I had a lovely 'reminder of France' this week, here on the Gold Coast. Normally one would have to look hard to find a store like Creative Tea, Broadbeach Qld in our 'sand and surf' zone, but there it was in the Oasis shopping centre, and certainly like an Oasis to me, anyway!
It is a lovely 'high tea' and gift boutique, spacious, peaceful and oh so pretty. The staff were sweet and attentive, and the food and coffee were great! (I know, it's a Tea House, but I needed a caffeine hit)
Love these wall prints featuring icons of Paris (and had to laugh at the 'Parents for sale' sign!)
I am a sucker for any chandeliers or wrought iron pieces, and so want this Eiffel tower blossom divider!
Gorgeous mirrors, clocks, scrumptious edibles ....and another satisfied customer :)
Frou Frou umbrellas, just love them!
How pretty is this Parisian set of cups, canisters and plates???
I would be happy with just the set of plates! Gorgeous!!
But what of Tea Houses in France??? There is a very famous company named "Les Mariages Freres", founded in 1854 and based in Paris. They stock teas from around the world.
|Storefront of one of the stores in Paris|
|Signature tea tins.|
|Monsieur setting up for the day.....|
Practise your french and learn about 'Les Mariages Freres' at the same time with video below...
Then of course there is 'Laduree' tea rooms, famous for their ....
|and alluring window fronts...|
|in pretty pastels.....|
Last but not least, there is always Angelina's to pop into after trekking around the Louvre, why not, its just across the road....
I happened upon the Angelina's tea room in Gallery Lafayette,which made for a beautifully peaceful morning tea , away from the crazed shoppers, but I haven't tried the original ...it looks gorgeous....but with all those people, it could hardly be peaceful....is there anyone out there who could share their 'Angelina' experience?..........
|Rather grand looking, isn't it???|
|Famous for the best hot chocolate in Paris, they say... Looks good!|
|Angelina's new store|
Well I don't know about you, but I have an urge for a cup of tea!
A bientôt, Gigi :)