This blog is a journey that encapsulates a number of my life’s loves….drawing, baking, family and friends and teacups! Over the years I have collected, some would say, a ridiculous amount of china, silver, linen and lace. Each piece is cherished with a story just begging to be told.
When I started this project I was amazed at the generosity of family and friends who threw open their secret family recipe files and donated their favourite afternoon tea treats. As with my beloved objects, every recipe comes dripping in history.
Each week I will share with you a new illustration, a new recipe, a new tale. I hope you enjoy my musings as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
The Art of Afternoon Tea has been featured in publications including delicious. Magazine, Home Beautiful Magazine, Madison Magazine, Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine, SHOP Til You Drop Magazine, Bride to Be Magazine, WHITE Magazine, Wedding Celebration Magazine, Complete Weddings Melbourne Magazine as well as the online sites and blogs listed under the Blog Love section on the side bar.
A little about me…
I studied at Fashion Design at East Sydney Technical College, Sydney, graduating in 2002. I have worked in the Fashion Industry for the past ten years as a Senior Designer at labels Ted Baker in London, Collette Dinnigan and Little Joe Woman in Sydney as well as being the director of my own label Alexandra Nea.
The love of painting and illustrating has been with me from a very young age however it has been only in the past few years that I have begun to reconnect with my favourite pastime. The Art of Afternoon Tea is my way of sharing my illustrating world with you, dear reader.