This weekend was perfect. Between the Christmas Tea & hanging out in Santa Monica, it really couldn’t get any better….
I had such an AMAZING time hosting a table at the Christmas Tea. The entire week I was so nervous that my table wouldn’t come together, but my grandma and I managed to create a beautiful display of silver, china, and sparkle. I couldn’t have been happier with the results!
The best part about the tea was definitely seeing that my friends enjoyed the event, as it’s one of my favorite parties of the year. The day starts with a service in the sanctuary where we enjoyed a message, and Christmas carols, and then moves into the tea. When you walk into the tea you can’t help but be impressed at the dozens and dozens of beautifully decorated tables hostesses have decorated, it’s a spectacle to say the least. It was a day full of praise, joy, friends, and food…can’t get any better than that for me. What wonderful women to share the afternoon with!
This weekend I’m hosting a table at my church’s annual Christmas Tea. It’s a family tradition I absolutely love, and it always marks the start of the holiday season for me. This year is the first year I’m in charge of my very own table, not sharing with my mom or my sister. I’m excited to be a hostess, but there’s one major problem: I don’t have my own china! I’ve been scouring thrift shops trying to find the perfect pieces to complete my table. I fell in love with this little royal blue tea cup. It was sitting alone without even a saucer keeping it company, but it caught my eye from across the room. Wish I could buy a whole set!
Have a happy weekend, and enjoy the beginning of the Christmas season!
You must see About Time. I don’t care if you think you’re above romantic comedies, because this is a Richard Curtis film, and it would require an extreme amount of snobbery, one I’m sure you don’t possess, to be above a Richard Curtis (writer/director of Love Actually) film. Allow me to tell you why you must, must, must go see this film.
So you’re a romantic comedy hater, but this shouldn’t stop you from going to the theater. About Time isn’t all about romantic love. In fact I would argue it’s more about family, and fate than anything else. This isn’t a stupid film, not at all –and there are unexpected twists and turns which you’ll enjoy. Finally, who doesn’t love a good British sense of humor?
2. Time travel
Do you like time travel? Ever wonder what your life would be like if you had done one thing differently yesterday? You know you do. Well buckle your seatbelts boys and girls…we’re going for a ride.
I love movies because of their escapism. I love to get lost in worlds and stories that make me think about how lucky I am to wake up every morning, in my too-small apartment. I love when a film conveys relationships that mean something…and that is why I loved About Time. While watching that film I laughed, I cried, I empathized, I cringed, and I was reminded of everyday life’s absolute beauty. This was a film that leaves you feeling so contemplative about your own life, friendships, love, and loss. It was a work of art, and I am devastated that people think it is “just another rom-com.”
Definitely one of my favorite films of the year….Richard Curtis never fails to move me. Just added something to my professional bucket list: Talk to Richard Curtis, just talk to him.
I should say one more thing: there is a tiny snag in the final few moments of the movie, but it is so glorious that you forgive it immediately because well…..nothing’s perfect.
This weekend was spent as weekends should be, relaxing and taking in the outdoors. Ben and I went for a drive through the Palisades and found ourselves at Palisades Park for sunset. Perfect. I always draw so much energy from seeing the ocean, it recharges me and makes me excited for tomorrow. Hope you’re all enjoying the beginning of the holiday weekend.
As the clouds roll in, and the leaves ever-so-slightly change color in Los Angeles, I find myself wanting to go back to the East Coast to snap pictures of what Fall REALLY looks like. I always forget the part about it being freezing, ha! For now I get to enjoy the beautiful temperate weather of Southern California, and still see a pretty leaf or two.
Have a great weekend you guys!