This Spring has been happily eventful with a flurry of activity- and not just in the garden!
In April, I partnered with renowned Holly Hill Inn chef, Quita Michel to host my 2nd annual Hat Tea event at Fasig-Tipton here in Lexington.
This special event was the launching point for my Savannah Spring Hat collection as well my new artisan tea collection, featuring five hand-blended, loose leaf teas.
At the Hat Tea, guests were treated to a shopping experience where they were encouraged to have fun experimenting with all of the elegant and spirited hats in my new collection!
With so many upcoming Spring events on the calendar, it was a great joy to help ladies find their own personal best look.
We had a tea-tasting station where guests could sample all the hand-blended teas in my new collection. As a native Kentuckian, I’m proud to have partnered with the world-famous Elmwood Inn, located right here in Kentucky, to create this delicious line of artisan teas.
We are all treated to a classic afternoon tea menu, designed, created and thoughtfully presented by Quita Michel and it did not disappoint!
Pimm’s Cups and Peach Bellini’s were available and the mixologists at Fasig-Tipton also created a wonderful mocktail with my Belle’s Butterfly Fascinator tea, lemonade and honey- delicious and so refreshing!
If you think an afternoon tea is not a substantial source of sustenance…think again!
As a certified Afternoon Tea Etiquette trainer, it was my pleasure to present a talk on Tea Etiquette for my guests.
I talked about tea fashion, host gifts and included a presentation with model, Katherine Barr on how to best pair a hat with an outfit that has a print, which is sometimes a challenging endeavor!
During Tea Service models weaved their way through the elegantly appointed dining tables, showcasing different hats to inspire ideas and fashion possibilities for everyone…
Michaela and the entire Holly Hill Inn / Fasig-Tipton staff exceeded expectations, bringing this already elevated experience to the next level with their service and attention to detail.
It was a successful and absolutely splendid afternoon.
I want to thank everyone who joined me for this beautiful day of elegant hats and gorgeous teas and, still much needed, in-person connection.
It was a joy and I plan to continue this annual Hat Tea tradition every April!
In the meantime… wear your hats with confidence and enjoy a meaningful break from stress with a daily cup of tea in the afternoon!
Lots of love,
*** If you know of a business in your town that would be a great partner for a Polly Singer Hat Tea event, please reach out to me! I’d love to explore the idea!