The Pink Panther is back ... again!

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Saturday, 18 June 2022
11am now open SOLD OUT 
(2:30pm sold out)
Paris In A Cup
119 S. Glassell St., Orange, CA

The famed pink panther diamond has been in a private collection for decades. Upon the death of its owner, the priceless gem was bequeathed to a museum, and you've been invited to the unveiling. There's just one thing missing ... Can you guess what it is?

$69.95 includes specialty themed tea service, interactive whodunnit (tax, gratuity, PayPal fees) 

Suggested dress - Pink &/or Monte Carlo après-ski chic

Reservation policy:

  • Reservation is locked in after payment is made and you have received a confirmation email from our admin Joy from TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com (Mind you, filling in the form without payment does not constitute a reservation)
  • #4 guests max per reservation (as the tables seat #4). If there are fewer than #4 in your party, there's a good chance you'll be seated with new friends!
  • As with theatre tickets, all reservation payments are final and non-refundable
  • Should you need to bow out for any reason (including Covid/health/emergency-related reasons), you would be welcome to give your spot to a family member or friend. Please understand no refunds or credits would be available and you would be responsible for finding someone to fill your spot  
  • If health regulations require a change of date, we will postpone (not cancel) the event and reschedule as soon as is practical. (Should this occur and you are not able to make the new date, we would refund you in full)
  • Dietary restrictions should be discussed directly with Paris In A Cup
  • All non-food-related queries should be directed to TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com (not the venue, please)
  • Your PayPal receipt comprises your payment confirmation. No "tickets" will be distributed, but you will get a cheery email from our admin Joy letting you know she received your reservation. If you have not received it within 3 days, please contact TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com
  • By paying for a reservation you confirm you understand and accept these policies
  • Once the form below is filled in, payment  has been made, and you've received a confirmation email, your reservation is complete
  • C'est ca! 

RESERVATION FORM & PAYMENT LINK REMOVED AS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Afternoon Tea cookbook launch potluck partea

Come celebrate your fellow tea enthusiasts who have contributed to this year's cookbook, featuring recipes for Afternoon Tea. Hooray!

Sunday, 26 June 2022

11am

in the indoor arcade behind Pamela's Tea Room

$20 includes hot tea service by Pamela's, potluck tea treat buffet with recipes from the book as provided by attendees, discounted paperback copy of the book to be autographed during the signing party throughout the event, wee donation to Whimsicalidocious Arts, (tax, gratuity, payment fees, blah blah)

Please bring tea treats to feed at least #8 guests 
& email TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com 
to let us know what you're bringing. Thanks!

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Please note, as with theatre tickets, all reservations are final. There are no refunds, but if you're unable to attend, you are welcome to give your spot to someone you think may enjoy the event.

Downton Day 2022

All right, Downton fans,

Here's the plan for tea & cinema in celebration of the Downton Abbey: A New Era movie.

We will begin our day in the 1920s stateside at the Great Gatsby Garden Tea Party at the historic Howe-Waffle house in Santa Ana on Saturday May 21 at 12noon.

$32 BYO Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.santaanahistory.com/events-1/great-gatsby-garden-tea-party

The event runs 3 hours but we'll duck out a bit early to catch the 2:45pm showing of the film across the pond (and just 3 miles away) at the AMC Orange 30. Here is a link to purchase tickets. They are discounted for this matinee showing btw: https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/downton-abbey-a-new-era-66425/showtimes/downton-abbey-a-new-era-66425/2022-05-21/amc-orange-30/all/100169435 

FYI, Joy is in seat F8 in auditorium 6

P.S. If you've purchased tickets for the tea, please let me know ( TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com ) and I'll see if we can sit together 😃


Detecting with Doyle

SOLD OUT (waiting list available by emailing TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com)

Celebrate Holmes, Watson, Mrs. Hudson, LeStrade, Moriarty, and the man behind them all with Charles Spratley from Illusions of the Past  

Sunday 12 June 2022

at 2:30pm

at the Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre

from historyteller Charles:

"A respected physician and basement crime author, Arthur Conan Doyle changed the way we look at fiction in 1887 with the debut of his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes. Four books and fifty-six short stories were created about this master detective and his sidekick, Dr. Watson. But who is Doyle and what influenced this writer as he created one of the most iconic characters in literature? 

Doyle’s life, writings, and beliefs will be explored as we spend the afternoon discussing the man behind the mythos. Beyond Holmes, we’ll delve into the author’s experiences with the paranormal, his search for the answers to life after death, and how this quest led to the end of one of his greatest friendships. 

And yes….there will be faeries."

$67.75 includes Charles' exclusive presentation + seasonal menu with signature house salad, 5 finger sandwiches, fresh-baked scone, dessert bites (tax, gratuity, payment fees)

Suggested attire ~ Let your imagination dictate!

Please be advised, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions or make menu changes at this event. All diners will receive the same edibles.  

As with theatre tickets, all reservations are final and non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to give your spot to the person of your choosing. Parties of fewer than 4 guests should be prepared to be seated with new friends 
Payment indicates your understanding and acceptance of the policies stated herein. Thanks so much for your good sportsmanship. 
All involved truly appreciate it. 
Being a tiny social group, we don't issue "tickets," but your PayPal receipt confirms your spot. You'll also receive a welcome email from our admin Joy which she'll send to the email address associated with your payment

God Save the Queen!

SOLD OUT - Waitlist available ( contact TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com )

Take part in an unprecedented celebration as we mark the 70th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II

We are registered with the royal website to join with others around the globe at 

the Big Jubilee Lunch

Sunday, 05 June 2022
at 11am

Extra fun & frivolitea for those who 
come at 10am to help set up!

Pamela's Tea Room, Garden Grove, York!

In keeping with the Jubilee Lunch tradition, this will be an uproarious affair held outdoors at long tables. Expect cheering, toasts, a quiz about Her Majesty's reign, door prizes, Union Jack paper plates, English Crackers and general silliness

$57.50 includes 3 finger sandwiches, a wee scoop of Coronation Chicken on salad greens, sausage roll bite, scone with jam & real English clotted cream, tea, party provisions (tax, tip, credit card fees)

Please consider bringing a suitable *individually portioned dessert for #8 to share (* i.e. nothing that requires a spoon or scooping out of a communal dish)

Contact the tearoom directly for help with dietary restrictions 714-897-9442

FYI, we are sure to need additional long tables and chairs. If you can bring any, you will undoubtedly curry favor with the queen. (For those who are interested, I looked up the capitalization of "the queen" and this seemed most right)

Suggested Dress ~ as British as you can get!

As with theatre tickets, reservations are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend you are free to give your spot to someone worthy. By paying for a reservation you confirm your acceptance of this policy





 

Book Club tea May 28 at the Olde Magnolia Tea Room in Upland

SOLD OUT - Waiting List available (email TeaTravellersSocietea@gmail.com to be added to the list)

Join the Ocademy Bibliothefairies for a book club tea

Saturday, May 28 at 11am

at the fabulous Olde Magnolia Tea Room in Upland
(see images below)

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss looks to be a hoot!

The Amazon blurb: "Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins.

Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.

But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.

When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous."

DON'T WORRY IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ THE BOOK. YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT IT OVER TEA 🙂 

$51.95 includes soup, salad, sandwiches, scone, dessert, tea (tax, gratuity, PayPal fees)  

Suggested Dress ~ Anything that goes with the wild & wooly description above

Group size limited!
As with theatre tickets, reservations are non-refundable, but if you are unable to attend you are free to give your spot to someone equally delightful.




Heritage House museum volunteer tea May 2022

SOLD OUT

The generous volunteers at the Heritage House in Riverside CA are hosting afternoon tea on Sunday May 22 from 2-4pm.

Here's how Wikipedia describes the historic home:

Heritage House (formerly called the Bettner House or Bettner-McDavid House) is an historic house museum in the Queen Anne Victorian style in Riverside, California. It is part of the Museum of Riverside and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 28, 1973.

The house was built in 1891-92 for Mrs. Catherine Bettner, widow of an early citrus pioneer. It was designed by architect John A. Walls of the Los Angeles firm Morgan and Walls. The two-story, 4,000 square foot home resides on Magnolia Avenue, which was a prominent thoroughfare at the time of the house's construction.

Heritage House is restored to reflect the design and lifestyle of wealthy turn-of-the-century Riverside. In addition to its Queen Anne design, it includes Moorish, Georgian and Chinese elements.

Whimsicalidocious, the Ocademy's genteel arts nonprofit, has purchased 2 tables at the event, seating a total of 12 of our patrons, so seats will be at a premium.

$52.50 includes the tea and PayPal fees. A complimentary tour will be available "between 12:15 and 1:00. The gift shop is open from 12 noon to 3:30pm"

Suggested dress ~ Victorian or tea attire &/or a festive hat

Reservations are not refundable, but if you are unable to attend 
you are welcome to find a replacement to take your spot.

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