On Saturday evening, I joined friends Athkar and Isra at the private launch party for their blog, TeaPromise. Each month on their blog, they share reflections, poetic art, thoughtful insights, and the things that are a source of enlightenment for them. Their cute tea-themed soiree was held at Powell's Bookstore by UIC and attended by groups of girls from the area. The event began with a word of welcome from the two hostesses, included two spoken word pieces from Ayah Cheladeh and a group DIY project led by yours truly. The event also featured jewelry from Stella and Dot, clothing and accessories from CMB by Hakeemah, a cute photobooth with props, henna art, an art gallery of pieces from locals, and tons of home-cooked food ready for noshing.
And how cute is their tag line: "So sit back, grab a cup of tea, and join our promise."
Clockwise: Tea set showcase, Athkar and myself, Cute gift boxes for guests, Hakeemah and myself
For the group DIY, I taught the group how to make simple and cute tassels that can be added to anything including bracelets and purses. I loved how the girls got creative - one added them to her cell phones case
Clockwise: Jewels from Stella and Dot, Nosh-ables, Fall, Inside the gift box