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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Launch Party for Afternoon Tea at The Sunflower Cafe

What an amazing afternoon we had to celebrate the launch of Milly Johnson's new book, 'Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe'
As members of #Teammilly we were invited by Simon & Schuster to join Milly for an exclusive and intimate Champagne Afternoon Tea at the prestigious 5 star Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.

I arrived just before 2pm to see Milly with a couple of other guests and after hugging us hello she very kindly signed our books for us and we just chatted as we waited for everybody else to arrive.
We were soon brought into the Park room which was beautifully decorated and had a wall which was completely made up of large windows giving the room a lovely bright feel. Despite the weather being quite overcast the room was generously decorated with Sunflowers to complement the theme of the book perfectly and to bring the sunshine inside.
Cheers from the Team Milly ladies

The waiting staff sat us down and brought us our champagne which was followed by a refreshing amuse bouche of mango, papaya and orange. Then the three tiered cake stands were brought in which included delicious assorted finger sandwiches, the prawn ones were my favourite, and the top layer was adorned with delightful dainty fancy cakes, we were also offered a wide selection of exotic teas to choose from too.

The plates of sandwiches and cakes were replenished regularly and the teas topped up and everybody was already full up at this point but then they brought out the warm scones with clotted cream and a selection of jams. We were then offered a choice of delicious cakes from the main table in the centre of the room but no one could manage a piece although some of the ladies had some to go for the journey home.

Emma from Simon & Schuster gathered us together for a group photo and then Milly posed for individual photo's with each of us, saying that she felt like Gwyneth Paltrow.
About half way through the afternoon we heard a few shrieks and could see some shocked faces looking at the windows, when we turned to look we could see literally hundreds of naked cyclists riding past the window, this caused much hilarity with all the diners and staff laughing and taking pics.

As we were leaving Milly gave us a hug goodbye, she's such a lovely down to earth lady with a massive heart, she gave us all a lovely goody bag with a pen, post it pad and a lovely Callula Glass keepsake gift with the words 'Team Milly on it.

I had a wonderful time, it was lovely to meet all of the gorgeous Team Milly ladies that were able to make it as they were great company and we had a really good laugh. I would like to say a huge thank you to Simon & Schuster and Milly for their generosity, I can't wait to see what's next for #Teammilly.

Click here for my review of Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe

Thanks again Milly, hope to see you again soon
Book Angel

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