NYC: Friday Afternoon Tea

Friday, August 26, 2011 8 No tags Permalink 0

Friday afternoon means slipping into a grey summer dress, a new issue of Travel + Leisure, warming cups of Oasis – citrus green tea from Tea Forté, and butter cookies by Yoku Moku. Rock sugar sticks in Amber and Saffron are seriously pretty, I could stare at them for hours before a spin in the tea cup. Just half an hour of relaxation makes all the difference in a day. Treat yourself well. A few weeks ago, I re-started yoga after two years of no workouts. As much as I’ve tried to avoid exercise, there’s no denying that it makes a pretty noticeable difference, more mentally than physically. Now the hard part: mustering the discipline to continue this on a regular schedule!

Earthquake on Tuesday, Hurricane Irene this weekend…what is the world coming to? I stopped by Whole Foods today and it was mayhem. People hoarding canned goods, water…the chip/cracker shelves were totally empty. Stocked up on cheese and baguettes and those addictive samosas from the by-the-pound station..and then someone rolled their cart over my foot not twice, but three times. Goodness.

Happy Friday :)

8 Comments
  • K and S
    August 26, 2011

    ouch! be safe!

  • Maribeth
    August 26, 2011

    I missed my afternoon tea today, so instead, we're doing afternoon wine. (almost as good!) Stay safe and dry.

  • anonymous
    August 26, 2011

    I was at the Union Square Trader's Joe and there was a line out the door! The staff had to monitor the entry flow. Crazy! I've experienced typhoon in HK and I think people just overreacted just a tad bit. Actually, this is the perfect time to get into hard to reserve restaurants. :)As long as my internet connection is fine, I"m all good. Stay safe!

  • anonymous
    August 27, 2011

    Keep dry and connected! Crazy NY shoppers!!!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 27, 2011

    Thanks Kat!Hi Maribeth! Not almost as good…JUST as good! :DHi Kim! I heard ab the lines at Trader Joe's and Fairway – nuts! It's funny bc when I went to the smaller Asian markets (Sunrise, M2M) there were no lines at all. Fingers crossed re: internet!Thanks Soos! These NY-ers are really crazy haha :)

  • anonymous
    August 27, 2011

    Take care and stay safe this weekend!

  • anonymous
    August 28, 2011

    Sigh… Sometimes I think New Yorkers tend to over-react on things like this, ESPECIALLY so after this past Tuesday's unheard-of earthquake.Btw, love your blog (and the pictures). :-) I forgot how I got here though…

  • Kathy YL Chan
    August 28, 2011

    Thank you Su-Lin! ^_^Hi Bob! Ahaha, I completely agree with you about over-preparing (NY-ers then to "over" everything in general ;). And thanks for reading!! :)

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