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The Flower Fairies™ Afternoon Tea launches at Grosvenor House in partnership with Penguin Ventures

The Flower Fairies™ Afternoon Tea launches at Grosvenor House in partnership with Penguin Ventures

Bringing make-believe to Mayfair, the FLOWER FAIRIES™ will come to life through a botanically inspired afternoon tea at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.

The Afternoon Tea is developed under licence from Penguin Ventures on behalf of Frederick Warne & Co. (publisher and brand owner of the FLOWER FAIRIES™ and today an imprint of Penguin Random House Children’s).  Taking inspiration from the Penguin Ventures archive of 170 original illustrations by Cicely Mary Barker for her Flower Fairies books, the magic of the Flower Fairies will unfold through five pastries and an amuse bouche masterfully created by Head Pastry Chef Anthony Hurst.  The original books have been translated into 20 languages and have sold over 7 million copies worldwide. 

Thomas Merrington, Creative Director, Penguin Ventures said: “We are thrilled to be partnering once again with Grosvenor House London with a brand-new afternoon tea offering inspired by the Flower Fairies. The Grosvenor team have really excelled themselves in creating something truly spectacular by transforming the works of Cicely Mary Barker into three-dimensional form with these delicious and intricate pastries”

Stuart Bowery, General Manager, JW Marriott Grosvenor House London said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Penguin Ventures and bring the Flower Fairies to life at Grosvenor House through an Afternoon Tea, which is inspired by the collection of 170 original drawings by Cicely Mary Barker and pays homage to the enchanting world of fairies and folklore she created over 100 years ago.”

 Sprouting seeds of imagination, pastries inspired by the Flower Fairies are captured in watercolour form through a bespoke illustrative menu which will be offered to guests as a keepsake. In addition, the Park Room will transform into a wild fairy garden adorned with fresh, seasonal flowers, designed exclusively by the English Potted Plant CompanyThe wild garden features bespoke fairy costumes, created exclusively by world-renowned Designer, Vin Burnham and loaned by the Penguin Ventures archive.

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Rebecca Ash

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