Afternoon Tea at Calla Lily Victorian Tea Room in Aurora

Afternoon Tea at Calla Lily Victorian Tea Room in Aurora

I design Tribune Publishing newspapers for my day (night) job, and when I was working on the Aurora Beacon News a couple months ago, I read a story about Calla Lily Tea Room in Aurora and knew I wanted to try it. It looked like a really cute spot, and I have been searching for [...]

Esteas reviews and Q&A with founder Estee Cheng

Esteas reviews and Q&A with founder Estee Cheng

When Estee Cheng from Esteas reached out and asked if I wanted to try her teas, I was excited, especially for the Duck Shit Oolong. I'd seen it around and have always been curious what all the hype was about, and where the name came from so I looked forward to tasting it.   I [...]

Q&A with Kimberly Bouk of Kimberly’s Kupboard

Q&A with Kimberly Bouk of Kimberly’s Kupboard

I first discovered Kimberly's Kupboard when visiting Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Ind. in 2016. Owner Kimberly Bouk, of Illinois, had some awesome tea blends for sale there, and I bought a couple bags to try but also noticed her amazing natural body care products. Recently, I reached out to her about collaborating and she sent [...]