Mariage Frères – Paris in Cape Town

Victorian Bathrooms

After being chastised by the owner of Voila (a restaurant at The Cape Quarter) for taking photos of his cake display we moved on and discovered the most delightful bathroom shop in The Cape Quarter that eroded my annoyance at first sight.

While modern bathrooms are nice, the Victorian bathroom accessories sold by Victorian Bathrooms are just so much more. Kerry-Anne and I fell in love with far too many items in this beautiful shop. The only problem is the price tag that comes with such timeless quality! However, if you're able to afford it you have to visit! (Even if you simply want to enjoy looking - the shop assistants are fantastically friendly, so pop in to take a look.)

Something that we were delighted to discover is that Victorian Bathrooms sell a special (and hard-to-find) brand of tea that Kerry-Anne fell in love with in Paris - Mariage Frères. I'm guessing that the rationale for selling this tea is that it draws discerning clients to the shop - and this quality French tea is a perfect fit for the bathroom accessories found at Victorian Bathrooms.

Taken from the Mariage Frères website:

Mariage Frères has turned to an almost
forbidden fruit, candied chestnuts,
to compose its 'Red Autumn' tea.

Notes of noble chestnuts candied with sugar and Bourbon vanilla are sustained
by a mild, grassy green tea, creating
a new chapter in the history of taste.

Too good to be true - but true!

Doesn't that sound wonderful?

2 thoughts on “Mariage Frères – Paris in Cape Town

  1. Margaret

    Hi Paul and Kerry-Anne
    What an incredible endorsement of our business! Thank you for your lovely comments and the most beautiful photos. Particularly love the image reflected in the mirror. Any possibility we may use this photo on our website, with a link to your blog?
    Kerry-Anne, if only you’d mentioned your love of Mariage Frères we would have made a cuppa for you to savour and enjoy! Maybe next time.
    Thanks again, and we look forward to your repeat visit!
    Kind regards
    Margaret Goodale
    Victorian Bathrooms
    021 418 0855

  2. Paul

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    Hi Margaret, of course you may use the photo on your site. I’ll email you shortly.

    I’m sure Kerry-Anne will stop in some time for another visit – it’s such a beautiful show room and the tea would be the final temptation. :)

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