The Story Behind the Brand
58th Street Country Club
Tipsy Tea reflects the glamour and revelry of the speakeasies of Prohibition New York. As drinking was outlawed, contraband liquor was often served in teacups and teapots to avoid detection.
The fabulous 58th St Country Club was one of the finest hidden establishments, set in an unassuming townhouse near Broadway, it was a den of delights.
Featuring a mini golf course, goldfish pond and soda fountain, it attracted the rich and famous from around the world including Al Capone, John D Rockefeller and the Duke of Manchester.
The Country Club's proprietor, Belle Livingstone,embodied the decadence and extravagance of the era...
· Discovered in a sunflower patch as a baby
· She ran away and married a stranger to become a showgirl
· Belle frolicked with Dukes, Lords and even a Prince
· And, was famously caught evading the authorities in red silk pyjamas and stilettos
Belle is famously quoted as saying that she wanted her tombstone to read:
"This is the only stone I left unturned."