Don’t you just love when you find a great local place to waste time, without having to drop too much money? Well, I’ve found my permanent tea shop, as mentioned in previous posts, we spent an afternoon at Jazzberry Tea House, in Pickering Village.
Today, my friend Jaya and I spent the afternoon drinking Chocolate Peppermint & Chocolate Coconut teas, and enjoying yummy desserts – she ordered an oatmeal/chocolate chip cookie, and I bought a chocolate brownie. We also had some time to talk about our career plans, and make some solid goals for for the future. Productive? Absolutely! Did I mentioned we also were given a couple of homemade Valentines while we were there?
Today, I was introduced to Pickering Village’s Jazzberry Tea House, a fantastic tea house located in the heart of Ajax. The small and quint shop offers High Tea in their private Victorian style room, and holds open mic and poetry nights. I enjoyed a perfect cup of Chocolate Mint tea … tasted great.
Just a note for parents, if you have little ones, the business’ website also says they offer a 90-minute Princess Tea, with Snow White, Cinderella, Jasmine, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Tinkerbell, and Alice in Wonderland – how cute, right? The shop is a truly terrific local tea house to meet with friends, read a book (they offer free WiFi) or just stop by for a quick drink – and they offer quite an array! I highly recommend it.
The Pickering Village Jazz Festival is an event I’ve attended for eight years in a row, and nothing was going to stop me from checking out the 2011 “Jam.”
Generally, Ajax hosts a three-day Jazz festival in the village; but due to construction this year, the town only held a one-day event – and despite early morning showers, the sun finally made its appearance in the late afternoon.
Sometimes I think I should have been born in the 1940′s, when swing and jazz owned the airwaves. Nothing quite gets under my skin like Sinatra’s witchcraft, his wicked witchcraft.
Pickering Village, ironically located in Ajax, is one of my favourite spots in the Durham Region. With little quaint shops, like That Chocolate Shoppe By the Lake (yum!) and the Pickering Village Ice Cream Shoppe, the feel and historical look of the area is unlike anything else in the region. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon stroll.