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Angel Adoree



If ever there was a vintage-clad, firey redhead that knew how to bring all the glam of the golden years to life, it's Angel Strawbridge. Angel has written down her well-honed insight for all things 'tea party' so that everyone can share the magic of this timeless era anywhere and for any occasion.

Angel's eye for beautiful things began at the age of thirteen, when she started acquiring fur jackets, jewelled bags and glamorous hats from the vintage eras. A market stall followed and when the stall couldn't cope anymore, Angel moved to a big converted school house in Bethnal Green. It was here in 2001 that she launched The Vintage Experience, where Angel offered advice, styling and hand-picked vintage delights for her clients - as well as providing them with delicious cakes! The Vintage Experience lasted for seven years. When this could grow no more, the Vintage Patisserie brand was born.

Angel appeared on BBC Two's Dragon's Den in 2010 and instantly became the face to remember when she was offered a £100k investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis for developing her website and business, The Vintage Patisserie (http://www.vintagepatisserie.co.uk).

In the same year, Angel met and fell in love with ex-Army colonel, engineer, inventor and author, Dick Strawbridge. Life moved quickly! They are now married and have two children, Arthur and Dorothy. The Strawbridges have embarked on the renovation project of a lifetime in rural France, bringing the fairytale 19th-century Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson back to life. Together they make quite a team and their adventures in craft, vintage weddings, engineering and all things DIY can be seen in the popular Channel 4 series Escape to the Chateau.

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Mitchell Beazley

The Vintage Tea Party Book

Angel Adoree
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Angel Adoree

AS SEEN ON CHANNEL 4'S HIT TV SERIES ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU 'The Vintage Tea Party helps you plan not only stunning recipes for all sorts of delicious treats but also gives you countless styling tips for the perfect occasion.' - Glamour (SA)'Bring out the bone china for this book from vintage guru Angel Adoree...' - the IndependentAngel Strawbridge cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party!The Vintage Patisserie is a haven of all things glamour, vintage and retro. Run by Angel Adoree, the outstanding character you may have seen on Dragon's Den or Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, the Vintage Patisserie is a vintage hosting company, originally founded in East London where it spent years wowing its clientele with unforgettable tea parties from a bygone era. In 2015, the company (and Angel) relocated to the beautiful Chateau-de-la-Motte Husson in France, and now offers fairytale vintage weddings, among other unique celebrations. For that reason, there's nowhere better to get simple, elegant advice for hosting your very own Vintage Tea Party at home than from Angel and The Vintage Tea Party Book.As well as providing sumptuous elegant recipes to cover every time of the day, Angel's The Vintage Tea Party Book covers the full breadth of those little touches that make the perfect vintage party: Invitations, attire, decorations, props and more. The book is broken into: BRUNCH What do you mean, morning is no time for a party?! High Breakfast is the height of civilization and, here, I share my most refined brunch dishes, for a morning tea party fit for a Queen. Don your headscarf and on with the preparations!AFTERNOON Is your pinkie finger raised at the ready? There's nothing more British than Afternoon Tea. This chapter is a treasure trove of tea-time delights, from classics to decadent treats, and I show how to make a Union Flag for the ultimate traditional tea party.EVENING The evening tea party is all about glamour, giggles and good friends. On these pages, I share my most impressive recipes, for maximum impact on the eye and taste buds, to give the special people in your life the treat they deserve.STYLE You've organized the perfect vintage do, now it's time for the perfect vintage hairdo, and the perfect vintage dress, and for getting your make-up - and your man - looking just stunning. You'll be the most glamorous hostess in town!

Mitchell Beazley

The Vintage Sweets Book

Angel Adoree
Authors:
Angel Adoree
Mitchell Beazley

The Vintage Tea Party Year

Angel Adoree
Authors:
Angel Adoree

''Elegant images and illustrations adorn the pages of Angel Adoree's delightful book, which is brimming with style and recipe ideas'' -The Times"Party like its 1949" - Irish IndependentAngel Adoree cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party year!Angel is the founder of The Vintage Patisserie, a popular vintage hosting company offering bespoke tea parties from a bygone era, delivering everything from music, makeovers and - of course - a customised menu of tea party treats that elevate any function into a swanky soiree. The Vintage Tea Party Year takes you on twelve months of parties,celebrations and tea-time treats as well as introducing more games and craft projects for your chosen theme.See the New Year in with vintage style, make Valentine's Day extra special, give every child their dream tea party, find inspiration for weddings and baby showers, be the talk of the town with your own summer street party and wrap up for winter with a vintage-inspired Christmas. Angel's inimitable style will take you on a seasonal journey and help you put on the perfect tea party whatever the occasion.Your vintage year includes...INTRODUCTION Hello! Can you tell already that the era of "vintage" is a considerable source of inspiration for me? On these pages, I explain how the past has influenced mypresent and future, and suggest how to use this book to plan your own vintage-style party.NEW YEAR'S EVE TEA PARTY To end your year on a high note and start the next as you mean to go on, look no further -that is, if you intend to go on in decadence, glamour, indulgence... This chapter showcasesmy most fabulous New Year's Eve party ideas, so that you can give the event the attention itdeserves, then let your hair down in style (or go for an uber-elegant vintage up-do perhaps?).CHILDREN'S TEA PARTY Roll up, roll up! Who doesn't love the circus, what with its bright colours, crazy costumes andgiddy, gleeful sense of fun? The spirit of the circus plus yummy treats dreamed up in kiddyheaven equals a spectacular party to live on in the memories of kids and grown-up kids alike!COMING OF AGE TEA PARTY When a girl comes of age, it's definitely something worth celebrating. And a young lady shouldbegin womanhood in a sassy dress with a chic hair-do, wearing a lady-like pair of gloves inwhich to raise her mocktail glass as she shares a toast to her glorious life ahead.TEA FOR TWO Love is in the air (and in the hair...). Whether it's for Valentine's Day, or for anyday on which your passions are running high, my suggestions for how toromance the man in your life are sure to make him swoon!HEN TEA PARTY When a treasured girlfriend leaves the single life behind, it's time to pull out all thestops. This party must be momentous, and the name of the game is sheerindulgence, naughtiness and uproarious fun. Bring a touch of the cabaretto your night of decadence and it's bound to be fabulous!