Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea Book Release

Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea Book Release

Phyllis Inspiration 6 Comments

I had a visit from an old friend whom I met years ago at the Tea Market. Jane Pettigrew visited our headquarters. Jane was here working with the TeaTime editorial team on her new book, Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea. Have you hear about it yet? It’s just marvelous! While Jane was at the office, we had the joyous opportunity …

Chocolate Biscuit Cake.

The Queen’s Dessert of Choice: Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Phyllis People 8 Comments

With all this talk about the royal wedding and the enchantment surrounding the festivities, I can’t help but admire Queen Elizabeth II for her impeccable taste and style. I’ve talked about her selection of a beautiful embroidered coat for the wedding in my “The Royal Wedding in Review” post. Her taste in clothing is far from the only agreeable preference …

Weed or Flower?

Phyllis Lifestyle 44 Comments

I finally have in captivity a Queen Anne’s lace plant! I have been trying for years to get one to grow in my flower garden. I think it is one of the loveliest plants that grows in the South. It is just like looking at an intricate lace! It is used now in many wedding bouquets and arrangements and is …

The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding In Review

Phyllis Lifestyle 34 Comments

I have looked at almost every photo that has been released, watched every piece of film, and read every commentary for which I had time. Summary: splendid. I have asked myself a million times why I love the royal weddings, and I have come to this conclusion: All of us girls of the boomer generation were raised on Disney movies, …

Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding Disaster (Almost!)—A Sister’s Tale

Phyllis Lifestyle 36 Comments

I, like many of you, had been anxiously anticipating watching the royal wedding. I had it all planned. I was going to get up early on Saturday (not any different than the rest of the week), sit in my pajamas, make my pot of tea and watch as my favorite royal married his beautiful American princess! Best laid plans… Let …

So Much to Celebrate

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As you all know, I am not one to enjoy the inescapable heat of summer. Instead, I choose to find joy in the season with celebrations and gatherings. These summer celebrations are the inspiration for our newest Entertain & Celebrate special issues! Within the pages of this special issue we asked Katie Jacobs, author of So Much to Celebrate, to …

My Summer Essential!

Phyllis Décor 9 Comments

Well it’s here—the summer heat! It’s not yet in full-miserable strength, but it’s showing early teasers of the days ahead. In anticipation of hot Southern summers, Neal and I designed our home to have this one summer essential in every room—a fan! We love air moving, and while it is still a bit cool, we will open the windows and …

Happy Mother’s Day

Phyllis Lifestyle 19 Comments

In my opinion, every day is Mother’s Day! Once you become a mother, there is not a day that goes by that you are not constantly thinking about your children and grandchildren. This is my 37th Mother’s Day and I remember the first one like it was yesterday. My twins were born two weeks before Mother’s Day and after a …

Now Gracing the Pages of Victoria Magazine: Victoria Vignettes

Phyllis Lifestyle 11 Comments

Our wonderful Victoria magazine has an exciting new section gracing its pages and its website! All upcoming issues will feature a new Victoria Vignette, sponsored by Kensington Publishing, that will appear within the pages of the magazine along with an additional two to three vignettes that will be posted on the Victoria website. From best-selling and acclaimed novelists, the sponsored vignettes will …

Tupelo Mississippi

Do Something Worth Remembering #VisitMS

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*Sponsored Located in the foothills of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo is the epicenter of America’s music, where, in 1935, the world’s greatest entertainer was born in a two-room shotgun shack. The gospel tunes he sang in his boyhood church, the soulful blues that he heard coming from the juke joints in the Shake Rag district, and the country music that he …