Afternoon Tea At Rosewood Hotel in London
Recently I got the opportunity to travel to London to join a lovely group of beauty bloggers for Afternoon Tea at the beautiful 5 star Rosewood Hotel with the founder of Antipodes.
As lucky as I am to be invited to events, I often have to turn them down due to the travel cost. Honestly, anything less than six weeks can cost up to £150 for a return ticket (gutted.)
But having Afternoon Tea at Rosewood Hotel is an opportunity I couldn’t turn my back on. I jumped at the chance. There was absolutely no way I’d miss out on the experience and opportunity to meet the brand and network with other bloggers.
The Best Afternoon Tea In London
As I anxiously made my way to the train station, I anticipate a dreamy afternoon at the Rosewood Hotel in Central London (between Covent Garden and Holborn) with the conversation centred around beauty, it sounded like sheer perfection. The day felt so surreal and being in the Rosewood felt like a total dream.
Antipodes | Highly Innovative Scientific Organic Beauty Brand
Antipodes is a beauty brand that was introduced to me 3 years ago (find out what my Antipodes hero products are) and has played a big part of my skincare routine ever since. It was so inspiring to be in the presence of Elizabeth Barbalich, the founder and company director of Antipodes, and to learn what the brand means to her.
After a presentation, we went away with a deeper, more emotional understanding of Antipodes, the ethics and philosophy behind the brand, how it has rapidly grown as a business, and more excitingly, all the new launches.
An Contemporary Art-Inspired Afternoon Tea
As we all gathered around in the swanky Mirror Room at the Rosewood Hotel, we had a sneak peek at the menu for what treats we were about to enjoy but nothing prepared us for what was to arrive at our table.
We enjoyed intricately designed pastries inspired by modern artists, vegan sandwiches, cream scones, specialist teas and a couple of glasses of fine champagne.
Settling in the formal surroundings of the Mirror Room with an relaxed, informal chat about Antipodes new launch was one of the best ways to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon.
The intimate event was to celebrate the launch of Antipodes new product, the Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask, which I will most definitely dedicate a whole blogpost on it (soon!)
But as dedicated blogposts goes, I think this deserves it’s own. So, here we are.
London’s Vibrant Art Scene Brought To Life Through The Art Of Patisserie
The contemporary Afternoon Tea created by the imaginative Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Perkins, is inspired by the great modern artists: Banksy, Jackson Pollock, Hubert le Gall, Wassily Kadinsky and Jeff Koons. The city’s vibrant art scene brought to life through the art of patisserie.
The beautifully presented desserts were delicate, rich and full of delicious textures and flavours including salted caramel and chocolate cremeux, paint splattered macaron, white chocolate tart, apple bavarois, soft brownies, almond sponge, chestnut cream, and a chocolate ganache crumbly thing (!).
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this will most definitely satisfy your taste buds.
I am extremely hard to please when it comes to Afternoon Teas, mostly because there are so many who puts their focus on gargantuan portions (what I can only describe as “Yorkshire portions”). Everyone puts their own twist on it.
It’s not unusual to get charged per person for Afternoon Tea, so I do often expect to be an experience as well as delicately presented sandwiches, aesthetically pleasing sweet treats, homemade scones, and a choice of loose leaf teas. And that’s exactly what we got at the Rosewood Hotel; An experience to remember.
Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming blogposts on the new Antipodes product. Coming soon!