The evening began with a welcome and a brief history of tea service and afternoon tea from the hostess, Tiffanydenise, followed by a presentation of teaetiquette by Inga Watkins of Modelquette.
The two sisters- Miko and Titi, spoke about their brand’s journey and how preparation and determination caught the interest of their largest distributor, Target. They also reflected on personal hardships and dedication to business.
“We put fifty percent [of profits] in business and fifty percent in savings. We didn’t have a social life in our twenties,” Miko Branch shared with guests. “We never took out a loan until now.”
Tiffanydenise presented awards to the two for their dedication to supporting the community and for their success within the hair care industry.
During the evening, guests received a traditional tea menu of scones, sandwiches and a tea course of naturally grown and brewed teas. Guests were served sparkling wine and tea cocktails. After dessert, Miko and Titi greeted guests and took pictures. All guests were sent home with a tea samples from Tea by Tiffany.
Special attendees included RAINE Magazine, Sol Afrik, April Harris of Celebrity Talent Agency and Quinton Bailey of Fluff ‘N Stuff Bakery.
The event was sponsored by: Macaron Parlour, Jessie Cupcake Company, Young Miss CEO’s, Black Star News, HarlemWorld, Modelquette, A Gift of Tea, and Hustlemode.
Guest gifts were provided by: UPTOWN Magazine and Simply Sensational Events.
Honorees gift basket sponsors included: Honeysuckle and Hearts, Lanie Lynn, Kemetic Day Spa, La’Fleur Par April, Nu Bambu, and Tea by Tiffany.
Additional promotions were provided by Nakeeta Wills of Rose Alliance Marketing.
Plating and waiting serivce provided by Johnson and Wales University culinary students Shirrell Miller and Chadelia Alston.
Gran Piatto D’oro is located at 1429 5th Ave. New York, New York 10035.
This event was also a #100BusinessGirlsPremiere Event www.100businessgirls.com
Currently Tea by Tiffany has an online store (www.teabytiffany.com) and a retaillocation in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market (138 Willoughby Street). For press and brand inquires contact, Etophia Lane at 347.613.3135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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