On Sunday Thomas and I had the pleasure of attending a Fabulous Fashion Tea at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast.
We arrived a bit before the tea was scheduled to spend some time wandering around the Merchant; I had previously only peeked my nose in the door before, but Thomas had told me it was a gorgeous building and that was not an exaggeration! The tea room has the most ornate ceiling complete with gilded columns topped with cherubs; I'd definitely recommend stopping in for a cup of tea or getting something in the cocktail bar if you're visiting Belfast (or have just never been to the Merchant before) just for the ambiance of these rooms. It's at the top of the list of places to take my family for tea when they visit us. We probably could have spent all day poking around various corners of the hotel, but the Fashion Tea was waiting so it was off to the event room for a cool glass a champagne, warm cup of tea, and the David Yurman fashion show. I've attended a fashion shows and presentations in the past, but being able to admire some pretty jewelry as a model casually strolls up to your table while you nibble on a sweet, quite literally takes the cake. We were treated to a three tiered cake stand of desserts while admiring the latest David Yurman designs available at Lunn's Jewelers. After the show, with our leftover desserts in hand, we browsed some of the other shops and designers that had fashion teas earlier in the weekend at the pop-up boutiques that were set up. It was a really fun way to spend the afternoon and I'm now following the Merchant on Facebook to keep up with other events they have in the future.
*pictures by Thomas*