NorCal Tea Cozy jaunt 2018

The Palace Hotel's Garden Court
Walk in the footsteps of The Tea Cozy Mysteries girls Penelope and Zara during a whirlwind tea trek to San Francisco and Pacific Grove. Not only will we stop at the best tea spots in the area, but visit a few of the key picturesque locales mentioned in the books. We'll even launch book #3 at a tearoom in Pacific Grove!

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Saturday-Sunday, January 13-14, 2018 with optional add-ons before & after

Neiman Marcus Rotunda
  • Late morning flight from Long Beach to Oakland
  • 3pm - Afternoon tea in Neiman Marcus' legendary rotunda, originally the home of Zara's favorite S.F. store, City of Paris Dry Goods 
  • Free time
  • Dinner at the gorgeous Jeanne d'Arc (Buy Your Own)
  • Overnight at either the Cornell Hotel (single occupancy available at a $55 surcharge) or Sir Francis Drake (double occupancy) or feel free to book your hotel of choice. Your tour directrice Joy is staying at the Cornell

  • Free time. Joy will be doing a walk-by stop at the Bohemian Club as part of our 'walk-in-the-footsteps' activity
  • Late morning tea luncheon at Crown & Crumpet in Union Square (BYO) 
    • OR
  • 11:30am Tour of Golden Gate Park by Segway (BYO)
  • 3:30pm - Afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel
  • 6pm performance of Beach Blanket Babylon, a favorite haunt of Zara's in her twilight years 
  • Overnight at either the Cornell Hotel (Queen bed single occupancy available at $55 surcharge) or Sir Francis Drake (double occupancy) or feel free to book your hotel of choice

Penelope's home turned B&B
  • Top o' the mornin' train trip to Monterey
  • BYO breakfast on train
  • Enjoy rolling along the rails in quietude &/or participate in the next leg of our book series journey 
  • Quick afternoon visit to Point Pinos lighthouse, the site of Penelope's first date with Hank
  • 3pm - Afternoon tea & book launch at Pacific Grove's beloved White Hart, includes signed paperback copy of Objets d'Artifice 
  • Free time &/or seaside walk to Penelope's Queen Anne Victorian home
  • Dinner at La Mia Cucina (BYO)
  • Overnight at the historic The Centrella Inn or $Market Price surcharge for The Green Gables - Penelope's former home

MONDAY - JANUARY 15 - OPTIONAL - If leaving later on Monday, consider visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium 
  • Late morning train from Monterey to Oakland 
  • Afternoon tea at The Tearoom in Oakland 
  • Evening flight from Oakland to Long Beach
Point Pinos lighthouse - the perfect spot for a first date picnic

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updated 27 September 2017 07:30