Style Periods, from Past to Present

From Gothic to Eclectic…Style Periods There many style periodsAnd within those periods, are smaller style periods. Here’s a brief starting point from which to glean insight for some of the major style eras since the middle ages. Gothic Style, 12th-16th … Continued

17th C Hot Chocolate vs 18th C Hot Chocolate

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Historical Hot Chocolate Although the Mayans began drinking chocolate almost 3,000 years ago, it wasn’t until Cortés brought cacao beans to Spain in the 16th century, that chocolate was introduced to Europe. At this point it was still in its … Continued

Lapsang Souchong & Laphroaig

Lapsang Souchong, The Smoked Tea Lapsang Souchong, sometimes called ‘smoked tea’ is originally from the Chinese Wuyi region in the province of Fujian. It’s thought to be the oldest black tea in history. It’s also one of the first teas … Continued

The Beautiful Bargello Pattern

The needlepoint pattern known as bargello, is named after the Bargello palace in Florence, where a set of chairs with this very pattern was found. Though popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, this pattern has never been … Continued