OCEAN BLUE WORLD´S CHIC & SOPHISTICATED SIGNATURE TEA PARTY
A spot of tea anyone? Ocean Blue World´s Signature Tea Party in partnership with French tea masters Dammann Frères was over-the-top chic, cool and sophisticated. Fit for a royal indeed, the afternoon tea experience was set on the edge of the sea – literally – as guests enjoyed the awe-inspiring Sea of Cortez views from the stunning estate of Villa Love & Peace. As the first hints of a new Ocean Blue Event season are starting to rise from a place of pause, here´s an in-confidence sneak peek at the year´s first socially safe #ByInvitationOnly event.
It´s a tradition that dates back to the 1840s in Britain, and in their usual fashion, Ocean Blue World brought it into their own hosting a stylish and simply divine tea party. Banding together with Women´s History Month, the women who wow in Los Cabos were invited to two sittings of early and late afternoon tea. On the menu – white glove service from top to bottom on the iconic Caleta, Palmilla cliffside.
Dressed in elegant vintage attire with matching fascinators of all colors and kinds, guests were greeted by the tunes of a live musician and escorted by a lineup of suited waiters offering blue roses and a specially prepared Nuit d´ete iced tea. Entering the stunning compound of Villa Love & Peace guests passed the lush native landscaping, floating steps, flanking waterfalls and dramatic firepits. Down the marble staircase and inside the expansive living room – behold a parade of pageantry. Staged with an impressive collection of fine china sourced from around the world and orchestrated with dashes of colorful décor, the artistic and creative direction on tableware was by Sonia Falcone, founder and president of the AMA Foundation dedicated to saving the seas. Guests were ushered to their table of choice which included the themes of Arabian Nights, Alice in Wonderland, All Things Flowers, AMA and Ocean Blue featuring hand-painted tablecloths by Los Cabos artist Tanya Talamante. Sublime floral decorations by Lola del Campo complemented the table settings and surrounding living spaces bringing to life the vibrancy of the occasion.
Tea was served. Luxury French tea masters Dammann Frères presented an exclusive tea tasting experience taking guests on a private sensory journey. As waiters served the selected teas including Coquelicot and Rooibos Vainille in gorgeous ceramic teapots, heavenly aromas of hibiscus, caramel, green tea and passion fruit filled the air. It wouldn’t be an authentic afternoon tea without all the traditional spreads catered and served by Casianos. Elegant serving trays brimmed with teatime treats of freshly baked pastries and dainty finger sandwiches. Then, care for something sweet? Miniature puddings of chocolate-mousse tarts, salted-caramel choux pastries, and exquisite OBW tiered cakes undeniably stole the show. On to the drinks menu, Ocean Blue World launched their own signature Bubble Bar in partnership with Home Ossy Bar delivering refreshing cocktails and a unique mixology experience.
As the event rolled on into the evening, a myriad of luxury giveaways were presented from Dammann Frères, Cypres, Tanya Moss, Casianos, Craic Yacht, and of course Ocean Blue. Adding to the trendy flair, guests let their gaze wander to the stunning Cabo Chic AMA designs by Sonia Falcone – an exclusive collection of blouses, shorts, dresses, accessories and handbags all made with 100% natural materials. When it was time for a touch up, Ocean Blue World´s Beauty Bar made for a flirty find in the home´s oversized powder room. Before departure, guests were able to take their memories home with the perfect photo opportunity at the charming green forest-like arrangement.
“For all luxury tea enthusiasts, this was the event to attend. A fusion of so many Ocean Blue signature items you must see to believe, this was yet another one-of-a-kind experience that only Ocean Blue World can do. There couldn´t have been a better place for a spot of tea than at Villa Love & Peace – it´s a home built for high-class entertaining and only the finest of occasions,” says Vanessa Fukunaga, Owner and CEO of Ocean Blue World and Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate.
Next year´s Ocean Blue World Signature Tea Party is not to be missed. Ocean Blue World would like to again thank all their sponsors: Dammann Frères, Sonia Falcone, AMA Foundation, AMA Designs, Golden Promise Table Designs, Tanya Talamante, Lola del Campo, Home Ossy Bar, Cypres, Tanya Moss, Casianos, Craic Yacht and Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate.
Villa Love & Peace is currently available for purchase and listed with Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate.
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