Last Thursday, a spontaneous pizza dinner out turned into an even more spontaneous beer-tasting party at my apartment. I always had an affinity for beer, particularly stouts, but unfortunately the craft-beer scene in Storrs, CT is nothing compared to what it is in Philadelphia. Nonetheless, our location does put us in close proximity to Treehouse Brewing, a small artisan brewery responsible for Julius, and we’re relatively close to the distributors of Heady Topper and Sip of Sunshine. I had none of those on hand last Thursday, but we did enjoy sampling Southern Tier’s Creme Brulee Stout, Grey Sail Captain’s Daughter, and my favorite, Treehouse Brewing’s Alter Ego. (If it’s not evident by my writing of this blog, I would love a career as a professional hostess.) In my typical fashion, I ended Thursday night with a pot of tea, served using my complete Cath Kidston Provence Rose tea set. Too bad hostess gifts are somewhat out of date, or else I would love to receive Kate Spade’s Tea Time Pendant. How can I describe the need for something so darling, so perfect, and just so quintessential Kate Spade? All I can say to my friends is that soon I’ll be hosting a party and I suggest consulting Emily Post before showing up. I wouldn’t be surprised if she herself lists this necklace as the perfect party gift.
“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Camille’s Pizza (Tolland, CT) || Treehouse Brewing (Monson, MA) || Kate Spade Tea Time Pendant || Kate Spade Down the Rabbit Hole English Tea Clutch || Kate Spade Down the Rabbit Hole Teacup Coin Purse || Kate Spade Tea Time Studs || Kate Spade Tea Time Locket
Cover Photo: Princess Tea Party by Tonya Staab via Flickr