Classic Afternoon Tea at the Disneyland Hotel

Classic Afternoon Tea at the Disneyland Hotel

By Erin

Recently a friend and I enjoyed the Premium Classic Afternoon Tea Party at Steakhouse 55 inside the Disneyland Hotel. Afternoon tea is available Friday-Sunday from 12pm-3pm. I’ve been anxious to have a tea party at Disneyland ever since they first started having these, so I was thrilled to finally be able to get a reservation for one (they are not always easy to get, especially around holidays!). We were extra lucky and were able to come during the Valentine’s Day tea for some extra magic! We had a fabulous time and I am so excited to share this with you.

Dining at the Steakhouse 55 restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel is an amazing experience in itself if you are as big a steak lover as I am. It was even more amazing to come here for a magical tea party! It is a bit pricey but well worth it; don’t forget if you have your annual Disney pass, you can use your discount for the tea party, which will help quite a bit. You also will feel like Disney Royalty here with all the fancy plates and silverware and farewell gifts. Be ready to experience an elegant afternoon complete with sweets, savories and a lovely selection of teas.

The menu includes traditional scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and more. Aperitifs, wines by the glass, ports and cordials are also available for an additional charge. The glamorous Hollywood-style setting of Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland Hotel, is the perfect setting to enjoy afternoon tea. Originally introduced to European high society in the 1800s, this relaxing respite promises to forge unforgettable memories with family and friends.

Choose from 3 distinct tea parties:

Classic Tea Party- $50

  • Traditional Scones
  • Tea Sandwiches
  • Desserts
  • Teas and Herbal Infusions

Premium Tea Party-$65

  • Sparkling Wine
  • Traditional Scones
  • Salad
  • Tea Sandwiches
  • Desserts
  • Farewell Truffle
  • Teas and Herbal Infusions

Kids Tea Party- $35

  • Traditional Scones
  • Tea Sandwiches
  • Desserts
  • Herbal Infusions, Juices, Milk or Hot Chocolate

Please Note: Gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request.

*I highly recommend getting the premium tea party package to make your experience a total dream come true. If you have a pass, for the premium tea party with tax it comes to just under $60 per person.*

After you order the kind of tea party you wish to enjoy and pick out your teas, the tea is brewed and served to you in your own cute adorable tea pot.  You have a choice of either hot or cold tea and

each person in your party can choose a different kind of tea so that your party can enjoy a variety of different kinds of teas. This is a great way to try out some different teas that you may not have had before as well as your favorites. We went with the Redbush Caramel Velvet ( Reminiscent of a luxurious Dulce de Leche with a light, refreshing aftertaste. Caffeine-Free, Herbal) and the Eros (a black sweet orange and creamy vanilla bean blended with medium bodied Ceylon leaves). Both of the teas were delicious and came with honey, lemon, cream and your choice of sugar, calorie free sweeteners, or some cool rock sugar candy sticks to dip into your tea!

 First the salads came out. Very light and refreshing; Rose Wine poached pears, edible flowers, with a strawberry vinaigrette.

With the premium tea, you also get a glass of sparkling wine; Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee Brut. It was great to have a little bit of bubbly with our tea party!

Our tiered tea party came out with all the goodies! Yum yum, so much food!

Celebrating the Year of the Golden Rooster at Ontario Mills Mall!

Celebrating the Year of the Golden Rooster at Ontario Mills Mall!

By Erin

*This is a sponsored post*

This past Saturday, Ontario Mills celebrated the Year of the Rooster with traditional performances, activities and giveaways to commemorate the Lunar New Year. Guests were treated to sensational performances by cultural lion dancers, Kung Fu masters and towering stilt walkers in addition to fun activities and exclusive giveaways to ring in The Year of the Rooster. It was a great time for all. What better time to go to the mall than on Lunar New Year this year; Saturday, January 28, 2017? Traditionally, the celebration goes on for 15 days, so we are still in the festival mode.

When I arrived the finishing touches were being added and the crew was busy setting up for the celebration full of food, drink, kid’s activities, live performances, give-a-ways and more.

Lunar New Year Ontario

There were shiny gold and red balloons and lanterns everywhere. Crowds of people started lining up by the event tables, waiting for their chance to spin the wheel for a prize.

There was a long line to spin the wheel. You can spin a wheel to win prizes which included T-Shirts, gift bags, fans, candy and more.

A huge thank you to Teavana for the delicious drinks and Wetzel’s Pretzels for the yummy treats. Of course there were Fortune Cookies, they were so festive and delicious too. Almond Cookies and pretzel bites were also on hand for all to enjoy.

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Ontario Mills Lights Up the Lunar New Year

Ontario Mills Lights Up the Lunar New Year

By Erin

*This is a sponsored post*

California’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination, Ontario Mills, is celebrating the Year of the Rooster with traditional performances, activities and giveaways on January 28. This Spring Festival is to commemorate the Lunar New Year. On Saturday, January 28th, guests will be treated to sensational performances by cultural lion dancers, Kung Fu masters and towering stilt walkers in addition to fun activities and exclusive giveaways to ring in The Year of the Rooster. I am looking forward to all of this year’s festivities.

As January 28th officially kicks off this year’s Lunar New Year, Ontario Mills joins in the celebration. Starting at 1:30 p.m. in Fashion Alley, guests will be treated to face painters, balloon artists, a themed photo booth and a special Teavana tea station with cookies, all available while supplies last.  The performances will begin at 1:30 p.m. with theatrical stilt performers, dressed in ceremonial costumes, walking and greeting guests. To follow, five professional Kung Fu martial artists will perform individual routines at 2:30 p.m. For the grand finale, the Ane Thanh Lion Dance Group will perform a traditional and honorary lion dance show with live drumming and cymbals at 3:30 p.m.

“From the diversity of the Inland Empire to the international guests hailing from over 80 different countries worldwide, we’re proud to host an event celebrating culture and custom,” said Lisa Restaino Morony, Director of Marketing at Ontario Mills. “As Ontario Mills has celebrated countless milestones this past year, we’re looking forward to what fortunes The Year of the Rooster will continue to bring.”

The festivities continue throughout the day with exclusive prizes from 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. Guests who spend $55 or more and present their receipts at the Lunar New Year informational table in Fashion Alley, will receive either a Lunar New Year tote or special hand-fan, while supplies last. Ontario Mills will also be distributing Lunar New Year Offer Guides featuring over 20 special retailer offers from January 27 through February 19.

For more information and further updates, visit http://www.ontariomills.com, and follow Ontario Mills on Facebook, on Twitter and Instagram.

About Ontario Mills

Ontario Mills, California’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination, offers the ultimate shopping experience with more than 200 outlet and value retail stores, including Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Coach Factory Store, UNIQLO, Ulta Beauty, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Nordstrom Rack, H&M, Forever 21, J.Crew Factory, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store, Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet, Hollister Co. Outlet, Michael Kors, Tory Burch Outlet and Nike Factory Store. Shoppers can enjoy dining and entertainment venues such as Market Broiler, Rainforest Cafe, Dave & Buster’s, Blaze Pizza, Johnny Rockets, GameWorks, Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre and AMC 30 Theatres.

For more information on Ontario Mills, please call (909) 484-8300, visit www.OntarioMills.com or follow Ontario Mills on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OntarioMills, Twitter at www.twitter.com/ShopOntario and Instagram at www.instagram.com/shopontario.

About The Mills®, A Simon Company

The Mills®, one of Simon Property Group’s five real estate platforms, offers a unique brand of shopping with a mix of popular name brand outlets, value retailers and full-price stores, plus family-oriented dining and entertainment concepts. The Mills’ are well located in major metropolitan markets and many are recognized as leading tourism destinations. Notable properties include Arundel Mills (Baltimore), Gurnee Mills (Chicago), Grapevine Mills (Dallas), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Opry Mills (Nashville), Potomac Mills (Washington, DC) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).

About Simon 

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and an S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.