I'm officially out of hibernation and ready to enjoy the simple pleasures that the summer season offers - spending time with friends & family, great food & drink, and basking in the sun. On my must-do list this summer is at least one Central Park picnic complete with delicious iced tea and a lovely linen dress!
Since being introduced to Palais desThés, I've become a huge fan and spent many a cold winter day warming up with their superb teas from around the globe. Now that the temperature is rising, iced tea is my refreshing non-alcoholic drink of choice and Palais desThés XL Iced Tea Bags make it easy to prepare. You don't even need to boil the water! Just dunk the tea bag in a pitcher of room temperature water (the muslin tea bag has an extra long cord), wait 30 minutes to one hour, and voilà - the tea is perfectly steeped! You can then place it in the fridge to chill. Each bag makes 16 oz. of tea. Palais des Thés XL Iced Tea Bags are available in four flavorful blends: Thé du Hammam (green tea with berries), Thé des Sources (green tea with mint & bergamot), Thé des Alizés (fruity green tea with peach), and Oolong 7 Agrumes (oolong with citrus). The blends are so flavorful that no sugar is really needed - a delicious and healthy way to stay hydrated. They are sold in packages of six XL bags for $12.50 or a selection containing all four blends for $29 (16 tea bags).
And, while I'm sipping my iced tea in Central Park, this is the dress I want to wear - flowy, crisp & cool white linen from Eileen Fisher. Yes, I've always thought Eileen Fisher was a perhaps a tad dowdy but this dress is very flirty and pretty. Available at Nordstrom - $338, XS-XL. I saw quite a few lovely items on the Eileen Fisher website - am I getting older or are they getting hipper? I think the answer is both!