Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Teaparty for Essi

This weekend I attended a tea party memorial for the ever talented Essi. It was her dream to host one and I'm glad it came true in a way. Everything was absolutely lovely and the food was delicious. I'm a horrible food photographer, so better just believe me. I'm also incredibly jealous of their house, everything was so pretty and detailed! Lots of the furniture was chosen and customized by Essi. It was great to see people again and meet some new ones as well.

I've come to think of this dress as a kind of "special occasion outfit", that's one of the reasons it's not seen very often here. Anyway, JSK IW, blouse Wonderotropolis and bonnet by me. I really need to make sturdier version two.

As I said, the house was like a dream or a fairytale. Click pictures bigger.

We also got to buy Essis handmade jewelry. Doesn't that table make your sweet-tooth ache? Unfortunately bright pastels don't really fit in my wardrobe and I had to pass these.

Lastly, Mari playing around. It was nice seeing you!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Autumn tea day

I finally met with my school's tea club, Chai. We had a lovely "Autumn tea day" event, with lots of different tea, sweets and people from multiple countries. I learned quite a lot and met awesome people in just this session.

I decided to do something a bit more casual. I love navy and red and it fit nicely with the colorful trees. Also I got to finally wear my grandmas hat! I should have taken a profile picture... JSK is good old IW, blouse and neck ribbon DreamV, roses H&M.
There was so many cute cups, pots and this adorable gaiwan. Now I really want to get a nice new set. I could use smaller pot and a set of actual teacups...
All kinds of utensils and some Chinese green tea steeping. I managed to forget this ones name. We compared it with a similar Japanese one. It amazing how the flavour changes with each cup.
I learned a lot more about making and serving tea gong fu style. I'm so much better used to the western custom, but this gives quite different aspect of enjoying tea. It gives a bit different social aspect to tasting and discussing in my opinion.

Next week, it's macha latte time, I'm really looking forward to it!