Have you visited Crabtree & Evelyn's first pop-up cafe at Paragon Shopping Centre Atrium?
Having afternoon tea with scones or cookies in an English tearoom overlooking lush greenery may seem like an impossible dream on this sunny island, but Crabtree & Evelyn brought that dream to life right in the heart of town.
Yes, from now till 3 Sep (tomorrow's the last day!), you can enjoy afternoon tea in a quintessentially English inspired garden any time from 10am to 10pm.
Think manicured lawns, box hedges and a royal garden swing where you can swing your troubles away as you sip on Crabtree & Evelyn's fine selection of tea blends and nibble on some scones or cookie -- the perfect haven for pure relaxation and indulgence.
I had the pleasure of attending the media preview of Crabtree & Evelyn's pop-up cafe last week and the beautiful set up was such a lovely sight to behold. Despite being in a shopping mall, I was instantly transported to an English tearoom set against the backdrop of a stunning garden. It was as if time stood still in this sanctuary as the outside world rushed by.
Guests were also treated to a watercolour painting session, where we could each paint a tea cup design of our choice.
The last time I held a paintbrush was eons ago and while it took me some time to get the hang of it, I found it very enjoyable and even somewhat therapeutic.
I was away for a period of time and have been terribly busy since I returned to Singapore. Fortunately, this event also gave me an opportunity to catch up with Karen before we take off once again.
Before long, it was time to put down our paintbrushes and indulge in Crabtree & Evelyn's Fine Food Collection. All of us were handsomely rewarded with scones, cookies and fine English tea. Oh, please pardon my amateurish painting in the background.
At $10 per set, you too can enjoy biscuits with tea or preserve served with a scone and tea at this gorgeous English garden cafe.
Getting away from the maddening Orchard Road crowd for a moment of peace and serenity is now made possible at Crabtree & Evelyn's pop-up cafe. It closes its doors to the public tomorrow (3rd September), so go on, head on down for some pampering today!
Crabtree & Evelyn Pop-up Cafe
Paragon Shopping Centre Atrium Level 1
290 Orchard Road
10am - 10pm (28 Aug - 3 Sep)