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Anyone For a Cup of Tea?

In Monday Musings on October 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm

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Did you have a beautiful weekend? I know I did.  The weather was gorgeous, blue skies and a perfect sun, making everything look golden and happy.  I’m only writing this now, because I had a lovely 4 day weekend. I spent some of it with a very good friend of mine. We were out and about shopping at one of our favourite stores, Home Goods.  Home Goods is a store, where you go in and you’re never seen again.  We actually closed the store (we left at 9:30 p.m.) but what fun we had! Sunday was brunch with a dear friend whom I had not seen in a while.

I posted the photo above of my latest cup and saucer acquisition on  my Facebook page and the responses and likes were amazing.  What is it about a cup of tea in an elegant china cup?  One of my FB friends said that the set reminded her of beautiful sari fabric, which I must say, it does!  I’ve been collecting cups and saucers for a number of years now; due to my English upbringing, this was the way we always had tea, I’ve still followed that tradition even after my many years living in the States.

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I think tea makes us think of comfort, home, relaxation and just puts us in a positive and tranquil state of mind. Tea lifts your equilibrium. Click here for my favourite tea, this is the brand I grew up with in London. Believe it or not the design and packaging really hasn’t changed that much. It’s nice to have a little piece of home on a daily basis. If you’re interested in the Brits love of tea and how it came to be, click here

I’ll be reviewing the book The Rice Mother in another posting.

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Banana Republic, Marimekko & Me…

In Daily Chronicles, Monday Musings on May 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

 

Banana Republic & Marimekko

Well Darlings, I for one, cannot wait for the release of the limited edition capsule collection from Banana Republic and Marimekko.  Now this is a collaboration I can work with.  I will have my Banana card at the ready, especially for the skirt above.  I love a full midi skirt with side pockets, which is always a classic and timeless look.

Marimekko’s signature bold prints have graced clothes, fabrics, furniture, and tableware; and now Banana Republic has collaborated with the Finland based brand to come up with what in my opinion, will be a sell out collection {especially that skirt!}.

The two looks below are also on my radar, I’m loving  those cropped pants!!

Set your smart phone/tablet a few days ahead, to remind you, the collection debuts in select stores and online May 22.

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Have yourselves a beautifully chic day!

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Happy Birthday To…

In Daily Chronicles, Daily Musings, Monday Musings on January 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Me! Yes Darlings, today is my birthday; I am so thankful and blessed to see another year.  It has been an interesting year from 50 to 51, so many lessons learned, so much enlightenment.  Many thanks to my UK family, Instagram and Facebook friends who have wished me lovely birthday blessings, I thank you all for sharing my day with me.  The best gift today, was being completely snowed in here in DC, therefore, I did not have to go anywhere, so I was nice and cozy at home.   

My birthday is actually my personal new year, so goals have been set, prayers have been said, and I’m looking forward to seeing what my 51st year brings.  Jill Scott’s Golden video was sent to me as part of a birthday greeting, it sums up the way I’m living my life perfectly!

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Cyrano’s Kiss…

In Monday Musings on November 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

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I love black and white movies, and decided to have a marathon last night, snuggled on the couch, with a bowl of kettle corn popcorn and a cocktail {or two!}. While comfortably fixed on TMC {Turner Classic Movies} “Johnny Eager” with Lana Turner and Robert Taylor came on.  In one scene, Lana Turner quotes Cyrano de Bergerac, a play, written by Edmond Rostand, which I haven’t read since high school.  I’m a bit of a romantic {the Aquarian in me}, and this quote Lana Turner’s character conveyed from memory just spoke to me:

“And what is a kiss, specifically? A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste, a vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip, a rosy circle drawn around the verb ‘to love.’ A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear, infinity captured in the bee’s brief visit to a flower, secular communication with an aftertaste of heaven, the pulse rising from the heart to utter its name on a lover’s lip: ‘Forever.” 

This beautiful quote makes me want to read the book all over again.  I found a copy on Amazon for $4.56, I think I’ll treat myself

Here’s another beauty from Cyrano, I couldn’t resist posting:

“My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind. I set out to bring down stars from the sky, then, for fear of ridicule, I stop and pick little flowers of eloquence.”

Cyrano de Bergerac

Romance at its absolute best! Written so eloquently by Edmond Rostand.

Have a Fabulous and Beautiful Monday!

 

 

 

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