May 2010 Newsletter

Greetings My Dear Purrfumery Friends!

High Tea in the Perfumer's Garden

Just a little reminder for all my Purrfumery friends… Our Kitty Tea Party Benefit for Friends of Roman Cats (FORC) is just around the corner! Please join us for this very special event from 1 to 4 on June 5th in the Perfumer's Garden. Come sit with us among the roses in bloom and enjoy high tea and vegan and vegetarian delights. You'll also be supporting a wonderful group that helps kitties live longer, healthier lives! Our sumptuous spread will include vegan blood orange and almond scones, Russian perfumer tea cookies with patchouli, lemon rose dew drop cookies, and our famous (and fabulous) jasmine and orange blossom chocolate truffles. Did we mention there will be goody bags? Yes! Each guest will receive a Purrfumery goody bag filled with delectable scented treats.


Your $25 party fee benefits FORC and will allow them to continue their work with homeless and ill kitties here and across the globe. Please send checks payable to FORC to the Purrfumery at 727 Sea View Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530. We look forward to your RSVP by May 25, as space in the Perfumer's Garden is limited. The Purrfumery doors will be open that day from 1 to 5. Guests are welcome to saunter over from the garden and take a sneak peek into my magic world of wonders! All of our perfumes, frostings, bath salts and other treats will be available for you to sample and sniff to your heart's delight. I will donate 20% of every sale made during the tea party to FORC – they are true lifesavers! And, my dear Purrfumery friends, if you can't make the event but would like to support this wonderful group, please feel free to send checks payable to FORC to my address. I will include them with the proceeds. To learn more about FORC and their mission, visit P.S. Velvet & Sweet Pea would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Lisa Camasi for scribing the Kitty Tea Party Benefit anthem to the tune of "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" We love the Beatles!

Kristin Bender, of "All News No Blues" interviews Laurie about the FORC Benefit!

All News No Blues is a great blog with wonderful stories covering good news and fun things to do in the East Bay. There are stories about local people who go the extra mile, and businesses that are committed to giving back to the community. Check it out!

What Do May Flowers Bring?

With the April rains behind us, we spend our days enjoying the fragrant May flowers blooming in our gardens. May is an amazing month for perfumers and perfumer lovers alike. Roxana, of Roxana Illuminated Perfumes, an incredible perfumer, artist and blogger, celebrates the beauty and surprise of May with her special May Flowers blog event. She invited Velvet & Sweet Pea's Purrfumery to contribute a little something about our attachment to May flowers, and of course, we were delighted. Check out our post on May 24th and see a drawing I did 25 years ago of my very first flower stand, Bed of Roses, created from a vintage canopy bed! Oh, the memories! newsletter-09-b Until then, peace, love, purrfume, and kitty cats, ~XOXO, Laurie