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I am in many Tea Groups that only cover one area so I decided to start a group that covers all of Southern California as I enjoy going to other locations & would like to try Tea Houses in all of Southern CA. Looking for women who would like to get together to try different tea houses/enjoy high tea in a variety of venues all over Southern California from the San Fernando Valley (High Tea Cottage) to the Beach (Ritz Carlton) to the Mountains (Mill Creek Manor Tea Room in Big Bear). Also may plan lunches & other events to try new restaurants for brunch, lunch & dinner. Members of this group are in all areas so we do restaurants in a variety of areas. If you enjoy going to high tea and brunches & don't mind a little bit of a drive please join us!

Upcoming events (5)

Tea at the Dicken's Festival- SELF ORDER & SELF PAY ON LINE

First Congregational Church

Tea meal/show will be served at 11:30 AM. *This tea is part of the Dicken's Festival in Riverside so there are all kinds of activities both Saturday and Sunday. To reserve go to http://dickensfest.com/order-event-tickets/ and order on line. The Queen's Tea is in a church and is a fundraiser - we should get there 30 minutes early (tea starts at 11:30 and is an hour "show" and includes people serving the tea which has the standard tea menu). They do not know the type of food but it is the standard tea sandwiches and scones. They told me the table seats 6 only however we can have 2 tables near each other if we show up ahead of time to get a seat:) This is part of the Dicken's Festival & there are many other activities to do that day and evening so you can do other activities. Check out Dickensfest.com. Please note you may dress "Victorian style" if you would like to be in the spirit of the festival! (optional) Also I cannot guarantee a vegetarian menu as they did not give me any choice of sandwiches, etc.


New tea experience! YOU ARE INVITED to celebrate the Exhibitions Acquiring Beauty & Hollywood Costumes at the Annual Royal Tea SELF PAY (BUY YOUR OWN TICKET) by going to website and click on event FIDMmuseum.org 12 noon Fashion Council Annual Royal Tea 1:30PM Presentations Kevin Jones, Curator Napoleonic Court Ensembles Joana Abijaoude, Associate Walter Plunkett’s Hollywood Legacy 2:30PM Exhibition Tours Majesty & Mystery and Hollywood Costumes Cost $85 Self Pay on line then RSVP here so we know to look for you Contact FIDM Museum Fashion Council Mima Ransom [masked] [masked] FIDM Museum Fashion Council Royal Tea

Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula Beverly Hills 310-975-2736 or 310-551-2888

The Living Room at The Peninsula Hotel


PARKING IS VALET and is $10 with validation at TEA We will enjoy the "Traditional Tea" which includes 2 scones, strawberries with cream and a pot of tea, 5 tea sandwiches (chef's choice) & 5 tea pastries with a glass of sparkling wine. Afternoon tea is an absolute luxury at the high end Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills! This is one of the best tea venues in town. A quaint little tearoom has its charms and is sometimes precisely what one needs. At other times, only a posh hotel will do. The Peninsula Beverly Hills (http://www.peninsula.com/Beverly_Hills/en/default.aspx) is a luxurious boutique hotel serving a traditional afternoon tea in The Living Room (http://www.peninsula.com/Beverly_Hills/en/default.aspx#/Beverly_Hills/en/Dining/The_Living_Room/), aptly named for its residential feel. The light and airy room, elegant but unstuffy, is a delightful setting for afternoon tea accompanied by a harpist. The gracious Peninsula staff is always there to see to your needs without ever hovering. We will have the Traditional TEA Glass of sparkling wine or sparkling cider Scones Currant and Classic with Homemade Preserves, Lemon Curd and Devonshire Cream and a Pot of your favorite Tea Followed by some of the following 5 Sandwiches (changes daily): Cucumber, Dill Egg, Dijon, Watercress Camembert, Tomatoe, Pesto House smoked salmon, Caper Curried Chicken, Almond, Raisin Sample List of Pastries: Coconut Bonbon Berry Tartlet Champagne Truffle Green Chartreuse Macaron Birthday Cake Enjoy life with a special treat to the Penninsula - a very elegant place for afternoon tea. This is the basic tea (if you want the higher priced teas please bring extra cash for "better champagne"). This "basic tea" does include a glass of sparkling wine and menu per above. Very nice venue.

Tea on the Terrace - BUY YOUR OWN TICKET (see below)

PLEASE RESERVE DIRECTLY ON LINE THEN RSVP YES IF YOU WANT TO SIT WITH OUR GROUP (WHEN YOU RESERVE ON LINE PLEASE WRITE SOUTHERN CA TEA MEETUP IN THE SPACE WHERE IT ASKS WHERE YOU WANT TO SIT) http://www.brownpapertickets.com Click on this link to get directly to event: http://www.brownpapertickets.com (http://www.brownpapertickets.com) Search afternoon tea in California OR: just type in Tea on the Terrace into where it says Find Events Be transported to another era by joining us for an afternoon Tea on the Terrace. The meal will include a full formal tea, with sandwiches, savories, and sweets. Following the tea you will be invited inside the home for a special tour with information on the history of tea and the china used by Mrs. Kimberly and Mrs. Shirk. Kimberly Crest House & Gardens is a 6-¼ acre estate in Redlands, CA featuring a Victorian Chateau and Italian Renaissance styled gardens. The house was built by Mrs. Cornelia Hill in 1897. In 1905 the home was purchased by John Alfred and Helen Cheney Kimberly who added the gardens. After the Kimberly’s death the house was inherited by their daughter, Mrs. Mary Kimberly-Shirk, who donated the house to the “people of Redlands” and founded Kimberly-Shirk Association. The estate is now owned and operated by Kimberly-Shirk Association, a 501-C3 Non-Profit organization on behalf of the people of Redlands. The interior of the house serves as a museum offering both public and private tours. The gardens are utilized for public events and rented for weddings and private events. The House Kimberly Crest, a picturesque French chateau style home built in 1897, is a well preserved example of the Victorian Era in California. The home was designed by the firm Dennis and Farwell and inspired by a French castle the original owner, Mrs. Cornelia Hill visited on a trip to Europe. At 7,000 square feet the building qualifies as a petite chateau. The first floor consists of ten rooms, which include: a powder room, half bath, library, parlor, main hall, dining room, flower porch, butlers pantry, kitchen, and laundry room. These rooms were used for greeting guests and entertaining. The second floor was the personal living area for the family and includes a mezzanine with two bedrooms on each side connected by Jack and Jill bathrooms as well as a conservatory. The third floor has an additional bedroom and a billiard room as well as a screened sleeping porch that would have been used in the hot summer months. The other half of the top floor was sectioned off as servant’s quarters and includes a bathroom for their use. This floor is now used for offices and storage and is not part of public tours. The house also has an attic and basement, which are not included on the public tour. The Kimberly Crest Carriage House was built for the family’s horses and carriages and had a small apartment on the top floor for the caretaker. It now serves as a gift shop and museum. In 1897 the cost to construct the home was $10,000. The Garden The first 3 ½ acres were purchased for $3,000 by Mrs. Cornelia Hill. She choose the site at the top of the hill for her new home, and had the grounds completed by horticulturalist Franz P. Hosp. The original grounds included a small orange grove to the north and a fountain directly in front of the house. The fountain, “Venus Rising from the Sea”, became a gathering place for family photographs and captivated the Victorian spirit. When John Alfred and Helen Cheney Kimberly purchased the estate in 1905 they began adding the Italian Renaissance Gardens with their son-in-law G. Edwin Bergstrom, a landscape architect. The new gardens were completed in 1909 and the highlights included a Grand Terrace with its wisteria arbor and Venus fountain, the West Lawn with a magnolia tree over 80 feet high, the Upper and Lower Ponds with lily pads and fish. After Mr. Kimberly passed away the Kimberly’s daughter Mary Kimberly Shirk had a rose garden built to ease his wife’s grief and named it “Grandmother’s Rose Garden”. This garden features a rose lined path from the pergola, a heart-shaped boxwood filled with roses and the “Shy Girl” statue. During the Kimberly’s ownership additional land was purchased to total the 6 ¼ acres that remain today. Notice for Tea on the Terrace:We are excited to have you attend Tea on the Terrace at Kimberly Crest. EVENT INFORMATION: The gates will open for registration/will-call at 2 pm (we are unable to accommodate earlier arrival). Between 2-3 pm you are welcome to stroll the grounds and visit the museum and gift shop. The tea will start at 3 pm. DIRECTIONS & PARKING INFORMATION Kimberly Crest is located at 1325 Prospect Drive in Redlands. Primary parking is on Highland Ave. There will be an attendant to direct you and there will be a shuttle to bring you from Highland Ave to check-in. Traveling east on I 10, take the Ford Street exit and turn right onto Ford Street. Turn right onto Redlands Blvd. and then left onto Highland Avenue. Go past the first stop sign (Cajon St.). Prospect Drive is the first driveway on the left. Traveling west on I 10, take the Redlands Blvd./Ford St. exit. The exit ramp will turn into Redlands Blvd. Turn left onto Highland Avenue. Go past the first stop sign (Cajon St.). Prospect Drive is the first driveway on the left. ****Please do not follow your navigation if it takes you to Fountain. You must turn onto Prospect Dr from Highland Ave. Please contact [masked] with any questions.

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**High Tea at the Mission Inn (951) 784-0300**

The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa


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