2012 – niQi’s Cuppa Inspires

niQis-Le-Creuset-Cuppa-350x26211 October 2012 – There is such a wonderful life-affirming energy that comes about when one’s passions marry with a cause that is close to the heart. Last weekend, niQi Living Luxe co-ordinated a high tea as part of the Host A Cuppa campaign; a nationwide drive by Le Creuset and CANSA to raise awareness and funding for cancer support.

Each of the guests contributed a donation to benefit CANSA and their work, and the phenomenal generosity of these ladies helped raise  R10 000!

niQi put together a tableau that represented her theme for the afternoon; Surrounded By Inspiration. Instead of a traditional centrepiece, niQi envisioned something more conversational. Working with Pollen Living Art, she conceptualised a floral arrangement that symbolised a bridge; the concept being that one could cross a bridge to overcome whatever challenges might be placed in ones path. Inspirational messages and quotes hung from the flowers, offering food for thought and encouraging guests to consider their own inspirations and aspirations.

The afternoon’s palette was based on pink (an homage to the CANSA and Le Creuset campaign colours) with accents of beautiful coffee tones and soft greens to complement the flowers and tales runners. The guests were asked to dress in light summery colours where they could.

The tea-time menu featured traditional High Tea fare, with a cheese board and a very special  french posh-nosh; calissons, as special highlights.

Tea, however, was still the main attraction and for favours, each guest took home a box with gourmet tea packs and a teapot-shaped sugar cookie sporting a pink ribbon to remind them of the cause they supported. Read more…

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