As a longtime reader of TeaTime, you can imagine my delight when their stylist, Lucy Herndon, asked if they could photograph a summertime menu in our dining room. The shoot took place last August, so I stopped by that afternoon to catch a little of the magic just as the children arrived home from their first day of school. It was so surreal to greet them with dainty treats prepared by the magazine's talented test-kitchen professional, Janet Lambert. Chicken salad croissants, lavender cakes and decadent chocolate macarons -- the after-school snacks of my dreams!
Since last year, we have eagerly awaited the release of the July/August 2016 issue. How exciting it was to discover that the cover image was shot in our home! Although most of the photos showcased in "Lavender & Lace Tea" are tight shots of the food, you can glimpse a little more of our interiors in the opening spread. To my delight, Christian showed me that holding the magazine at just the right angle superimposes the magazine's tablescape over our view of the dining room. Here is a little peek of that feature!
To celebrate this happy occasion, Editor Lorna Reeves has kindly offered a complimentary subscription to Teatime magazine to one tea-loving reader of A Little Loveliness -- to begin with "our" July/August issue. To enter, please leave a comment below!
"I take pleasure in tea, appreciating it with my spirit and therefore cannot explain why." ~ Sen Joo