The festive season is here and we’re making plans with friends and family. Time is a gift and we cherish every moment. We love the idea of getting together for a couple of hours over the holiday season. Holts Cafe has announced a partnership with Jo Malone London to bring a beautiful Afternoon Tea experience.

Jo Malone is a highly recognized name in the land of fragrances. Yes, she was an actual person and was considered a leading edge creator that  went against society’s expectations. She created scents that were direct but unexpected.  I remember Oprah’s love for Jo Malone that began this buzz. All of the sudden it seemed like everyone had a favourite from the line.  My first Jo Malone fragrance was Orange Blossom. I had vivid memories of the scent in the air on a trip to Italy. The scent of the spring blossoms still bring me back that place on a hill surrounded by blossoming orange trees. Today, Jo Malone London is owned by Estee Lauder.

When I learned about the new Afternoon Tea experience I was quick to find space in the calendar to go with a friend. A perfect way to catch up before he heads overseas to be with his family for the holidays.

A three-tiered presentation came with sweet and savoury delights — elegant sandwiches including smoked salmon, roasted turkey, and truffle egg. Afternoon Tea favourite scones include the classic as well as a dark chocolate with cranberry. A treat-filled tray of fabulous desserts include a Tonka Bean Panna Cotta with Caramelized Pear Compote topped with a Gingerbread cookie, Orange Cheesecake vanilla tartlet with marmalade, agen prune. There’s also a festive holiday cardamon spiced cupcake with a hint of mint in the icing.  A perfect finish were three beautifully created chocolate bon bons. Each of the delightful morsels were inspired by Jo Malone London’s Holiday fragrances (Ginger Biscuit, Orange Bitters, and Pine & Eucalyptus).

Tea Selection:

The Afternoon Tea service included a tea of your choice from a selection of fine teas by Sloane Tea Company. Holts blend is on the list. The rich smooth tea is made exclusively for the luxury destination. We also spotted their popular Heavenly Cream blend. There were green teas as well as herbal offerings on the list. Marrakesh Mint is another personal favourite!

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Cocktails are also offered during the special tea service including the popular Kir Royale. Pretty sure they can also satisfy all the requests for Espresso Martinis too!

Visit Jo Malone London…

To finish off your afternoon, Afternoon Tea diners are invited to visit the Jo Malone London boutique in-store for a complementary fragrance discovery experience. Here you can learn how to blend Jo Malone London fragrances to create your own personal scent.

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The Holts Cafe x Jo Malone London Afternoon Tea is $65 per person. Reservation is a must…and do so asap! It will book out fast. Available at Holts Cafe at Toronto Bloor Street as well as Vancouver location. Here is the link: Holts Cafe x Jo Malone London Afternoon Tea

Looking for more things to do this holiday season? Check out our City Girl’s Guide to Peace, Love and Joy!