Cape Town – Beauty Bubbly & Baking
A full day of beauty, bubbly & baking… now what more could a girl want? Add to that a beautiful winelands setting, and you most certainly have the perfect way to spend a Saturday.
For this year’s annual Beauty Bubbling & Baking event we were hosted by Laborie on their beautiful wine farm in Paarl. The weather played along beautifully, allowing us to settle on their Taste terrace which overlooks the vineyards and has an amazing view of Paarl Rock.
Big sharing style tables ensured for good conversation as our ladies tucked into a decadent high tea served with Laborie’s range of elegant MCCs, and presented in the most gorgeous ceramics by Janet Lightbody Ceramics.
Think crustless mini quiches, savoury pancakes & risotto balls alongside a selection of tempting chocolate, vanilla & carrot cupcakes to satisfy those sweet cravings.
The talented team from the Birdcage Tea Bar in Stellenbosch kicked off the day’s events with a cake baking and decorating demonstration using NoMu’s convenient baking kits as their base. They showed how a little bit of imagination (and the help of Miele’s gorgeous kitchen appliances) can transform a humble cake into a masterpiece in no time.
Dr Nox Makunga, the charismatic & passionate flower lover behind Phenology Flora, also showed our guests how they can use flowers to decorate their cakes and other baked goods. She carefully explained the difference between edible flowers and the not-so-edible varieties, ensuring that our guests could safely add a bit of floral flare to their creations back at home.
Next up was a MCC & truffle pairing where guests got to sample all 3 of Laborie MCCs, each carefully paired with a chocolate truffle designed to enhance the flavour of the bubbly.
The Laborie MCC Blanc de Blancs 2010 was paired with milk chocolate rolled in roasted almonds, the Laborie MCC Brut 2011 was paired with dark chocolate and caramel shards, and the Laborie MCC Brut Rose 2011 was paired with milk chocolate and strawberry. The result? A perfect marriage of two worlds…
Janet Lightbody took us through her creative process, and explained the passion and love behind every one of her ceramic pieces. Then the ladies from Dermalogica shared some very valuable skin care tips and tricks, followed by a makeup demonstration which showed how to perfectly frame your face & flaunt your best features.
Our ladies left with packed goodie bags and big smiles, and we’re already looking forward to doing it all again next year.
We have to say a big thank you to all our sponsors: To Laborie for hosting us, for keeping the bubbly flowing and for also putting together some incredible wine & bubbly specials for our guests. To the ladies from the Birdcage Tea Bar as well as Nox from Phenology Flora for sharing their top tips with us. To NoMu, Miele, and Dermalogica for sharing their amazing products with us. And to Janet Lightbody for inspiring us with her beautiful ceramics.
Last but certainly not least we’d also like to thank Johmeri Photography for all the amazing photos of the day. To see them all, do hop on over to our Come Wine With Us Facebook Page.
Dermalogica – http://www.dermalogica.co.za/
Phenology Flowers – http://www.phenology.co.za/
NoMu – http://www.nomu.co.za/
Janet Lightbody Ceramics – http://janetlightbody.com/
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/comewinewithus
Johmeri Photography – http://www.jomeriphoto.blogspot.co.za/
This venue now offers the opportunity to marvel at the incredible view of Paarl Rock while enjoying a selection of mouth-watering tapas and charcuterie platters, paired with Laborie’s award-winning wines at cellar door prices. This backdrop also allows one to enjoy an interesting selection of wine and food pairing, from olives and charcuterie to macarons and chocolate. This relaxed dining offering is totally suited to the kids too, with a unique grape juice and sweetie pairing as well as the most picturesque jungle gym in Paarl.
Read more about Laborie on : http://laboriewines.co.za
When Dermalogica meets skin, skin health is redefined. Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. Why? Because for over 25 years, we’ve been dedicated to delivering skin health results through education, innovation, and professional recommendation,
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