Anyone who knows me knows that I love nothing more than afternoon tea. It’s not really the eating part, though that’s fabulous of course, but it’s the artistry behind it, the ceremony and the luxury. For chefs and hotels it’s just a fabulous chance to show off, get creative and of course fill that quiet time between lunch and dinner.
So it was such a pleasure to shoot a few teas for The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel last week. Firstly there was the special Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory Tea, launched to coincide with the new musical. Check out those giant gob-stoppers! (Health and safety issue though?)
Then there’s the Mother’s Day Tea with the pretty pink cakes:
and the lovely Traditional Christmas Tea, for that magical time of year:
We finished the shoot off with a little tea demonstration and I set this shot up for The Red Carnation marketing team to use for social media to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week:
Time to put the kettle on myself now…..