Whenever I feel overwhelmed, one of the ways I like to decompress is with a cup of tea. The process of making tea settles my mind, brings me peace and gives me a moment to unwind. Every so often, I'll really go for it, bringing out some of my favorite vintage tea fixings. If a friend is coming by to join, I like to pick up cookies from one of my favorite local bakeries, Alon's. For this shoot, my friend and the photographer brought these cookies over. Black and white cookies remind me so much of my childhood, when I'd press my nose up to the glass of the Italian bakeries in my neighborhood. If you find yourself in Atlanta and head to Alon's, give their raspberry rugelach cookies a try. I could eat them by the dozen! This morning I'm sticking to a simple cup of tea with no cookies in sight, sigh. Editing these photos is making the lack of cookie situation a challenge!