Haló from Scotland!

Here at Tea, we want to give kids the world, to help them discover that no matter where we live or what our families look like, there is so much we all have in common.  We travel to discover. To dream. To explore the wonder of the world around us, across the globe and across the street. Since 2002, we’ve traveled to far flung places, always inspired by the people we meet and the things we see. Wherever we go, from Bali to Norway, Morocco to Japan, we take in all we can and bring it back to our headquarters here in San Francisco to design globally-inspired clothing for all little citizens.

Making The Foreign Familiar Every Day :: Meet Amanda Freerksen

Here at Tea, we believe in making the foreign familiar, across the globe and across the street…Opening children’s eyes to the wonder of the world around them. Showing kids that, when you get down to the heart of things, we have a lot in common with other citizens of the world. And while a trip halfway around the world might instantly make the foreign familiar, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go far to experience new sights, sounds and tastes!

Amanda Freerksen, of the blog Queso Suizo, (and one of our Tea Ambassadors!) shares with us a bit about her family, how they came to love Tea and how she strives to make the foreign familiar for her two kiddos at home.

EXPLORING THE LAND DOWN UNDER: A TEA EMPLOYEE’S TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

To help everyone at Tea “go there”, we make a yearly contribution to each employee for international travel and exploration. Upon their return, our Tea travelers write a blog post to share their adventures with all of us (and the world)! We’re so excited to introduce you to Kathryn, our Assistant Merchandiser for Girls Dresses and Leggings. Follow along as she shares tales from her trip to Australia! 

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT: A FAMILY DREAM TRIP TO AUSTRALIA

Tea friend and Foreign Correspondent Terumi Pong, of An Emerald City Life, spent 6 weeks traveling through Australia with her husband and two littles. Follow along as she shares adventures from her family’s dream trip on Studio Tea. 

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT: THE CHEUNG FAMILY TRAVELS TO PARIS

Meet Marcie Cheung, mother of two and author of  Marcie in Mommyland, a family travel blog featuring tips and tricks for parents adventuring with littles. Follow along as she shares with us her family’s recent journey through Paris.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY: CELEBRATING DADS OF TEA

On Mother’s Day we took you behind the scenes, introducing you to some of the superstar moms here at Tea Collection. So, we thought it only fitting to shine a spotlight on dad on his special day.

To all the dads of Tea, Happy Father’s Day—today, we’re celebrating you!

The Tea dad encourages his kids to explore and discover…to seek out adventure. He’s always ready to lend a lap, or give a giant bear hug. He loves teaching new things, and tells the best stories. From shoulder rides to a shoulder to cry on, dads are always there to lift us up. So, thank you dads for all that you do to help raise little citizens of the world!

We asked Tea employees to share some memorable moments of the father figures in their lives, and today we’re sharing them with you!

Meet Papa Jones, father of Carli Jones, Tea’s newest Campaign Marketing Associate. Often mistaken for Mr. Claus, Papa Jones has no need for helpers – he is armed with the creativity of a thousand elves. Growing up, he was always there to put an artistic spin on daunting school projects, share his snacks on long day hikes, and fix every flat bike tire in record-breaking time.

While Carli won’t be able to join him this Father’s Day, he’ll be in good company, spending the day with his seven grandchildren in the Utah summer sun.

 

Next up, meet Josh – husband to Brooke, our East Coast Regional Sales Manager, and rock star dad to their three adorable kiddos.

To sum him up, Josh is all things to everyone. Whether it’s the middle of the night or the middle of the day, he always puts his kids and their needs first. He has such a positive outlook on the world, and loves his family more than life. This picture perfectly describes how his kids feel about him: they just can’t get enough!

Next up, meet Bob – husband to Anna (Tea’s Technical Design Director) and loving father of their two grown children. Bob enjoys traveling the world with his family. Now that their kids are grown, he is more than just their father, but a close and loving friend. Today he looks forward to a delicious gourmet meal cooked by the kids, and enjoyed together as a family.

Meet Robert – father of Emily, our fabulous Community Coordinator. Growing up, Emily’s mom would always joke about how stoic and serious Robert can be, but over the past couple of decades (and by the looks of these photos) he’s really learned to let loose and channel his inner goofball. Oh, the power of daughters!

    

Help us celebrate all the great #dadsoftea on Instagram by sharing a favorite memory of yours. Share photos of your fathers, grandfathers, husbands, uncles and favorite father friends with #dadsoftea.

Our Guide to Sydney

Planning a trip to Sydney, Australia can be a bit daunting because there’s just so much to see and do. Here’s a peek at some of our favorite places visited, for a few tips on how to travel the Tea way should you and your family find yourselves in this amazing coastal city.