One of the better moments this week was having tea with Stephen Jones, tasting his cake creations for the Coworth Park Ascot Afternoon Tea*. All cakes came – naturally! – in hat shapes à la 'Jockey's Cap', 'Ladies Floral Hat', 'Top Hat' and 'The Queen's Crown' (blackcurrent mousse, praline crunch cushion, marshmallow... my favourite!), and all were pure deliciousness. I must have asked for 10 refills of the lavender infused Assam tea, and when I finally got my camera out, oops, all cakes but one (the polite leftover no one dares to eat - which meant I had to first photograph and then rescue it from a terrible end in the kitchen bin) were gone.
How was it meeting Stephen Jones? Lovely! He was the perfect charming host, full of entertaining stories, and when he left me with the words 'It was wonderful meeting you, love'** I had to restrain myself from giving him a big happy, thankful hug.
♥ ♥ ♥
*Coworth Park Hotel is the luxury country hotel of the Dorchester Collection offering nice treats like a helicopter shuttle service - topped with 'hair and nails' treatment, Stephen Jones hat loan and champagne - to Royal Ascot… now, how cool is that?!
**Although by now I have learned that the word 'Love' is a fixture in the Northern vocabulary it always reduces my heart to a wobbly mass.
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