Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tea House Conversations

Kimora Lee Simmons of Baby Phat is in town to visit Racquel at Ni'Chalets.  Racquel wanted her to meet Lena, as an up and coming designer.  It's Monday and the three of them are meeting for tea at the tea house.

Racquel is running a little late, so Lena is taking the opportunity to pick Kimora's brain.

"I'm so excited to be able to talk to you in person.  What is the best advice you can give as a new designer?"  (Lena)

"My best advice would be to never take no for an answer.  People are very quick to say no, even when you are talented.  They feel they have to break your spirit.  Just stay strong and keep moving forward."  (Kimora)

"I know all about being told no.  Fashion designing is my dream, so I'm prepared to go the distance.  I love that you are able to be a great business woman, and a fantastic mom all at the same time.  How on earth do you do it?"  (Lena)

"My children are everything to me.  They are the reason why I'm so driven in business.  It wouldn't make sense to neglect them in the process.  So I just do my best to include them in every aspect of my life."  (Kimora)


"Racquel.  It's about time you joined us.  Sit.  I was just telling your friend Lena how cutthroat the fashion business is."  (Kimora)
"Well, I hope you don't scare her off."  (Racquel)

"Well if she gets scared off by something I say here today, she's not strong enough to be in this business."  (Kimora)

Meanwhile, in the tea room next door, are Tina and Celia.  They stopped to have lunch after leaving Nikki's office.

Tea and lunch have been delivered.  Tina has been anxious to bring up Darius and decides to take the plunge.

"So what on earth was going on with you and Darius back there?"  (Tina)

"I don't know what came over me!  I just never expected to see him again.  So when I did I guess I just lost myself for a minute.  He looked even better than I remember."  (Celia)

"The way you were acting, I would have thought you guys became members of the mile-high club....together.  You didn't did you?"  (Tina)

"Oh Tina."  Celia chuckles.  "Of course not.   But I'd be lying if I said it didn't cross my mind."  (Celia)
"Celia!"  (Tina)
"What?  A hot, young, tenderoni showed some interest.  I just showed a little interest back.  I'm older.  I'm not dead."  (Celia)

Tina shakes her head and starts shaking salt on her salad.  

There's an uncomfortable pause in the conversation.

"Did I do something wrong?"  (Celia)

"No, but Nikki is my friend and I have to admit I was a little embarrassed by what happened in her office today."  (Tina)

"You are a grown woman, so you are free to do whatever you see fit.  I don't pass judgment.  I just wished whatever happened between you and Darius had stayed out of Nikki's office.  Now I'm going to feel awkward when I see her and the last thing I need, while planning my wedding is more tension."  (Tina)
"I really am sorry.  Would it help if I called her and apologized?"  (Celia)

"I don't know if that will help or hurt.  Maybe we should just let it go for the time being."  (Tina)
"How's your salad?"  (Celia)
"A little salty."  (Tina)

"Lena, I wish you all the best.  And remember, be fabulous in everything you do."  (Kimora)

"I wish I didn't have to run, but I promised the kids I would only be gone for two days.  If you are ever in my neck of the woods, stop by."  (Kimora)
"Thanks so much for everything."  (Lena)

The Kimora Lee Simmons doll was borrowed from my 7 yr old neighbor.  I am so jealous that she has a Kimora doll and I don't.  That's why Kimora had to fly right back out, because I only borrowed her for the day.


41 comments:

  1. I was sitting here wondering when you'd gotten the KLS doll. And I remembered you telling me that the little girl next door had one. How sweet that she let you borrow her dolly for the day. Great story!

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    1. Jewell - Thanks. The KLS doll is on my list. I had to do a quick body swap for the story, then swap her back to her original body. It was very nice that her owner let me borrow her.

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  2. Love love love the tea sets. Nice blog post and good advice.

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    1. Duke of Swann - Thanks! I collect large tea sets, too. I really need to have a tea party for big people one day.

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  3. Love love love the tea sets. Nice blog post and good advice.

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  4. Awesome! I love the tea rooms. Very nice! The story was nice as always!

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    1. Georgia Gril - Thanks! I've only been to one real tea room before. I am a big fan of tea parties.

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  5. Cute story and even cuter that you borrowed KLS from the little girl next door. Good conversations in both rooms and loving the decor.

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    1. Phyllis - Thanks. My neighbor has two of the dolls on my list. I'm so jealous! The other doll is one of the hard to find Basic dolls from the first line.

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  6. I would love to be in a tea room like this one, perhaps sitting right next to these girls! :-)
    Nice neighbor you have to let you borrow Kimora for the day!
    I am entranced by your stories and wonderful content!

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    1. Cora - Thanks! There is plenty of space in our tea house. Feel free to drop by.

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  7. I can totally see Kimora offering that very same advise. 😊. Great episode! Kimora is just so gorgeous. I hate that I kissed her for the cheaper price when she was on BC some years back but I still love having her.

    Looking forward to next scene...

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    1. Tracy - I watched all the episodes of Kimora's reality show. She was a trip, but I always admired how great a mother she was. Your message confused me. Do you have a Kimora doll or did you miss out on getting her?

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    2. Oh lord...I meant...I hate that I "missed" her. I'm turning into those autocorrect memes you see floating around the Internet, lol.

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  9. With the way Celia looks you'd think men of all ages would be all over her.Age notwithstanding,she looks good.Lady you don't need Darius!Now for the tea house it's good.The grass flooring,plants all around,the cute little glass china display in back of Tina and Celia,the table's setup were all nice.

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    1. Val - Celia has her fair share of admirers. I don't think she gets out as much as she used to. I also thinks when as an older woman, the attention of a young suitor is always thrilling. She doesn't really want Darius. She was just enthralled at the attention. So glad you like the tea rooms.

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  10. Just like a soothing cup of tea your story is a pause that refreshes. Love the salt and pepper shakers!

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  11. Nice set up Vanessa! The tea set is awesome! Now that you have a designer story segment a designer doll is a must have. Add her to your wish list. Celia....leave Darius alone! lol

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    1. Sonya - Thanks. Apparently you don't know how much that doll sells for on the secondary market. She may be on my list for awhile. She was kind of expensive when she originally came out, which is why I don't already have her.

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  12. Bonjour Vanessa !
    C'est toujours aussi magnifique. I realy like the little garden. Thank you to share your story !

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    1. Shasarignis - Bonjour mon amie! So glad you enjoyed the story and the tea house.

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  13. Kimora is a lovely doll. I haven't seen her before. You are lucky to have a neighbour who also plays with dolls and is willing to share. I'm sure she likes seeing what you do with your dolls. I'm glad Tina and Celia sorted things out and hopefully, it won't cause problems for Tina and Nikki.

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    1. Carrickters - The Kimora doll is even more beautiful than portrayed here. If you haven't looked her up, please do. My 7 yr old neighbor hasn't really seen what I do with the dolls yet. I've been trying to get the basement done before I take her down there.

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  14. I'm still waiting for the climax with Celia and Nikki. Darius is going to do something stupid, I just know it. I can hardly wait for the blowup.

    Tina was very nice in trying to keep the balance between her friends. It's hard sometimes.

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    1. Janainah - Celia may be back on the plane before she sees Nikki again. She's only in town for the week. She will be back though, so that blowup may happen in the future. Knowing Nikki, she will address it with Celia the minute she gets a chance.

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  15. "Tenderoni," lol! I haven't heard that in a longggg time. Wasn't that a song? "My heart.... belongs to tenderoni. She's my only love.." Something like that. ANYWAY, I liked how diplomatic Tina was. I would have lost it on her myself. Jeopardizing my wedding for some young chicken nugget? Girl, no.

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    1. Muff - Yes that is from Bobby Brown's, Roni. Young chicken nugget! LOL. I've never heard anyone referred to as a chicken nugget. That's pretty low on the scale. They aren't even real meat most of the time.

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  16. I love the tea rooms and the Kimora doll. Very sweet of the little girl next door to let you borrow her. I wouldn't mind having one myself. Do you know where I can get one? :-)

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    1. Cindi - Thanks. The only place I know to get a Kimora doll is on ebay. She is hard to find and expensive because she's no longer available on the primary market.

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  17. Hey Vanessa. I really enjoyed the conversations and your tea room setups. Especially the coffee table and gold chairs. Gorgeous. Tina is beautiful and she's been on my wish list for some time now. And I'm looking forward to following Lena's story of becoming a designer.

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    1. Hello Adrian! So nice for you to stop by. Glad you enjoyed the story. Tell Dean that I said hello and that I miss him.

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  18. Hi Vanessa, so Lena is going to start a full scale activity as a fashion designer, more thrills to come!
    Don't know why but I've got a feeling that the little story with Darius will have a follow up....I'm intrigued!

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    1. billa's dolls - Lena is not going full scale just yet, but she's gathering the information needed for when she does. I just hope Nikki and Celia don't run into each other any time soon. I don't think Nikki has cooled off enough.

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  19. Hello from Spain: I really like your collection of crockery for tea. Nice furniture. I like meeting with friends to talk about everyday life. Keep in touch-Keep in touch

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    1. Marta - Thanks. I love all sizes of tea sets. Being able to showcase some of my little ones is a treat for me, too.

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  20. I love the advise Kimora gives. I think I have a Kimora doll but she is in the hands of my daughter, not sure her condition :-)

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    1. simsgrl - Just curious, how old is your daughter? It's always nice to hear about people's real children, since I never imagine the people commenting actually have real kids. So funny.

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  21. Tell Celia not to call what's her face because she's going to be as salty as Tina's salad.

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    1. Kenya - You are so crazy. You are more than likely right about that, though. Best to let sleeping dogs lie.

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