Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Super Secret Free Tea Party

In the world of the Terrins, there lives an old myth
of tea parties thrown on the Saturday fifth.

Both old friends and strangers are welcome to sup 
provided their name’s on the list that’s drawn up.

July thirty-one in the morn’s when we’ll meet
on the grass in a park by a popular street.

Apparel suggestions are easy enough.
Come dressed for a garden tea, not in the buff

The party is gratis. The guest list is small,
Just open to ten who first answer the call.

Don’t sit there. Go sign up the modern world way
by sending an email to say you can play!

Details will follow a week ere  we meet.
‘Til then may your days and your dreams be most sweet.

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FINALLY after having to wait well over a year, our 1st Super Secret 5th Saturday Tea is planned. It will be garden-themed at a park in Long Beach on July 31, and is FREE to the 10 people who end up on the guest list. So how does one get on the guest list? There are a few ways:

  • Find the codewords in Peyton Drake's first story (novellas 1-7)
  • Be a Fiddlehead-level+ Omni patron whose name is selected in a drawing
  • Be a Preceptor-level Omni patron for at least 3 months
  • If you'd like more info, simply email the Ocademy's TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com to inquire about the Super Secret Tea in July.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Solve the mystery of what book we should read first

Okay, readers. By far the #1 genre requested for our Book Club is mystery!

Here are are your choices for our first get-together on Sunday July 11 at 2pm at Coterie Tea & Eatery in Upland. She is opening up just for us!

Title options include:

  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le CarrĂ©
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders by Kate Griffin (not available in Kindle)

Please pick just one.

The first hour of our gathering will include discussion on the book selected. The second hour will be for you to share another book you've been reading and recommend.

Cost will be $34.75 inclusive. I'll create a page and PayPal button once we've selected a book title

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Co-Hostess with the Mostess

I've been longing to come up with a way to thank and honor the stalwart members of Omni's Patreon community who attend our social events, and I think I have something ... at least for now. Each event will feature a patron chosen as that day's co-hostess. What does it involve, you ask? That's up to the honoree! Options include:

  • Doing nothing other than sitting in your seat, potentially cringing when mentioned as the co-hostess, then ducking out at the end of the event with a hostess gift tucked under your arm
  • Coming a few minutes early and helping me greet people. Chances are you'll either know or recognize some of them!
  • Helping me bid our guests adieu as the event winds down
  • Handing out party favors
  • Having the opportunity to say a few words
Bottom line, you are appreciated, and if it weren't for health protocols, I would hug the stuffing out of you!

Congrats to our upcoming event co-hosti!
Poirot holiday high tea - Trish Miller
May Day Fae Day - Janet Krochman
Steampunk tea - Jacqueline Clemens
Houdini dinner - Deborah Van Deudekom
Sisters of Sorcery - Norma Zamora