Foot Massage Spa and Tea-1

House of Steep: Soak in the Calm

Update: House of Steep: Tea and Foot Massage and Reflexology is closed for business on June 23rd, 2018. Do you love tea? How about enjoying a cup (or three), while getting a foot massage or soaking your feet in soothing, aromatic oils? The out-of-this-world experience can be yours at The House of Steep. If you

Japanese Women

The Japanese Tea Ceremony: Zen in a Bowl

Drink tea, savor life… This philosophy seems to infuse life for the Japanese, and we certainly felt it permeating the hall at the Shofuso House and Garden. Nestled in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, the pavilion is an alluring doorway into Edo-period Japan, where everyday court life was captured in intricate brush strokes and ceramic carvings. Step

Food Blog

Easy Guide for Creating a Food Blog

The Birth of Our Blog Alev and I created Diostar Dumplings with the intention to offer some of mine and my mother’s authentic dumpling recipes.  We wanted to share our food and travel adventures as well with fellow foodies, home cooks, trekkers, and tea lovers. Starting a food blog can be overwhelming  if you haven’t done