The Beauty in TEA Time!

There’s so much beauty in sipping a cup of TEA. The process alone is so relaxing and calming…especially when I have time for it. Not just a quick cup of it in the morning.

How about you do you like coffee or tea or both?

A few weeks ago I had a flight delayed in Atlanta and instead of going to the Delta Sky Club we chose to go to P.F.Chang’s. Stressed from running from one Terminal to another. Tired because the day had been very long and just wanted a cozy spot to compose and chill. Their tea is delightful iced or hot. But my fave is hot served in this pot. This is the way they serve it. By the time we had a few potstickers and two pots of tea we were so chilled out for our next hour flight home with a midnight arrival. Look for them on your next trip via Atlanta.

If you’re not traveling and at home. Save the tea bag or tea leaves from your tea and enjoy a facial steam with the leftovers. I like chamomile flowers found at your local fancy market. Lavender buds are also another great choice and both are calming. All you do is add the flowers or buds to a bowl of hot or very warm water you boiled from your tea pot. Place a lightweight towel over your head and go near the bowl for the steam to hit your face. Be careful. Do this for at least 10 minutes.Double-duty beauty! Inside and out.

So next time you’re stressed,rushed or just plain need a few minutes to yourself.

Skip the wine and have some tea time!

 

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Hong Kong PART 2

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I so loved all the amazing tea shops and small business owners selling all kinds of cups of tea! Known as CHA.

But my absolute fav’ place was for tea was at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong 🇭🇰 .The Peninula’s legendary Afternoon Tea is they say a ritual routed in British Custom with the Duchess of Bedford originally bringing afternoon 🍵 in vogue in 1830. Today the Grande Dame of Hong Kong honors this general tradition by elevating the art of Afternoon Tea in the legendary surrounds of the huge and grand lobby.

Here warm,buttery scones are accompanied by organic jam and clotted cream served on tiered, silver cake stands, alongside gourmet finger sandwiches and fine pastries.

My husband and I enjoyed the most delicious hot tea, warm scones, tea pastries, macarons, mini decadent chocolates ended the tea time.

Tea choices served were Assam, Darjeeling,Earl grey, Peninsula Breakfast Tea and Peninsula blend.

You could also select from: Almond, Caramel,Cinnamon, 🥭 Passionfruit, 🍑 Peach, Raspberry and 🌹 Rose teas.IMG_4134.JPG

The extra special topping was a glass of 🥂 Deutz Peninsula Brut 🍾 champagne.

It was so delightful and decadent! The grandeur of the hotel itself was quite the experience. Being in Hong King made it even better!

I glanced over at my husband mid-way of our feast and his eyes were glazed and I have not seen him so content in a long time. He like I am is almost always working. He told me he was so relaxed and found the process of enjoying Afternoon Tea very very relaxing. It was so nice to see!

I have been to High Teas in Europe and all over the US but have NEVER had a high Tea experience like in Hong Kong. The staff was wondeful too.

If you ever have to go to China on business or travel for pleasure. Try and take the time to have tea at the HK Peninsula Hotel. Well worth the luxurious and delightful trip!

 

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What are your Fave’ Beauty Secrets?

Cucumber-slicedSome of you who read or follow my blog have learned to know my beauty secrets and enjoy my blog. I never share them unless they are truly worthy of my blog.
I love making people feel and LOOK amazing whether it be from my touch, a smashing new product or an exotic wonder I find in my travels for work and play.
Chat with me,please!

What is your beauty secret? Let me know what makes you feel and look awesome.
Is it a cat eye, is it an ancient family skin care secret? OR is it as simple as applying a gorgeous lip shade you have been using for years.I really would love to know.

You LEARN SOMETHING NEW every day.Don’t you! Chat beauty with me!

Here’s one of mine for you to enjoy this weekend when you have time for YOU!

I LOVE to eat cucumbers and use them on my face too. They help tired puffy eyes and make your eyes FEEL amazing.
I slice them thinly and soak them in a bowl of cool water and 1 drop (2 if you really want it stronger in scent) of Aura Cacia lavender or rose essential oil for approximately 10 minutes.
As always do not use if you are allergic to cucumbers or any of these essential oil fragrances.

After a long day on the computer or stress filled day.Go home…
Take off all your makeup,wash your face and apply these aromatic gems to your eye lids for about 10 minutes.
Your eyes will LOVE you and show it too. De-stress,unwind and de-puff those eyes.

Scent Tease

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Kiss your pillow and sheets at night with your favorite scent.
Just a tease please! (Please don’t over do it).
It makes you feel good and pretty sexy too!
I love to do this on hotel room sheets and pillow cases and in my lingerie draw too.
Do you do it too?
Scent your body with a dash of fragrance and scent your beautiful world.
My husband finds it nice too especially when I am working out of town.
The subtle aroma and scent of ME makes his heart not wonder.He!He!