sanctuary

create an oasis at home

We all have weeks where we need to recharge. Deadlines at work. A to-do list at home that always seems to get longer. Spinning too many plates, knowing that one is likely to fall soon. And you know that if you're feeling this way, so are your friends. An at-home spa night may be just what is needed.

 

Tea's inherent qualities make it perfect for relaxation. Amino acids in the tea leaves are thought to generate a calmer, but more alert, state of mind. Even the brewing lends itself to a state of calm. Once you pour the water on your tea leaves, all you can do is wait. Inhale in the aroma as it steeps, feel the warmth in your hands, and let your eyes rest gently on your cup. Breathe.

 

Set the mood
Pamper yourselves with salt scrubs and soaks for your hands, pedicures, and facial cleansing. Massage pads are also available in many stores that will help to ease those tired back muscles.

sanctuary ideas:

 

Fill your music queue with the best of the standards by Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, the Andrews Sisters and Frank Sinatra. Consider mixing in a few more contemporary favorites like the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

 

Arrange an oval tray with Tea Forté's Sanctuary Collection: Jasmine Green, Sencha, Silk Oolong, and White Ginger Pear. Serve the same revitalizing treats that you would find at the best spa luncheons. Consider a salad of mixed greens, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette; grilled chicken and avocado wraps; parfaits of yogurt, granola, and fruit. Enjoy your evening oasis. This is one event that might well become a tradition.

for your sanctuary at home