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Hibiscus Tea

The Power of Tea

I just made this fresh batch of Hibiscus Tea with Lime and Coconut flavor. Yumm-O!

HibiscusMy little Recipe:

2 oz of dried Hibiscus Tea leaves

2 TBSP of Coconut Oil

2 TBSP of Agave

2 Limes

Bring 4 cups of water to boil. Add in dried Hibiscus leaves and simmer for 10-15 mins. Drain tea from leaves.  I keep my leaves and dry them out for 1 more usage later.Take liquid into a pitcher and add Agave, Coconut Oil and freshly squeeze in the Limes.  You can leave the limes in for added flavor. Refrigerate for 1 hour prior to taste. You may want to add more water or a seltzer (as desired) since the mixture is quite strong.

Some health benefits here and here.

 

 

 

Officially Tea | Chai Recipe

Now that I am officially drinking tea. I thought I share a great Chai recipe (others found here). A clever Downton Abbey(r) tea gift. Look out for more recommendations in our next KeyAesthetics issue. While you are drinking tea, be innovative with your digital photos; wrapping paper (who knew).

Chai

Downt_tea

DIY Traveler’s Kit for Women

DIY Traveler’s Kit for Women

The essentials for the woman traveler. Most of us will be traveling for the holiday and school break so I started to compile my list of mini products that will be accompanying me on my vacation.  Thankfully there are ingenious people out there who have dedicated a website to just this venture.  I love love shopping at The Minimus Boutique at www.minimus.biz.  Here is my essential list.

  • Tea bags (Chamomile, Jasmine, Earl Grey, Sweet n’ Spicy)
  • Almonds
  • Aspirin
  • On-the-go wipettes (lavender scented)
  • Facial Mist (lavender scented)
  • Sun block
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Nail Polish Remover Pads
  • Herbal oils (Lavender, Thieves Oil, and Tea Tree Oil)
  • Cotton Buds Cotton Swabs
  • Organic Lip Balms – Lavender Vanilla
  • Travel Journal
  • Sudoku
  • A good read
  • Electric outlet converter
  • Sewing kit

Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness and the must have is the Mickey Tin box full of cotton swabs.

Mickey

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KEEP CALM and SKI

Snow falls make us think of many things but mostly of skiing. That is why I designed these lovely mugs.

The Keep Calm series is a favorite desk or home accessory. I am having so much fun designing these iterations.

Sending Postcards are also too charming ways to keep in touch with our loved ones.

Stay in touch and keep warm.

All the Best,

LasterStudios Design

Paris Spotlight | Mariage Frères

Mariage Frères, is one of my favorite stops in Paris.  The quaint and inviting atmosphere just makes you feel so comfy that you never want to leave.  Established in 1854 this tea house satisfies my passion for sophistication and class.  I am a dedicated tea drinker and the Marais section of Paris is the most perfect backdrop for a Parisian Tea experience.  The fine decorated tin cans also make for great home decor and gifts.

{Sniffle Sniffle – Paris is calling me}