Chief Stew Afternoon Tea & Interior Workshops

Chief Stews and Pursers enjoyed an Afternoon Tea and exclusive Interior Workshops with the experts from Bluewater, Zeidel & Aqualuxe on February 7th, 2020.

By Shalom Weiss • 19 February 2020

No ordinary event!

The afternoon began at Zeidel & Co. where we viewed the latest in fashionable interior uniforms. Then we were off to the Cafe des Beaux-Arts of Whitehall, the historic Henry Flagler Museum for a Gilded Age Afternoon Tea Party, with a lesson on proper Tea Service led by Bluewater’s own Theresa Manwaring. (By the way, did you know that our Interior Onboard Training Courses are now covered by our famous One Account in the US? You should let your Captain know, as it could help solve all your crew placement and training problems!)
Following the Tea Party, we learned all about the famous Henry Flagler with a Docent-guided tour of the museum, then made our way over to the area’s most beautiful luxury furniture gallery for a quick lesson on the care and cleaning of fine upholstery, linens, and carpets.

At sunset, we enjoyed Champagne and Charcuterie Boards on the Rooftop. Here we also drew the winners of a raffle for exclusive prizes. Monique Steyn won the grand prize, a beautiful crystal Christofle decanter, compliments of Aqualuxe Outfitting. Other lucky winners were Karen Newberry, Daniela Marinova and Lauren Cohen.

Aqualuxe Outfitting

Cris Clifford is an ex-chief stew who finds the most practical yet luxe items to serve and outfit any size yacht. She is a yacht outfitting specialist, owner and purser at Aqualuxe Outfitting. From Galley layout, guest amenities, bedding, and linens, to outdoor living comfort, her team covers it all.

Zeidel & Co.

A full-service uniform and modern crew apparel shop with a travel-inspired boutique, Zeidel & Co is more than just a uniform store. With over one hundred years in the business, they cover a variety of items for Captains and Crew. Based in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and servicing the world.

Edie Guzman - Bluewater

Former Floral Design expert, Edie Guzman is currently a Crew Agent in charge of placing Chefs, Chief Steward(esse)s, Pursers, and Estate Staff.

Theresa Manwaring - Bluewater

Former Chief Stewardess and Purser, Theresa Manwaring is currently Head of Interior Hospitality Training.