October 15, 2005

Weekend Plans:Tea at the Peninsula

So after another very stressing week, we decided to treat ourselves to tea at the Peninsula. And this time we chose the Peninsula because on the site it said, " variety of luxury boutiques and retailers present an informal fashion show during Fashion Friday Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Chicago," how cool is that?
So very excitedly, we booked a table and got all dressed up arriving only 30 minutes late (we got lost, the roads of Chicago are very hard to navigate and mapquest just does not work!). So we sat down and ordered a club sandwich (seen below), scones and of course, tea. We decided against the lovely 3 layer tea set because we were not very fond of pumpkin that and something else, which for the life of me I cannot remember the name of now.The food was ok. Settling down, we wondered, where was the runway for this informal fashion show? Did the website lie?? Because we don't see any fashion show anywhere. Then these two tall ladies dressed in very colorful stripey stockings (it turns out to be from Wolfords) came by handed us a catalog and explained that what they were wearing was from Wolfords and how the shirt sleeve was reversable blah blah blah. They went back somewhere and changed into other outfits (one was a skirt that rolls up into a strapless dress and rolls down to be a pencil skirt which was really cool) came out and toured the tables again. And THAT ladies and gentlemen, is apparently what they call a "informal fashion show." Suffice to say, we were quite disappointed. They should've said, "representatives from luxury boutiques and retailers will be coming in to annoy patrons every friday afternoon tea at the Peninsula Chicago."

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive been there for that, too. it really is a great disappointment. i guess the word "informal" was supposed to give it away.

I do have a quick question for you guys, though. I've read everywhere that Ugg boots are now pretty much satan incarnate, but every time I visit bloomie's or nordstrom, i see Ugg boots everywhere! at the risk of being stoned to death, i dare to ask, is it still okay to wear Uggs? Theyre so very warm and comfortable, and during a chicago winter, theres nothing better. Is the hatred for Uggs just another passing trend or are they really that much of a faux pas?

10/15/2005 11:58 PM  
Anonymous El Fashionista said...

this answer I've got to hear...pundits speak.

10/16/2005 5:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"did the website lied?"

10/16/2005 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ the other anonymous

Wear Mukluks! I´ve never worn Uggs. To me they were "satan incarnate" right from the beginning.

10/16/2005 4:56 PM  
Blogger Moca said...

It sounded like a great idea, that's too bad it wasn't all that it was cracked up to be.

10/16/2005 7:20 PM  
Blogger Zonique Zonology said...

hi! I'm so glad i bump into your blog! Its exactly what I need other than vogue or hapers bazzar... My inspiration...

I made a couple of fascinators that i posted on my blog about a month back now. If you are interested and think that its fashionable enough, pls do use the photo i posted to post on your site and comment on it. Would love to hear your honest opinion of it.

Btw, where are you based? and is it just you or a team of you? ;)

Thank you for this site~
Cheerz,
ZoN

10/16/2005 7:40 PM  
Blogger Zonique Zonology said...

Hi,

forgot to mention, if you are interested in viewing the fascinators, click on "September 2005" in the archive section~

Cheerz,
ZoN

10/16/2005 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for your help! i just bought some mukluks. :)

10/17/2005 1:26 AM  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

anonymous1: Even though UGG can no longer be termed, "fashionable", wearing them because they are very warm and comfortable (esp for a Chicago winter) is not that much of a fashion faux pas. Its practical. You would still wear your sneakers to go jogging even if Vogue says they are out, right? At the end of the day it all comes down to your personal style. If you carry it off well, then you should wear it anyway.

anonymous2: thx, I've already corrected the mistake :D

10/17/2005 2:54 AM  
Anonymous Michelangelo said...

darling Chicago is a fashion faux pas

10/17/2005 6:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"stressing"? stressful maybe?

10/17/2005 11:57 AM  
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