book Tea With Jane Austen by Pen Vogler, Jane Austen themed birthday card, tea cup and flower arrangement

image: Tea With Jane Austen, the book a gift with its accompanying card. Teacup and flowers also gifts from other friends.

|| 19 January 2020

Tea With Jane Austen

What could be more delightful than tea with Jane Austen? Please join me for today's 5 o'Clock Tea. More . . .


|| 16 January 2020

French Chic in Browns

So much information I planned to share with you in 2019 that I never found the time to post. In another attempt at catch-up, here today is a photo sent by our Chic & Slim Special Correspondent Kat in early December. A great example of French Chic in browns. More . . .

Note: In another effort to catch-up, I plan on next Sunday, 19 January to post a 5 o'Clock Tea. Check back then.


|| 9 January 2020

Taylors of Harrogate Pure Ceylon Leaf Tea

It is always a good time for tea. But for me, different teas taste better in certain seasons. As autumn approaches, I always think of “Ceylons,” those teas grown on the island nation Sri Lanka. The country has changed its name, but its teas are still known by the former name.

Ceylons are lighter than the hearty, malty Assams that are my favorite on frigid winter mornings. This Taylors of Harrogate’s Pure Ceylon Leaf Tea is not a spectacular Ceylon. But I found myself even choosing it, not just as an afternoon tea, but often for a mid-morning tea. More . . .


|| 3 January 2020

Fashion Trends 2020

What are the fashion trends for 2020? They may surprise you, as they surprised me. More . . .