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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

(✿◠‿◠) ❄ The Royal Touch Gourmet Cafe with Rowie

Roselle Quin with Rowie Barnes 
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I'll have to head back to SM Aura to see for myself! 
According to our friendly server, the "Carolyn Robb Royal Touch Gourmet Bakery" underwent a conclusive critical concept change in their original place! 
Oh...Noooooooo'...that cannot be! I was all eyes and ears agog!

"It's a seasonal thing, cupcakes," she said, "so the menu was spruced somewhat,  I couldn't help  a decibel of distress, "Oh, but surely it's still the same cup-cakery as here, noh?!?  "Well, um,ah..." with bated reluctance, "'s all kinda' different now," she tsks' to that and nods! 

Quite alarming. I truly must venture. 

There was always the notion of going back of course, but life happens - it always does - and then a year. - I remember sweet how I heaved and sighed at my first bite of that strawberry chocolate red velvet cupsy! Pleasure of pleasures!  I'm not a cupcake gal by any stretch but, wow, was I definitely sold!  Which makes this changing - concept  a trifle upsetting. 

If the cupcakes are no more, then there's a petition on the mount, haha! 
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Must admit I never did take  particular notice of the good lady, Carolyn Robb.

I was under the peripheral impression she was  likely (just) your regular fancy dessert professional, hall -of - fame cake and  bake pastry winner -  too' smartsy' like that - totally far and above my league in the sweet creativity  arena + hailing from  a land far-a'far somewhere turned super mega - upsy' trillionaire  crafting ribbon-nette  twines of fancy butter creamy mini cakes in paper cones served with coffee or tea, hehehe! :D

Credit to my rosy grey cells, my perceptions weren't all that off mind you, but a little added twist to who she is endeared me a tad bit more.

As it so happened, I was early for my meet at 'Resort's World' with good friend Rowie.
Strolled a bit, and after a search for the perfect quiet to sip the morning up, I came across
"The Royal Touch"    a step behind Cafe Maxim's. 

Roselle Quin - The Royal Touch 

Rowie Barnes

 I had the charm and quaint all to myself and fancied a cup of coffee to while - the - while in writing. 

While waiting my eyes scored, scanned and roamed the entire place resting on the picture of the framed acclaimed woman from whom all frostings flows.

Carolyn Robb, it read,
"Chef to the Royal family herself...preps food and luscious cakes for royal parties..taste the wedding cake of Prince William...etc..etc!
T'was all  tweetum' glory!

Aha'... that's who she is, brings new meaning to the phrase creme - de la creme, haha!

Dawned on me she must be quite the international celebrity - interesting! Haven't looked her up online but it would be a cute curiosity to dig a'more about her story. I always have a thing for a fine true  life tale.

Needless to say, the day was marvelously memorable!  My friend, Rowie, and I immensely enjoyed the tea served us. Astonishingly superlative, relaxing with whiffs of petals and woodsy berries swirled with hints of orange vanilla. 

Wait...enjoyed is an understatement!   
We adored both teas we sampled! Some days this good 'ol'   universe plops  you with a refined surprise, in a cup,  and  we sure had a respectable much  of  it! 

A shame tho' that  I can't for  good sense sake recall what teas we savored. There were three choices, so if you're ever by the place, two of those were what we had, haha! 

Jhing,wish you were with us!  If you're reading this, know we're planning a pre -Christmas rendezvous-  this November or early December. The full brunch, lunch, theater, dinner and perhaps even an overnight stay. Missed you here so a take two is pretty most definitely on the works! It'll be quite the party! 
Hasta luego mis amigas! 
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Tea at The Royal Touch


  1. Beautiful blog, Roselle! I can't wait to see you and Rowie. I wonder how the teas you sampled taste like. :) I am jealous. ;-)

  2. So many lovely, beautiful and inspiring posts for me to read..Super like..:-)

  3. Dear Roselle, so pleased that you found a very special and quiet venue for your morning tea with your friend, Rowie. It all looks rather lovely, the ambiance, the tea set and the pretty frosted cup cake. Taking tea is a lovely tradition and most enjoyable! :)
    xoxoxo ♡


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