Mimi Tsang, the designer behind hello shiso, understood from an early age that the right accessory can make an outfit. Hello shiso is a small design studio and workshop based in Berkeley, California, making accessories for boys and girls (and sometimes their parents). We’re proud to support this local business and today we’re giving you the chance to win $75 worth of hello shiso product and a 3-piece Tea outfit!
When we first came across Amanda Watters’ blog, it was this post on her new family of five that we loved most. We swooned over the photography and knew that while Amanda’s family would be a dream to work with, Kaley from Kansas would have to be the one to capture the magic. Her airy photos were just perfect -she captures those little moments that only a skilled eye and a full heart can produce.
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)! Wendy, Tea’s Boy Merchandiser, traveled through Italy and Croatia with her boyfriend (now fiancé – read on!). Here she shares stories of devouring gelato in Rome and wandering through the Old City in Croatia.
Dreaming of sunny beach days and backyard barbecues? Summer will be here before we know it. The reality? The kids will be out of school and after just a few blissful days… they’re going to be “so bored”. We’re sure you have the basics lined up – camps, babysitters, play dates, maybe even a week-long vacation if you’re lucky, but we’re here to help you think outside the box. We want to help you make the foreign familiar in your own home. Across the globe, we travel to bring inspiration back home to you. Across the street, we’re showing you ways to have fun summer adventures inspired by our travels through Italy!
We fell in love with Mama Watters’ crisp photos and thought her family could be perfect for our summer collection. When we reached out, we were delighted to hear that Tea Collection was already a part of her family’s story. We learned that the day her son Theo was born, Amanda’s oldest, Stella, arrived at the hospital dressed in Tea. So, we did what we do best—we packed our bags and took off to spend a few days in Kansas City with Amanda and her family and invited Bev Weidner and her little girl Natalie to join the fun!
Meet Rita Petruccioli, the artist behind the beautiful mermaid design on one of our newest tees. In Rome, we were able to meet with Rita and instantly fell in love with her work. We were thrilled when she agreed to design a graphic for our Italy Collection.
Take a stroll along the Italian coastline and there’s no doubt you’ll find a few gems — tiny pieces of ceramic tile, seashells, sea glass and driftwood — a treasure trove of things to collect! Stella’s favorite thing to do while she was in Italy was collect smooth stones, bits of tile and unique rocks.