Saturday, February 24, 2007

"one, two, tea"

I've gotten in the habit of naturally waking up around 6:30 in the morning for school, and unfortunately did so this Saturday morning, although I didn't have much of a choice as I had to get to Hollywood and Highland to work at the Academy Awards. I recently got hired at Special Events which staffs catering events for big corps like Nestle and chefs like Wolfgang Puck. It's a really neat job and a heck of a lot of work! All the running, lifting, smiling and busing is madness. Today we served lunch for about 1,000 really hungry production crew members. It was a lot of fun; the events are exciting but the people I work with make it all the more enjoyable. Now I'm mentally and physically exhausted, and I have to rest up for tomorrow where I'll be serving for stars at the Oscars!

What made my day--one of my best friends, Catherine threw a tea party at Frills Vintage Tea Parlour in Downtown Monrovia. The ambiance had an old-fashioned feel that made being there surreal even though the service was run by teenagers who were smiley and very helpful. We had an assorted array of tea--roseberry, chocolate, vanilla chai, passion fruit and mango, and chocolate chip scones, fruit and yogurt, and cute little tea sandwiches. To get the full tea-party experience I challenged the party go-ers to sit with perfect posture, drink with their pinkies pointed out and talk only with a British accent. We all failed.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh shnap! Haha my mom would take us there when we were little. The cranberry walnut scones are the best. And you definitely can't go wrong with Rooty Tooty tea! Hahaha it was a kids tea that was very fruity. mMm good stuff. Have fun working the Oscars.

Mermade said...

I love Frills! I'm a big "tea time" fan. :-) Though, like you, I could never pull off a British accent. That's so cool that you got to work at the Oscars! Lucky!