Just before I went on holiday last week I enjoyed a very special Sunday day out with my Mum. We headed to The Merchant Hotel for its well established Fabulous Fashion Teas. The Fashion Teas, which are celebrating its 10 year, run over one weekend twice a year and this was the first time I had attended.
There were a number of fashion themed teas to choose from. Mum and I decided the David Yurman at Lunn’s the Jewellers show would be right up our street as we’re both huge jewellery fans. When the day arrived I wasn’t too sure if I was more excited by seeing the jewellery collection or the afternoon tea! Mum and I had afternoon tea at the Merchant Hotel years ago for my 25th birthday and adored everything we ate. The Merchant Hotel is a 5* hotel situated in Belfast city centre and is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a number of decadent special events, including The Fabulous Fashion Teas.
Over the course of an hour, Mum and I enjoyed the David Yurman at Lunn’s the Jewellers showcase. Models were adorned in all the beautiful bangles, rings, necklaces and earrings from the collection. All the pieces are available to buy from Lunn’s the Jeweller’s in Belfast.
Mum and I loved the chunky nature of the jewellery, featuring the finest precious metals and rare gemstones. We were especially taken by the bangles and how they were layered together on the models. David Yurman himself even made a special appearance, coming all the way from New York.
And as for the food? We devoured everything that was put in front of us. Beautiful dainty sandwiches, small scones with cream and jam, and banana bread all got the thumbs up. The mini desserts were utterly divine, especially the chocolate bomb and the peanut butter and chocolate slice. Mum washed her food down with some champagne whilst I stuck to tea.
The Fabulous Fashion Teas finished with a charity raffle, which was in aid of The McDermott Oncology Haematology Day Unit at the Ulster Hospital, Belfast. And just as I was reapplying my lipstick my name was called out as the winner of one of the raffle prizes. I walked home with a magnum bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Not the most appropriate prize for a pregnant lady but you didn’t see me complaining!
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Many thanks to The Merchant Hotel and MCE Public Relations for inviting Mum and I along to the Fabulous Fashion Teas, we had a wonderful day out together.