On Saturday, Myself and some fellow bloggers had the pleasure of being asked to attend the launch of the festive afternoon tea at the Harvey’s Point Hotel. I don’t often get to attend events now with work but I made sure I wasn’t going to miss this one as it sounded like the perfect way to kick off the festive period and get into the Christmas spirit… I wasn’t disappointed.
When we arrived we were greeted with a lovely prosecco reception and given a little bit of history about the hotel and how it began. It was so interesting to hear all about the owner and how it developed from a tiny cottage in swamp-land to one of the most stunning hotels I have ever seen. What I also loved was all of the little family ties and love stories that the hotel holds, many of the staff have fallen in love with each other or have worked there since they were teenagers with no intention of leaving. It had such a lovely family atmosphere and meant so much more after having heard the history of it all.
We also got to see the bedrooms, which I was lucky enough to experience for myself a few months back when my friend got married. We stayed in a basic room and it was genuinely the size of a suite in most other hotels, so much so that I thought they had made a mistake when they showed us to our room. Yesterday when they showed us the premium suites, we were all totally blown away by the sheer size and luxury of them! Definitely a goal of mine to stay in one sometime soon!
After our tour, We were seated in the restaurant with a stunning view of Lough Eske to experience the new festive afternoon tea menu. The table was decorated in such a gorgeous way with crackers and Christmas decorations. We were served with mulled wine to begin with then course by course we were treated to the most gorgeous food which included everything from minced pies to scones with clotted cream and jam & the turkey & stuffing sandwiches were just incredible. There was a huge amount of food, so much so that we each left with a little takeaway box filled with everything that we left behind and of course I devoured it all when I got home.
Festive tea at Harveys Point launches on the 1st of December and I honestly cannot recommend it enough. It is the perfect way for you and your friends or family to kickstart the Christmas season and get into the spirit of it all. If in any way possible then I would suggest booking in for the evening and taking the opportunity to peruse the amazing grounds and see the incredible views outside. We, of course had to sneak out early to get some snaps by the lake as it was just too beautiful to miss out on before dark. I would have loved nothing more than to go and get changed into a robe and head to the spa followed by drinks in the lounge in the evening but of course there is always next time.
I would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Harvey’s Point for such a lovely girly afternoon! It was a great excuse to catch up with some of my favourite girls and to meet some more lovely bloggers whom I hadn’t had the chance to meet previously! And of course, I never say no to a sneaky trip out of work on a Saturday!
I got lots of questions about my outfit that I wore on social media and I have to say I absolutely loved it myself. Last time I went to Harvey’s point I wore my beige suit so I felt it was almost a tradition to wear a suit again! This one was from the new AW collections in my boutique. (Available on sequincinderella.com), and I added a touch of print with my leopard & tiger boots from Public Desire and a Jimmy Choo Leopard Handbag
Let me know if you get the chance to experience the afternoon tea for yourselves! It is definitely worth treating yourself or asking Santa for a little early Christmas present! Hope you love the pics!