Sunday, March 9, 2014

Taking a Break...

I'm working on two upcoming speaking engagements. The first will occur at a tea next Sunday at Plymouth Historical Museum where I'll be speaking on the subject of Michigan's historic [and beloved] J.L. Hudson Department Store.  Details about the event are at my blog post here.

The next morning [Monday, March 17th], my girlfriend and I will drive down to Berea, Kentucky for a four day gathering with a small group of tea friends - four of whom [besides me] are tea bloggers: Friendship Tea [Linda J., coordinator of the gathering], Rosemary's Sampler [Nancy R.], Tea With Friends [Angela M.] and Tea and Talk [Maureen R.].

Linda has planned a wonderful itinerary that includes a tea and tasting at Bruce Richardson's Tea Shop in Danville, KY.  Another day is tea at Greentree Tea Room in Lexington, KY. We'll be staying at the historic Boone Tavern Hotel in Berea.

I'm excited about a second speaking engagement that will take place shortly after I return from Kentucky, on Tues., March 25th at Meadow Brook Hall. 

My 30 minute lecture, which will take place during an intimate Downton Abbey Style tea party for ten ladies in Mr. Wilson's study, will be about the history of tea during the Downton Abbey time period, and I will conduct three tea tastings.  I've chosen Harney & Son's Queen Catherine blend [black], Simpson & Vail's Earl Grey [green], and flaming Oolong.

Due to preparations for the speaking engagements and trip, I'm taking a short break from blogging, and hope to resume on March 26th.  I'm sure I'll be bubbling over with things to share, so please come back.  Until then, take care!


  1. Good luck with your presentations Phyllis and have a safe drive to Berea.

  2. Good luck, Phyllis, and enjoy your trip and speaking engagements!!! :)

  3. Well, I will miss your blogging this week, but at least I get to catch up with you in person next week! I can't wait!!!

  4. You are keeping busy! What a wonderful trip you have planned! Wish I could join you and meet our blogging friends in person. I will be waiting to hear about all the fun you had!

  5. Miss you! Just got back from a vacation week myself. Enjoy all your activities and especially your wonderful trip!


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