Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Royal Tea Travels

Now the tour is going international! Let’s be honest, traveling abroad is on the pricey side and the long flights can make your dreams of traveling fade away like the wind. Thankfully, I found the perfect way to have tea, but you can now drink tea as if you were the Queen of England. Just like you, I am also fascinated with the history of the British Royal family, along with the history of many other cultures. So finding a tea set company who sells authentic sets at an affordable price was hard to find until now.

 

Anne’s Vintage Delights is your destination for having a moment just for you as a woman. Her shop has some of the most intricate designs that will make the perfect gift for the special person in your life. The china is durable and the plate can be used for tea biscuits and many more delicious treats.

This elegant tea set comprising one tea cup, saucer and plate was made by Royal Albert and the pattern is called Silver Maple. The pretty footed cup pairs really well with the soft and delicate pattern of the china.
This tea set  consists of  one tea cup, one saucer and one plate but  they do have more available as well as a matching cake stand.


• The plate measures 6¼ ins / 16 cm across
• The saucer measures 5½ ins / 14 cm across
• The cup is just over 2½ ins / 6.5 cm high

All pieces are in good vintage condition with no obvious wear.

The china will be packed securely with bubblewrap in a postage style cardboard box, sealed with a thank you napkin and the postage seal of the Queen of England.

 

To make your dreams of traveling abroad a reality, visit:https://www.etsy.com/shop/Annesvintagedelights to see all of the vintage tea sets that will make your moments more than just tea, instead you will have an adventure with each cup. You will be seeing me and my tea set traveling the world very soon. Keep following my blog for more of my Royal Tea Travels.

 

XoXo,

Danna

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No More Chills for The Winter: The 15 Best Winter Vacations

This year we have been experiencing some major bipolar weather. In the summer is hot like an oven, spring was filled with pollen, fall semi- hot when it’s suppose to be cool and last but never least the winter, I am so not looking forward to it this year.  So let’s have a back-up plan, even though taking a vacation may seem like a big ticket number. Well maybe it is and this is something to consider, right?

Here is a list of the 15 best winter vacations:

Costa Rica

#1 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: In December, Costa Rica ushers in its dry season, leaving only 70-degree temperatures to accompany you on your hike through the rain forest. And if you visit in January, you’ll find the tiny country basking in la pura vida while reveling in its many fiestas. Read More

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Bora Bora

#2 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: Bora Bora, with its turquoise lagoons and overwater bungalows, is a bucket-list vacation for many. But this paradise is pricey, and winter doesn’t guarantee tropical weather. You won’t combat many tourists, but you may encounter rain and mosquitoes. Read More

Bora Bora

Kauai

#3 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: Winter welcomes hordes of tourists and inflated room rates, but the cost and crowds are worth it. Relax on the golden sands of Poipu Beach or enjoy the scenery along Lumahai. And though the hike along the northwest Na Pali Coast is strenuous, the landscape is a must-see. Read More

Kauai

Lake Tahoe

#4 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: Lake Tahoe is beautiful no matter the season, so you’ll want to bring a camera to capture the sparkling snowy scenery. When you’re not admiring the powder, tackle it at one of the massive ski resorts. After the slopes, scope out the area’s top dining and nightlife venues. Read More

Lake Tahoe

Barcelona

#5 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: Winters in Barcelona are mild compared to other parts of Spain. If you don’t mind 40- to 60-degree temps, you’ll be rewarded with lower room rates and fewer crowds. It may not be idyllic, but you won’t have to elbow your way through La Sagrada Familia or Park Güell. Read More

Barcelona

Whistler

#6 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: With more than 8,100 acres and 200 trails, Whistler Blackcomb Mountain is a skier’s paradise. Even if you’re not one to schuss the slopes, you can still hit the buzzing après-ski scene. Just make sure you book in advance this is the resort town’s busy season. Read More

Whistler

Playa del Carmen

#7 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: In Playa del Carmen, the beach atmosphere is laid-back, the mixed drinks are strong and the golf courses are plentiful. But ensure the price is right before you book the warm temperatures attract snowbirds, and the hotel rates can fluctuate dramatically. Read More

Playa del Carmen

Tulum

#8 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go:  For such a tiny pocket of the Yucatán, Tulum offers plenty of things to do. Visit the Mayan Ruins, of course, but also consider snorkeling through the cenotes area or scheduling a massage at one of the many beach side spas. Just bring a thick pocketbook. Read More

St. Martin – St. Maarten

#9 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: You’ll get two cultures for the price of one island vacation. Visit French St. Martin for some duty-free shopping and fine dining. Then, hop over to Dutch St. Maarten for the lively clubs and casinos. Or forget about picking sides and focus on the island’s white-sand beaches. Read More

St. Martin - St. Maarten

Puerto Rico

#10 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: In Puerto Rico, you can enjoy the perks of the Caribbean without needing a passport. Attractions range from adventurous (exploring the underground Rio Camuy Cave Park) to historic (traversing the 500-year-old El Morro walls) to luxurious (relaxing on a beach). Read More

Puerto Rico

Queenstown

#11 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: On the other side of the equator, summer is in full swing. Take advantage of the gorgeous weather by hopping aboard a Skyline Queenstown gondola or bungee jumping off the Kawarau Bridge. Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Hike the Ben Lomond Track. Read More

Queenstown

Seychelles

#12 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: Though winter constitutes the rainy season in Seychelles, the precipitation doesn’t seem to thwart travelers from flocking to this chain of 115 islands, especially around the holidays. You’ll want to book several months in advance to ensure the best rates and availability. Read More

Seychelles

Aspen

#13 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: Winter sports are king in Aspen. You’ll find four main ski areas that welcome powder hounds of all skill levels, but you’ll also come across plenty of high-end shopping and worthwhile museums. To miss the holiday crowds and save some cash on hotel rates, visit in February. Read More

Aspen

San Miguel de Allende

#14 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: Winter is the best time to visit San Miguel de Allende. The rainy season has passed, leaving pleasant, 70-degree days – perfect for soaking up the local culture at El Jardin or hiking El Charco del Ingenio, a 170-acre botanical garden set in an ecological preserve.Read More

San Miguel de Allende

Key West

#15 in Best Winter Vacations

Why go: Key West makes an ideal winter getaway for those looking for warm weather, frozen daiquiris and mellow afternoons. Snorkeling and scuba diving are big here, and you can hit one of the bike trails to shake off the cobwebs from your winter hibernation. Read More

Key West
I hope you enjoyed my travel excursion? With this list you won’t be complaining  about the cool this winter.
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XoXo,
Danna

The Versailles of Fragrances: Jivago Brands


Perfumes are reflections of how we feel whether we feel dainty, musky, or soft. The scents that convey a message without even uttering  words, the elegance of the perfume bottle is astonishing. These are big words that I will only be used when the fragrances contain 24 Karat gold leaves. The company Ilana JIVAGO is the place where found it’s true name.

History About Jivago Brands By, Ilana JIVAGO and the Company:

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About Jivago Brands is a vertically structured company – it is responsible for product design, component development, manufacturing, assembly, product marketing, sales, and distribution.

 

Jivago Brands has corporate and product design offices and its domestic distribution center in Beverly Hills California. Manufacturing and International distribution use to be up until the end of 2007 in France. In December of 2007 have moved the Manufacturing operation to L.A California.

Ilana V. Jivago, the President and Founder of JIVAGO Brand provides an empowering and exciting view into the future potential of the company and the overall mission of the organization.

Ilana Jivago believes in designing products that enhance personal relationships and make this a better world for everyone. All JIVAGO products are trademarked, and the designs are patented. They  are the only way to purchase authentic Jivago and anywhere other than our website is not authentic. 

If you are a perfume lover just like me, this is the ultimate perfume experience.

 

The Gold Collection for Men & Women:

 

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Don’t wait until Father’s Day to give that special man in your life a piece of heaven and luxury. Visit:http://www.jivagofragrances.com/and make your world solid Gold with one spray. They also have so many other amazing gift ideas other than perfume too. The moment I saw their perfume bottle I felt Royal and that I can do anything. What about you? If you haven’t begun your journey, then it’s time that you do.

Tell them Danna summoned you!

 

XoXo,

 

Danna

 

Gifts of A Friend: Savor St. Croix

The gift of life is a valuable gift from God. The gift of  having people is irreplaceable, even the birds of the sky have their families to feed and a purpose. Just like the birds of the sky we too have a purpose, a purpose to make sure no one what’s for anything, or hunger for anything. The Savor St. Croix subscription and Caribbean goods company, brings the Islands to the ones who crave comfort and peace of the islands. Savor St. Croix  shares the flavors of the Islands will fellow natives and many who desire the Island life. Here is my Caribbean experience from my Island to you!

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The Gooseberry BBQ Sauce is great on chicken, ribs, tofu, fish and anything you want to lend a Crucian twist to. I recently tried the gooseberry BBQ sauce over chicken breast, with chives and sesame oil. The flavor was SPECTACULAR!!! Let’s just say I wowed my whole family, and since we are from the St. Croix this was such a treat. The flavor was sweet and the aftertaste is tangy, adding the sesame oil made this from a  Caribbean night to an oriental night.

 

 

 

Cultural Island Dessert Butter Cookies:

 

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These butter cookies are amazing!!! This was the best dessert cookies, the flavor was very light and not too offensive. The design of the cookies symbolizes Virgin Islands love that you will feel in each bite.

 

 

 

I am so proud of Savor St. Croix for spreading Island love from afar. To get your boxes of love visit:http://savorstcroix.com/ and tell them Danna sent their love to you!

 

 

Stay safe and Cool!!

 

 

 

XoXo,

Danna

 

 

 

 

Eat, Pray, & Travel!!!!!

#1

London

Why go: London is a world unto itself. The eclectic neighborhoods — which house a blend of historical landmarks and modern-day attractions — can keep you occupied for days. Visit the Tower of London and the British Museum or explore Portobello Road and Borough Market. Read More»

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Why go: It’s hard not to be enchanted by this paradisiacal destination: Lush jungles extend into sky high volcanoes and sands stretch into upscale resorts. When you’re not relaxing on the beach, carve out some time for hiking Mount Otemanu or observing aquatic life at the Bora Bora Lagoonarium.  Read More»

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Why go: Though known for its fútbol team, Barcelona boasts much more than athletic talent. The city is a feast for the eyes: Visitors walk past medieval architecture in the Barri Gòtic and Gaudi’s innovative creations at Parc Güell. Meanwhile, Las Ramblas buzzes at all hours. Read More»

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Paris

Why go: Year after year, the magnetic City of Light draws travelers looking to cross the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame off their bucket lists. But what visitors really fall in love with are Paris’ quaint cafes, vibrant markets, trendy shopping districts and unmistakable je ne sais quoi charm. Read More»

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Sydney

Why go: This metropolis offers more than just a dizzying array of landmarks (e.g., the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge). Sydney boasts a warm, sunny climate ideal for enjoying the city’s beaches. The sands at Coogee and Bondi draw locals and tourists alike. Read More»

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Why go: New York City hosts infinite urban adventures: Wander through Central Park, tour the exhibits at the Met, catch a Broadway show or peruse SoHo’s stylish boutiques. And at night, admire Manhattan’s glittering skyscrapers from the top of the Empire State Building. Read More»

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Maui

Why go: Maui — one of the most beloved of all the Hawaiian Islands — lives up to its superlatives with exotic beaches (like Kaihalulu), palatial resorts (like the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea) and lush terrain (as seen in the Iao Valley State Park).Read More»

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Why go: As the upcoming host of the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio is arguably South America’s hottest destination — and not just for its warm weather. The famous Christ the Redeemer statue presides over Copacabana Beach. And you’ll be hard-pressed to find a livelier event than Rio’s Carnival. Read More»

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Why go: This South African city appeals to adventure seekers and mellow travelers alike. Kick-start your day by climbing Table Mountain. Afterward, sunbathe along Clifton Beach’s khaki-colored sands or tour the vineyards of the Constantia Valley. Read More»

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Why go: Gourmet restaurants, funky boutiques and laid-back vibes are just some of San Fran’s charms. A ride on the cable cars and a visit to Alcatraz are musts. And, of course, don’t forget to visit the city’s crowning architectural achievement — the Golden Gate Bridge. Read More»

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Maldives

Why go: The simple mention of the Maldives conjures images of blue waters and soft sands. This collection of more than 1,000 islands boasts unparalleled resorts and pristine beaches. Visitors say the islands’ allures are difficult to comprehend unless you see them for yourself. Read More»

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Prague

Why go: Prague has transitioned from a backpacker secret to a flourishing Eastern European capital. The narrow streets lead to iconic landmarks such as the Charles Bridge and St. Vitus Cathedral. Save some time for enjoying local pilsners on a bar crawl. Read More»

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Why go: More than 3,000 square miles of nature’s finest canyons, geysers and rocky cliffs are an easy sell for outdoors enthusiasts. Geothermic wonders like the Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake are not to be missed at this national park.Read More»

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Bahamas

Why go: The Bahamas comprises so many islands that it’s hard to mash them all into one recommendation. But that’s also part of their appeal. Airfare and hotel rates are reasonable throughout the year, but you’ll get the best deals if you visit in the summer or early fall. Read More»

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Vancouver

Why go: Vancouver may not be as grand as Toronto or as historic as Montreal, but it’s no mystery why this Canadian city regularly hosts international sporting events. The city bursts with parks, galleries and outdoor activities. Read More»

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Why go: One of the most-visited cities in the U.S., our nation’s capital houses a trove of iconic monuments. Exploring the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian Museums can fill several days. And the best part is: Everything’s free to visit.Read More»

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Why go: A visit to the USVI will feel like an international vacation (Carnival and reggae music) with a taste of home (U.S. dollars and no language barrier). But you won’t find beaches like this on the mainland. For the best rates and weather, visit in late spring.Read More»

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Zurich

Why go: From swimming in Lake Zurich in the summer to skiing the Alps in the winter, Zurich attracts visitors year-round. Delectable pastry shops abound, as do museums, churches and shops in Bahnhofstrasse. At night, check out the bars in edgy Zurich West. Read More»

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Budapest

Why go: Budapest is a sure standout for any trip to Eastern Europe. The city caters to a wide range of traveler types and budgets with its variety of hotels and restaurants. The city will keep you occupied with its thermal baths and world-class museums. Read More»

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Las Vegas

Why Go: America’s Playground offers plenty of entertainment day or night. Neon-lit casinos, like the Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace, beckon to travelers with fascinating shows and sprawling game floors. Plus, these mega-resorts boast spas, pools, upscale rooms and diverse restaurants.  Read More»

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Hong Kong

Why go: Hong Kong is worth visiting for its one-of-a-kind cultural fusion. Only here will you find a Disney theme park rubbing elbows with ancient temples. Peruse a street market, ride the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui pier or check out the views from atop Victoria Peak. Read More»

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Crete

Why go: Crete’s diverse landscape is speckled with ancient ruins, fragrant olive groves and gorgeous beaches. Visitors can spend their days doing anything from shopping in Agios Nikolaos to hiking the Samaria Gorge before noshing on fresh fish at one of the island’s lively tavernas. Read More»

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Why go: People flock to this town along the Yucatán Peninsula to unwind along white-sand beaches and azure waters. With the lively La Quinta Avenida parallel to the beach, travelers don’t have to venture far to find entertainment.  Read More»

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Why go: Meander along cobbled streets and admire historic sites like El Morro in Old San Juan. Prefer miles of sand? Consider the bioluminescent bays of Culebra and Vieques. For a vibrant night scene, visit the Isla Verde or Santurce neighborhoods of San Juan. Read More»

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Jerusalem

Why go: Many travelers seek out Jerusalem for its ancient ties to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Pack your visit to the city with stops at religious and historic sites, such as the Western Wall, Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Read More»

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