Guests gathered for a champagne reception celebrating the “Art of Entertaining with Tea” with New York City society hostess Tracy Stern at Christofle in Bal Harbour. Christofle is the international luxury French brand known for its exquisite craftsmanship in the art of silver for over two centuries with locations in more than 70 countries. Guests enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres, champagne and Tea & Co. tea-infused cocktails.
Tracy Stern, Master blender of tea and author of two books on the art of entertaining, Tea Party & Tea for You, showed us how to throw a tea party. Tracy Stern Tea & Co. is a bespoke, organic tea collection that infuses unique flavors with designer notes especially tailored to provide an opulent experience with the finest quality ingredients. Tracy has created some extraordinary teas. Some of the iced teas include No. 1 Royal Poinciana with bright red flowers, No. 4 Via Vizcaya with yummy mango flavor and No. 5 Sunset with bright pineapple flavor. The iced teas all have wonderful stories and cocktail recipes. We had the No. 6 Worth with its cranberry flavor and champagne served with mint and lemon for a cool refreshing cocktail. As a luxury trend-setter and interior designer Tracy has thought of everything including the boxes shaped like old fashioned tea boxes. The ionic style from Christofle combined well with Tracy’s vision of lovely afternoon tea.
Photos by: Maria Fernanda Monsalvo