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1 year of blogging and a yummy giveaway
July 24, 2013
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When writing my last post, I realised that my first anniversary for my blog had recently passed and I hadn’t even realised it. No surprise here,  I’m not much good with birthdays and anniversaries on the best of days. Technically I started the blog 2 years back but it took me an entire year to actually write my second post. I wish I’d started earlier. I ‘ve really realised my creativity, inspiration and gees* in blogging about what I love. Thanks to you all for your continued support.

Its never to late to celebrate, so here’s a little giveaway for you Joburg readers, to help celebrate with me. I’ve got 4 vouchers for High Tea at one of Jozi’s top boutique hotels to give away. Happy blogoversary!

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High Tea @ 54 on Bath

I recently had opportunity to celebrate my cousin Kiara’s 16th birthday with a lovely High Tea at Tsogo Sun’s luxurious 54 on Bath Hotel in Rosebank. I’m not usually a fancy pants type of girl, but sometimes its just nice to be spoilt just a little.  It was only the second time I’d been to a high tea, and it certainly felt like a treat.

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Posh tea, complete with tea timer

The High Tea at 54 on Bath was posh enough to feel special, but not intimidatingly grand.  Usually the hotel hosts their high tea in their terrace garden, but I happened to visit on one of the chilliest day this winter, so we were relieved that they decided to move us to the lounge, right in front of a roaring fire. The hotel lounge was smart and modern with huge comfy couches, that were difficult to get off after all the indulgence.

There was an excellent selection of loose leaf teas from Ceylon and Darjeeling to chai, green tea, organic rooibos and mint tea, which even came with a tea timer to get you the perfect brew.  For those who want coffee, yes you can have a cappucinno too, but I really recommend ordering at least one tea for the proper high tea experience.

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asparagus & salmon quiche

Tea is accompanied by a fantastic selection of sweet and savoury treats.  Being more of a savoury person, I headed straight for the dainty little cucumber sandwiches and the asparagus and salmon quiche… so good!  The cakes were delectable, but small enough that you didn’t feel like a glutton.  My favourite had to be the scones, perfectly fluffy with lashings of jam and cream. Yumness.

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I love scones!!

 

High Tea is a great way to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, baby showers and bridal showers and the like, but also just good for a little dose of self-indulgence. The management at 54 on Bath was super efficient. When they were informed that we were celebrating a birthday they were nice enough to make the occasion special for the birthday girl.

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Birthday yumness!

 

The manager also gave us a little tour of the newly refurbished hotel including  their super luxe suits. I was impressed by all the amazing local art on the walls. All in all it was a lovely way to spend a winter afternoon… fantastic family, yummy food and a warm fire. My tip for high tea: don’t eat lunch before, you must go hungry to do it justice!

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A happy birthday girl

 Win a High Tea Experience!

Thanks to 54 on Bath I’m giving away a High Tea for 4 people at Level Four Restaurant. All you have to do is:

1. Like my Facebook page AND

2. Leave a comment below saying who you’d like to take with.  Easy peasy!

Share this post on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #Level4HighTea and double your chances of winning. The winner will be drawn on 6 August.

Tea is served daily from 15:30 – 17:00, either in the lounge or on the terrace overlooking the gardens.  Bookings need to be made a day in advance . To book, call 011 344 8400 or email levelfour.restaurant@tsogosun.com.

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*Gees – literal translation it means spirit, but is one of those expressive Afrikaans words that don’t translate well to English. 

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There are 15 comments

  • Heather says:

    Ooohhh, it is on like Donkey Kong. I LOVE high tea and have been wanting to try 54 on Bath.

    Consider this my entry. I will take three girlfriends, of course! High tea is for girls. I don’t wanna name names though, otherwise the ones who don’t make the cut will be sad 🙂

  • OOOOoooweeee I looooooOOOOve High Tea – If I win I’d Take My Dearest Darlings I Always Share Special Moments With ” My Mum+Sister+Best Friend xxx Please Pick Me “Starving Myself In Anticipation Already ” 🙂

  • Wisaal says:

    My mom doesn’t live in Jozi so I’d definitely take some girl friends. Would be so good to catch up over tea and cake…

  • Zama says:

    Congratulations on your 1st Year Blogging Anniversary.

    I’m celebrating my birthday on the 2nd of Aug and I would take my 3 Sisters with. We are girly-girls and 54 on Bath has been on our must-do list since forever. 54 on Bath High Tea for a Leo’s birthday – opulent and decadent…how fitting.

  • Sandy says:

    Happy Blogiversary

    If I win I would like to take my two sisters and my lovely niece. (fingers crossed)

  • MeeA says:

    What an awesome giveaway!! I’d take my 3 favourite blogging friends because they’d love it just as much as I would. 🙂

    Happy, happy Bloggiversary – wishing you many, many more!

  • Congratulations on your 1st Year Blogging Anniversary! I would definitely take my BFF Evadne Johnson with! Her wedding is on the 25th of August so this would be part of my wedding gift “spoiling mission” for her! 🙂

  • Jeannine Orzechowski says:

    Congrats on your anniversary! I would take my dad who is celebrating his 80th birthday on 22 October, and my two sisters! And I promise to tweet pics 🙂

  • Caitlyn says:

    Hells yeah. Sounds like wicked fun. I would take you, because its your blogoversary right? 😉 and two of my crazy crazy friends and it can be a blogoversary/engagement party coz I just got a sparkler of a ring from my bf of two years 🙂

  • natalie Vos says:

    I Love High Tea no better way to feel spoilt and pampered, I will take Karen and Ilonka along with me, and hubby as the 4th Would be awesome

  • samantha says:

    Happy blogiversary! wish you many more happy years of blogging 🙂 I would like to take my mum for her birthday next week. Have tweeted as @samiola_88.

  • Vahini says:

    I’d take my sister, my classmate and a friend.

  • Romishka says:

    Me and my 3 very good girl friends schedule one Saturday a month for a get together to make sure we make time to catch up in between all of our busy schedules. I would definitely take them for this high tea as one of our monthly catch ups. And I LOVE tea so it would be perfect. Congrats on the one year anni! 🙂

  • mzansigirl says:

    Thank you all for entering. Congratulations to Heather for winning. Hope to be announcing more giveaways soon!

  • […] for a free high tea at 54 on Bath, a Tsogo Sun hotel in Rosebank. (Thanks to fellow blogger MzansiGirl for running such a cool contest.) The 54 on Bath high tea is a bit more traditional and a bit less […]

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