Let me tell you a true story.  It was reported on Good Morning, America. It seems a young woman had been invited to have tea with Queen Elizabeth II in the Buckingham Palace gardens.  She was actually sitting with the Queen

Pursuing Beauty - Japanese Style #1  - Ikebana           Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.  I once hosted an ikebana class in my home with other artists, to my great delight. The principles of design in this art form

In the oh, so proper world of tea etiquette, there are six (yes, SIX) ways to properly eat your scone.  The main thing to remember, however, is that the scone must be halved horizontally.  Please don't hurt my heart by