two for tea, please

Afternoon tea, known as ‘low tea’ involves things like manners, lace, and dainty foods. ‘High tea’ was traditionally a working class meal served at the end of the work day, shortly after 5pm. It was a heavy meal with lots of meats and baked goods (think: steak and kidney pie). Legend has it that afternoon […]

freshly minted

Mint (n) a vast sum of money or a king’s ransom. Mentha (n) is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family that are aromatic, perennial herbs. Mint (adj) brand new, pristine, immaculate. Of a pale green color. Minted (v) to produce coins by stamping metal. (adj) flavored or seasoned with mint. Freshly minted […]

elizabeth bennet

“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.” – Mr. Darcy to Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 58 photo credits: tea […]

cold comfort farm

Cold Comfort Farm is a fantastic comedic novel by Stella Gibbons that pokes fun at the countless down and out accounts of rural life written during the early 1920s. It is best remembered for a charming little character named Aunt Ada Doom, who insists, on numerous occasions, to having seen “something nasty in the woodshed.” […]

obsessed with ombré

Our French word of the day is ombré (adj), which means having colors or tones that shade into each other. This is not to be confused with the American male slang term ‘ombre’ which you’ve likely heard your fiancé call his guy friends. photo credits: cake, dress, bridesmaids’ dresses, flowers, napkins, cookies, dessert bar, tissue […]