I tend to swoon over Royal Copenhagen China and yet have a conniption fit over the price. Lucky for me the venerable company is holding an online sale as we speak!
While in California I discovered that the beautiful Mariage Freres tea is available in bulk at the taste test mecca The Pasta Shop down on Fourth Street in Berkeley. At $54 per pound I wasn't buying in bulk per say, but rather tiny tiny tastes of many varieties. As I was filling my very small bags a friendly saleswoman came over and recommended the sickly sweet vanilla-smelling Bourbon Red Tea variety. To be polite, I bought a miniscule amount. I brought it home to New York, brewed it, and it was just about the best thing I've ever had. It has officially supplanted Marco Polo as my favorite tea.
Autumn is upon us it seems. How can I tell you ask? Fruitslinger is posting about lots of beautiful apples!
And...I finally bought these frames that I've been loving since the springtime. And you know what? I'm pretty into them. And the quality is really wonderful for the price. So refreshing when that happens isn't it?