Category: Across the Street

Share Your City: A Journey Through Joshua Tree with Geneva Karwoski

Summer adventures are calling and, to spark the fun, we’ve asked Tea families across the US to show us around their cities and share some of the incredible places that make them special. 

Next up in our Share Your City series, we journey deep into the desert with lounge lizard and mama bird, Geneva Karwoski. Follow along as she uncovers the hidden magic of Joshua Tree.

Geneva Journey to Joshua Tree

Share Your City: Touring Small-Town Utah with Makelle Ahlin

At Tea, we believe in making the foreign familiar. We travel the world, each season setting out to explore a new far-off country. We seek out the foreign, immersing ourselves in the customs, colors, tastes and sounds of distant cultures, and venture to find and connect over common threads. But the truth is, adventures don’t always call for a packing list or a passport.

Summer marks the start of adventure, and in an effort to spark exploration right here in our own backyard, we’ve asked Tea families across the US to show us around their cities and share some of the incredible places that make them special. 

From iconic buildings and historical attractions to frequently favored spots, follow along for the inside scoop on their hometown highlights.

Our first stop? Small-town Southern Utah. We join Makelle Ahlin and her band of “Lost Boys” (husband Jared, and three sons, Cooper, Boone and Grizz) as they guide us through striking, sleepy scenery and point out hidden gems along the way.

Share Your City Utah Makelle Ahlin

Southwest Summer Stylin’

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.

Mexican Motifs: Oaxacan Florals

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.

Foreign Correspondent: Gaines Family Goes to Key West

Gaines Family

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!

Be Great, Skate! Tea x Skate Rising Carve it Up in San Diego

Tea Collection x Skate Rising Event

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.

Destination Golden State: A Spring Break Getaway to Sunny California

San Diego Murals

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.