Saturday, 7 November 2020

What are the Fall Fashion Trends for this year - part 2

Hi There..... How was your day yesterday? How about I give you some more insight on the Fall Fashion Trends for this Year?

First, let me tell you more about my yesterday before I dive into those Fall Fashion Trends. I had my 4-year-old granddaughter come over, so that’s always tiring but enjoyable. My body gives me more than enough warning signs that it needs some rest, but I just try to ignore my pain and enjoy those moments. Today I pay the price for crossing that line, but it’s more than worth it. 😀

She is an only kid, and I always feel sorry for her having nobody to play with. That’s why I always try to play with her as if I’m her playmate. What on earth are you thinking with your twisted mind? I am talking about some kind of school buddy, nothing more. 😂

What she likes the most is when I give voice to her toys, dolls, barbies, or handkerchiefs even. You would lose it if you saw me, but I don’t care about making a fool of myself as long as she loves it. The twinkle in her eyes says it all, and a happy granddaughter makes a happy grandmother.

I finally got to show her the fabric I bought to sew her a dress and am so glad she loved it, especially the fact that it had a lovely gold and silver glitter.

I know it’s quite dark, but this fall is a lot about a dark retro vibe. On a site called WMFJ, I found something regarding fashion that I just had to quote ‘Actually a fashion trend is like a wheel. It will rotate and there is always a repeat at every point. What is trending today will repeat itself in the future, for example in 30 or 40 years? Who knows?’. 

I have seen this happen more than once, and it always makes me smile. Thinking oh my, I remember wearing those kinds of things back when I was young. Yep, I'm old. 😁

For example, those big flower prints, plaids and tartans, fringes, leather jackets, and last but not least those leopard prints that have come back. I used to wear those big flower prints when I just got married and now they are all coming back. 

If I make it to 80, and am still writing, I might talk to you about seeing things come back for the second time. Darn, why didn’t I keep my clothes in a locker to get them out again after 30 or 40 years?

Just like in my previous blog post, I asked some other Fashion Bloggers for some fall outfits I could share with you. I am always curious to see what others have in their wardrobe? 

This first look is by Emily, who is from New York

The second one is by Lucy, who is from South Yorkshire

The third look for today is by Laura, who is from New York 

And last but not least Tatiana's look, who is from The Netherlands

So tell me, which is your favorite? Would you wear one of these looks?

If you are interested you can read the previous post I made on Fall/Winter Fashion Trends -

Hope you like my blog post.Until next time. Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

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Wednesday, 4 November 2020

How to pamper yourself with an Exceptional Cup of Tea - Flora Tea - Tea Flower

Hi There..... Are you a tea drinker? Have you ever heard of a Tea Flower? Maybe you like to pamper yourself with an exceptional cup of tea?

I would be quite curious to know more about this tea flower for sure because I am an avid tea drinker. 😋

Coffee is just not my cup of tea. Isn’t that a marvelous quote? I can’t quote the author because he seems to be unknown. The only one that used to drink coffee at home, when I was a kid, was my mum. My dad was a real Anglophile, he loved everything from Great Britain, including the English language. From all of Great Britain, Wales was his favorite destination.

My first visit to Wales was when I was 5. If I remember it properly, it was in a house we rented together with our Aunt (my dad’s youngest sister), Uncle, and Niece. I may have been just 5 but I remember very well my first English words were ‘push please’. No, no, I’m no pushover, or am I? 😧

Perhaps someday I will tell you all about my trials and tribulations, just not today. All I wished was for them to push me on the swing in the house’s backyard. There were some local kids we used to play with, and they taught us our first English words. 😄

I have some fond memories of our visits to Welsh Castles, villages with authentic clothing from the Middle-Ages, and teahouses. What stuck most with me were the Welsh teahouses with their delicious scones and their very special glass of tea. If you come across one, just go inside, I bet you won’t regret it.

Can you understand my excitement when they accepted me to try out these amazing tea flowers from Flora Tea? 😃

I bet you haven't heard of Tea Flowers either. They come in 10 different flavors at the moment and you can pair those tea flavors with the most beautiful glass.

Flora Tea bases their teas on green tea leaves. They say green tea reduces nausea, pain, stress, and it helps to speed up the metabolism. It also reduces the negative effects of our LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and increases the effect of HDL (good cholesterol). 

If you ask me, you can't go wrong with green tea. My first experiment was their 'Jasmine with Love' - Green tea and Jasmine - Not sure if it was good for me because I almost got high. Haha, no, it was just the scent of Jasmine that was incredibly hard to resist. Far out my favorite of the 3 teas they chose for me to taste. It's such a delicate taste, and I loved it. 

Even though the process of this flower unfolding was fairly simple in comparison with the other 2, it was by far the prettiest result, if you ask me. 

My second experiment was the 'Summer Love' - Green Tea, Carnation, and Osmanthus - it was fascinating to watch this flower open up. You could compare it to a fast-paced video of a blooming flower. Let me show you some pictures I took during the process. 😊

Amazing, Isn't it? I would however recommend using more water than I did because mine was too strong first but nothing a bit of extra water couldn't fix. Rookie mistake, haha, we learn by trial and error. Hey, I never said I was perfect. 😁 

The tea was truly enjoyable too, and it lingered on my tongue for the longest time. 

The last one I got to try was their Flying Snow - Green Tea, Marigold, and Coconut Fruit Fiber - This one was amazing to watch too but I am sorry to say it was not my cup of tea. A bit too bitter for me, but just a hint of bitterness can be too much for me, so for all I know, this could be your favorite. 

If you are interested in tasting them you need to know that these products are exclusive and only available at Flora Tea. There are some other interesting facts too about this shop. 😮

The individual tea leaves are hand-tied with the selected dried aromatic flowers to form a ball. They only use the best tea leaves from the first harvest on the plantations in China and Japan. 

Their tea flowers won the Great Taste Awards, a prestigious gastronomic event held annually in the UK.

In recent years, the entire collection has been awarded, and some received the highest rating of 3 stars.

They also awarded them at The International Taste Institute in Brussels with the Superior Taste Award. 

Impressive, Isn't it? 

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Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

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