New Years may be over on the Gregorian Calendar but the Lunar New Year is not until February 16th. As a tea and culture lover, I prefer to celebrate the Lunar New Year. This is because it truly feels like a fresh start energetically and because I was brought up with some of the traditions with my Mom’s Indonesian background. One tradition for this time is to give red envelopes with money in it to the younger generation, which my mother loved to share with us, but also sometimes even small gifts.
With that thought, I pulled together some items to celebrate this time and also set the right tone for the year of the Dog. I cheekily pulled in a few baby cat items because I really wish there was a year of the cat (how about you?). Use this guide either for yourself or for loved ones to bring them good wishes as we make this transition.
1. Drippy Unicorn Chawan Tea Bowl by Kira Call Ceramics
2. Cosmic Baby Cat Hoop Art Kit by Sparkle Collective
3. Plum Tama Yunomi Cup set from Hibiki-An
4. Essential Tea Pot in Ocean from Tea Ave
5. Huiming Tea Bags from Camellia Sinensis
6. Embrace Imperfection Throw Pillow from Chapters
7. Midnight Magic Iron on Patch by Sparkle Collective
8. Matcha: A Lifestyle Guide from Chapters
9. Lifefactory Active Flip Cap Waterbottle from Chapters
10. Toronto Tea Festival Tickets
11. Journal – Mentally in Another Galaxy from Chapters
12. Belle & Bloom Demi Tin Candle “Life is a Party” – from Chapters
Best wishes. Many steepings (and many cats) for the New Year.
I have to admit, this is one of my favorite times of the year. Feel free to sing with me, “its the most, wonderful time of the year”. Gotta love that Staples commercial from the 90s. Anyhow it’s finally back to school season, even if you are not a fan there are little ways to make it that bit better. Since leaving school (nooooooo, take me back!), I have fallen in love with the line up that Chapters has on hand. Every. Single. Time. Just take my money. I’m seriously obsessed.
After scoring through their website (certain items may or may not have ended up in my cart), I put together a spirited back to school mood board for you. Think of it as inspiration to kick a$$ at school and be a BAWSE at the same time.
A quick note before you check out the goods. The bento box is a super fun way to bring your lunch (and save money), Just Bento is a great place for yummy recipes to fill it up with. The Gold pentagon shape thing is a great home for some succulents. Who doesn’t want some greenery in their study space for some extra O (Oxygen)?
Then finally, the book. This had to be the most inspiring book I have read (listened to, thank you audible) this year. If you need a kick in the butt, Lilly will help you get there (with some amazing popular culture references along the way). Listen to this amazing unicorn goddess, read her words or get to know her through her youtube account. You will love her wit and sense of humor. And go back for more.
//Fitbit Alta HR // Rose Gold Pouch // Takenaka Double Bento Box// Brass “Imagine” Word //
//Celestial Pen Set// Boss babe pens// Celestial Notebook // “Work Hard & Stay Humble” Pencil case//
//Mini Office Tool Kit// Fjallraven Kanken Backpack//
//How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh // Glass Sphere Terrarium // S’well Waterbottle//
// “Be Fear-less” Print// Celestial “Made of Star Dust” mouse pad//
Is there anything you would add to this list or change? Share in the comments below with a link to the item or even share a mood board of your own.
Welcome to the second (and last) part of gift guides for the holiday season! This weeks two guides were put together with yogis and those of us that are a little bit of a spirit junkie (I’m guilty, how about you?). Naturally there are items that even tea lover or even creatives may like, so have an open mind when looking around. If you missed last weeks post here is a link to it here. Happy Holidays everyone!
Freckle Face Creations Unusual Positive Stamped Word Charms // Sugar Blossom Beatrix with Tassel Friendship Bracelet // Tealish Delicious Detox Green Tea // Lole “Yoga a Paris” City Water Bottle// Dusky Leaf Yoga Mat in Avocado and Chocolate
Mala Collective Prana Mala Necklace //Arbonne FC5 Exfoliating New Cell Scrub Mask // May Cause Miracles: A 40-day Guidebook Of Subtle Shifts For Radical Change And Unlimited Happiness // Davids Tea Blueberry Jam Tea Scented Candle / Spirit Junkie Alternative Ladies Maniac Sweatshirt
There is less than 24 hours left for the current Spirit Junkie tops but I had to add it in to the collection. I am going to be snagging one before time runs out. How about you? Or is there an item that you want to share that you recommend? Post it in the comments below and I’ll send a little love your way.
till next time
When it comes to gift giving there is always a moment where we need a little help. This year I have created four guides that are split up into two posts. Each guide has various ideas for that special someone on your list. From Tea lovers to creatives ,and even those Yogis and that super earthy spiritual someone.
Signature Sloane Tea Sampler Collection // Kate Spade Greenwich Grove Teapot // Moleskine Passions Tea Journal // Royal Albert Centenary Collection Tea Cup “Duchess” //Camellia Sinensis Bamboo and Porcelain Tea Flask
Frends with Benifits Taylor Rose Gold Headphones // Winsor and Newton Cotman Water Colours Field Box Set- 12 Half Pans // Ashley Brooke Designs “Everyday I’m Hustlin’!” Travel Mug // Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil // Moleskine Creative Cloud Smart Notebook
Every item was curated with you in mind, but I want to know what you would add or change. Let me know in the comments below!
|Click the image to see the GUIDE
As we are getting closer and closer to December I found it time to inform my readers about this guide. Inside there is a full and complete list of all the new products Teaopia has obtained for your holiday needs. Everything from hostess gifts to teacher gifts and at every price point. As one of the many employees for this Canadian company I am very proud to help everyone who comes in gift hunting or even looking for a little something for themselves.
I have included images of the new additions to our gift collection, these are but a few of the new pieces we carry. Starting from the far left we have the Kids Tea Set. This set has an adorable small tea pot with a built in filter and four cups with saucers. I love the fruit design that was chosen to accent them all. Next, the new Matcha Set. It comes with raku made chawan (tea bowl) and whisk holder, a 100 pronged bamboo whisk (chasen) , beautifully illustarated instructions and a bamboo scoop (chasaku). I have had the pleasure to meet someone who purchased the set in Alberta, she loves her lattes. Finally, The Hostess Gift. Really great for newbies or seasoned tea drinkers. It has card with instructions, rock sugar, basket infuser and four teas. Marrakesh Mint green tea, Burbon Vanilla black tea, Plum Oolong, and Solie De Provence white tea.
The best thing about these three are you can use them anywhere; office, home or even outside. Just add water~ Till next time.
|Kids Tea Set