On Saturday morning I visited the Hyatt Hotel Canberra for morning tea with fellow blogger LFW Magazine. Not an uncommon activity, especially for Canberrans. As long as I have lived here (going on 13 years this year) if you mention morning tea or high tea someone will inevitably ask “At the Hyatt?”. It truly is Canberra’s favourite weekend get-away for high tea, and an institution in and of itself.
I had thought that I would simply wile away the morning sipping tea and stuffing my face with a delectable array of savoury and sweet delicacies from the buffet, but that wasn’t to be the case.
I mean, I still did that. I was delighted to find a whole host of dishes that I hadn’t tried before, including miniature chicken and leek pies, as well as old favourites like cucumber sandwiches. You can’t go to morning or afternoon tea at the Hyatt and not enjoy the amazing handiwork of the skilled chefs working behind the scenes.
However, we were in for a bit of a surprise, as there was a new fashionXhyatt event taking place.
While we sat in the luxury of the Hyatt Tea Lounge, models from Canberra’s Haus Models walked a circuit of the floor showcasing pieces from the Spring Summer 2017 collection of international fashion heavy-weight Giorgio Armani’s Armani Collezioni.
Patrons were treated to a selection of the current season’s pieces covering sportswear, evening wear, outerwear and accessories. Capsule wardrobes for women and men in a very season-appropriate collection of colours: navy and white, shades of amethyst and mauve, soft greys and beautiful true reds.
Impeccably detailed, Armani Collezioni is a diffusion line of fine-tailored clothing for professionals. The Spring Summer 2017 Collection features signature elements of the Armani DNA: clean lines and subtle coloration, exclusive fabrics; as well as the exceptional attention to detail, fit and finish you would expect from Armani. It reflects the latest, most broadly appealing new season additions to the vocabulary of Armani style.
This surprise capsule presentation gave patrons a rare opportunity to see the garments up-close and on a live model, instead of a mannequin, made all the more special by the fact that Armani Collezioni has a limited retail presence in Canberra. A rare treat to be enjoyed while experiencing the fantastic indulgence of the morning tea.
I always have a fantastic time with the Hyatt, and I would like to extend my gratitude to the fantastic Avon Dissanayake, Marketing Communications Manager for the hotel. The fashionXhyatt events are his passion, designed to create deep meaningful relationships with guests by sharing the mantra “Luxury is Personal”.
Dissanayake worked with a wide range of creatives in 2016 including fashion designers, modeling agencies, musicians, social media influencers, dancers and photographers; in order to bring the fashionXhyatt events to life, and I cannot wait to see how this rich tradition is continued in 2017 as well.
You can make a booking for your own luxurious afternoon tea through the website, and make sure that you follow the Hyatt’s instagram account for news on upcoming events.