Monday, 25 June 2012

Just My Cup of Tea

I had a rather splendid afternoon with my friend, Valencia at the Just My Cup of Tea event yesterday at the fab Brick House in Brixton. I dressed up extra special (don't get too many girly days out), tottered my way over the cobblestone road through the Sunday throngs of Brick Lane day trippers, and arrived to find an amazing array of beautifully dressed women (and a few men!) of all ages waiting to get in. Joyfully greeted, we received our fashion swap number and were directed to one of 4 areas where we could relax, chat and drink tea. We drank amazing hot and cold tea concoctions and had our fortune read from the bottom of one of many gorgeous mix & match vintage tea cups and saucers.
All the guests' vintage garment offerings were beautifully arranged on rails, with shoes, hats, bags, scarves and jewelry laid out on tables on the mezzanine floor. We eagerly awaited our turn for a rummage, and when it came, I found a cute little shimmery turquoise 80's cocktail dress. Everyone got a goody bag, as well! We watched live presentations with tips on how to enhance those old regulars in our closet. The day was backed with DJ funky and classic grooves.
The garden beckoned, so we went and had a photobooth pic made, drank more tea (cocktails this time!) and had more cake. The event was well organised and beautifully styled (loved the flowers!) and the hosts and bar folks were ever so friendly and keen to please. The cakes were exquisite. I ate far too many!
Lovely day had by all and can't wait for the next one! Here's the rest of the pics.

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