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Sunday, December 15, 2013

What I Wore to OpportuniTEAS with Kate Linder & Friends

Recently while in the city (Toronto) I attended OpportuniTEAS with Kate Linder & Friends in support of the March of Dimes, held at The Fairmont Hotel. Proceeds from this event go to Conductive Education a program of March of Dimes Canada.

The weather was turning a little cooler on this day so layering was essential. I wore my Dolce and Gabbana black pant which is a staple in my wardrobe. I paired the pants with my white Burberry T and my Hermes scarf from a couple of seasons ago. I accessorized with my Hermes orange enamel bracelet, Christian Bernard watch, Hermes leather belt and a black glass bead  stretch bracelet I purchased from InPink  when I won a giveaway hosted by Ava Grace's Closet this past year. The final layer before my winter coat was a black jacket by Elie Tahari.
Almost inside ...

Tickets for the event ....

Kate Linder (top left) host brought along 3 of her cast-mates from Young & the Restless to help. Jess Walton (top right); Christian LeBlance (bottom left) and Marco Dapper (bottom right).

The Co-host was Toronto's own Leslie Roberts - who is the Anchor of The News Hour and Co-host of The Morning Show, Global Toronto.

Artists to the stars - Patti Denny & George Guzman (sitting at the right) were on hand to treat lucky auction bidder to a celebrity make-over. 

Our host Kate and friends sat on stage and answered questions from the audience. It was interesting listening to how passionate the viewers of The Young and the Restless are - as they asked about the various stories lines on this day time soap that celebrates 25 years. 

The tablesetting for attendees was done in white... with a white rose petal table table cloth.

We were able to choose from a selection of fine Fairmont teas....

A surprise .... as this young lady spoke I realized she was the daughter a new friend I had meant earlier in the year when I completed my Angel Practitioner training with Charles Virtue (son of Doreen Virtue). Ashleigh is a brilliant soul and her question was to Marco - if he was single. Since he was - she made a good case since she too is single that they should meet up.
The tray of sweets consisted of fruit cake, cream filled swans, Victorian cream cake, and orange chocolate Madelines.

Though the event started at 2 pm... the sandwiches by the time we sat down at 2:05 pm .. had been devoured by the other attendees at our table - so I have no photo - but I understand it was a selection of Tomato cucumber, ham and onion confit, tuna scallion, smoked turkey and cranberry, egg and watercress.

Warm English honey crumpets and homemade plain and cranberry scones with thick Devonshire cream and strawberry jam.

Ashleigh was the successful bidder on a dress worn by the character Phyllis on Y&R and had the opportunity to have her photo taken with Marco.

Kate's bracelet was stunning!!!

Thank you for stopping by for tea today ...

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  1. Dearest Celia,
    Wow, you went to a sparkling event of OpportuniTeas! And you yourself were dressed to a T, lovely outfit and accessories.
    Ashleigh was brave for asking her question...
    Hope the event yielded enough for the March of Dimes charity.
    Hugs to you,

  2. Thank you for taking all the wonderful pictures (with details!) - I feel as if we were there with you!! You looked fabulous!!!

  3. You looked marvelous, dalink! How fun to be able to attend that for a good cause. Love your shoes (boots?).

  4. Celia what a fantastic event! You look so great!

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  5. Celia -- you should be one of the stars of the show -- looking fabulous. What a fun event and for such a good cause. I do like the March of Dimes and all it does.

  6. What a great event, Celia! Love your classic look. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

  7. Sounds like a fun event! The tray of sweets looks absolutely mouth watering.

  8. What a fun event you attended, Celia! Living in a big city affords one all kinds of outings like this one, I'm sure. The tray of sweets looks delicious and the tea things are very pretty. I'm happy you got to go to such an exciting event and thank you for sharing this with us. Wishing you and those you love a wonderful and joyous holiday.

    Christmas blessings,

  9. What a marvelous tea! How special! And you looked wonderful too! So glad you got to go to that, and thrilled you shred with us and linked to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  10. Hi Celia,
    whow, that was a glamour event. What a OpportuniTea! I love your dress and I love for sure the wonderful table setting and treats. That so nice you shared it here. Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  11. You look so chic Celia. This looks like it was a great event. Thanks for sharing with us.

  12. How wonderful to be able to attend this special tea! Your dressed so beautifully for the tea party. I love all the tea treats. Have a very Merry Christmas!

  13. Celia it looks like you had a brilliant time. You looked wonderful in your suit. It's lovely to have a good staple for occasions and your suit fits the bill perfectly. (I do like that woman's bracelets...very pretty)

  14. Lovely you! Perfect outfit for the occasion. Impressive credentials, these pieces, and you look as classic as your choices. Looks like delicious fun, and for a good cause.

  15. A marvelous Tea and wonderful benefit and along side a few familure faces to me. I have watched Y&R since the day it first aired. You looked very pretty as well~

  16. Looking gorgeous! Love what you chose to wear and the event looks fab!

  17. My dear you look fabulous and amazing!!!!!
    Sounds it was such a delicious time that you featured so well with details. Thank you for that.

    Also thank you so much for linking on the Linky.

    Love and blessings

  18. You look beautiful, mon ami!! I love all of your Hermes, truly classics! And a wonderful event for a good cause. Thank you for sharing! xoxo, B

  19. Love, love, love your outfit! Looks like a wonderful event.


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