We Found Love at Rosemont

Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.

—Tena Desae

Yeah, so I’m pretty sure we took the titles Lord and Lady of the Manor to a whole other level for our anniversary/my birthday getaway, but could there have been a greater display of wealth and splendor?¿—and no—I do not mean the opulent staircase, Grand Portico, or majestic grounds of the Historic Rosemont Manor. No, while all of the latter is surely breathtaking, I am speaking of the hearts that move about the manor, center stage and behind the scenes—those who host the elegant tea parties, tend to the stately grounds, prepare and serve the delectable breakfast dishes, maintain the cleanliness of such an immaculate estate—and even those with fur and glowing eyes that scare the heebie-jeebies out of you in the midnight hours as you travel through the gate after a charming dinner in Old Town Winchester. Yes, I am speaking of the hearts we embraced which beat like Sioux feet, and embraced us back with love and that “oh my goodness, Sister Sue is the plug” for homemade jam! Yes, my loves, four months and some change later Frank and I are in still in love with Rosemont.

You know us—we live for love, and we love how we love. You are well aware by now that our art separately and combined is always our highest expression of our love—so even on our anniversary we loved so hard and made the most of our time. Some days this can be a challenge, but the Rosemont tribe ensured that we could make the most of the one day we had to spare in our busy bee day-to-day. I mean seriously mis Andestagōnwa I got a chance to twirl like a madwoman about one of the grandest porticoes western Virginia has to offer—literally, until I was dizzy—without as much as an awkward side eye. You know you have had an undeniably ravishing time when you leave a place and your only “regret” is not taking your beautiful hostesses up on the invitation to slide across the luxuriously kept hardwood floors…in your socks.

Of course, you will find millions and millions of places all around the globe that would make for wonderful wedding venues, tea parties, one-night stays, and humble vacation getaways, but when you find a place that comes jam-packed with good energy and good people who simply love to love, and enjoy being good company just as much as they enjoy having good company—you cherish them—you hold those places near and dear to your heart. You remember them, do your best not to forget them—and you show them off, because you desire the world to see that it does not take cookie cutter people, yes men or people who you have known for years and years, or those who you are sure share your every belief, viewpoint, favorite dish, opinion or taste in fashion per se. No, it only takes people who are willing to love just as much as you are willing to give this world a blossoming future. Rosemont blossoms. Spring has sprung, Summer has budded and despite Autumn swiftly approaching, we can be certain Rosemont is still buzzing and will still be buzzing with love come Winter snowfall.

So, where will you be having your next spot of tea my loves? Where will you unwind in your next luxurious bubble bath? Where will you tie the love knot, if not in and around love?…

My Favorite Spot: Eh, everywhere was divine! but definitely the Grand Portico for its sublime views, the Einstein Room for its quietly complex Einsteiness, and the Kennedy Suite—I simply adored the painting of Lady Kennedy! ^_^ #sayidorosemont. Continue reading “We Found Love at Rosemont”

Egypt English - Loveology and Teaspiration Thursday

#Teaspiration Thursday — 2018 A Whole New Brew

Use your head to live with your heart.

—Yogi Tea

You desire to live according to your passion, the one thing that so many said could never make you rich, would fail to bring you wealth, and yet with your mind you have fathomed your life lived with purpose, in your heart you have conjured a life lead by passion, and your body craves a life of adventures and magnificent triumphs—so love your vision—make that which is metaphysical and only able to be captured at present by your own divine eye—make it matter, make it real, make it concrete enough for the whole world to lay eyes upon. Love your masterpiece while it is still a gazillion scattered yet to be tangible pieces—spend your today which is your tomorrow and your yesterday using your brain to expand your mind—become a cultivator of knowledge that suits your heart’s every neuron—devise a strategic plan of action, chart a vigorous course, carve a windy path, place your best foot on its soil and walk with your head held high, heart vibrating vivaciously, body striding sturdily erect—and surely you will rise as a steeple high above dark clouds into the marvelous light on your own soul’s righteous stage.

—♥Egypt

 

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Love Yourself Enough to Fear Nothing | #TeaspirationThursday

Love Yourself Enough to Fear Nothing | #TeaspirationThursday


There is nothing more precious than self-trust.

—Many days you will face fears, but in those times know that fear never derives from the fact that you cannot or will not. Fear derives only from the place of you have yet to.

Both Frank and I once shared common “fears”…the fears of pausing to catch our breath, taking water breaks during our marathons, and savoring the sweet smell of florals that run along the course of our respective life paths. Consequently, we often find ourselves crashing…pretty hard too, one after another and sometimes together. Yet, our true fear is never really the taking of breaks—no, that is fleshly, mental or secondary.

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This Ain't No Thursday Tea - #TeaspirationThursday

This ain’t no Thursday Tea, but it’s a #BrokeandBougie Saturday brew full of Teaspiration for my Weekenders | #PickYourPotion

Taurus: Motto—I have.


 

Your wealth is always abundant now, in all that you currently have—not in that which you seek to obtain.

Love, E²

The latter…the thoughts of a wife attempting to find places for all of her artsy high-end fashion purses, pocketbooks, totes, handbags and all of the other lavishly bougie thrift store finds from all of those lovely days when King was like…”Wanna go thrifting today?” *hands over cash* “Knock yourself out Queen.”

signed,

that girl in Nana’s hand-me-down sweater and Mom’s vintage bell bottoms, going ham at the Goodwill 50% off sale…

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Sippin' on a cup off yesterday's forgiveness | #TeaspirationThursday

Sippin’ on a cup of yesterday’s forgiveness | #TeaspirationThursday

Forgiveness is an act of consciousness.

—E² told Egypt sleep on it…

Asking forgiveness can be a pride deflating thing—not that it should be, but because we rarely forgive ourselves for the missteps, oversights, wrongs, and lies we have conjured before we attempt to beg for our victim’s forgiveness. What good does it do to seek forgiveness from someone who you have wronged and have them grant it to you if you are still going to continue cursing yourself¿.

 

Loving you!

—♥E Continue reading “Sippin’ on a cup of yesterday’s forgiveness | #TeaspirationThursday”

#Teaspiration Thursday | Float like a butterfly

#Teaspiration Thursday | Float like a butterfly

Live light, travel light, spread the light, be the light.

freeing Egypt

Everything is so heavy these days—food, baggage, rain, relationships, crime. corruption, burdens, thoughts, pressure for change…the potential of this list. Yet, much of what is heavy is neither filling nor even necessary. Most of the time I dare say we simply get so used to the heaviness, and we force ourselves to pretend it is okay and that we are indeed content with this heaviness. Continue reading “#Teaspiration Thursday | Float like a butterfly”

#Teaspiration Thursday | Where there is a will.

#TeaspirationThursday | Where there is a will…

Let us be kind and compassionate to remove the sadness from the world.
—the Universe responds…


Getting in the car this morning, headed to the 9-5, I asked the Universe for something new and refreshing—a tea tag I’d not encountered before. And so it was.Ironically, after requesting words which would touch my soul, I feel as though I have very little to add. Continue reading “#TeaspirationThursday | Where there is a will…”

#Teaspiration Thursday | The Art of Pricking One’s Distal Phalanx

He who wants a rose must respect the thorn. —Persian Proverb

Egypt plucks with no tea in Her cup to sip.

It is pure naiveté or neglect of truth that would lead one to believe living a good life is to live a life without unfortunate events, Without dark clouds and rainfall how can you truly say you love the sunshine. And without blinding sand storms how might another take delight in the majestic vastness of a seemingly endless sea of golden crystals. Continue reading “#Teaspiration Thursday | The Art of Pricking One’s Distal Phalanx”

Sippin' that late night tea... | #Teaspiration Thursday

Sippin’ that late night tea… | #Teaspiration Thursday

Madness. Everywhere
we’re all mad.
Some happy—others sad
but no matter
all mad
with our individual frustrations, separations
beliefs, misconceptions,
these portions, these thoughts, lights—

lights—
and purposes, all of our love. Continue reading “Sippin’ that late night tea… | #Teaspiration Thursday”