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Happy New Year 2021…

If we knew then what we know now, how differently would we have acted? Maybe we would have savored the freedom to come and go as we pleased a little more. Or given the waiter at our favorite restaurant a little bigger tip. Connected with our friends and extended family more often.

As cliché as it sounds, a new year means a chance to start anew. It’s our time to remember to appreciate those around us – including ourselves! So let go of the crazy, unusual, stressful year we’ve endured and cling to the good, the constant, the small luxuries that give life pleasure.

Let’s strive for fewer screens and more long walks. Soothe the soul with afternoon tea.

Here’s to a better, more hopeful 2021.

Time Again for Tea…

Once upon a time, “Working from Home” was thought of as a luxury. Something to be envied by all your “Work From the Office” friends. You may have smiled indulgently, perhaps not bothering to insist that you were actually…well…working.

Chaos from the pandemic has changed that mentality as now many of us struggle to work from home. Work life and home life collide in a soul crushing fight to find normalcy in an uncertain world.

Answer your craving for some peace by making time for tea again. Rather than stare at the walls of your home for the sixth month in a row, come sit and rest your eyes on the beautiful potted flowering plants on my patio. Or admire the nicely manicured park across the street.

Sit in the light shade of the patio and allow the pleasant breeze to cool your cabin fever. Let the soothing sounds of the wall fountain or the soft background music replace the constant bickering of politics you hear on T.V.

Step back from heart wrenching stories of racial turmoil to remember calmness and to appreciate the beautiful and simple things in life: reconnecting with friends and family.

Experience again the well-orchestrated pairing of beautifully set table and presentation of food in the fresh open air of my patio. Afternoon tea is a small gift of luxury you can afford to spend on yourself – and some would say, good therapy for your soul.

Time Again For Tea

Marlene’s Christmas Tea…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so make your heart merry and indulge in the moment! Have Christmas Tea at Marlene’s Tea & Cakes. From the moment you enter, all your senses are awakened: See the magic everywhere; feel the warmth; smell the holiday aromas; and most of all, taste the passion for delicious!

See you soon.

Holiday Treats…

Make this holiday special!

Order a custom cake or a nice platter of holiday cookies from Marlene’s Tea and Cakes.

Holiday season is here…

Let us cater your next party or event!

Marlene’s Tea and Cakes is here to help you make your next event memorable.


Can you believe it’s June already…

Marlene’s Tea & Cakes wrapped up the month of May with a great week full of afternoon tea parties. One party was a group of runners from Oregon who were in San Diego for the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon. They celebrated with a sunset rosette cake. We even packaged up French almond macaroons filled with Nutella French buttercream. What a way to end the tea!

Another party had bite-size coconut cream pies, Marlene’s version, which was made with delicate young coconut.

So whatever the occasion, remember to book it at Marlene’s Tea & Cakes