Friday, July 13, 2012


We've announced the exciting news
about the pop-up event at ROYAL/T
before they close their doors at the end of July. 
We've described their afternoon tea menu
to get an idea of what will be served at the event.
Now let's talk about the workshop portion of the event.
has been updated to be sure you have
current, useful and best options.
We will go over all the details
that give tea parties their unique ability to slow us down
and enjoy the moment while sipping tea
and communicating face to face in this time-honored ceremony.
Over the years of exploring teas,
sampling afternoon tea fare at multiple tea rooms
as well as using these experiences
to tweak, flip and design my own tea parties. 
Loving every aspect of the planning stage,
making sure no detail is overlooked
so my guests will have a magical, memorable tea party.
Instead of being overwhelmed by all the information shared,
you will find yourself opening up to possibilities
you never knew were available.
I will show you how planning your tea event
is as much fun as the actual tea party.
Each workshop allows for the participants to ask questions
so even though we make sure all the agenda items are covered
we may spend a little extra time
on specific areas of particular interest.
As a result, each workshop is a little different.
Examples of the many aspects to consider when planning
will be shown and you will receive
various handouts including an agenda, recipes, and tips
... and a few little surprises you will enjoy.
Check out what other attendees have said about the workshop at:
Parties are fun but tea parties, you will find,
are something special
because of the details that go into planning one.
Details make all the difference!
So join our next
Workshop Event
July 21, 2012 from 10 - noon
at ROYAL/T in Culver City.
Limited spaces are available so sign up before it's too late
See previous posts for event's menu and details.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

MENU for July 21st 'Ultimate' Tea Party Workshop Event

ROYAL/T has a French-Japanese influenced menu,
with over twenty tea choices and Afternoon Tea. 
I have sampled their afternoon tea
and it is a step up from the basic
cucumber and egg salad sandwich choices. 

Instead, I was served an avocado tower
topped with tuna tartare
open face sandwich on grilled bread
and sprinkled with wasabi micro greens.  
Two variations of their grilled vegetable panini,
which alternated portobello mushrooms, eggplant,
zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers
and mozzarella with a basil pesto dressing
and fresh arugula. 
The fourth selection was
smoked salmon and herb butter. 
Hardly boring and very tasty.

Their cranberry scone was flavorful and moist,
studded generously with cranberries
and served with a fruit-flavored cream. 
It was one of the best scones I've ever tasted.

The dessert was not the usual cookies or slice of cake. 
Instead you are treated to a trio of
creamy, rich cheesecake,
decadent, super moist, chocolaty brownie,
and a perfectly cooked vanilla bean flan
amidst fresh, plump raspberries, blueberries,
blackberries and strawberries, oh, my. 

The tea list here offers classic and modern choices --
all loose leaf ... real tea (not tea bags)
and brewed perfectly in your own little pot. 
Include with Afternoon Tea is 
their signature ROYAL/T Milk Tea,
a unique combination of black tea with rose petals,
pieces of fruit and vanilla brewed in soy milk. 
The perfect complement to the meal.

Their 3 tier serving tray holds a delectable and
original afternoon tea
that will leave your taste buds dazzled
and make you feel like royalty. 
I doubt you will every experience afternoon tea
like this anywhere else.

So join us at 
The 'ULTIMATE' TEA PARTY Workshop Event
before they close their doors at the end of the month.

It takes place on Saturday, July 21st
from 10 to noon. 
Savour the cuisine
while learning how to create your own
one-of-a-kind tea party. 

Space is limited to make sure you
reserve your spot at:
For additional details, see the previous post for links.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


We invite you to join us for a special pop-up event to take place on Saturday, July 21st at the ROYAL-T in Culver City.

ROYAL-T is an unique concept combining an art gallery, gift shop, cafe and event space.  Over the past several years they have hosted many events and developed a following for their gourmet cafe fare. Unfortunately, the doors will be closing to this special place in August.

PAPER ARCHITECT and ROYAL-T have joined together
for one time only before they close their doors to co-host

You will be served ROYAL-T's afternoon tea meal with a pot of their special blend tea while learning about all the many aspects that go into planning a magical, memorable tea party your guests will always remember.

It will be a fun-filled two hour tea party with delicious gourmet food and tea and lots of information to inspire you to host your own fabulous tea party. 

Details are as follows: 

DATE:  Saturday, July 21, 2012
TIME:  10am to noon

COST:  $50 for both afternoon tea and tea party workshop

8910 Washington Blvd. 
Culver City, CA  90232

RSVP through:
Space is limited and filling quickly.

PARKING:  limited parking is available in their lot located behind the space on Lindblade...
look for the Crown on the sign
or park at the large MetroLink parking lot
at the corner of National Blvd. and Washington Blvd.
just up the street from ROYAL-T
or metered street parking

METROLINK:  there is a MetroLink Blue Line stop at
National Blvd. and Washington Blvd.
if you prefer to take public transportation.

To learn more about PAPER ARCHITECT, go to: