Going to the dress designer for me has been a thrill!! The same designer, ‘A’, who created Elaine’s beautiful wedding gown (yet to be seen of course until October) is making my dress for her wedding.
I love going to her studio! It’s like walking into a different world .. a world of beautiful old pieces of furniture, ornaments, a flower or two in small vases, lace and ribbon, rolls of fine fabric, a couple of rails of elegant dresses, mainly exquisite wedding gowns, glossy bridal magazines, tape measures, bowls of bits and bobs, strings of pearls … … and a tray of dainty cups, sprinkled with fresh rose petals, and fragranced tea
Since our first appointment, we’ve been offered a different flavoured teas. Years ago I had my first taste of herbal teas. I didn’t like them. They tasted like drinking flowers! My taste-buds have obviously matured. Since our first appointment, ‘A’ has offered us, (now me, as I’m going on my own in the mornings) delicately flavoured teas. It’s opened up a whole new world for me .. I, who have alternated from Five Roses to Liptons with Rooibos in between. English Breakfast tea is also a favourite.
My ‘new’ tea collection so far !!! …
Great advert for Twinings !!!
Today ‘A’ had yet another tea for me to taste .. Dilmah’s Vanilla and Rose – very nice delicate flavour. I do have a Dilmah tea .. Ceylon Supreme tea. I was introduced to Dilmah tea on our trip to the Garden Route when we stayed at Elephant Hide B&B in Knysna two years ago and haven’t seen it on the shelves here until recently.
Nothing beats a good cappuccino especially when out and about shopping or chatting with a friend in a café but there also nothing nicer than relaxing at home with a hot cup of delicately flavoured tea