High Tea & High Tops

August 7, 2013 — 3 Comments

high tea

I love tea. I think it’s my favorite thing to drink. Yes, it is definitely my favorite thing to drink. So you can imagine my excitement when I found a fabulous Groupon deal for Chado Tea in downtown LA. If it were up to Clarence, we would eat at Ihop for brunch because that’s his favorite breakfast place on earth. But since it was up to me this time, he had his first high noon tea experience and loved it. I chose Darjeeling tea and Clarence chose the Silver Dragon Green Tea. Since we were in the area, we decided to hang out in Little Tokyo for a while. His appetite is bigger than mine so we dipped in for shrimp, scallop and pastor tacos at Señor Fish before checking out Footland, Sanrio & grabbing an Earl Grey macaron from Lette . Little Tokyo is such a happening area in Los Angeles, we loved it and will definitely make it a point to visit more often.  By the way, what’s your favorite tea?

love lezlie

3 responses to High Tea & High Tops


    Blessing to you and Clarance.  1. Marriage is made up of two good forgivers. Because every marriage is made up of two sinners. (Romans 3:23) 2. At some point, you will have to learn that life isn’t all about you. (Philippians 2:3) 3. Don’t listen to women that tell you that passion fades…it doesn’t have to! (um…all of Song of Solomon) 4. Don’t give up. Love never fails. (1 Cor. 13) 5. He wants a kind wife, not a maid or another mother. Be nice. (Galatians 5:22-23) 6. Give your husband the gift of your respect. He needs it more than you know. (Ephesians 5:33) 7. Be mindful of your expectations. 8. Honor the Lord above all things. Colossians 3: 17 9. Find your worth and security in the Lord, and don’t look to your husband to meet all of your needs. 10. Be very careful about reading romance novels, they set you up for an unrealistic view of romance. 11. Real romance is finding that one spot in the crook of his arm to snuggle into, that shared look over the dinner table when the kids are acting crazy, and the way he fixes the leaky sink when he is dog-tired after work. 12. Love is about relationship. The more I love my husband, and seek a relationship with him, the less critical and duty-bound I become. It is similar to my relationship with God. 13. Be thankful for the husband you have. Accept him as he is, not for what you want him to be. 14. Don’t compare!! Don’t buy into the game of comparing him with anyone else’s husband. 15.The Biblically “normal” marriage is filled with joy, connection, laughter, and peace. It’s not free of hurt feelings and conflict, but they know how to process their pain with one another so that they live more often in a meadow than at the scene of a train wreck. This is not the average marriage, but it normal – -because it is a visible display of Jesus’ relationship with His bride (Ephesians 5:22-33). 16. Your marriage is a testimony! “The #1 evangelistic tool in America (the world) today is a successful marriage, because it’s a living miracle!” – Dr. Joe Aldrich, former president of Multnomah Bible College. 17. Pray for your marriage. Pray hard. 18.I’ve heard that is gets better with age. I have to say in my short {13 year} experience, that is so true. 19. Where there is God, there is always hope. Even for the most broken marriages. “With God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) 20.Marriage is commitment and sacrifice. But it’s also the best, most wild ride you will ever have with your best friend. What would you add to this list? Thanks for visiting! I invite you to subscribe to Grace Full Mama here. A special thank you to my parents, Alan and Theda Hlavka, for help with this list. As a couple that speaks for Family Life Weekend to Remember Marriage Conferences and with 41 years of marriage under their belt, they know what they are talking about!


    Jeanetta Hoover August 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Hey Love,
    Congrats on your Blog! Your articles are refreshing and personal – which I love. I’m a tea lover too. In college, the bookstore offered hot water and a variety of teas. I pumped my blood full of green tea to get me through the monotony of lecturing. Tea drinking still follows me today. I love to read a great book and curl up with a cup of hot tea. Aside any green leaf I love Harney and Sons Black Cinnamon Sunset. I’m not a cinnamon lover but this tea is delish.


    Netta 🙂
    Thank you love, that’s great feedback <3. I used to only drink green tea and avoided black tea and coffee. That's the direction I've headed once again. I'll definitely check out Black Cinnamon Sunset though, it sounds amazing. We have to go get tea next time in town ;). xoxo


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