Last Sunday I was lucky enough to be asked to spend the day with a room full of beautiful business women. It was the inaugural North Coast Creative Businesswomen’s High Tea, held in the quaint (and a bit cold) Newrybar Hall, near Byron Bay.
The event was an idea had by local creative businesswoman, writer, blogger and mama, Zanni Arnot and her friend Janine. They wanted to put on an event that would bring together like-minded business women in the area, in a forum that was personal, informal, relaxing and inviting, and allow us to share in our experiences of being busy women with businesses, and in most cases families too.
The result of their hard work over the last 3 months paid off, big time. Almost 80 women attended the high tea. The room was decorated with the most delicious display of cakes and other yummies I have ever seen, all of which were hand-made with love by Janine (Love in a Cake). They had searched high and low and managed to beg, borrow and steal almost 100 china teacups and a table full of teapots my grandma would be proud of.
I was asked to be on a panel with other amazing ladies (Fig and Cherry and Fat Mum Slim) to talk about how I started my own business (Castle Design) and how I become involved with Rafiki Mwema, which as you may be aware takes a big part of my heart, and my life.
Zanni kindly agreed to donate all of the proceeds from the high tea to Rafiki Mwema, and a combination of the door price, raffle tickets sold and kind donations on the day, we have to date raised $2,937!
This is such an awesome effort, by an amazing group of women. The girls and staff at Rafiki (and myself and the others on the board of Rafiki Mwema) are overwhelmed, and thank every one of the ladies that attended and an extra special thanks to Zanni and Janine.
Asante Sana, from the bottom of our hearts
Thank you to Megan Kinninment / Seeker of the Lost Arts for the beautiful photos