My husband and I often visited Mexico as a young couple before we had children. The sights, sounds, smells and adventures in Mexico are unlike anything else. We have always longed to take our own children to this special place as a family one day. We recently started taking family trips to Mexico. It’s not an incredibly long travel day, but we’re still able give them a foreign experience with new food, language, currency and experiences like no other. Mexico holds a special place in our hearts. Bringing our own kids there to see what we love was incredible and valuable. On this particular trip we traveled to Mismaloya, a small town south of Puerto Vallarta. It is actually the same town where my husband proposed to me, several years ago.
Growing up on the east coast, italian ice was a summer dessert staple. If you lived near New York, Ralph’s was your go-to shop. Near Philadelphia? Probably Rita’s. Rhode Island? You’ve definitely had a Del’s Lemonade. No matter where you grew up, you probably had a few Italian ices in your lifetime. While the name may have you believing that italian ice is most popular in Italy, many versions of the icy treat are enjoyed around the world. In Italy, this dessert is known as “granita” and commonly flavored with lemon or coffee. The best part about Italian ice? You can make it almost any flavor you want! It’s super easy to make and delicious to eat. Here, we’re sharing a recipe for our favorite Italian ices. Once your little citizens try it, we bet it will become a summertime staple for your family!
We love seeing your #littlecitizens on Instagram. Your pictures continue to inspire us and we feel the #teacollection love. We’ve rounded up our favorite recent Instagrams and are sharing them with you here. Don’t forget to keep using #teacollection, #littlecitizens and #kidslovetea to be featured on our TeaCollection.com gallery… We may even repost one of your pictures!
From top to bottom, left to right: @katelporter // @lexisandberg // @amberthrane // @purposeplease // @0mariposa00 // @boutiquelittle // @shashapluslydia // @lee.kristine // @whitneyjohnson
The first flickering firefly on a summer’s night. Sunny breezes through an open car window. Catching melting ice cream on your tongue. The scrunch of warm sand between your toes. We found magic when we traveled to Italy in search of inspiration for our summer collection – Whether your little citizens’ adventures take your family to the beach or the backyard, we know they’ll find (and make) magic wherever they go. And we’re making it easy for you to shop for all of summers’ adventures with our outfits below!
We love getting the inside scoop from our designers about their designs. From animals to geometric shapes, every graphic has a story behind it. We’ve learned about far away animals and traditional nordic weaving techniques. The Rainbow Rays Graphic Dress is no exception and inspired us to create our very own mosaic planter. Follow our instructions below to create your own design… It’s much easier than it looks!
We absolutely love seeing how you coordinate your Tea Collection styles for siblings. Some of you go with coordinating colors while others choose the same dress for all four girls. They’re all so good! Today we’re sharing 10 different outfitting options for your big girl and little girl in an effort to make summer shopping a little easier. So many patterns, so many styles!
This season, Tea is partnering with The Global Fund for Children to give back to their grantees all around the world. This month, we’re featuring Asociación Educativa Kusi Kawsay (Happy Life Educational Association) in Pisac, Peru. Learn more about this wonderful organization below.