From Our Editors
Alice in Wonderland—it's the perfect theme for a tea festival, particularly one like The Houston Tea Festival, where a few unconventional events coincide with more traditional ones. In addition to tea tastings, workshops, talks, and children's activities the festival hosts over 50 vendors and a movie screening and a Mad Hatter Tea murder mystery event. And the elegant three-course afternoon tea mixes finger foods and harp music with a Lolita fashion show. This fashion subculture is known for blending Victorian and modern styles—think Little Bo Peep meets harajuku—characterized by frilly knee socks and petticoats stacked under short dresses.