Tea Parties for Adults Exist

For my friend Shelby’s 25th birthday, we wanted to something fun, special and totally new.

Jen, who dined with me at Napa Rose, came up with the idea to go to tea at a place called Two a Tea she had heard about in Glendora. Unfortunately, when she called, they were all booked for the Saturday afternoon that we had wanted to go. She found another place in Pasadena called Madeline Garden Bistro and Venue and we were able to get a lunch reservation there.

Excited for our first Adult Tea Party, we all bought new cute spring dresses and made outlandish speculations about how we were going to have the perfect afternoon birthday celebration.

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To me, it was just a rainbow bracelet

I interact with tons of different Guests on a daily basis in the store where I work. Most of them are your usual retail experiences: you give them the spiel, currency is exchanged, small talk small talk, awesome have a nice day!

There are the Guests that stick out and make me my day a little nicer:

  • the super nice Guests
  • the over excited kids
  • the over excited adults
  • the kids that dress up and leave glitter everywhere
  • the adults that Disney-bound and get really pleased when you recognize what character they are
  • the Guests that leave compliments
  • the Guests that haven’t been to Disneyland in ____ years and let me tell you how it was when I was here/it’s changed so much!

And, of course, there are the Guests who make you work for your paycheck. They are the ones that test your patience, your sincerity, your Company and store policies, your sanity and your belief in the good of all humanity.

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It’s a Hero’s Journey…Isn’t It?

So I finally buckled down and went to see The Book of Life.

The trailer had me intrigued, mostly for its absolutely gorgeous animation and a plot revolving around your traditional epic hero storyline and the Day of the Dead.

It looked like a good movie, the kind of movie that you can get lost in for a few hours and come away with a satisfied feeling in your body.

It’s a shame then, for me anyways, that this was not the case for The Book of Life.

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A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose…or that one time I had dinner at the Napa Rose and it was fantastic

Dinner is where the magic happens in the kitchen.

Kris Carr

 

 

I am a self-proclaimed “foodie”.

If you follow me on Instagram, I’m one of those people who posts pictures of the food that she’s eating. Not all the time, but frequently.

If you know me personally, you know that I love to eat. I love to try new foods and I get super excited when my mom or my Teah-Teah make their signature dishes. (By the way, Teah-Teah means ‘grandma’ in Syrian; congratulations you learned something new today!)

When the mood strikes, I treat myself to really good food.

One such mood spurred me to treat myself and my friend, Jen,  to dinner at the Napa Rose.

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