Summer is here, and we’ve got our sights set on the Southwestern states. The Southwest US is a vast canvas filled with shimmering stretches of desert, rusty red rock forms, desolate grasslands and clear, sunny skies that seem to have no stopping point. Some may think it a lonely, barren landscape, but look closely and you’ll see there’s so much beauty among the quietude.
Mexico is a country rich in incredible culture, tradition and creative expression. Toward the southern tip lies Oaxaca, a state particularly famous for its fascinating mix of colonial buildings, colorful cuisine and strong indigenous influence (more than half of the nation’s indigenous Mesoamerican speakers call this rugged region home). A collector’s dream, it is the place to go for the best folk art finds.
Meet Lauren Gaines of Heart of Deborah. As a Tea Foreign Correspondent, Lauren and her family traveled to Key West and returned with a suitcase full of sunny memories. Follow along as she shares their recent adventures!
Last weekend, the Tea team packed their bags (and their Vans) and headed to sunny San Diego to co-host a very special event with Skate Rising. Run by Exposure Skate, Skate Rising is an Encinitas based all-girl youth program dedicated to teaching compassion and empowerment through skateboarding. Calli Kelsay, the brainchild behind this awesome program, happens to be a long-time Tea customer. So we leaped at the opportunity to team up and sponsor one of their events.
Meet Natalia Welsh, Vancouver mom and long-time Tea customer who recently returned from a sunny spring break trip with the family to the Southern California coast. Follow along as she shares their west coast adventures.
Spring Break has come and gone which means, pretty soon, summer will be upon us. Time to swap out the scarves for sunnies and head west where big swells, blue skies and endless ocean awaits. From the carefree surfer culture of SoCal to Hawaii’s tropical aloha vibes, join us as we soak up the warm air and laid-back lifestyle of the West Coast.
Here at Tea, we want to give children the world. We set out to help them discover new cultures and traditions, sparking their curiosity and opening their eyes and minds to a world beyond the one they know and live in. This spring, we’ve partnered with the Portland Children’s Museum to bring you a very special exhibit, Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tết Festival. Now through May 6th, stop by the museum to experience the beauty, sights, sounds and customs of Vietnam.
Curious what you’ll find there? Long-time Tea friend and local Portland mama, the wonderful Chelsee Hood of The House of Hood Blog, recaps her recent visit…