Emilie Loring didn’t celebrate her birthdays, but that didn’t mean she denied herself an annual birthday wish. “I make myself a present on a book’s birthday to square never celebrating my own.” Beckoning Trails As she figuratively blew out the candle on a book’s birthday cake, what did she wish for? Emilie loved books, of … More Happy Birthday, Emilie Loring! Make a Wish!
Edition 3 Emilie Loring Tea Week concludes today with submissions from “Peggy in Illinois” and from Laurie. Peggy’s Nice Tea Peggy’s tea was certainly “nice,” and it also alluded to Nice, France: rich blue, golden sunflowers, a hint of abandon, and simple style. Peggy’s placemats are souvenirs of her honeymoon in Nice. With those sorts … More Our Afternoon Tea, An Oasis
Emilie Loring was a thoughtful woman. She was an active woman with wide-ranging interests. She was an intelligent woman who considered possibilities thoroughly before acting. So when her characters stop to care for themselves, you know she had a purpose in mind. Dress well She began at the very start of their day, dressing her characters … More Emilie Loring’s Self Care for Capable Women
Once again, I have been traveling. It wasn’t the adventurous kind of traveling that I sometimes do, jetting off to a new town, a new cottage, a new seashore, but I traveled 1,834 miles by car, nevertheless, and there’s plenty to see and to think about on a drive like that. As the miles melted … More When Books are People and an Invitation to Tea
Have you noticed a change in the tone of public media lately? Several months in, after attending to each report, each analysis, and each prediction of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a collective yearning for something more. We know the challenge, and we are in it for the long haul, but to make the journey, … More “Refreshed.” It’s a great word, isn’t it?
There’s been a lot of buzz about recently-released, famous recipes. IKEA shared its Swedish meatball recipe, Disneyland released several of its park favorites, and Doubletree revealed its chocolate chip cookie recipe. Famous recipes always appeal. If we’ve enjoyed them before, we’re glad to make them ourselves. If we’ve not tried them, the very idea that … More Favorite Recipes of Famous People
“The world changes. Times change. People change. Habits change…” Preface to Whispering Pines by Clara Endicott Sears With more of us staying at home instead of going to work these days, daily schedules have dissolved. We don’t have to be dressed, fed, and out by 7:00. There’s no prescribed lunch hour at work or school, … More Dragging Days? Try a “Kettle Drum”