Twinings is a must visit for any visitor (or anyone for that matter...in my humble opinion) in London Town, and I made a new discovery on my latest visit. At Twinings you can take a masterclass and learn all about the history of tea while tasting fine and varied teas. You can book a private class for a minimum of two people, or a regular class for a minimum of six people, and you can also book a bespoke blending experience for a maximum of six people. So for Londoners, I recommend this as a fun company outing or outing with friends and family. No matter, definitely call ahead or email to reserve your spot! You can check out the details here.
One of my favorite places to visit in England is Bath. It's so full of history and charm, and as a Jane Austen junkie, I like to think I'm walking amongst her spirit there. It's a perfect day trip from London or other nearby cities like Oxford or Bristol, but it's also a great little weekend getaway. Bath is a small city, so there are a few tourist staples one must do in Bath(other than walk around and enjoy the quaint town): 1) visit the Roman baths (duh), 2) visit the Jane Austen Centre, and 3) have tea or a meal at Sally Lunn's for the famous Bath bun.
I watched two really great documentaries this week on HBO—“Ethel” and “Love, Marilyn.” I had been wanting to watch “Ethel” for a long while, and I’m so glad a finally did. What a wonderful woman and legacy. I look forward to the day someone does a movie on the love story of Ethel and Bobby Kennedy, because it just has to happen. It’s such a beautiful story about two such beautiful people.
Thank you, Mr. Mandela. Simply, thank you.
1) “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
2) “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
3) “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
4) “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
5) “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
6) “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”
7) “We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
8) “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”
9) “ As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
10) “I am the captain of my soul.”
11) “We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
12) “There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
13) “Appearances matter — and remember to smile.”
BIG LOVE & HUGS