“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”- Chaim Potok

Posts from the ““Tea & Happy Things”” Category

{creative} collaborations.

Posted on February 19, 2015

Among the many wonders and hopes I have for the great wide world of technology, I’m tickled by the idea of encouraging it’s potential for creative collaborations. The ease at which we can use social media to create a “following,” or more importantly, procure one for others amazes me on a daily basis. There is an ever-present opportunity for spontaneous introduction at the very tips of our fingers! If that’s not a 21st century perk – I’m not quite sure what is… One such tech-fostered friend by the name of Kenneth Edwards came to me recently through Twitter – With a passionate interest in living his art, Kenneth proposed we collaborate on a photoshoot, aiming to capture personality, passion and authenticity through the lens of his impressionable Hasselblad…

{wonderful} west.

Posted on January 15, 2015

Happy New Year Merry Revelers! Indeed, we are half way into Jolly January, and it somehow feels as if the curtain just went down on our final Nutcracker Performance way back in 2014… Needless to say, these chilly days (25 here this morning!) are flying by with inspiring energy…ready to claim our best shots at New Years Resolutions…(do see this most lovely post on my Sister’s blog, ‘LittleElbowRoom,’ for more on that :) In the mean time since we spoke of dreaming, I have in fact become a whole year older (wiser?), experienced the magic that is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, spent some much needed & valued days with my dear family in Florida, adventured out to the wild west coast where close friends and…

scope of {hope}.

Posted on December 31, 2014

As this year of 2014 comes to a final finish, I thought I’d continue along the theme of dreaming Tutus&Tea has been indulging in of late… a welcome way to greet the new year, oui? Earlier this month I had the honor of attending the Massachusetts Women’s Conference— a gathering of 10,000 women who came to see and hear from the empowering female voices of our time. Among them, the lovely Lupita Nyong’o who spoke so eloquently, her words resonated in my heart for weeks afterward… “Dreams are portals to your purpose,” she stated humbly – Daring doors of opportunity, if you will… By sharing her own story, her own fearful climb to success, Lupita explained how despite her fears and obstacles, she would…


Posted on December 3, 2014

cake. think about it. Is there any other food that encompasses celebration so perfectly? I’d argue viably there is not…Birthdays, Graduations, Retirements, Holidays of all shapes and sizes…Gentle whiffs of Chocolate, Vanilla, Carrot, Red Velvet …vying for your palate’s pleasure… It’s always a good idea. That’s why when I had family come to visit for the end of our Swan Lake run, I thought it would be the ideal time to break out a new recipe, to celebrate holidays and milestones past, present and future with those I love and hold so dear. So, Hummingbird Cake. A playful variation on Carrot Cake (my usual favorite), that trades pineapple and bananas for carrots, and gracefully hosts decadent layersonlayers of cream cheese frosting. (The only frosting that…

{giving thanks}.

Posted on November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving. a day for acknowledging our many blessings…for friends and family near or far, for resurrected recipes, traditional tastes, seasonal spices… On this holiday, may we all stop a moment to give thanks for the lives we lead, the lives we share, the lives we learn from. While every day is truly an opportunity to give thanks, this special one encourages a unique bonding of people we find precious and memories we seek to mold. I’m grateful for so many things, and as I sit here on a chilly Boston morning, they seem to overwhelm me like the flurry of snowflakes falling gently from the sky… For humility, grace and opportunities to be inspired. For nourishment, a strong body, a stronger mind. For the…


Posted on October 8, 2014

Boston, you innovative hub of surprises you :) Since my move to this beautiful city, I’ve been consistently inspired by the people I’ve met and the talent I’ve come across… This past weekend was no exception as I had the opportunity to photograph for a genius dinner concept that in a name {TAG}, provides a Table for Artists to Gather. I often get asked my reasons for having a blog that chronicles both food and dance – to me this pairing seems perfectly paralleled. While food, as well as dance, remains a necessity to my every day, I love the idea that every meal may be a performance in and of itself — each ingredient playing a key role of color, flavor, composition, shape on your plate…

Labor Day Monday

Posted on September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day! I love the fact that our hard working Country values a special day in the year to stop and celebrate how very hard at work we all are most of the time…Crazy to think it takes a National Holiday to allow us to stop…to recognize the passionate pursuits of those who came before us, to appreciate our own efforts… to slow down a tid bit, and to smell the late summer roses {sunflowers!!!} A brief little wiki of this free day’s point of interest >> along with some particularly captivating black and whites I found here… “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.…


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