Welcome to the tea party!

The FabulosiTEA podcast is the virtual equivalent of getting dressed up and joining Caroline and Xandra for [champagne!] tea, cake, and a good gossip about everyday essentials for twenty-first century heroines.
From art to etiquette, from the perfect Little Black Dress to divine cookie recipes, we hope to inspire, amuse, inform, and entertain!
FabulosiTEA shares the secret weapons and useful tools to help you navigate the modern world with the grace and gumption of a classy Old Hollywood star.
Join us for a cup of tea at our cyber salon! 
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Episode 23: Selecting Signature Jewellery

The Episode

This week, we’re bringing the bling with a discussion of all things gem-related and distinctive. From Elizabeth Taylor’s emeralds to secret tips on bargains from Oxford Circus, we’ll help you find your trademark piece!

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Party Favours

What’s Your Fabulosity?

Celebrity Signature Jewellery

Its funny how without jewelry you feel naked.

The Personal Touch

FabulosiTEA-approved Jewellers

Any Other Business?

Our chivalry episode was somewhat controversial…!

Get in touch with a comment, at fabulositeaparty@gmail.com, on our Twitter, or on our Facebook!

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Pop back on Friday 1st August at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 24: “Childhood Tribes and Storybook Sidekicks.”

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Episode 22: Chivalry for the Modern Mr Knightley

The Episode

This week, we converse about the rather controversial concept of old-fashioned chivalry – with helpful advice from the Saturdays, The Hills, and (of course!) Jane Austen!

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Party Favours

What’s Your Fabulosity?

Chivalrous Inspiration

Chivalry: Sensational, or Smarmy and Sexist?

  • The Saturdays perform ‘Gentleman’:


Any Other Business?

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We love recording FabulosiTEA – but with our socialite-ish schedules and international [jetsetting!] time difference, we’ll now be releasing an episode every fortnight rather than every week. Pop back on Friday 18h July at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 23: “Selecting Signature Jewellery”

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Gilbert grinning in ‘The Lady Vanishes’ ~ Sassy Mr Knightley ~ The Hills GIF

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Episode 21: Perfect Princess Grace Posture

The Episode

In this week’s episode, we discuss the importance of posture, Princess Diaries-style, and easy everyday ways to emulate Audrey Hepburn!

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Party Favours

What’s Your Fabulosity?

  • Caroline: May Balls!
  • Xandra: freshly squeezed orange juice

Julie Andrews Inspiration:


Any Other Business?

Let us know with a comment, at fabulositeaparty@gmail.com, on our Twitter, or on our Facebook!

Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter to get your weekly suggestions of tea and cake pairings for each episode – and if you enjoy the podcast, please do leave us a rating and review on iTunes.

We love recording FabulosiTEA – but with our socialite-ish schedules and international [jetsetting!] time difference, we’ll now be releasing an episode every fortnight rather than every week. Pop back on Friday 4th July at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 22: “Chivalry for the Modern Mr Knightley”

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Princess Diaries shlump GIF ~

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Episode 20: Packing One’s Beach-Bound Bag

The Episode

This week, we’re discussing what to bring to the beach – with a side order of Sweeney Todd, vintage swimsuits, and Mary-Kate and Ashley movies!

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Party Favours

What’s Your Fabulosity?

Getting To The Beach:

Beach Reading

Beach-Themed Movies

Beach-Themed Scents

Alternative Beach Style Inspirations!

  • ‘By The Sea’ scene from “Sweeney Todd”:

Any Other Business?

Have you had any scandalous swimwear catastrophes [like Caroline's tragic vintage swimsuit/Victorian ghost fiasco!]? Are you a sunhat fan? Who was your favourite Mary-Kate and Ashley movie ‘leading man’??

Let us know with a comment, at fabulositeaparty@gmail.com, on our Twitter, or on our Facebook!

Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter to get your weekly suggestions of tea and cake pairings for each episode – and if you enjoy the podcast, please do leave us a rating and review on iTunes.

Pop back next Friday at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 21: “Perfect Princess Grace Posture”

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Sunhat ~ Megan Fox GIF ~ Sweeney Todd GIF

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Episode 19: Giving Our Regards to Broadway

The Episode

Episode 19: Giving Our Regards to Broadway

This week’s episode is just in time for the Tony Awards! Listen in as we gush over Kristin Chenoweth, swoon over Singin’ In The Rain, and discuss jumping on John Mayer’s car bonnet[!]:

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Party Favours

What’s Your Fabulosity?

Setting the Broadway Mood

Our Favourite Shows



Tips and Tricks

Shows To Take Reluctant Broadway Converts To

  • Once‘ – a musical for people who hate musicals
  • Rent‘, technically a rock opera!
  • Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd‘ for those who don’t want something too happy-go-lucky
  • See a celebrity! Neil Patrick Harris is in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘ on Broadway, and Xandra saw Rupert Grint and Ben Whishaw in ‘Mojo‘ in London

Any Other Business?
Have you been to Broadway? Is there a show you’re dying to see?

Let us know with a comment, at fabulositeaparty@gmail.com, on our Twitter, or on our Facebook!

Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter to get your weekly suggestions of tea and cake pairings for each episode – and if you enjoy the podcast, please do leave us a rating and review on iTunes.

Pop back next Friday at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 20: “Packing One’s Beach-Bound Bag.”

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GIF of ‘Smash’ ~ ‘Wicked!’ ~ Broadway Melody

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Episode 18: Eating Your Greens, Made Glamorous

The Episode

 

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This week, Xandra [the herbivore] and Caroline [devotee of all things decadent and unhealthy] talk getting your veggie vitamins and recipes even the most committed carnivore can chomp on [with reference to The Mindy Project, of course]!

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Party Favours

What’s Your Fabulosity?

  • Caroline: look out for next week’s Let’s Run Away Monday on Sparkles & Crumbs for a cake-themed photoshoot!
  • Xandra: shoes from Modcloth

 Are you a Mindy or a Gwyneth?

 Xandra’s Recipes

Caroline’s Carnivore Tips

  • Sweet potato fries!
  • Inspiration from Annie Hawes: tomatoes slathered with olive oil and salt
  • Eating your vegetables with olive oil or butter is better for you, according to experts!
  • The Boy cooks peas with finely chopped bacon, garlic and mint
  • Spinach fried with garlic, butter and chilli

Other Ideas

Any Other Business?

What’s your way to eat your greens, glamorously?  Do you have a favourite recipe or food writer?

Let us know what you think in the comments, at fabulositeaparty@gmail.com, on our Twitter, or on our Facebook!

Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter to get your weekly suggestions of tea and cake pairings for each episode – and if you’ve enjoyed the podcast, please do leave us a rating and review on iTunes.

Pop back next Friday at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 19: “Giving Our Regards to Broadway!”

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The Mindy Project

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Episode 17: Mood-Lifting Loungewear

The Episode
This week, we’re discussing cashmere leggings, satin sheets, Chanel No 5, and silk kimonos – so Marilyn Monroe approved!

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Party Favours

What’s Your Fabulosity?

Lounging Inspiration

 FabulosiTEA Fashion Picks

gossip girl breakfast

 

Tie-in Posts

Any Other Business?

  • Do you have any advice for Ronna re: maintaining long-distance friendships?
  • Do you think it’s important to change out of loungewear if your work from home? Any FabulosiTEA-worthy loungewear brands we should investigate?

Let us know what you think in the comments, at fabulositeaparty@gmail.com, on our Twitter, or on our Facebook!

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Pop back next Friday at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 18: Eating Your Greens, Made Glamorous

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Gossip Girl lounging

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Episode 16: Finding Your Own Theology

The Episode

This week, we’re talking about the beauty of creating your own belief system – from adopting Dumbledore-isms, to Gregory Peck pilgrimages!

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Party Favours

What’s Your Fabulosity?

Any Other Business?

Let us know what you think in the comments, at fabulositeaparty@gmail.com, on our Twitter, or on our Facebook:

  • What’s your personal “Bible”?
  • Who inspires you?

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Pop back next Friday at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 17: Mood-lifting Loungewear.

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Gregory Peck // Dumbledore

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Episode 15: Faraway Friends

15 faraway friendsThe Episode

This week, we’re discussing ways to keep a long-distance friendship alive and kicking – from the miracle of FaceTime, to old-fashioned postcards!

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What’s Your Fabulosity?

Any Other Business?
Share your tips in the comments, at fabulositeaparty@gmail.com, on our Twitter, or on our Facebook:

  • What’s your opinion – are girls generally better at keeping up frequent contact in long-distance friendships?
  • How do you keep in touch with your faraway friends?
  • How do you listen to FabulosiTEA? [See Xandra's list of suggestions!]
  • How do you like the show notes?

Pop back next Friday at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 16: Finding Your Own Theology.Signature
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Episode 14: Cleopatra-Worthy Baths

The Episode

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Party Favours

What’s Your Fabulosity?

Literary Baths

  • Cassandra’s baths in Dodie Smith’s I Capture The Castle:

  • The prefects’ bath at Hogwarts

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Bath Routines:

  • Caroline’s bubble bath disaster!:

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Dream Baths

More Affordable Alternatives to Dream Baths!

Share the Bath Love

  • Xandra demonstrates communal baths in Ancient Rome!:

cleopatra-worthy-baths

Any Other Business?

Share your tips in the comments, at fabulositeaparty@gmail.com, on our Twitter, or on our Facebook.

Don’t forget to check out our guest post over at Fe-line!

And pop back next Friday at 3pm GMT – English tea time – for Episode 15: Far-away Friends and Long Distance Love!

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I Capture the Castle ~ Harry Potter bath ~

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