It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    The temperature is dipping.  The days are getting shorter and it's really beginning to look a lot like Christmas! All over Vancouver Christmas trees and decorations are up and many homes have already begun to decorate for the holidays.  This time of the year is usually very busy for everyone.  The invitations have started to come in and I have been busy attending parties and soirees with my colleagues, my blogger friends and family alike.  


    What a lovely surprise! A Tiffany cake for desert.

    This week I was invited to attend Tiffany's Christmas luncheon hosted by Anthony Ledru, Senior Vice President  and Wendy Eagan, Group Vice President of Tiffany & Co. The luncheon was held high above the city of Vancouver in a lovely 7.6 million penthouse apartment at the Private Residences at Hotel Georgia.  What a terrific idea for a party!  The view was spectacular!  Everything was prepared in traditional Tiffany style from the table settings to the napkins in the bathroom.  We enjoyed a lovely lunch prepared by Hawksworth which started with a Butternut Squash Soup and a Maple Hills Chicken.  The dessert was a lovely replica of the famous Tiffany blue box.  A yummy cake in blue icing aptly named Blue Box Petits Fours.  Many select pieces of Tiffany jewels from The Gatsby Collection and The Atlas Collection were on display.  After lunch I headed over to the Tiffany store to select a few pieces to add to my Christmas Shopping List which will be posted soon.  


    A lovely lunch prepared by Hawksworth. Maple Hills Chicken with Crispy Rice, Kumquat, Chill Tomato.


    With Wendy Eagan, Group Vice President Tiffany & Co Canada and Anthony Ledru, Senior Vice President, Tiffany & Co North America

    Then it was a quick dash back to Bel Cafe at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia to enjoy some yummy Christmas goodies.  The Bel Cafe Macaron Tower is made up of pieces of Macarons sitting on white chocolate discs.  Bel Cafe prepared a sampling tray and I was able to enjoy not only the Macarons but also the yummiest crumbliest Spiced Shortbread as well as some Linzer cookies.  All this accompanied by some fragrant tea by TWG (The Wellness Group).  I tried the Christmas Lights Tea with an aroma of nuts and marzipan.  Very appropriate for Christmas.  Bel Cafe carries a selection of TWG teas.  I love afternoon tea and look forward to trying out other TWG teas in the near future.  You can check out their website at http://www.belcafe.com/holiday-orders/