updated 10-11-21 EGHP

November 2020 Gnusletter

Among the blessings I count each day is you!


As you are no doubt painfully aware, Orange County, CA has moved back to the purple tier, precluding indoor dining. Additionally, outdoor dining capacity is being limited in California. That said, we're determined to give our local tearooms as much business as possible within the guidelines provided.  

Sat, Nov 21 at 11am & 2pm: Enola Holmes inspired tea at Paris In A Cup - No changes as this has always been planned for outdoor dining. Yea!

Sat, Dec 12 at 4pm: The Poirot Christmas candlelight holiday high tea is still on. We've been in touch with Pamela (of Pamela's Tea Room) and have agreed to take it "day by day" as well as consider all possibilities. 

Sun, Dec 13 at noon: Sugar Plum tea at The Four Seasons Tea Room in Sierra Madre
Sun, Jan 03, 2021 at 3:30pm: Chocolat Dinner at Dusk inspired by the fabulous film


Saturday, 16 January
On a Mission! San Juan Capistrano sojourn
Reservations available mid-December

{see the Tea Travellers Festiviteas page for up-to-date info}

If you missed the first 7 installments in Peyton Drake's first adventure, not to worry, they're compiled into one story, Mind the Portal
& the attendant reference ditties

The first full story (7 novellas) in Peyton Drake's whimsical fantasy saga are now out! Author Narrated audio books available to $10 Omni Patrionettes exclusively

FYI, our YouTube channel goes on Winter Hibernation Hiatus Thanksgiving weekend until Pneumislum (the First Breath of Spring Jalilum on March 21) 
Gooder Sense & Guidance - Tips on all manner of subjects
Omnicasts - Negligible news delivered by charming reporters
Love Among the Brambles - Faerie soap opera ... yes, you read that right

Victorian adventuress Dorothea Tate's debut novel,

Ada Hancock & le Chat Noir

Book = $11 

Book + Battenberg Fan = $19.50

Literatea Intro Kit = $19.75

includes Cameo Brooch,  Smelling Salts,  White Peony Tea ~ Handkerchief Sachet, Decorative Box

Book + Fan + Literatea Kit = $38

Expect a slew of SireniTea offerings in 2021

Consider donating to our arts-based nonprofit Whimsicalidocious on Giving Tuesday. Facebook will match all donations! 💖
If you enjoy early-access to reservations, free books, merchandise discounts, and exclusive opportunities, join our Patreon community

This colorful salad is brimming with fresh flavor it's it's perfect for the holidays. Servings: 6

Ready in: 20 minutes Prep

20 minutes

Ingredients Salad

2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans , toasted 3/4 cup pomegranate arils
3 oz feta cheese , crumbled
1/2 cup dried cranberries

2 Bartlett pears (firm but ripe), cored and sliced 9 oz baby spinach


1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp dijon mustard

Salt and pepper , to taste


Whisk all dressing ingredients in a bowl to blend well. Place all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl, drizzle with desired amount of dressing then toss to evenly coat. Serve immediately.