Friday, March 26, 2010

The Loose Teas

Serendipity. Not only do I love the way that word rolls around on my tongue, (ser-en-dip-i-ty), and the other equally fun words of serendipitous and serendipitously, but I love even more the meaning. Serendipity: chance, fate, luck, karma - and another favorite word - providence!

This week I got lucky. I was driving from Hemet, California to Bakersfield - a trip I make every other week. Typically I drive straight through, getting gasoline before leaving on both ends. But this week, as fate would have it, I needed to purchase a gift for someone dear to me. We were brought together by chance, and have become very close friends. It was her birthday! And I was going to visit her. I had the card, but I needed a little something.

As I drove, the thought occurred to me that a tea shop was what I wanted to find. My dear friend loves tea, and perhaps I could also find a tea "pretty." But driving on I-10 how would I ever find such a thing? In the distance, I spotted a sign for Bed, Bath and Beyond. This was probably as good as it would get for me. Feeling a bit disappointed, I took the exit and headed down the service road. So you can imagine my surprise when I turned into the  parking lot and my car was heading straight - and I mean straight - for The Loose Teas Cafe and Gift. What providence!

Located in Monrovia - which is another great word to say!- the shop was amazing and so was the staff. They helped me with my present, even going so far as to place it in a beautiful bag with tissue. Gift wrapped! Later when I presented my gift it was loved. Now I'm cursing myself that I didn't buy a second, or a third. So I shall have to stop back next trip. By the way, the iced tea that I took to go - was serendipitously heaven.


  1. Some places can only be reached by being lost.

  2. I love that so much I can hardly stand it. Getting more that one expected is truly the sweetest bit of life and to get it in service for another well that's the top.
    Warm regards,

  3. HI!!!!
    welcome to my blog and I love yours!!!!
    We missed you at our luncheon/tea the other day!!!!
    Please come to our next one!!!!
    I also love the word, serendipity!!!Did you know there is a famous restaurant in New York City by that name which serves frozen hot chocolate??? Well much to our surprise, there is ONE in Vegas now!!!!
    WE are going to Vegas next week, so we made a reservation!!!!!
    OH YEAH!!!!!
    WE cannot wait!!! My daughter and I and of course the little grand-Princess!!!!
    Have a Happy Easter

  4. Serendipity, a great word and do you know about this blog...
    Faerwillow writes from the heart, go for a visit!


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