Author: April Hirsch

Inside Scotland’s Fairytale Castles

Image by David Ross Photography/Britain Express

The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA collaborates with citizens from across America to preserve Scotland’s legendary beauty and cultural heritage. Follow Executive Director, Kirstin Bridier, on a tour of Scotland’s fairytale castles.

Holiday Styles for Siblings

2017 Sibling Holiday Outfits

‘Tis the season for family photos! While the task may seem daunting, we’ve got you covered when it comes to the outfits. Love a dress for your daughter, but not sure what will work for your son? Not to worry! We’ve put together six picture-perfect outfits to inspire the whole family.

Holiday Style Collaboration: Artists of Heriot-Watt University

While in Edinburgh, we had the unique opportunity of touring the beautiful Heriot-Watt University (HWU), a highly specialized school, world renowned for its innovative approach to education. While the school has many amazing undergraduate programs, their Textiles and Design production facilities have been named the best in the UK by international fashion icons like Vivienne Westwood. When planning for the season, we thought it would be an incredible opportunity to collaborate with their students on exclusive Tea designs.

In typical creative fashion, we drafted a design brief explaining the collaboration. Students were given the chance to submit their original designs to be featured as a part of our winter collection. So many fabulous concepts were submitted! We’re thrilled to share the inspiration and unique technique behind the designs of our talented finalists.

Festive Fall Leaf Crowns

DIY Leaf Crown

Autumn months are no doubt some of the most beautiful months of the year.  As the weather turns  cool and crisp, nature’s colors grow deeper and richer, and leaves begin to fall in a million brilliant shades of red, yellow and orange.

You know what that means…time to head outside and start collecting! What to do with all those beautiful heaps of leaves your little ones gather? Give our festive fall leaf crown a try! We’ll show you how in this easy DIY tutorial. 

Foreign Correspondent: A Family’s Return to their Roots

Beirut Lebanon

Meet our latest Foreign Correspondent, Joyce Maalouf, who spent 6 weeks revisiting her roots in Lebanon with her husband and 18-month-old daughter, Gaia.  Now she’s back to share her stories with us at Studio Tea. Follow along!

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT: Finding Home in Hamburg

Foreign Correspondent Quandt Family

Guten Tag from Germany! Meet Kristina Quandt, mom and long-time lover of Tea who recently packed up her family’s Bay Area life and set out to find home in the unfamiliar city of Hamburg. As a Tea Foreign Correspondent, Kristina is here to share how she, her husband and their two young daughters are growing accustomed to life in a new country. Follow along!

Be Your Own Maker: Weave A Work of Art

scottish hand weaving diy

Take a trip back in time, when hand-weaving was a way of life in the Highlands, and follow our steps below to create your own hand-woven patterns!