Monday, September 28, 2009

A Spot of Tea

I had the most fabulous Mother/Daughter day this past Saturday. Now I realize that most girls either say they don’t get along with their mom or they are best friends, the Olsgaard women and definitely the latter. We have always been close but when my dad passed my mom and I truly became each other’s support system and best friends. I think we get along so well because I am a carbon copy of Mama O. If Andy wants to know what I’ll be like when I’m older, just look at my mom. We think alike, talk alike, and everyone says we look alike, although we don’t see it. But anyway let me tell you about the best bonding day ever!
We started off the day by driving to Ridgeway, SC i.e. in the middle of freakin’ nowhere. We drove to Laura’s Tea Room. Now I realize to some people this whole experience will sound silly and lame but it was so much fun! The first floor is the cutest little store with lots of knick-knacks and tea themed stuff. But the best part was on the second floor. Upstairs is a bunch of little tables with all kinds of different settings and lots of windows. First you get to pick out your own tea cup from a table full tea sets (cup, saucer, and a tiny little spoon) and then you are lead to your private table. The hot tea of the day was Black Apricot, which we definitely took, but they will happily brew you anything kind you want. They also had a Pomegranate iced tea, which they dropped a frozen peach in and I’m telling you it made all the difference. Note to self: if you want to make a drink fancy schmancy add froze fruit. They serve you all kinds of delicious snacks like: scones with Devonshire cream, cornbread salad (which sounds kind of weird but was really good and I need to find a recipe for), cucumber sandwiches, and lots of sweets. Mom and I had an absolute ball. It was just a great girly experience, although men are welcome as well, and a wonderful way to feel young. The women who run the place are wonderful too, they pay extreme attention to details, which I love, and they honestly want you to have the best time you can. They even have a large collection of hats that you can choose from and wear while you have your tea. (Both Mom and I have very small heads so none of them really fit us.) If you are in South Carolina I would recommend you take your mom or friends or anyone you can to this place and have high tea. ;)

The rest of our bonding day was quiet but so much fun. We went home and did at home pedicures and watched two weeks’ worth of America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, and Runway Models episodes. It was just so nice to spend the whole day being girly and bonding with Mom. It reminded me how lucky I am to have her.

Currently I’m reading: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. I’ve always heard people talk about this book so I figure it’s about time I finally read it. I’m also reading Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster. It’s an autobiography and it’s hysterical! The author is a self proclaimed b***h and smart a** and a perfect example of how not to treat people. If you need a laugh, read this. I’m also still getting through Twenties Girl, don’t get me wrong it’s a wonderful book; I just don’t have enough time in the day for reading. :(


  1. This sounds like SO MUCH FUN. I think we should recreate the day... frozen fruit in our drinks and all! And your mom sounds like tons of fun. Why haven't I met her yet???

  2. I LOVE jen lancaster! bitter is the new black is hilarious! if you like her, try jennifer weiner.

  3. Who knew Ridgeway had anything so charming in it between all the redneck tackle stores and liquor stores? haha. We should really have a day there one Saturday when there's not a home game very very soon! A little pick me up sounds fabulous! Between tea and tuesday buddy paintings, we'll be busy!


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