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Gnusletter - December 2020

It's time to RESET 2020! 

A scientist has located a temporal loophole that can take time travelers back to New Year's Eve 2019 to reset 2020. Take part in an online time-travel journey riddled with challenges, if you have the grit and mettle needed to get through the puzzling experience.

Cost is $20.20 (naturally) 

This is a family-friendly adventure comprised of about a dozen tasks with a play time of 75-120 minutes. Difficulty level: 2 (fairly easy). All sales are final and non-refundable. 

Payment page - https://omniquest.omniosophical.com/2020/11/escape-2020.html

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Our latest news probably comes as no news — we are locked down and facing the darkest days of the current global crisis. All of our events are on hold, and all will be rescheduled at the sight of the first green light or "thumb up". There are worse things we could face than celebrating Christmas in March as we hope to do.

The online game featured above represents my attempt to translate an in-person experience into a virtual one. Making a balloon pop so questers can read the invisible message inside ain't easy through the internet!

As a reminder, events on ice with no new date as of yet include: Poirot candlelight high tea (Pamela's Tea Room), Sugar Plum tea party (The Four Seasons Tea Room), Reset 2020 (in person escape experience with tea at McKenna's Tea Cottage), On A Mission day trip to San Juan Capistrano (Tea House on los Rios), Gelida Pajama ParTea (Pamela's) Your Monet or Your Life radio show (Paris In A Cup), Beatrix Party Toad's Tea (Rancho los Alamitos), Mrs. Maisel's Marvelous Spring Picnic (El Dorado Park). This goes for our planned Ferris Friday tea treks and budding Thursday evening Historicitea events as well.

Events that will hopefully happen as planned: March 6 rescheduled Steampunk & Outrageous Etiquette (Madeline's Garden)

Events patiently waiting to be booked: The Queen's Tea Gambit (Paris In A Cup), Bridgertons of Fun (Springfield Tea Garden) 

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f you're stuck at home, you may as well pen the next great American novel. And our Whimsicalidocious Arts nonprofit can help you do it via The Author's Journey, a comprehensive writing intensive that will take your idea from inspiration to publication in 2021.

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The ocademy's E. Gads Hill Press is delighted to announce the publication of the following new titles: 

by DJ Piper is the second story in The Detective Scott McGregor Mysteries series.
A vacationing Fresno police detective works outside the law to solve a Las Vegas murder, losing sight of his relationship with his girlfriend in the process.

January 18 pre-order release 
available complimentary to Omni Patreon patrons in early January 
#8 in Peyton Drake's 49-novella series, #1 in his new story

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Easy peasy and oh so festive Merry Meringues

from Good Housekeeping

 

Hoping to see you sooner than later in 2021. Rest assured, the kettle will be at the ready!


Escape 2020

A Time-Travel Journey Riddled with Challenges

A scientist has located a temporal loophole that can take time travelers back one year to reset 2020. Join the escape effort online or in person if you have the grit and mettle needed to get through the puzzling experience.
  • You may participate online anytime
  • Or in person on December 31 at 11:11am for a 45-minute outdoor endeavor in picturesque Seal Beach, California. 
  • An End Times tea party will be held thereafter on the patio of McKenna's Tea Cottage (from 12noon-1:30pm) for all who take part in person or simply wish to cheer from the sidelines
  • 2nd in-person escape has just been added at 6:66pm (7:06pm local time)
Cost is $20.20 (naturally) for the escape experience
End TImes Tea party is $29.75

Attire recommendation: 2020 explorer or 1918 urban. If taking part in the escape, please bring a wrap and sensible shoes. We begin at the Mary Wilson Library and end about a block away at the corner of Main & Electric where the tearoom is located.

Experience Options

All sales are final. Refunds are not available, but if you are unable to attend, you may give your spot to a loved one. Pandemic protocols to be observed.

Wishing you a cozy day - 23 November 2020

Visit link for ambient fireplace & thunderstorm


#ignis #omniocademy #ocademy #omniosophical


November 2020 Gnusletter

Among the blessings I count each day is you!

Events
Books
Entertainment
Merchandise
Do-Goodery
Perqs
Recipe

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. 

NEW
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

SAVE THE DATES - 2021

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

Dressing

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

Instructions

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.



Gnusletter October 2020

Wishing you a fangtastic Halloween!
Events
Books
Entertainment
Merchandise
Do-Goodery
Perqs
Recipe
Through November: Fall into Writing weekly online meetups on Facebook for National Novel Writing Month 
Nov 8: Miss Fisher tea at Pamela's
Nov 14: Ada Hancock & le Chat Noir book launch tea - SOLD OUT
Nov 21: Enola Holmes inspired tea - SOLD OUT
Dec 12: Poirot Christmas candlelight holiday high tea - 2 SPOTS LEFT
Feb 5-7: Act I of the Author's Journey publishing program
SAVE THE DATES
Jan 23 - Mission mystery, ghost tour, train trip to San Juan Capistrano & more!
Feb 20 - Old Radio Show dinner (launch of Club 11:11)

Bobbiez Bakery new rhyming story for kids at heart: The Thanksgiving Feast - a matter of a pinion

The short novel Ada Hancock & le Chat Noir is now available. (Heroine Dee's Victorian Adventuress Survival Kit coming soon) 

Portals in Prose & Verse, our 4th anthology. includes original works by several people in our communitea - woohoo!!!!

The first full story (7 novellas) in Peyton Drake's whimsical fantasy saga are now out! Author Narrated audio books available to $10 Patreon patrons exclusively
And novella one in the 2nd story is in the hands of advance readers. If you'd like to be involved in beta reading, email Joy at SirenSchool@gmail.com 


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

Literatea parcels for Bobbiez Bakery
Audio links come with these all packages. Hooray! 
$22.75 - Bobbiez Basic includes: Both books, Witches Brewm Tea, Junior Witch Hat, Sweeties - 4 available 
Or add an original mixed-media piece by Sanndi Art, custom-commissioned for this project (see video below)
$36.50 - Basic +MINI with easel - 2.5x3.5 (ish): (A) Broom, (B) Boot, (C) Purple-Silver Hat 
$39.50 - SMALL SQUARE with easel - 4x4: (D) Copper Hat, (E) Purple-Silver Hat, (F) Black-Silver Hat
Only 10 available total. If you simply must have one (and really, you must), please email SirenSchool@gmail.com with your selection. Joy will respond with delivery, & payment info, along with plenty of yada yada
Dee's Victorian Adventuress Survival Kits available sooooooon

Support multimedia artist Sanndi Thompson by purchasing a Bobbiez Bakery Literatea package

Coming in November, the Bibliothefairies Athenaeum Initiative - give us your Omni books and we'll donate them to young readers unable to acquire their own 

If you enjoy early-access to reservations, free books, merchandise discounts, and exclusive opportunities, join our Patreon community

The world's most adorable Mini Pumpkin Cakes