Small Moments of Happiness: March 2020

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March was awful (awful!!) and I’m sure I don’t have to tell you why. Instead, I’m going to focus on a few small moments of happiness and I hope you will too.

I decided to treat myself to a book subscription to Persephone Books. The first book, Mariana, arrived in March. It’s good luck that I received the book before the bookshop closed due to the virus. I also bought a number of books to support booksellers, both local and in London. This cheered me up immensely.

Some other small moments of happiness were books and reading in general, my community banding together to see us through this pandemic and our talented, selfless health care workers.

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And tea. At least there is always tea.

Your turn! What were some of your small moments of happiness last month?

xoxo, Jane

Pairing books with tea (Lessons from Madame Chic)

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Lessons from Madame Chic is a stylish and uplifting memoir of living an inspired life. It’s the first book in a three-book series. The overarching theme throughout the series is to enjoy the very best, every day.

I really love this series. For example, one of the lessons is to employ quality over quantity. It’s better to have a ten-item wardrobe of quality items than 100 poorly-made pieces that won’t last a couple cycles in the wash. A really good lesson, I think.

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So, which tea would pair well here? Well, there is only one tea I would pair with this stylish book and that would be my absolute favorite tea, Fortnum’s Countess Grey. I’d say Countess Grey is all about enjoying the very best, every day.

What do you think of this pairing?

Also, in case you missed it, my review of Madame Chic can be found here.

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Pairing books with tea (Belgravia)

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Belgravia by Julian Fellowes (of Downton Abbey fame) is a saga of a story that encompasses the lives of two families. One family is from “old money” and the other from “new money.” Both families reside in Belgravia. What I loved about this novel is that the vivid descriptions and scenes of Belgravia jumped out at me.

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So which tea would pair well with this book? What about Twinings Lady Grey tea?

It’s light and flavorful and not too strong. Perfect for those drawing room scenes for both families. I can almost imagine the characters sipping Twinings Lady Grey (even if Lady Grey wasn’t invented until the 1990s) out of their Royal Albert teacups (again, Royal Albert wasn’t around then either but we are just having fun here). So I think this tea would make a great pairing with our book today. But what do you think? xoxo, Jane