Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tea Time & A Presidents' Day Tea
First things first: What did you think of the new first lady's outfits yesterday? I have to say, I loved the gold sheath and coat Michelle wore to the inauguration, but I was disappointed when I saw her appear in that white frilly dress at the Neighborhood Ball last night. It reminds me too much of the eighties-era prom dresses that were in style back in my day. I'd seen a sketch suggesting she might wear a sleek, sparkling violet gown, and I was all set to watch her twirl around in some brilliant, royal hue, so the white just didn't do it for me. (Yes, yes, I know. This is all completely trivial and silly and has nothing to do with whether or not she'll be a good first lady. Right you are. But c'mon. What did you think of her dresses?)
And although I've had the January/February 2009 issue of Tea Time magazine for a while now, I did not actually read the article about the Presidents' Day Tea until last night while watching the inaugural festivities on TV. I liked the quote by Lady Bird Johnson saying that "the first lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person, her husband." Did you hear that the gift Michelle gave outgoing first lady Laura Bush yesterday was a journal and pen? Perfect. A class act. (Both of them.)
Did you by chance visit the Senate web site about the inauguration? If you missed it, go here to see the Lincoln China they used at lunch yesterday, and go here to see the lunch menu and recipes. Those Cinnamon Apple Sponge Cakes sound awfully tasty to me, and they'd go quite well with that Presidents' Day Tea menu in the new Tea Time.