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The Tea Lover’s Gift Guide

We’ve been shopping and found the perfect holiday gifts for every person in your life. Tea party hostess, Amy Mitchell hand chose this entire collection. Sit back and enjoy Houses of Windsor’s first annual holiday gift guide.   For Mum: Choose something hobby related to show mum that you’re thinking of her. My mum would…

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How to Eat a Scone, Etiquette Tip of the Month

How to Eat a Scone, Etiquette Tip of the Month Break off a bite or two and put a small amount of clotted cream and jam on the scone before eating it. Repeat for each bite. This varies by region. The Cornish tradition is to spread jam first followed by cream. From The Tea Times:…

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Tea of the Month: Lavender

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Lavender tea can relax the mind, body, and soul. It is said to relieve anxiety, quiet the brain, and calm nerves. Use it as part of your self-care regimen to help you unwind at the end of a busy day.     Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash From The Tea Times: The Latest News…

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Brits in Business

In true Houses of Windsor fashion we highlight the powerhouse British Business leaders flexing their muscle across the pond:   JK Rowling: We all recognize her as the mastermind behind the Harry Potter franchise. She is also the world’s highest paid author. Way to write your name to the top, JK! —— Collette Roche: She’s…

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Posh and Powerful

Insurance brokers focused on helping families and small businesses, a woman who turned a vacant shopping mall space into a vibrant co-working atmosphere, a wellness advocate focused on keeping women healthy inside and out — these are some of the wonderful women who attended this month’s Couture Connections: A Posh Tea Event. The event, hosted…

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Tea of the Month: Chai

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Chai smells and tastes like a crisp fall morning. This black tea blend is bursting with flavorful spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. It tastes great served hot or cold, making it perfect for this transitional month. By the way, “chai” is the Hindi word for “tea” so referring to this beverage as “chai tea”…

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Etiquette Tip of the Month: Small Bites

Etiquette Tip: When eating at a tea party, take small bites and enjoy the conversation. I know, it can be difficult when we’re used to eating larger portions. Do not dunk any food into your tea cup.     From The Tea Times: The Latest News from Houses of Windsor- September 2019

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The Perfect Bridal Shower Venue

A Bridal shower is the first big event that sets the tone for a wedding. Finding the perfect venue can be stressful. Private homes, restaurants, halls, and even outdoor parks can all be great options, but there are things to consider first: Is the bride traditional or modern? This matters because bridal showers are traditionally…

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Steeped in Style

A big thank you to Monarch Jewelry for the August 3rd event, Steeped in Style! Houses of Windsor had a splendid time hosting high tea to all the guests and employees of Monarch Jewelry. Check out their unique, gorgeous estate jewelry any time at their location on Semoran Blvd. in Winter Park and at…

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Blueberry Tea of the Month

August is one of those transitional periods. Kids head back to school making it feel like fall, but it is still wildly hot and humid outside. Blueberry tea is the perfect choice for August because it is a blend of two seasons. The fruitiness tastes delicious when served iced, but a hot cup of blueberry…

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