The night sky in Sydney Harbour was the perfect setting to hold a cocktail event onboard The Starship Sydney to announce the winner of the Twinings Design Challenge. With tea-loving and health & fitness friend Sophie Benbow by my side, we were ready to raise our pinky to have a cuppa.
One year ago, 33 iconic female Australian celebrities created 33 stunning artworks in the hope that their unique design would become the case to house the new Twinings Morning Tea and stocked on the shelves of leading retailers throughout Australia. Each of these talented women got behind this campaign and aligned with a charity. The winning celebrity’s artwork will see 10c from every box of Twinings Morning Tea sold over the next four years donated to their charity of choice.
The four finalists:
- Carrie Bickmore supporting Carrie’s Beanies for Cancer
- Emma Freedman supporting Captain Courageous
- Samantha Harris supporting the Make A Wish Foundation
- Nicole Kidman supporting Variety, a children’s charity
Congratulations to the lovely Carrie Bickmore!
10c for every pack of Twinings Morning Tea sold will be donated to Carrie’s chosen charity, Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer.
Carrie’s design inspiration was from her childhood. “Music and dance was always a massive part of my life, I was a ballet dancer as a child, and I’m always the first and last on the dance floor”.
On tough times Carrie mentioned it has been her sanctuary during her life and happy memories. Music is a movement that resonates with Australian women whom can relate.
Audrey Green, Brand Director, Twining Australia adds “We wanted to celebrate our 300 years of women and Twinings tea because we’re proud that all those centuries ago Thomas Twining opened the world’s first teahouse to welcome women”
The nature of the tea design challenge is to reflect modern Australian women and what inspire them. To see Carrie Bickmore, a strong women I admire and many others aswell graciously take this win.
The evening continued with delicious canapés and champagne to celebrate as we sailed around Sydney Harbour and the spectacular night lit up the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.