Savoury Scones and More: Afternoon Tea with a Twist

Bored to tears of crumpets, jam, and cups of Earl Grey? Keep calm and change it up. Historically, tea time traditions were altered to meet the needs of whoever was sipping (or serving), so deviate away -- just watch that pinky.  ...more

Tea at the Marshall House

     One of my favorite things to do is have afternoon tea.  I recently found out that the Marshall House in Leesburg, Va was having teas with a speaker.  It was part of the 2013 Katherine Marshall Tea Series, hosted by The George C. Marshall International Center.  How fun!  Tea and history together.  The Marshall House, which was formerly known in the area as Dodona Manor, is an 1820's Federal house with mid 19th century additions.  It is a National Historic Landmark,  and was the home of George C....more

Afternoon Tea: AMI Style

Photo courtesy of Jackie PepkaInviting you to an afternoon tea extravaganza Anna Maria Island style. Courtesy of my glamorous stepmother who is ready to pour from her great-grandmother’s silver tea urn (circa 1850!)...more

Goodbye To Lazy Sundays

It’s safe to say that this weekend’s Diamond Jubilee celebration of Her Majesty’s reign inspired many people to immerse in some British culture. At my home, that meant Sunday afternoon tea complete with delicate finger sandwiches....more