Saturday, May 25, 2013

settling in.

preparing tea for guests.

My little sister and father came to visit yesterday after Ryan and I finished getting our sofa set up in the living room. It was such a pleasant surprise! They brought my favorite gluten free pizzas over from Jules, and hung out for a little while. Bonus: The AC my mom ordered arrived as well! We endured two bizarrely hot days in May in the upstairs loft without anything but a ceiling fan, and it was pretty muggy. I felt like I was swimming through hot air! I am relieved we'll have some way of getting relief from many more summery days to come.

I prepared some handpicked Autumn Tieguanyin from Verdant Tea for my sister and father. My sister (not as much of a tea drinker as I am) commented on how it was like she was drinking flowers. The orchid aroma of this tea is INCREDIBLE and so refreshing, and the slight flavor of lychee makes it perfect for summer sipping.

Except when we went to Ikea it dropped to a ridiculous 46 degrees! We went from a sweltering 86 degree day to 46 and cold and windy the next. My abuela was (for once) caught unprepared. Normally she always makes sure everyone is appropriately bundled up, but while we waited for Ryan to pull up to the loading area I ended having to wrap a part of the sofa's slipcover around her shoulders! Northeastern weather needs to CALM DOWN and make up it's mind. At least we won't have to run the AC for another week and can save on some electricity!

Tonight is our first housewarming gathering! Can't wait for all of our friends to see our new place. :)

4 comments :

  1. Such a cute post, hope the housewarming went well :) Your blog is super adorable and a must follow for me! :D

    http://www.ragsoflove.com/ xx

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    1. Thanks Bel! The housewarming was great and everyone loved our place. Your blog is adorable too -- I'm loving your most recent post on red lipstick. Definitely gonna make good use of your recommendations! :)

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  2. That's one of my favorites from Verdant. I was drinking some today now that I think about it. Very nice gaiwan.

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    1. I was so happy when Verdant stocked it -- ended up buying 8 ounces to make sure I always had a small stash handy. :)

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