x Heather
Jul. 12th, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)
Re: Afternoon Tea
Thanks, Heather, I am so totally bookmarking that! Will have to work my way through the list. XD
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